Eddie Royal last night became the first player in Denver Broncos history to return a kickoff and punt for touchdowns in one game, as his squad went on to outplay the San Diego Chargers 34-23. The win at Qualcomm Stadium kept the Broncos undefeated with a 6-0 regular season record.
QB Kyle Orton had a slow start but finished with 229 passing yards and two TD’s from his 20 total game completions. Orton certainly did his job but it was Royal who collected the game ball following Monday nights featured contest. “Man, it was a great feeling. The guys did a great job of blocking,” he said of the second return. “I’ve got to give them a lot of credit. They opened up the seams and it was a home run.”
The Broncos after a bye week will next look forward to matching up with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, November 11th. The Chargers have a game coming right up against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at 1:00 PM.
Yesterday’s NFL matchups really defined the gap between the good and bad. The undefeated Giants, Vikings and Colts all handled their opponents quite easily. The only 5-0 team to actually have a contest in order for them to stay undefeated was the Denver Broncos. They surged back in the second half against the New England Patriots to tie it up, pushing the game into OT where they closed it out with a field goal. Check for all week 5 scores below.
Sunday, October 11, 2009Cleveland Browns 6, Buffalo Bills 3 – The Browns were able to knock two field goals through in the second and fourth quarters to win the defensive battle.
Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Detroit Lions 20 – QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 277 yards and three TD’s from his 23 completions.
Dallas Cowboys 26, Kansas City Chiefs 20 – WR Miles Austin caught 10 passes for a franchise record 250 yards and the winning overtime TD.
Minnesota Vikings 38, St Louis Rams 10 – Adrian Peterson led the Vikings with two TD’s from 15 carries against the winless Rams.
New York Giants 44, Oakland Raiders 7 – QB Eli Manning racked up two TD’s from 10 passes completed in the first half as the G-Men coasted by the Raiders.
Philadelphia Eagles 33, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 – The Eagles offense managed to score every quarter as the defense shut down the Bucs completely in the first and third quarters.
Carolina Panthers 20, Washington Redskins 17 – Carolina scored 11 fourth quarter points to come back and win by 3.
Cincinnati Bengals 17, Baltimore Ravens 14 – RB Cedric Benson rushed for 120 yard and one TD as Cincinnati went on to barely edge out the Ravens.
Atlanta Falcons 45, San Francisco 49ers 10 – QB Matt Ryan threw for 329 yards and 2 TD’s as the Falcons defense went on to shut down the 49ers for the entire second half.
Seattle Seahawks 41, Jacksonville Jaguars 0 – WR Nate Burleson caught only six passes but gained 98 yards and two TD’s.
Arizona Cardinals 28, Houston Texans 21 – The Texans rallied and scored 14 of their 21 total points in the fourth quarter, but ran out of time as the Cards held on to win by 7.
Denver Broncos 20, New England Patriots 17 - The Broncos won the overtime coin toss and capitalized with a field goal to send the Pats back east with a loss.
Indianapolis Colts 31, Tennessee Titans 9 – QB Peyton Manning and his Colts posted 21 points in the first half and never looked back from there.
Monday, October 12, 2009Miami Dolphins 31, New York Jets 27 - Ronnie Brown scored the go-ahead TD in the final seconds to carry his Dolphins past their division rival Jets.
This NFL Sunday mostly contradicted initial assumptions regarding certain teams. The New England Patriots seem to have worked out their offense just fine, posting 27 points against a tough Ravens defense. Jets rookie QB Mark Sanchez didn’t fare so well during his game 4 challenge verses New Orleans with no touchdowns and three interceptions. The 49ers proved themselves again as real contenders after dominating the Rams 35-0. The Manning brothers along with the Saints, Broncos, and Vikings remain undefeated. Check for all Week 4 scores below.
Sunday, October 4, 2009Chicago Bears 48, Detroit Lions 24 – Bears QB Jay Cutler threw for 141 yards and 2 TD’s from 24 total game receptions.
Cincinnati Bengals 23, Cleveland Browns 20 – Cincinnati was able to take the game in the final seconds of O.T. to avoid the rare tie.
