Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre in the NFL’s most exclusive of clubs with his 500th touchdown toss Sunday when the Denver Broncos handed the Arizona Cardinals their first loss, 41-20.
Three weeks into the season and the Denver Broncos are doing well at 2-1. But which players have lived up to expectations and which ones are leaving something to be desired?
Now that CBSDenver.com writer Brett Heinzerling is finally over the Denver Broncos loss to the Seattle Seahawks he has found a silver lining to the Super Bowl rematch.
While the Denver Broncos put our a valiant effort against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday, they came up short. Specifically, the awesome offense was anything but its regular self.
Sure, there were plenty of positives to take from Denver’s 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle on Sunday that was such a far cry from the shellacking the Broncos endured in the Super Bowl. All those good things could prove ample tinder for another Super Bowl run, however.
For fans that witnessed the Broncos–Seahawks game, they were in for a tremendous treat. Both defenses came to play, hit hard and made for one of the most exciting regular season games in recent years.
Super Bowl déjà vu – the Broncos once again fumbled on the first play of the game against the Seahawks. But this time it didn’t result in a safety and the outcome of the game was much different.
Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard TD run on the first possession of overtime and the Seahawks beat the Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a showdown that lived up to expectations.
Super Bowl déjà vu – the Denver Broncos once again fumbled on the first play of the game against the Seattle Seahawks. But this time it didn’t result in a safety and the Broncos defense was able to make a goal-line stand and hold the Seahawks to a field goal.
The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.