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Broncos at Titans: BTV Highlights |
Field level highlights and broadcast audio from Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Titans.

Sounds from the Locker Room |
Players react to week 3's 17-14 loss to the Titans.

Broncos' frustration simmers in locker-room silence - The Denver Post
There was a long cooling-off period. Coach John Fox started and finished his postgame news conference.

Hasselbeck explodes, Orton falters, Titans top Broncos | ProFootballTalk
For the Broncos, Kyle Orton struggled: He completed 24 of 39 passes, but for just 173 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Orton did nothing to change the minds of the large numbers of Broncos fans who believe that Tim Tebow should be the starter.

Following Broncos' loss, Kyle Orton's play sure to be up for discussion - The Denver Post
Nothing brings a quarterback into conversations around the office coffee machine quite like defeat. The Broncos easily could have beaten the Tennessee Titans on a warm, sunny September Sunday at LP Field.

Titans 17, Broncos 14: By the Numbers |
46.2: Kyle Orton’s quarterback rating the last two years on possessions that began in the last 10 minutes of regulation when trailing by eight points or less.

Denver Broncos News

Broncos vs. Titans: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the media after the Broncos 17-14 loss at Tennessee.

Broncos vs. Titans: Orton |
Quarterback Kyle Orton talks with the media after Denver's 17-14 loss at Tennessee.

Sideline Altercation Leads To Titans Smith Being Benched |
Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Shaun Smith and defensive end Derrick Morgan, as expected had little to say following the teams 17-14 victory over the visiting Denver Broncos about a late fourth quarter sideline argument between the two lead to the benching of Smith for the remainder of the contest.

Woody Paige: One yard, so many arguments - The Denver Post
The Broncos made the right choice, but the wrong call. Second-guessing, third-reacting and fifth-hindsighting over the decision to sacrifice a sure field goal for an uncertain touchdown doesnt matter now.

Dave Krieger: Daniel Graham just doing his job and winning - The Denver Post
Daniel Graham has always been polite, but hes nev- er had too much to say. At Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Colorado, during five seasons with the Patriots and four with the Broncos, he always let his play speak for him.

Dusty Saunders: CBS crew was fine, but postgame was Tebow time - The Denver Post
While Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker, CBS Sports sixth team in its NFL broadcasting lineup, didnt perform like No. 1, they kept Sundays Broncos-Titans game in a clear focus.

Broncos' defense stopped Johnson, but other Titans stepped up - The Denver Post
Score one for the "other guys" as the Broncos defense stopped one of the Titans best players Sunday and watched another star leave the game with an injury, but then watched Tennessees Plan Bs win the game.

Defensive end hands Titans win over Broncos in last minutes - The Denver Post
With one swing of his left hand, Titans defensive end Jason Jones ended the Broncos comeback hopes Sunday. On a third-and-11 from the Titans 39-yard line, with 1:46 left in the game, the Broncos needed a few more yards to get in range for a game-tying field goal.

Broncos Chris Kuper takes blame for not scoring on fourth-and-1 - The Denver Post
The Titans had stopped Broncos running back Willis McGahee on consecutive runs near the goal line, allowing the Broncos to move forward only 1 yard in three plays.

What the fans are saying: Orton isn't winner, Fox makes key error - The Denver Post
I think we can all agree that Orton is not a terrible QB, but he just doesnt win you games. Fourth quarter, game on the line, there are at least half a dozen examples of Orton not being able to lead the team down to a victory.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Missed Opportunities |
The Broncos left Tennessee disappointed after a 17-14 loss to the Titans.

Broncos Come Up Short in Nashville |
Denver falls to 1-2 on the year after Tennessee scores late to secure 17-14 win.

Three Observations: Titans 17, Broncos 14 |
Three observations from the Broncos’ 17-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans here Sunday.

Six Words Or Less: Your Thoughts on Broncos-Titans |
September isn’t even complete, and already the Broncos have endured two excruciating losses that could have turned into wins but for one play turning out differently in each.

Broncos' Fox: 'I'd Do It Again Next Week' - Predominantly Orange
The Broncos played a hard-fought game, but the play call that will be evaluated for the next couple of days will undoubtedly be John Fox’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. The Broncos were up 14-10 and Fox wanted to put the game out of reach at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Does he regret it?

Broncos Play Well Despite Loss To Titans - Predominantly Orange
The Tennessee Titans were itching to hand a win over to the Denver Broncos. Eleven penalties for 80 yards said so.

Broncos Must Re-Group In A Hurry - Predominantly Orange
There are only 16 guaranteed games for each team in the NFL. That’s why capitalizing on opportunity is important. The Broncos are realizing after a close loss to Tennessee that had they done things just a little bit better, they would be 2-1 instead of 1-2.

Shannon Sharpe Wouldn't Have Gone For Touchdown - SB Nation Denver
One of the good things to happen this season is that Denver Broncos tight end and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe has joined Twitter. And, as always, he's speaking his mind.

Why didn’t Williams and Moreno play? | First-and-Orange
It is hard, now, to describe D.J. Williams and Knowshon Moreno as active for Sunday’s 17-14 loss to Tennessee.

NFL News

Bills, Lions, Browns share joy of surprising starts - Peter King -
So what do you want? The good news or the bad news?

NFL Week 3: Buffalo Bills and the other comeback kids - LA Times
The Buffalo Bills defeated the New England Patriots with a big comeback Sunday, and the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints were among the NFL's comeback winners.

NFL owners, players still unsettled on HGH screening –
Three weeks into the NFL season, team owners and players remain at odds over standards for HGH testing.

Eight NFL players subject to suspension for conduct during lockout -
If NFL players got in trouble during the lockout, are they now subject to suspension by the league?