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Horse Tracks 9/21/09 - Broncos defeat Browns 27-6


Well, the Broncos are 2/3 of the way to meeting John Clayton's predicted win total for the season, and it only took them two weeks to get there. The defense was again stifling; up next are the Raiders, who managed 166 yards of offense versus the Chefs but came away with a victory somehow. Elvis Dumervil racked up 4 sacks and forced a fumble. The last time the Broncos won by three touchdowns or more? The 2008 opener in Jokeland. Last time they forced 5 turnovers over two games? November of 2007, when they had 11 takeaways in three games. Shannon Sharpe parachuted his way into The Big IF, but I couldn't find video of the halftime ceremony inducting him to the Ring of Fame. If anyone finds it, please share the link!

NFL - Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos - Box Score

NFL - Videos: Broncos 27, Browns 6 with radio calls by Dave Logan

NFL - Videos: WK 2: Elvis Dumervil highlights

NFL - Videos: Broncos postgame press conference
Josh McDaniels, Elvis Dumervil and Kyle Orton speak after the game.

DB - Browns Postgame: Report - Broncos TV
Game highlights and postgame quotes. Man, does Brian Dawkins' bloodshot eye look scary, or what?!

DB - Browns Postgame: McDaniels - Broncos TV

DPP - Broncos win home opener - Mike Klis

CBS4 - Shannon Sharpe with Gary Miller - Video

AP - Shannon Sharpe Honored With Ring-Of-Fame Induction - Pat Graham
Can someone PLEASE find some video of the ceremony?

DB - Making Their Mark - Zach Eisendrath
BDawk and The Slot Machine gave McD a Gatorade bath as the clocked ticked down on yesterday's victory.

DB - Dominance from Dumervil - Gray Caldwell

DB - Browns Postgame: Orton - Broncos TV

DB - Browns Postgame: Dumervil - Broncos TV

NFL - Videos: Browns postgame press conference

NFLTA - Videos: NFL Gameday: Browns vs. Broncos highlights
Eisen and Co; thankfully there's no Jamie Dukes...

DPP - Paige: Give the Glove some love

DPP - Krieger: Doom's sacks back anew

DPP - Dumervil takes on role of sack master - Mike Klis

CSG - Denver defense dominates Cleveland - Frank Schwab

DPP - Analysis: Kicking game looks improved - Jeff Legwold

DPP - Royal receives "precautionary" I.V. treatment
Eddie cramped up a bit mid-game. Kyle Orton again is hoping to lose the glove next week in Oakland. Mario Haggan banged up his left knee, but only missed part of one series.

DP - RG Kuper, OLB Moss active for Broncos - Lindsay Jones
Only 4 WRs were active yesterday, with Kenny McKinley and Brandon Lloyd out of action. NT Chris Baker did not dress, either.

CSG - Ramsey: Overlook Dumervil at your own risk

DPP - Nothing cheap about zeal in cheap seats - Mark Kiszla
Sounds like Kiszla enjoyed his view of the game from the nosebleeds.

DPP - Broncos' tailbacks on right trail - Lindsay Jones

DPP - Denver's home opener gets a high-flying start - Lindsay Jones

DPP - Browns experience failure across the board - Anthony Cotton

CSG - Week 2: Broncos breakdown - Frank Schwab

CSG - Broncos notes: A much better run - Frank Schwab

CSG - Browns-Broncos: 3 things we watched - Frank Schwab

DPP - Armstrong: Broncos 2-0 ... against Ohio

DPP - Q&A: Brown-and-yellow will appear again - Jeff Legwold

Cleveland Plain Dealer

CPD - Collapse from a Mile High: Cleveland Browns too inoffensive to contend in 27-6 loss to Denver Broncos - Tony Grossi

CPD - Frustration level grows for Brady Quinn after offense's slumber continues in Week 2 defeat - Mary Kay Cabot

CPD - With their first, best chance for points denied, Browns seemed to fade away in Denver - Terry Pluto

CPD - Terry Pluto's postgame notebook from Browns-Broncos

NFL Results

NFL - Oakland Raiders 13 at Kansas City Chiefs 10
JaMarcus The Hutt was 7-for-24 with 109 yards passing in "leading" Jokeland's offense to 166 total yards. No Raiders rushed for more than 35 yards or caught more than 28 yards of passes. Jokeland allowed 2 sacks but no turnovers. Matt Cassel threw 2 INTs and took 2 sacks as the Chefs racked up 409 yards of fruitless offense.