Indianapolis Colts 34, Seattle Seahawks 17 – Indianapolis scored 21 first half points and never looked back from there.
New York Giants 27, Kansas City Chiefs 16 – The Chiefs scored 13 out of their 16 total points in the fourth quarter but it just wasn’t enough to catch New York.
Washington Redskins 16, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 – The Skins created all of their offense in the third quarter and left the Bucs with zero 2009 victories.
Jacksonville Jaguars 37, Tennessee Titans 17 – David Garrard helped the Jags notch their second win of the season with 323 passing yards and three TD completions.
Oakland Raiders 6, Houston Texans 29 - Houston scored 17 points in the second quarter and shut the Raiders down completely in the second half.
New England Patriots 27, Baltimore Ravens 21 – Baltimore drove down the field in the remaining minutes but failed to keep it going in the red zone, resulting in a six point Patriots win.
New Orleans Saints 24, New York Jets 10 – Drew Brees and crew came up with 17 first half points and never let the Jets gain any momentum from there.
Miami Dolphins 38, Buffalo Bills 10 – Miami scored 17 second quarter points on their way to proving themselves as third best in the AFC East.
Denver Broncos 17, Dallas Cowboys 10 – Denver QB Kyle Orton threw for 2 TD’s and 243 for Denver to remain undefeated.
San Francisco 49ers 35, St Louis Rams 0 – The 49ers offense scored 28 second half points as the defense shut out Kyle Bowler and the Rams.
San Diego Chargers 28, Pittsburgh Steelers 38 - Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall produced two TD’s and 165 yards from his 29 game carries.
Monday, October 5, 2009Minnesota Vikings 30, Green Bay Packers 23 - Brett Favre in this highly anticipated matchup against his former Green Bay Packers really came to play, throwing for 3 TD’s and 271 yards.
San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson was seen at practice for the first time on Wednesday since spraining his right ankle in week 1. After missing two games straight for the first time in his NFL career, Tomlinson is making it a goal to be ready for their next game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night.
“Any way I can help this team, I’m willing to do it,” said Tomlinson. “Definitely the red zone is the area maybe I can take some of the pressure off things that we do down there, and teams have to play us a little bit more honest. That’s what it’s all about, and hopefully I can do that.” The Chargers are 2-1 so far this season and will be looking at tough matchups ahead for their next two games. Pittsburgh is going to be hungry after starting off their 2009 campaign at 1-2.
Following their trip to Heinz field, San Diego will have a bye week before hosting their rival Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. LT knows how much his team needs him and is working to be 100% once again. “I’m just trying to get back into it, just kind of testing it and see how it feels during practice,” he said. “Any time you come off being injured, you gain confidence back by practicing. So today was a measuring stick of where I am. It felt pretty good.”
Week 1 surely met all expectations with upsets in some areas and pure dominance in others. Monday nights Marquee match-ups both showed as nothing short of thrilling, knowing the under dogs fought to the end but the favorites stood on top when the final horn sounded. Check for all NFL week 1 scores below.
Thursday, September 10, 2009Pittsburgh Steelers 13, Tennessee Titans 10 – Jedd Reed knocked one through the up rights from 33 yards away to lift Pittsburgh past the Titans in the NFL’s initial 2009 contest.
Sunday, September 13, 2009Indianapolis Colts 14, Jacksonville Jaguars 12 – Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning earned 301 passing yards and a TD in his regular season debut.
Atlanta Falcons 19, Miami Dolphins 7 – Miami avoided the shut out with a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Philadelphia Eagles 38, Carolina Panthers 10 – The Eagles put up and impressive 28 points in the second quarter to coast in this one. Despite the victory, QB Donovan McNabb is injured with a fractured rib and remains day to day.
New York Jets 24, Houston Texans 7 – Jets Quarterback March Sanchez notched his first career win as his defense shut out the Texans in the first three quarters of play.
New Orleans Saints 45, Detroit Lions 27 – New Orleans scored 28 first half points in this highly offensive battle at the Superdome.
