Just because the Broncos are getting a mini-vacation doesn't mean we are at MileHighReport. We have 6 wins to look back on, and a stretch drive that looks like it will be one to remember.
Following their 34-23 win at San Diego on Monday Night Football, the Denver Broncos (6-0) join five other NFL teams with a bye for Week 7 of the 2009 season. The club resumes play on Nov. 1 when it visits Baltimore to play the Ravens (3-3), who also have a bye this week.
In the game following a bye week, the Broncos are tied for the third-best record (15-5 / .750) in the league since the bye week began in 1990.
QB Kyle Orton is 9-1 in his previous 10 starts dating back to last year and ranks third among active quarterbacks in career winning percentage (.692 / 27-12).
Orton's only turnover this year was on a Hail Mary pass attempt vs. New England on Oct. 11. He leads the NFL in fourth-quarter passer rating (142.1), touchdown-to-interception ratio (9-to-1) and lowest interception percentage (0.5 / 1-in-194).
* - Coached by long-time NFL defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, the Broncos rank first in the NFL in scoring defense (11.0), second in yards per game allowed (262.5 ypg.) and second in yards per play allowed (4.4).
* - OLB/DE Elvis Dumervil leads the NFL with 10 sacks. He is the second-fastest player (6 games) to reach 10 sacks since they became an official statistic in 1982 (fastest since Michael Strahan in 2001, 6 gms.).
* - WR Eddie Royal became only the 11th player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a kickoff (93 yds.) and a punt return (71 yds.) in the same game at San Diego last week. He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following the contest.
* - With two return touchdowns this year, Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer has now coached units that have accounted for nine special-teams touchdowns in his eight years in the NFL.
**Compliments of the Denver Broncos P.R. Staff