Good Morning, MHR Friends. Please see John's post below for playoff scenarios. Well, the Broncos dug themselves a big hole yesterday. The defense came up with some giant turnovers, but Denver was unable to overcome some horrific punting and some
putrid strange officiating. The Broncos had several chances to flip the field position yesterday, but Mitch Berger came up short every several times. Philly's average start after a Berger punt was their own 31.4-yard line, despite the fact that only 2 of Berger's punts were from worse than Denver's own 32-yard line (average 33.9-yard line). The Eagles gained 4 first downs via penalty, while Brandon Stokley was ejected after losing his cool following a blatant pass-interference non-call. Yes, it was a valiant comeback from a 17-point deficit, but in the end the Broncos are going to need quite a bit of help next Sunday to make it to the playoffs.
DPP - Briefs: Dawkins deals with emotional return to Philly
"Guard Russ Hochstein, who left the game with a knee injury, and McKinley will be evaluated again today and are expected to undergo magnetic resonance imaging exams...Dumervil tied an NFL record Sunday with his 11th sack on third down this season. The 49ers' Tim Harris had 11 in 1992."
PI - Eagles can't complain about officiating - Jeff McLane
You know who can? The Broncos. Four 1st downs via penalties. Ridiculous.
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