Enjoy the game!
Good Morning, Broncos fans! With yesterday's win over Tennessee, Denver became the first AFC team to clinch a playoff berth, while simultaneously helping Indy back into the AFCS title.
Let's take a quick peek at Denver's clinching scenarios for Week 15.
If the Broncos are able to take care of business against the Chargers on Thursday night, a Chiefs loss at Oakland on Sunday afternoon would clinch the AFCW for Denver.
Should both of those occur, the addition of a Cincy loss or tie at Pittsburgh on SNF would clinch a first-round bye for the Broncos.
Peyton Manning can’t throw in cold weather—unless he can.
That’s the narrative now. Although the temperature hovered around a frigid five degrees for most of the game, the Broncos offense—and Manning in particular—created a blaze so hot, the Titans needed treatment for third-degree burns.
Make no mistake: the Broncos had two plans in this game. The first was to win the game, which they did handily, 51-28. The second was to send a message to the rest of the league: Peyton Manning can not only play in cold weather, he can torch you.
If you’re coming into Denver late in the year, you'd better believe in Santa Claus. That’s because Peyton Manning is Jack Frost.
Another day, another record-setting performance for the Broncos (11-2). Another year, another playoff berth for John Fox’s squad.
Last week, Eric Decker set a new team mark for touchdown receptions in a game. Sunday, in the Broncos’ 51-28 (Gamebook) win over the visiting Titans (5-8), they established new marks for both their team and the league, clinching their third straight playoff berth along the way.
Matt Prater hit a 64-yard field goal to break the record for the longest in league history, and the Broncos racked up 39 first downs, their most in franchise history.
Their 515 points are the most of any Broncos team; the prior record of 501 was set by the 1998 tite squad.
Matt Prater set a new NFL record with a 64-yarder at the halftime gun in Denver's Week 14 game against Tennessee.
Four players, including former Bronco Jason Elam, had held the previous record at 63 yards.
Inactives: Denver - Derek Wolfe, Champ Bailey, Ronnie Hillman, Trindon Holliday, J.D. Walton, Chris Kuper, Zac Dysert
Tennessee - WR Kenny Britt, TE Delanie Walker, WR Damian Williams, DB Micah Pellerin, T Byron Stingily, DE Lavar Edwards, QB John Skelton
Sorry, folks. I almost forgot this week's limerick. Here you go:
I've got nothing to say with my wit
except that the Titans will quit
by the third quarter's end
when records will bend
and Munchak will drown in his $hit.
Let it fly, Broncos fans!
Enjoy the games; Go Cleveland and Washington!
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The coaching carousel continues to whirl, in Houston and elsewhere.
Starting with those Texans, Len Pasquarelli hears talk that Lovie Smith may replace Gary Kubiak, and that he could even reunite with his former QB Jay Cutler in Houston.
Indeed, Ian Rapoport says Smith, who interviewed for the USC gig, will get the first crack at the Texans job.
Another potential candidate is Chargers OC and former Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt, who had reportedly been considered for Denver's OC position last offseason.
The Broncos celebrated the first day of December with a brilliant come-from-behind 35-28 victory over the Chiefs, and now control the AFCW and their own destiny for playoff seeding.
After customarily deferring possession on the opening kickoff, Denver had to weather KC's emotional level of play in the first half, falling behind 21-7, but getting to within a touchdown late in the second quarter.
They went three-and-out on their next series, but starting with the second-half kickoff, the Broncos sucked the life out of Arrowhead with three consecutive long touchdown drives - of 80, 92, and 95 yards.