Broncos 26 - Titans 20 Post Game Notes

BRONCOS BEAT TITANS TO EVEN SEASON RECORD 

          The Denver Broncos (2-2) beat the Tennessee Titans (2-2) 26-20 on Sunday to even their season record at 2-2. With the win, the Broncos improved to 14-20-1 (.414) against Tennessee (6-13 / .316 on the road).

ORTON PUTS UP RECORD NUMBERS 

          Broncos QB Kyle Orton, who completed 35-of-50 passes (70.0%) for 341 yards with two touchdowns and one interception (93.8 rtg.) against Tennessee, has accounted for the second-most passing yards through the first four games of the regular season in NFL history with 1,419.

          Orton recorded more than 300 yards passing for the third consecutive week, marking the fourth time in franchise history a player has accomplished that feat and the first time since QB Brian Griese totaled four consecutive games with 300+ yards in 2002.

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH FIRST FOUR GAMES OF THE REGULAR SEASON, NFL HISTORY

 

Player 

Year 

Cmp.

Att.

Pct.

Yds.

TD 

Int 

Rtg.

1.

Kurt Warner

2000

95

135

70.4

1557

10

7

111.9

2.

Kyle Orton

2010

118

175

67.4

1419

6

3

96.3

3.

Drew Bledsoe

1994

109

176

61.9

1417

9

6

90.1

4.

Steve Young

1998

98

155

63.2

1382

12

3

109.7

5.

Dan Marino

1994

92

152

60.5

1370

12

5

102.7

LLOYD/ROYAL FORM TOP RECEIVING DUO 

          Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd (11 rec., 115 yds., 10.5 avg.) and WR Eddie Royal (8 rec., 113 yds., 14.1 avg., 1 TD) gave Denver its second consecutive game with two 100-yard receivers-the third such occurrence in franchise history and the first since WR Ed McCaffrey and WR Rod Smith accomplished the feat in 2000.

CONSECUTIVE WEEKS WITH TWO 100-YARD RECEIVERS, BRONCOS HISTORY

Opponent (Date)

Player

Rec.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

at Ten. (10/3/10)

Brandon Lloyd

11

115

10.5

0

Eddie Royal

 8

113

14.1 

 1

vs. Ind. (9/26/10)

Brandon Lloyd

6

169

28.2

1

Jabar Gaffney

12

140

11.7

0

at Cin. (10/22/00)

Ed McCaffrey

10

136

13.6

0

Rod Smith

7

110

15.7

1

vs. Cle. (10/15/00)

Ed McCaffrey

5

129

25.8

0

Rod Smith

5

111

22.2

3

at Bos. (9/21/62)

Jerry Tarr

4

152

38.0

2

Lionel Taylor

12

119

9.9

0

at Buf. (9/15/62)

Lionel Taylor

9

133

14.8

0

Al Frazier

4

125

31.3

1

DAWKINS RECORDS 22nd CAREER SACK

          Broncos S Brian Dawkins recorded his 22nd career sack in the third quarter, taking down Titans QB Vince Young on third down and helping force a Tennessee field goal. Dawkins, who is one of four players in league history to record at least 33 career interceptions and 20 career sacks, ranks fourth in NFL history in sacks by a defensive back.

MOST CAREER SACKS BY A DEFENSIVE BACK, NFL HISTORY

 

Player

Pos.

Sacks

Years

1.

Rodney Harrison, N.E./S.D.

S

30.5

1994-2008

2.

Carnell Lake, Bal./Jac./Pit.

S

25.0

1989-2001


Ronde Barber, T.B.

CB

25.0

1997-Pres.

4.

Brian Dawkins, Den./Phi.

S

22.0

1996-Pres.

5.

LeRoy Butler, G.B.

S

20.5

1990-2001

MISCELLANEOUS GAME NOTES 

          Broncos DL Kevin Vickerson, who spent the past three seasons with Tennessee, made his third career start against the Titans... WR Demaryius Thomas took over kickoff return duties against Tennessee and finished with four returns for 144 yards (36.0 avg.) with a long of 65... LB D.J. Williams led Denver with 10 tackles (8 solo) and added a quarterback sack (1 yd.)... LB Joe Mays and CB Syd'Quan Thompson led the team with two special-teams tackles apiece.


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