Final Game Stats
HOME WINNING STREAK SNAPPED
* - The Broncos, who entered Sunday’s games vs. Jacksonville with an NFL-best six-game home winning streak, lost at in Denver for the first time since a 19-13 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers on 10/29/07. With the loss, the Broncos fall to 3-4 (.429) all-time against the Jaguars in the regular season, including a 2-2 (.500) mark at home.
RB MICHAEL PITTMAN
* - Broncos RB Michael Pittman, who made his first start as a Bronco and the 80th of his career against Jacksonville, finished with 20 rushes for 109 yards (5.5 avg.), becoming the first Bronco to rush for 100 yards in a game since RB Selvin Young had 156 yards vs. Kansas City (12/9/08). His 109 yards marked his highest rushing total since he had 127 rushing yards as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005 (15-127, vs. Mia., 10/16/05).
* - Broncos QB Jay Cutler was a perfect 7-of-7 for 67 yards with one touchdown (146.1 rtg.) on Denver’s opening drive, completing passes to three different Broncos receivers. He also added an 8-yard run on the drive. The drive marked the third time this season Cutler has led the Broncos to a touchdown on their initial possession. Cutler finished the game completing 21-of-37 passes for 192 yards with two touchdowns and one interception (77.8 rtg.).
* - Cutler threw a touchdown pass for the seventh consecutive game dating back to last season’s finale against Minnesota (12/30/07). His two touchdowns against the Jaguars marked his 12th career game with multiple passing scores.
* - Cutler added 22 rushing yards (3 carries, 7.3 avg.) that tied for the third-highest single-game rushing total of his career.
* - With 21 completions, Cutler moved past QB Charley Johnson (517) for sixth place on Denver’s all-time career pass completions list. He now has 524 career completions. Cutler, now with 832 career pass attempts, also moved past QB Steve Tensi (810) for eighth place on Denver’s all-time career attempts list with 37 attempts today.
* - For the fourth time out of their six games this year, the Broncos did not allow a sack. For the season, Denver has allowed two sacks for 18 yards and owns a league-best 0.9 sack percentage per pass play (2 sacks in 229 attempts).
WR BRANDON STOKLEY
* - With his 11-yard touchdown reception on Denver’s opening drive, WR Brandon Stokley now has a receiving touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts in 2004 (11/25/04, at Det., 3 TDs; 12/5/04, vs. Ten., 1 TD).
* - With his three receptions for 29 yards against Jacksonville, Stokley has totaled 16 receptions over his last three games for the second-highest total during a three-game stretch in his career. In 2004 with Indianapolis, he had 19 receptions during a three-game stretch from 9/26/04-10/10/04.
WR BRANDON MARSHALL
* - Broncos WR Brandon Marshall, who entered Sunday’s game vs. Jacksonville with a league-high 34 receptions among wide receivers, had a game-high nine receptions for 98 yards (10.9 avg.).
* - With 98 receiving yards, he moved past Clarence Kay (2,136) for 17th in Broncos history in career receiving yards (2,155). Marshall, with nine catches, also moved ahead of Dave Preston (161) for 21st in Broncos history in career receptions (165).
TE DANIEL GRAHAM
* - With his 11-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, Broncos TE Daniel Graham scored his first touchdown since catching a 2-yard score from Cutler at Kansas City on 12/9/07.
FIRST QUARTER DEFENSE
* - After holding Jacksonville to a field goal in the first quarter, the Broncos remain one of three NFL teams (Tennessee, N.Y. Giants) that have not allowed a touchdown in the first quarter this season. The Broncos have outscored their opponents 35-18 in the opening quarter, allowing a total of six field goals through six games.
* - With Cutler’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Stokley on the game’s opening possession, the Broncos extended their scoring streak to 251 games, the longest active streak in the NFL. In the impressive run, the Broncos have scored on their first possession 99 times.
WEBSTER, D.J. WILLIAMS COMBINE FOR TAKEAWAY
* - Broncos LB Nate Webster recorded his first forced fumble of the season and the third of his career in the first quarter on Jacksonville’s opening drive. LB D.J. Williams recovered the fumble for the sixth takeaway of his career (2 INTs, 3 FR). Williams’ last takeaway was a fumble recovery at Oakland on 12/2/07.
PETERSON LEADS TEAM IN SACKS
* - Broncos DT Kenny Peterson was credited with his third sack of the season in the second quarter, a mark that leads the team. The play, which resulted in a fumble by Jacksonville, was Peterson’s third forced fumble of his career. DE Elvis Dumervil recovered the fumble for the seventh fumble recovery of his career.
MISCELLANEOUS GAME NOTES
* - Broncos T Ryan Clady was called for his first holding penalty of the season in the first quarter and just his second penalty this year. Clady, who has started all six games for the Broncos this year at left tackle, has not allowed a sack this season.
* - WR Darrell Jackson, who missed Denver’s previous four games with a calf injury, made his second start of the season in place of injured WR Eddie Royal. Jackson finished the first half with one catch for two yards.
* - Broncos TE Nate Jackson made his third career start and second of the season.
* - Denver held Jacksonville to 2-of-7 (28.6%) on third downs in the second half.
* - For the fourth time this season, the Broncos had better average starting field position than their opponent (33 to 25-yard line against the Jaguars).