1 - The Chefs rushed for 317 yards in embarrassing the Broncos 44-24
2 - LB Derrick Johnson ran back two Kyle Orton INTs for TDs - one for 45 yards, the other for 60 yards
3 - The Broncos finished 8-8 for the second consecutive season and are now 32-32 over the past four years with zero playoff appearances
4 - After starting the year 6-0, Denver finished 2-8
5 - Denver was 0-3 at home this season versus AFC West opponents
6 - The home crowd didn't exactly help, booing the Broncos early and often - shame on those "fans"
1 - With the Ravens and Jets winning, Denver would not have made the playoffs, even had they won
2 - Not that you can take any games for granted (see yesterday), but the Broncos' 2010 schedule looks somewhat lighter than this year's, at first glance
3 - The Broncos have a head coach who will not put up with players who exhibit losing or "me-first" attitudes
4 - Kyle Orton's first year in the Erhardt/Perkins/Weis/McDaniels Offense was statistically quite similar to Tom Brady's first three seasons in New England (for what that's worth). Take note of the YPA, Rating, Yards, Comp %, TDs, INTs, Big Plays
DPP - B-Marsh's final word: You can't count on me - Mark Kiszla
"Denver coach Josh McDaniels was 100 percent correct to tell Marshall to stay home when the Broncos had everything on the line."
NFL - 2010 opponents
Denver Broncos - Home: Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Houston, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Seattle, Jets
Away: Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Arizona, San Francisco, Baltimore
DPP - Briefing: Benching of Marshall came after Broncos' veterans requested accountability
"Denver outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil was held without a sack but finished with a franchise-record 17 sacks for the season. He became the first Bronco to lead the NFL in sacks."
DPP - No need for review: Broncos flat-out quit - Woody Paige
I quit reading this one halfway through.
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