The Broncos needed 18 points to set the NFL’s single-season scoring record, and they were able to exceed that in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
At least one Broncos player — and probably many more — let out a cheer when the Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots on Sunday.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Denver cornerback Chris Harris couldn’t get away from football during the Broncos’ bye, eagerly tuning in to watch the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs face the Buffalo Bills last weekend.
Two dropped passes. Two fumbles. Three field goals. OK, so Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ offense weren’t exactly flawless.
The Raiders were eager to see how their retooled offense and revamped defense stood up against the mighty Broncos. The answer on both accounts: not very well.
Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor has seen the scores. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have put up 40-plus points in their first two games and made offense look easy.
The Denver Broncos held pass rusher Shaun Phillips out of practice with back spasms Saturday, listing him as questionable for Monday night’s game against Oakland.
Champ Bailey says he has a milder form of the foot injury that ended fellow Pro Bowler Ryan Clady’s season.
After two phenomenal performances by Peyton Manning and company – including a shellacking of the defending Super Bowl champions – take a moment to study the stats and appreciate just how great Denver is playing.