Melvin Gordon ices Broncos win with massive 70-yard TD
Melvin Gordon saved his best run for late in the game to open the NFL season, but it put him over 100 yards and gave him a big day with the Denver Broncos.
With the Broncos holding a 20-7 lead in the fourth quarter, Gordon’s number was called from his own 30-yard line. The blocking set up nicely and he was quickly off to the races, rolling all the way for a 70-yard score.
That put Denver up 27-7, more than enough of a cushion to cruise to the finish line:
Melvin Gordon takes a 70-yard trip to the crib 💨
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 12, 2021
Gordon finished off the afternoon with 101 yards on 11 carries and the huge touchdown. He also reeled in 3 catches for 17 yards.
Denver now has a solid supporting cast on offense and a new quarterback with Teddy Bridgewater. It will be interesting to see if Gordon can produce a strong year with that unit.