This has been a really good day, even though, here in south central Utah, the weather sucks. The Broncos actually received a lot of plaudits from the MSM today as Michael Lombardi dedicated virtually all of his column at the National Football Post (you can visit it at www.nationalfootballpost.com) to our excellence against the Chargers.
Naturally, our man, Van Smack himself, Jim Rome, took plenty of time on his show to give us props for what has been a successful season thus far. The best part is, in my opinion, we haven't peaked yet.
While the Chargers had virtually no shot in this game, especially after we tightened the screws defensively and gashed Philip Rivers like a pinata at a Quincenera party just as I said we would, I think we still left some points on the board.
Of course, that's my only critique and it is rather nit-picky. As far as good points are concerned, Eddie Royal rewarded me for making him my laptop wallpaper as he returned a kickoff 93 yards for a score and a punt 71 yards for a touchdown, becoming only the sixth player since the merger to pull off the remarkable feat.
Meanwhile, the defense continued to impress as they made masterful adjustments which silenced a San Diego offense that possesses some explosive weapons. While Peyton Manning is the best quarterback of our generation and, I believe, the greatest of all time, our defense has a shot to give him fits December 13 when we face Indianapolis in what could be a game with home field advantage throughout the playoffs on the line.
I give game balls to Eddie Royal, naturally, Elvis Dumervil, Tony Scheffler (that guy has some sick skills, doesn't he?), Andre' Goodman and Ben Hamilton (you might remember Hamilton recovered a rare fumble by Correll Buckhalter when we were in the process of closing out the game).
In closing, let's enjoy the bye week and prepare to dismantle the Baltimore Ravens. GO BRONCOS!!!