Denver Broncos 12, Cincinnati Bengals 7 – Broncos wide-out Brandon Stokley grabbed a deflected pass for 87 yards with 17 seconds left, scoring the final game changing touchdown.
Minnesota Vikings 34, Cleveland Browns 20 - RB Adrian Peterson scored three touchdowns from his 180 yards, making Brett Favre’s job as Minnesota’s quarterback just a little easier.
Baltimore Ravens 38, Kansas City Chiefs 24 – The Ravens racked up 21 fourth quarter points to win in convincing fashion.
Dallas Cowboys 34, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 – Quarterback Tony Romo showed his experience yesterday with the Cowboys, throwing for 353 yards and three touchdowns.
New York Giants 23, Washington Redskins 17 – Washington was able to make up some ground in the fourth with a touchdown, but failed to recover the onside kick in the final minutes.
San Francisco 49ers 20, Arizona Cardinals 16 – The Cardinals had 12 penalties for 82 yards, which definitely served as a major factor regarding this outcome.
Seattle Seahawks 28, St. Louis Rams 0 – Seattle’s offense took care of business in the second and third quarters as their defense completely shut down all Rams scoring attempts.
Green Bay Packers 21, Chicago Bears 15 – Green Bay came up with the win after scoring 11 fourth quarter points.
Monday, September 14, 2009New England Patriots 25, Buffalo Bills 24 – Down by 11 with 2:10 minutes remaining, Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady led his team back with two touchdown passes to steal the game from Buffalo.
San Diego Chargers 24, Oakland Raiders 20 – Philip Rivers threw for a total of 252 yards and one touchdown, charging San Diego past Oakland in the fourth quarter.
The New England Patriots looked like last year’s team on Monday night. Matt Cassel was a Brady-like 18-24 with three touchdowns and no picks for a 136.3 passer rating. Despite being sacked six times, Cassel helped lead the Pats offense to 404 total yards. Randy Moss reeled in two touchdown passes, and Wes Welker caught one. Sammy Morris ran for 139 yards and a TD before leaving with a knee injury. Rookie BenJarvus Green-Ellis filled in for Morris, rushing for 65 yards and a score.
Broncos QB Jay Cutler hurt himself on the first play of the game, hitting his hand on Vince Wilfork’s helmet. Cutler stayed in the game, but did not seem to fall into a rhythm. He hit former Patriot tight end Ben Graham for a touchdown in the fourth quarter after leaving for the end of the 2nd quarter. Brothers Boss and Champ Bailey both left with injuries in the first half, Boss with a knee injury and champ with a groin injury.
While the win was encouraging for the Pats, they will be without another team captain. Safety Rodney Harrison suffered a serious knee injury, and it seems as if his season – if not career, is over. The Pats will announce his status either today, or on tomorrow’s injury report.
The 4-2 Pats will host the suddenly successful 2-4 Rams next weekend at Gillette Stadium. Great Patriots Tickets are still available for every game this season.
The 3-2 New England Patriots and the 4-2 Denver Broncos will face off on Monday night at Gillette Stadium. Both teams are 2-2 in their conferences, and are looking to bounce back from tough losses last week. Matt Cassel couldn’t find the end zone in week 7, completing 22 of 38 with one pick while being sacked four times. Sammy Morris had the lone New England TD, as well as 26 yards on the ground.
Denver’s Jay Cutler has been consistent, throwing at least one TD in each game for the Bronco’s so far. Week 7 was tough for him as well; despite throwing two TDs, he had less than 200 yards through the air for the first time the season – and threw a costly pick. One of his two TD targets, Brandon Stokley, suffered a concussion and may not be suiting up on Monday night.
Denver and New England are also each working through running-back injuries. Pats RB Laurence Maroney sat out yet another game this season, his third of the year. Denver has been without rookie back Ryan Torain (broken left elbow) all season so far, and had to deactivate Selvin Young (groin injury) last week.
Both teams have something to prove – tonight’s game should be quite the matchup.
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