NFL - Baltimore Ravens 31 at San Diego Chargers 26
The Ravens barely hung on to beat the hobbled Dolts, who were missing LDT and Jamal Williams. Baltimore forced the Dolts to kick four FGs of 29 yards and shorter. Philip Rivers racked up 436 yards passing and 2 TDs, with big receiving days for Vincent Jackson and Darren Sproles. Joe Flacco had 2 TD passes and Willis McGahee rushed for another 2.

NFL - New York Giants 33 at Dallas Cowboys 31

NFL - Pittsburgh Steelers 14 at Chicago Bears 17

NFL - Seattle Seahawks 10 at San Francisco 49ers 23

NFL - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 at Buffalo Bills 33

NFL - St. Louis Rams 7 at Washington Redskins 9

NFL - Houston Texans 34 at Tennessee Titans 31

NFL - New Orleans Saints 48 at Philadelphia Eagles 22

NFL - New England Patriots 9 at New York Jets 16

NFL - Arizona Cardinals 31 at Jacksonville Jaguars 17

NFL - Cincinnati Bengals 31 at Green Bay Packers 24

NFL - Minnesota Vikings 27 at Detroit Lions 13

NFL - Carolina Panthers 20 at Atlanta Falcons 28

AFC West News

SDUT - Cut off at the pass - Jay Posner

SDUT - DT Boone coming to town - Kevin Acee
The Dolts may sign former Chefs DT Alfonso Boone.

SFC - Raiders beat Chiefs for first win of the season - David White

SFC - Ostler: Russell awful, but great late

OT - Raiders lose Gallery to fractured fibula - Steve Corkran
Obviously, this could mean a field day for the Broncos' pass rush come Sunday...

OT - Raiders report card - Steve Corkran

OT - Poole: Character, not stats, wins out for Raiders

OT - Raiders turn tables on past - Steve Corkran

KCS - Chiefs let game get away late in 13-10 loss to Raiders - Kent Babb

KCS - Haley’s coaching performance was embarrassing - Jason Whitlock

KCS - Cassel’s first game for Chiefs is not a memorable one - Adam Teicher

KCS - Chiefs’ Johnson tries to find encouragement in loss - Adam Teicher

KCS - Wade wastes no time contributing to Chiefs - Randy Covitz

NFL News

NFL - Seahawks QB Hasselbeck bruises ribs vs. 49ers but says he'll be OK

NFL - Westbrook: Sprained ankle 'a little sore' after Eagles' loss to Saints

NFL - Rice calls rookie WR Crabtree's standoff with 49ers 'unfortunate'

NFL - Redskins RG Thomas might be out for season with triceps injury

NFL - Four Bills players leave game vs. Bucs with various injuries

NFL - Falcons rookie DT Jerry suffers undisclosed injury, doesn't return

NFL Opinion

CBS - Week 2 Judgements: New York teams rise to challenge - Clark Judge

SI - Mark Sanchez shows he's ready, Packers need to help Aaron Rodgers - Don Banks

SI - Mark Sanchez, other young quarterbacks making their mark on NFL - Peter King
PK ranks Brett Favre and Peyton Manning ahead of John Elway among greatest QBs ever. Seriously.

SI - Tony Romo cost the Dallas Cowboys with questionable decisions - Don Banks

SI - Patriots show rare loss of composure in defeat to Jets - Damon Hack

Y! - Jets push prim and proper to the side - Charles Robinson

NFL - Ryan's brash attitude rubs off on Jets in upset victory over Patriots - Vic Carucci

NFL - Smash-mouth 49ers among NFL's surprise 2-0 teams - Bucky Brooks