Broncos use hot hand approach at RB Week 1

Though Royce Freeman did salt the game away in the fourth quarter, it was Phillip Lindsay who wound up doing plenty of damage in the first three quarters for Denver. In a stunner, Lindsay took 15 carries and turned them into 71 yards, just as Freeman did, but added two grabs for 31 yards including, a 29-yard touchdown from Case Keenum to give the Broncos their first score of the year.

After the game, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he went with Lindsay because he had the hot hand but expressed that one game does not make him the king of the backfield. "Every game is different," Joseph cautioned.

Related players: Devontae Booker

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Lindsay was quite a surprise in Week 1 and essentially split carries with Freeman while also collecting three targets and two catches, one of which went for a TD.

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