Broncos vs. Raiders: Tim Patrick secures our game ball for game-breaking catch The Denver Broncos were down 12-0 at halftime http://www.thebroncosfootballauthentic. … -authentic , then down 19-10 late in the fourth quarter. Then Case Keenum took over. In his final two drives, he led the Broncos to a touchdown and then a last second field goal to secure the 20-19 win over the Oakland Raiders. With a fury of a comeback like that, there will certainly be some game balls to give out for this one. Lets start things off with the man who made the win possible with a fantastic catch and run that made the winning field goal attempt that much easier of an attempt. Tim PatrickIn a game where our wide receivers had 1/4 of their catches nullified by the refs, Tim Patrick made sure there wasnt any such nonsense on the last play of the game to get the Broncos into winning field goal range. What a great play by a guy whos the 4th or 5th WR on the depth chart. It says a lot that Keenum trusted him late in the game with the pass and he showed great savvy getting every yard he could and going out of bounds when it was clear he couldnt house it. - SadaraineEditors note: Speaking of the referees...Brandon McManusBrandon McManus continued his hot start to the season going 2 for 2 on extra points, and 2 for 2 on field goals. Giving a game ball to a kicker may seem ridiculous, but when you kick the game winner you earn some love. The Broncos offense sputtered throughout the first half, but McManus was ready every time he was called upon, and money with the game on the line. Watching the rest of the kickers in the NFL struggle in the clutch really helps you appreciate what he has been able to do in the first two weeks of the season. - Adam MalnatiCase KeenumHis stats line looked pedestrian, with only 222 yards and an INT (because the refs think this is 2017 and not 2018). But that doesnt paint the full picture. In this game, which was too close for comfort, Keenum kept his cool and remained calm, and when the chips were down, he delivered. How about that designed QB sneak for 8 yards that took EVERYONE by surprise? How about pulling a Brady and going in on a QB sneak on 4th freaking down instead of trying for the FG? That takes onions the size of Vidalias. Then on the final drive, when all hope is lost, backed up 2nd & 20 on our own 10, does he press and freak out? No, he remains cool under pressure and delivers strike after strike after strike. Next thing you know, were lining McMoney up for a chip shot extra point at 36 yards and sending Oakland home with their tails between their legs. Case Keenum has this team at 2-0, and even though it wasnt pretty, we came out with a much needed victory. - Pete BaronShaquil BarrettNot often a guy who blocks an extra point gets a gameball, but Barretts play proved to be the difference. As he did in Week One against the Seattle Seahawks, he finds a way to make an impact whenever hes on the field. Heres hoping we start to see Barrett on the field more in the coming weeks. - Ian St. ClairPhillip LindsayPhillip Lindsay gets my game ball. When the offense was dead in the water in the first half, he was the only spark of life. He finished the game with 14 carries for 107 yard to go with 1 catch for 4 yards. Even you discount his beautiful 53 yard scamper Youth Derek Wolfe Jersey , he still had 54 yards on his other 13 carries (4.2 ypc). Lindsay was the best ball-carrier on the team in the first two games and he appears to only be getting better. I love that Musgrave is getting him the ball with 17 touches in the first game and 15 touches in the second game. - Joe MahoneyBill MusgraveAfter a horrendous start by the offense, Bill Musgrave went back to the drawing board at half and changed things up, adding in hurry up elements that kept the Raiders on their heels. Add in two gutsy calls on a read option and QB sneak on 4th and goal, and Musgrave is a big piece of how Denver pulled off this comeback - Jeff EssaryWho gets your game ball for helping the Broncos win this game? Share in the comments section below. After an incredible Monday Night Football showdown, the Denver Broncos crumbled in the fourth quarter and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 27-23. It was a game that the Broncos dominated early on, but unfortunately, a series of miscues in the fourth quarter ultimately led to their demise and them slipping to a 2-2 record. Here are five things we learned from tonights loss.1. This loss was a heart-breakerAfter dominating the pace of the game for three quarters, the Broncos collapsed in the fourth quarter when it mattered most. It was the first game the Broncos had blown a ten point lead while entering the fourth quarter in more than a decade. Words cant even describe how heart-breaking this is. Missed calls by the refs, blown coverage on defense, errant throws on the final drive of the game and an impeccable performance by Patrick Mahomes, who was incredible in the final quarter of the game were all culprits in this disaster.2. The Broncos defense crumbled in the fourth quarterOne of the most annoying parts about tonights broadcast on Monday Night Football was Booger McFarlands ridiculous repetition of the Showtime Mahomes moniker. Every time I heard him say it, which bordered on nearly a million instances, I wanted to throw my television out of the window. While there is no doubt that Mahomes has been beyond impressive this season, the Broncos defense played an amazing game and limited the Chiefs offense that was scoring points at a pinball game pace until the fourth quarter.Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce were all silent until the fourth quarter, but thats when Showtime began to show the kind of player he is going to be in the league for a long time. Under the guidance of the second-year signal caller, the Chiefs were able to erase a ten point deficit and comeback to beat the Broncos in the final minutes of the game. Its incredibly unfortunate that it happened, but hopefully the Broncos can find some sort of positives out of this loss and be prepared to beat the New York Jets on the road next weekend.3. The Broncos running game was in top form, but was underutilized As I emphasized numerous times this week, the Chiefs defense has struggled all year long stop the run, so it would be wise for the Broncos to establish the run and keep doing so often. Even though they had success early on, the Broncos coaching staff failed to realize how effective their rushing attack was. At times, I found myself wondering if the coaches were witnessing live what we were seeing on television at home.Rookie tailbacks Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay provided the offense with a much needed spark and continued to prove that they will be a formidable duo for years to come. In the first half alone Youth Brandon Marshall Jersey , the Broncos rushed 11 times for 93 yards good enough for a staggering 9 yard per carry average. On the night, the two combined for 20 carries, 136 yards and two touchdowns. Instead of throwing the ball on first down and running silly screen plays at inopportune times, the Broncos should have placed a higher emphasis on running the ball because it was working.4. Garett Bolles had another up and down performanceOne of the big takeaways from tonights game was the lackluster pass protection provided by their offensive line early on in the game, in particular offensive tackles Garett Bolles and Jared Veldheer. Bolles had an extremely rough first quarter, allowing a sack and having a penalty called against him. Veldheer exited the game early in the second quarter and was replaced by Billy Turner, who appeared to do well in his stead.But lets go back to Bolles for a moment. The Broncos claimed to have had a Top 10 grade on Bolles in the NFL Draft when they selected him two years ago, but he certainly hasnt played like a top draft pick. On a weekly basis, its almost a virtual certainty that he will allow an untimely sack or commit penalties that kill drives. In fact, he is tied for (or now has) the league lead in penalties in that regard. Im not giving up on the second-year player yet, but there is no doubt he needs to improve moving forward.Given the aforementioned and Veldheer being in a contract year, offensive tackle should certainly be one of the Broncos top priorities to address this coming offseason. Whether its via free agency or the 2019 NFL Draft the Broncos need to add some top-tier caliber to their offensive trenches. A little bit of competition and pressure may be a way to give Bolles a wake-up call to improve upon the continuous errors and deficiencies he has failed to improve upon since his rookie year.5. Courtland Sutton impressed, showcasing future No. 1 receiver potentialRookie wide receiver and second-round draft selection Courtland Sutton was arguably the most intriguing player through camp and the preseason, but hasnt had quite the impact some were expecting early on in his career. However, tonight was a step in the right direction for the Southern Methodist University product who had a handful of key grabs that helped jump start the Broncos offense and move the ball down the field. Just take a look at his incredible 42-yard snag below.The above illustrates the reason why Broncos fans are so excited about his potential with the team. He also drew a big-time pass interference call in the end zone at the end of the third quarter that put the Broncos in position to take the lead. Suttons continued progression will be essential for the franchise, who will have tough decisions to face with high-priced veteran wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in the offseason. The two are scheduled combine for $30 million against the cap next season (Thomas ~ $17.5 million, Sanders ~ $13 million), but its doubtful the Broncos will dole out that much cash to both. Without question, Sutton has all the tools to become a top-flight receiver in the National Football League and the team was lucky that he fell to the second day of the draft.So Broncos Country, what were your five big observations from tonights game? Sound off in the comments section and make your voice heard!