Well, the expectations were low, but both under performing teams did not disappoint.
The Denver Broncos defeated the New York Jets 37-28 in a prematurely panned edition of Thursday Night Football.
The Jets featured an exciting performance from Sam Darnold who went threw for 230 yards along with some exciting runs, and also the apparently timeless Frank Gore who continued to solider on despite the various injuries. There will be plenty of speculation over the future of coach Adam Gase as a New York fan base that has been starved for years of a reliable winner continues to make noise.
Vic Fangio, coach of the Denver Broncos also isn’t safe moving forward. His clock management has riled up the critics and brought a completely new level of doubt regarding the former mastermind of the previously dominant Chicago Bears defense. Starting quarterback, Brett Rypien, nephew of the superbowl winning quarterback, Mark Rypien, had plenty of fans but still threw three interceptions in a winning effort.
Still, the two embattled teams fought till then end where the Broncos were able to wander to a victory after some assertive defensive play.
But even after the end, there was controversy over the Gregg Williams that took some tough shots late in the game.
Next week’s Thursday night contest is much more promising with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading to Soldier Field to challenge the undefeated Chicago Bears in a matchup that will certainly draw much more eyeballs.
But for what they had, Thursday Night Football still entertained.