Ravens 31 - Broncos 17 - Game Notes

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens greets Josh McDaniels after the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 31-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

ORTON TURNS IN ANOTHER STRONG PERFORMANCE

          Broncos QB Kyle Orton tied a franchise record with his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game, as he completed 23-of-38 passes (60.5%) for 314 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions (104.5 rtg.) in Denver's 31-17 loss to Baltimore. Orton joins QB Brian Griese as the only players in club annals to record four consecutive games with 300-plus yards passing in a season.

          Orton has passed for the most yards in team history through the first five games of a season and ranks sixth in NFL history in that category.

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH TEAM'S FIRST FIVE GAMES, BRONCOS HISTORY

 

Player

Year

Att.

Cmp.

Pct.

Yds.

TD

Int.

Rtg.

1.

Kyle Orton

2010

213

141

66.2

1,733

8

3

97.8

2.

Jay Cutler

2008

191

125

65.4

1,502

10

4

98.1

3.

John Elway

1993

197

125

63.5

1,460

8

3

93.0

4.

John Elway

1985

191

100

52.4

1,379

12

8

79.3

5.

Frank Tripucka

1962

179

99

55.3

1,340

6

10

67.3

LLOYD CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE START

 

          Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd, who led the team with five receptions for 135 yards (27.0 avg.) with two touchdowns against the Ravens, has totaled 100 or more yards receiving in three consecutive games. With over 100 yards receiving in Denver's opener, he became the 16th player in NFL history to record 100 yards receiving in at least four of the first five games of a season.

          The eighth-year player, who entered the game ranked second in the NFL in receiving yards, has recorded the most receiving yards (589) through his team's first five games in franchise history.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS THROUGH TEAM'S FIRST FIVE GAMES, BRONCOS HISTORY

 

Player

Year

Rec.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

1.

Brandon Lloyd

2010

30

589

19.6

3

2.

Lionel Taylor

1961

42

574

13.7

4

3.

Rod Smith

2000

38

562

14.8

3

4.

Rod Smith

2001

42

513

12.2

5

5.

Lionel Taylor

1964

33

459

13.9

4

PRATER CONTINUES FIELD GOAL STREAK

          K Matt Prater converted his only field goal attempt of the day against Baltimore-a 38-yarder in the fourth quarter-to stretch his streak of consecutive field goals made to 17 dating to last season. In Denver's record books, he trails only K Jason Elam, who converted 19 consecutive field goals on two occasions during his career with the Broncos.

MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE, BRONCOS HISTORY

 

Player

No.

Games

1.

Jason Elam

19

Last 17 in '06, first 2 in '07


Jason Elam

19

Last 1 in '97, first 18 in '98

3.

Matt Prater

17

Last 8 in '09, first 89 in '10

4.

Jason Elam

15

Last 15 in '07

5.

Rich Karlis

13

Last 4 in '84, first 9 in '85

MISCELLANEOUS GAME NOTES

          LB D.J. Williams led the club with 15 tackles (10 solo), marking the fourth time in his career he has totaled at least 15 tackles (according to press box stats)... TE Dan Gronkowski, who lined up at fullback, and WR Demaryius Thomas made their first career starts today... RB Andre Brown made his debut at running back in the first half after playing on special teams in each of Denver's last two games... LB Wesley Woodyard led the team with three special-teams tackles-the second time in his career he has recorded at least three special-teams tackles (at K.C., 12/6/09).

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