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Broncos wide receiver: Tyrann Mathieu’s play haunted me for a while

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Even with franchise quarterback Drew Lock, whom the Broncos believe in, the players realize they need to play perfect games against the Chiefs to win.

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The Denver Broncos have made it clear that they fully believe local Missouri product Drew Lock is the future face of the franchise — from Von Miller being so excited about him to the team’s draft plan to surround him with talented weapons.

Lock had five late-season starts in 2019 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Houston Texans Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions and Raiders. He won all but one game.

“The only game he lost was to the Super Bowl winners in a snow game,” wide receiver Courtland Sutton said last Thursday, according to Broncos Wire. “We missed some opportunities. I know that y’all have seen the play with Tyrann Mathieu. That play is something that did haunt me for a while. I moved on from it.”

Mathieu weighed in on the play via Twitter.

Lock finished the game 18 of 40 for 208 yards and an interception. Lock targeted Sutton 10 times, but he only came away with four receptions for 79 yards.

“I also had another drop, a slant in that game,” Sutton added. “That bothers me thinking about it, but Drew didn’t play bad in that game at all. He was giving us chances to win. For him to go 4-1 as a rookie, it brings so much promise to this upcoming season... I know everyone in our building is excited to see his second year of what he’s going to do because, like I said, there’s so much promise.”

In the other four games, Lock went 82 of 116 for 812 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. The Broncos believe that with Lock, they can compete against the Chiefs, but comments like Sutton’s show they realize they will need to play perfectly to come away victorious.

They have currently lost nine straight games to Kansas City.