As happens in so many victories in the sport of football, the news wasn’t all good.
Broncos two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil left in the first half with a strained left shoulder. He did not return. He will have an MRI on the shoulder back in Denver on Monday morning.
“You have to stay confident, man,” Dumervil said.
Dumervil felt something strain — “nothing popped,” he said, — in the backside muscle area of the left shoulder, perhaps involving the lat or labrum.
“It’s hard to pinpoint what happened at what particular time,” Dumervil said. “We’ll know t(Monday) morning and see what happens.”
Dumervil registered his seventh sack of the season before the injury. With Dumervil out, the Broncos gave plenty of playing time to rookie Malik Jackson.