The Broncos are 5-0 and some weekly recognition keeps pouring in. Last week, Knowshon Moreno was voted Rookie of the Week. Moreno is nominated again this week but is joined by his Quarterback.
Kyle Orton, along with Matt Hasselback and Peyton Manning, has been nominated for the Fed Ex Air Player of the Week for Week 5. VOTE FOR ORTON HERE
Orton completed 35 of 48 throws for 330 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception (Hail Mary attempt) in the Broncos’ 20 – 17 win over the New England Patriots
. Orton drove the Broncos to the tying touchdown in the last 10 minutes of the fourth quarter and to the winning field goal on the first drive of overtime.
Orton’s two touchdown passes culminated drives that covered 98 yards (12 plays) and 90 yards (10 plays). He was 6-of-10 for 76 yards on Denver’s 98-yard touchdown drive (11-yd. TD pass to Brandon Marshall
) that tied the game at 17 with 5:21 remaining.
In overtime, he led the Broncos 58 yards on 11 plays to set up a game-winning field goal that improved Denver’s record to 5-0 for the first time in 11 seasons.
His 35 completions tied for the third-highest single-game total in the NFL this year, and his 330 passing yards were the most by a winning AFC passer for Week 5.
Orton’s 72.9 percent completion percentage was a career high and marked the third-best single-game mark in the NFL this year (min. 45 att.).
Orton’s effort against the Patriots represented the fourth time this year he led a touchdown drive of 67 yards or more in the fourth quarter. It also marked the third time this season he led a game-winning drive (second consecutive week).
Also nominated this week is RB Knowshon Moreno, who will be looking to win the Pepsi Rookie of the Week award for the second straight week. VOTE FOR KNOWSHON MORENO HERE
Moreno, in his first career start, rushed 21 times for 88 yards and caught 4 passes for 36 yards in the Broncos 20-17 win over the Patriots.
Congrats to both players for a great week and a great win!