What the Broncos Said After Ravens' 27-14 Win


Head Coach Vance Joseph

On the Broncos' penalties: "We can't do that. It probably cost us 20 points today. Just self-inflicted penalties. A lot of the penalties really were guys losing their composure. You're playing a tough Baltimore team on the road, and you have 13 penalties for 120 yards, and it really honestly cost us 20 points out there. So, that obviously killed us today."

On Denver's offensive line: "They have good rushers, obviously with [Terrell] Suggs, but we have to block those guys. We have to play tight technique and block those guys. You can't cheat, especially on big plays that we made down the field. They all came back because of holding calls. We have to play better technique and do our jobs."

On how Case Keenum did vs. the Ravens' defense: "I can't say without watching the tape. The pass-rush was pretty good today. We had our chances to make plays down the field, and we missed a couple shots. And we made some plays, and they came back because of penalties. So, I can't say until I watch the tape."

On the Ravens' red-zone offense: "They're pretty good. They scored two touchdowns on half a field. They got it on the 48-yard line. So we gave them a couple of short fields, and they punched it in on us. They've been great in the red zone. They were 9-for-9 coming in to this game. So, it's what we expected."

LB Von Miller

On how the Broncos' defensive played: "We made too many mistakes, and we had too many penalties. As team, we had two sacks, but we needed more than that. Two of those penalties were offsides, they were on me, and they were my fault. I don't understand it. When we practice, we don't have all those penalties. We have to clean that up."

On how frustrating this loss was: "Penalties will kill you in close games. The Ravens have a great team. We didn't capitalize when we had chances. When you're playing on the road, against a great team, you can't do that."

On the injuries in the secondary: "Joe Flacco is a great quarterback. He isn't going to hold the ball very long. We couldn't get to him because we weren't firing on all cylinders. When you're facing a quarterback like Flacco, you've got to get pressure on him, and we didn't do that. But now, we'll go back and get ready for a very good Kansas City team next week."

QB Case Keenum

On how close the game was: "In the second half, I went out in the huddle, and I said 'We're only down 13 points,' but it did feel like more. We responded with two drives, but we just couldn't finish them. To play as bad as it felt, we were still in the game, so we have to be optimistic for the future."

On the interception by Patrick Onwuasor: "They fell off in the zone, and I thought it was a good pass, but the kid made a great play."

On how frustrating the loss is: "They have a great defense. But we can't fall behind, like we did, on the road. They capitalized on their chances, and we didn't. That was the difference."

WR Demaryius Thomas

On starting strong and not finishing: "I think there were some things we did that hurt ourselves. Hats off to the Baltimore Ravens. They're a great team. They threw some things at us, that we hadn't seen this season, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The main thing is, of course, taking care of the ball. As an offense, we needed to do better at it. When the defense gets us the ball, we've got to do more with it and get points on the board."

WR Emmanuel Sanders

On what happened after the quick start and early lead: "We blew it. Plain and simple. We blew it. A lot of penalties we can't have. At the end of the day, we lost one game after winning the first two. We get back to work, that's all we can do."

On being held under 200 yards passing: "They run a lot of different coverages and mix it up really well. Ever since I've played Baltimore, even when I started with the Steelers, they've always had a good defense. They've got [Terrell] Suggs on that side of the ball and he wreaks havoc. They're a good football team. It's a tough crowd. At the end of the day, they beat us fair and square."

RB Phillip Lindsay

On the play in which he got ejected: "Yeah, so the ball ended up squirting back out. Another Raven dude jumped on the pile, so I went there. You're just trying to make a play for your team. We were trying to get the ball out. It looked like I was swinging at somebody."

On getting ejected and watching the team lose: "I feel horrible. I feel horrible, because I wasn't out there for my team, and that's my fault. I definitely feel like I let my team down today."

OLB Bradley Chubb

On the Ravens' offense: "They did the same as what we thought. We came in with a game plan, that when they were in certain formations, they would pass the ball and stuff like that. And that came true. We just needed to do a better job stopping the run and getting to the passer on 3rd-and-long."

S Darian Stewart

On the defense: "I think we kind of made it easy for them. We gave them a lot of stuff. We've just got to be better. We've got a divisional game coming up, and we've got to get that win."

S Justin Simmons

On the field goal block: "That was something we had worked on all week. We knew it was going to be there. We put it in our back pocket and we were going to call it when we needed it. It was a gap that was open. We just executed it. The big thing was, we wanted to be able to score off of it. The penalty behind it hurt, but as for the execution of the block, it was really good."

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