Denver Broncos 27 - Cleveland Browns 6 Game Notes

BRONCOS CONTINUE SUCCESS AGAINST BROWNS/IN HOME OPENERS

With the win, the Denver Broncos are now 18‐5 (.783) all‐time in regular‐season meetings against the Cleveland Browns.

Including postseason play, Denver is 21‐5 (.808) against Cleveland for its best winning percentage versus any opponent.

The Broncos improved to 23‐3 (.885) in home openers since 1984, and have now won 10 straight such contests. The streak, which is the longest current streak in the league, ties for the third longest all‐time.

 

DUMERVIL TIES FRANCHISE RECORD WITH CAREER‐HIGH FOUR SACKS


OLB/DE Elvis Dumervil registered a career‐best four sacks (15 yds.) while contributing seven solo tackles in the game. His four sacks ties a Broncos single‐game record that was last achieved by LB/DE Simon Fletcher (1985‐95) at San Diego (11/11/90) and marks the 19th time an NFL player has amassed four sacks since 2000. The performance represents Dumervil's eighth multi‐sack game since entering the league in 2006.

MOST SACKS IN A SINGLE GAME, BRONCOS HISTORY

PLAYER OPPONENT DATE SACKS
Elvis Dumervil Vs. Cleveland 9/20/09 4
Simon Fletcher @ San Diego 11/11/90 4
Karl Mecklenburg @ Pittsburgh 12/1/85 4
Karl Mecklenberg Vs. New Orleans 9/15/85 4
Barney Chavous @ Seattle 12/21/80 4
Dave Costa @ Buffalo 9/7/70 4
Rich Jackson @ Cincinnati 10/19/70 4

 

DENVER DEFENSE COMES UP BIG AGAIN

 

Denver's defense yielded just 42 yards in 22 plays inside its own territory while holding the Browns to four yards or less on 38‐of‐56 offensive plays (67.8 %).

The Broncos have now allowed just 13 points through their first two games, tying for the second lowest total in franchise history to start a season.

FEWEST POINTS ALLOWED IN FIRST TWO GAMES, BRONCOS HISTORY

 

GAME GAME 1 GAME 2 TOTAL
vs. St. Louis(9/18/77) / vs. Buffalo(9/25/77) 0 6 6
@ Cincinnati (9/13/09) / vs. Cleveland(9/20/09) 7 6 13
vs. Cincinnati(9/2/79) / vs. Los Angeles(9/6/79) 0 13 13
vs. Kansas City(8/31/97) / @ Seattle(9/7/97) 3 14 17
vs. Oakland(9/3/78) / @ Minnesota(9/11/78) 6 12 18

 

ROYAL TOPS 1,000 CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

 


WR Eddie Royal (3 rec., 20 yds.) surpassed 1,000 career receiving yards today against Cleveland. The second‐year player, who recorded 91 catches in 2008 (second most by a rookie all‐time) for 980 yards, is the sixth player in franchise history to reach the 1,000‐yard receiving mark (1,018 yards) during his first two pro seasons.

 

BRONCOS IMPRESSIVE IN RUN DEFENSE

 



The Broncos, who held Cincinnati to 3.2 yards per rush (27‐86) in Week 1, held the Browns to 2.6 yards per carry (21‐54) today. RB Jamal Lewis was the Browns' leading rusher with 14 carries for 38 yards (2.7 avg.). Cleveland has never had a 100‐yard individual rusher against the Broncos in 26 games played against Denver (23 reg. season, 3 playoff).

 

NFL TEAMS WITHOUT A 100‐YARD INDIVIDUAL RUSHER VS. DENVER, REGULAR SEASON, ALL‐TIME

TEAM GAMES PLAYED 100-yd. RUSHERS
Cleveland Browns 23 0
Miami Dolphins 15 0
Philadelphia Eagles 10 0
Arizona Cardinals 8 0
Carolina Panthers 3 0
Houston Texans 2 0

 

FORMER BROWN DAVIS LEADS CLUB IN TACKLES

 


ILB Andra Davis led all players with 10 tackles (8 solo) and finished second on the club with two tackles for a loss. Davis, who entered the game third on the club with nine tackles, equaled his Week 1 output and led all players with nine tackles in the first half (7 solo). Davis played his first eight professional seasons with the Browns and totaled at least 100 tackles in five of those years.

His nine tackles in the first half tied for his third‐highest half total in his NFL career.

 

STOKLEY RACKS UP THE RECEIVING YARDS

 


WR Brandon Stokley (5 rec., 70 yds.) has recorded the fifth‐most receiving yards in consecutive games in his career. The 11th‐year player had an 87‐yard touchdown reception with 11 seconds remaining in Week 1 (at Cin., 9/13) to propel Denver to a 12‐7 victory over the Bengals.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES, BRANDON STOKLEY, CAREER

 

GAMES REC. YDS. REC. YDS. TOTAL
at Det. (11/25/04) / vs. Ten. (12/5/04) 5 57 8 153 210
vs. Ten. (12/5/04) / at Hou. (12/12/04) 8 153 3 54 207
vs. G.B. (9/26/04) / at Jac. 10/3/04) 8 110 8 97 207
vs. Min. (11/8/04) / 11/14/04) 2 34 5 132 166
at Cin. (9/13/09) / vs. Cle. (9/20/09) 1 87 5 70 157

 

MISCELLANEOUS GAME NOTES

 

  • Head Coach Josh McDaniels became the fifth coach in franchise history to win his first two games to open the regular season with the club...
  • OLB/DE Darrell Reid recorded his third career fumble recovery in the first quarter off a Cleveland botched
    snap. The play marked Denver's first takeaway inside the red zone since OLB/DE Elvis Dumervil recovered a fumble in the 2007 season finale vs. Min. (12/30/07)... 
  • With his 2‐yard touchdown pass to TE Tony Scheffler in the first quarter, QB Kyle Orton improved his career touchdown‐interception ratio inside the red zone to 23:2...
  • S Brian Dawkins' fumble recovery in the third quarter was the 55th takeaway of his career (38 INT, 17 FR)...
  • OL Russ Hochstein lined up at fullback and was the lead blocker on FB Peyton Hillis' 2‐yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter...
  • The end zones at INVESCO Field at Mile High were painted with diagonal lines to represent the design of Denver's filed during the 1960s...
  • WR Jabar Gaffney's 49‐yard reception in the fourth quarter was the third longest reception of his career...
  • The end zones at INVESCO Field at Mile high featured diagonal painted lines to represent the end zone design from the 1960s. According to Senior Vice President of Business Development Mac Freeman, the Broncos' home field will feature several end zone designs this season from the first 50 years of the club's existence...
  • The Broncos, who recorded three takeaways against just one turnover today, improved to +4 on the season in turnover ratio (5 takeaways, 1 giveaway)...
  • Denver opponents now have just three scores (1 TD, 2 FG) on 23 possessions and have only reached the red zone three times.
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