Oh, Phillip Lindsay might be powering the offense on a Denver Broncos team that suddenly finds itself in the league’s postseason race.
And, sure, he might be on the doorstep of a 1,000-yard rushing season, sitting at 937 yards with four games to play. He might even lead the league in yards per carry at the moment with 6.1, but Lindsay still can’t get any significant couch time in the Broncos’ complex.
“[The Broncos defensive line] has got this couch, and rookies aren’t supposed to be on it, but I’m always on it,” Lindsay said with a laugh. “They throw me off, and when they turn their back, I get back on. … But they’re not going to let me on the couch until next year.”
Ah, the life of a rookie. But Lindsay, who is fourth in the league in rushing, has done plenty of the heavy lifting of late, as the Broncos now have a three-game win streak with Sunday’s 24-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium. Lindsay finished out the game with a career-best 157 yards rushing to go with two touchdowns, including a 65-yard sprint around the left sideline for a third-quarter score.
It was Lindsay’s third 100-yard rushing game of the season, but his second in the past two games. He has scored five touchdowns in the current winning streak, and the undrafted rookie continues to win friends and influence people up and down the Broncos’ roster.
“He’s just out of this world,” Broncos linebacker Von Miller said. ” … I see it every day — Phil is Phil, and everybody can see that now.”