Keenum completed 24 of 42 passes for 186 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Broncos' 20-14 loss to the 49ers on Sunday. He also gained 24 yards on four rushes. Keenum averaged just 4.4 yards per attempt and was under 200 passing yards for the third straight game. While he extended his interception-less streak to five contests, he also failed to complete 60 percent of his passes for the fourth consecutive game. Keenum was playing his first game without Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles), but the Denver passing attack as a whole has been a low-upside proposition for several weeks. Keenum will look to bolster his numbers versus the Browns in a Week 15 Saturday night matchup.
Keenum completed 12 of 21 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Bengals. He added nine yards on two carries. With the wind howling in Cincinnati, the Broncos leaned on the run game. That's been Denver's recipe for success during its three-game winning streak. Keenum is completing just 56.7 percent of his passes -- doubtlessly aided by some drops -- and averaging 185 yards per game during the winning streak as the Broncos have won with defense, a gashing run game, and a careful and efficient Keenum. Sunday's game was against a bottom-10 Bengals defense based on opponent passer rating, and next Sunday's opponent, the 49ers, rank slightly worse. Still, the Broncos probably won't open it up and sling the ball around when the quick passing game and run game have worked for them during their winning streak.
Keenum completed 15 of 28 attempts for 197 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 24-17 win against Pittsburgh. The wily veteran picked apart a typically stellar Steelers pass defense, piecing together multiple passing touchdowns and zero interceptions for the first time since Dec. 17 of last season. Keenum hasn't been particularly effective in pushing the ball downfield this year (7.2 yards per attempt), but at least he's cleaned up his act in the turnovers department of late, with zero interceptions or fumbles lost over his past three outings, after committing 11 total turnovers through the first eight weeks of the regular season. There's no denying that he's had ice in his veins in his first year as a Bronco, with four game-winning fourth quarter drives already this season, and a number of gutsy performances against clear Super Bowl contenders (three losses to the Chiefs and Rams coming by 14 total points). Week 13 is a dreamy matchup for fantasy purposes, going up against a Bengals defense that ranks bottom five in completions, passing yards and touchdowns allowed to opposing quarterbacks.
Keenum completed 19 of 32 pass attempts for 205 yards during Sunday's 23-22 win over the Chargers. Keenum averaged just 6.4 yards per attempt while posting his third-lowest yardage total of the season. He did go without turning the ball over for the second straight game, allowing the rushing attack and the defense to grind out a hard-fought away win. Keenum has come up with some big performances this season, but they have been few and far between for the most part. The Steelers could force him to throw early and often next week, and he'll look to bounce back with a more productive showing.
Keenum completed 23 of 34 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 30-23 loss in Kansas City. He added nine yards on the ground and lost a fumble. The Broncos were reeling late in the first half following 16 unanswered points by the Chiefs, but Keenum marched Denver 75 yards in 49 seconds, capping the drive with a 24-yard loft to Tim Patrick. The drive represented Keenum at his best while two second-half turnovers at midfield, including an interception on an underthrown flea-flicker pass, showed him at his worst. Keenum now has 10 interceptions this season, three more than he recorded all of last season. Despite making several big plays outside the pocket, Denver continues to use him as a dropback passer -- something that seems to puzzle him and his offensive line. With five early losses, Denver doesn't have much wiggle room, and Keenum will be counted on next Sunday against a Houston defense among the league's best against the run but middle-of-the-pack against the pass, with an opponent quarterback rating of 93.3.
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