A good week for the MasterMind. He seems to have found his missing rushing game, as Reuben Droughns rushed for 193 yards on 30 carries out of Denver’s total of 210 yards on 37 carries. On the other side of the ball, the Denver defense is currently ranked 1st in the AFC.
Meanwhile, Clinton Portis rushed for 53 yards on 25 attempts. With opposing defenses focusing on him and the anemic Washington passing attack ranked 14th out of 16 in the NFC, his life isn’t going to get any easier any time soon.
One game doesn’t mean that the offense has turned the corner. But I have confidence in the MasterMind’s offensive prowess and it looks like the defense is going to give him time to fix things. Right now, the trade is looking pretty good.