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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 10/4/10


Late Orton TD pass rallies Broncos for 26-20 win over Tennessee - The Denver Post
Laurence Maroney has pretty much played for only two quarterbacks in his five-year NFL career. He spent the first four in New England playing running back behind the incomparable Tom Brady.

Kiszla: Broncos need to take better care of Orton - The Denver Post
One of these times, Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton is not going to get up from under that pile of sweaty, angry men. And then this NFL season will be broken beyond repair for Denver.

Paige: Luck smiles on Broncos - The Denver Post
On the west bank of the calm Cumberland River, in a most curious wind, the accidental tourists from Denver pulled off a fortuitous coup d'eTitans.

Analysis: Broncos defense shuts down Tennessee RB Chris Johnson - The Denver Post
For two seasons in Tennessee, Broncos defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson saw Chris Johnson dart this way and that during games. Vickerson saw Johnson find a wafer-thin sliver of space and turn it into a touchdown.

Maroney: Running game has nowhere to go but (way) up - The Denver Post
"When you're struggling like we have been in one part of the game, one guy is not going to fix it," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said as he walked to the team bus long after his team finished off the Tennessee Titans 26-20 on Sunday.

Denver offensive line takes a beating at Tennessee - The Denver Post
Right tackle Ryan Harris and center J.D. Walton each left LP Field on Sunday evening with bloody lips. Left tackle Ryan Clady had both knees wrapped in ice, and right guard Chris Kuper was just mad as heck.

NFL Game Center: Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans - 2010 Week 4
The Denver Broncos couldn't be more one-sided offensively right now. The way Kyle Orton's playing, it doesn't matter. news: Eagles' Vick leaves game vs. Redskins with rib, chest injuries
Michael Vick's brief run as No. 1 may be temporarily grounded.

NFL Game Center: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles - 2010 Week 4
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles NFL Game Center news: Eagles fans applaud former QB McNabb in return to Philly
Donovan McNabb tried to play it all down. In the end, after he made himself right at home in Philadelphia, it became clear this was not just another road trip.

NFL Game Center: Chicago Bears at New York Giants - 2010 Week 4
Chicago Bears at New York Giants NFL Game CenterNFL Stats: Milestone Tracker

Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans - Recap - October 03, 2010 - ESPN
NFL Football Recap: Final statistics from the Denver vs. Tennessee game played on October 03, 2010

McNabb makes himself at home in Philly - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Next time you find yourself trying to identify the best team in the NFC East, look for something else to do. We tried to close the books on the Washington Redskins after their embarrassing loss in St. Louis last weekend, but they walked into Donovan McNabb's old stadium Sunday and physically punished the Eagles in a 17-12 win that put them in a tie for first place with the Eagles and Giants at 2-2.

Gates is the target of Rivers' affection - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Even after a wildly successful NFL career, Gates -- a college basketball player-- admits hoops was his first love and desired game. Still, Gates said he did the prudent thing. He looks at it this way: Basketball was the girl he pursued, while football was the girl who pursued him.

Titans assistant Chuck Cecil gives obscene gesture to official - NFL -
Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil expressed his anger at officials during Tennessee's game with Denver with an obscene gesture Sunday.

Cutler beating a reminder of Martz's system flaws - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
For a moment, Jay Cutler(notes) looked slow. Maybe lost. More likely, what we thought was lethargy was simply the case of being shelled one too many times.

Falcons feast on generous 49ers - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The San Francisco 49ers’ failure to execute the fundamentals allowed quarterback Matt Ryan(notes) and the Atlanta Falcons to do the phenomenal.

Ugly win provides McNabb some satisfaction - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The ball sailed off Kevin Kolb’s(notes) right hand and made a perfect arc toward the back of the end zone, a hellish ending to an otherwise triumphant return looming in the crisp Philly darkness.

Week 4 post game notebook | National Football Post
Let’s go back and take a look at the Week 4 Sunday action in the NFL: ten things that stood out, notes, X’s and O’s, game balls, etc. Plus, extra points from around the league.

Haloti Ngata dominates Steelers | National Football Post
Haloti Ngata engulfed an offensive lineman, tossing him aside like an inanimate blocking dummy.

Should we tweak pass interference rule? - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
A typical Sunday in the NFL. There were several upsets and some big calls at the end of games. Here are the plays in Week 4 that are worthy of discussion:

Donovan McNabb, LaDanian Tomlinson proving they were let go too soon - Peter King -
1. I think I can't believe Kansas City is the only unbeaten team in the NFL on Oct. 4.