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24champ
11-01-2009, 03:09 AM
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Game Time: 11:00 AM MST
Location: M&T Bank Stadium|Baltimore,MD
Forecast at Kickoff:Mostly Sunny|57 F
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QUICKLY:

* Denver is 6-0 for the first time since 1998, and its six-game winning streak is the club’s longest since 2000 (6 games).
* Head Coach Josh McDaniels is the fifth rookie coach in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to begin his coaching career with a 6-0 record.
* The Broncos have been one of the NFL’s best teams in the second half/overtime this year, outscoring opponents by a 76-10 margin.
* Denver owns the NFL’s fourth-best record (15-5 / .750) following the bye week since it was introduced by the league in 1990.

OFFENSE:

* QB Kyle Orton is 9-1 in his previous 10 starts dating back to last year and ranks third among active quarterbacks in career winning percentage (.692 / 27-12). He leads the NFL in touchdown-to-interception ratio (9-to-1), lowest interception percentage (0.5%) and fourth-quarter passer rating (142.1).
* RBs Correll Buckhalter (3rd, 4.3%) and Knowshon Moreno (5th, 6.1%) both rank among the NFL’s top five players in avoiding rushes for negative yardage. As a team, Denver leads the league in lowest percentage of rushes going for negative yardage (4.4% / 8-of-181 / excludes kneeldowns).

DEFENSE:

* Coached by long-time NFL defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, the Broncos lead the NFL in scoring defense (11.0) and third-down percentage (26.9%) while ranking second in the league in yards per game allowed (262.5 ypg.) and yards per play allowed (4.4).
* OLB/DE Elvis Dumervil leads the NFL with 10 sacks. He tied as the second-fastest player (6 games) to reach 10 sacks since they became an official statistic in 1982 (fastest since Michael Strahan, NYG, in 2001, 6 gms.).

SPECIAL TEAMS:

* WR Eddie Royal became only the 11th player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a kickoff (93 yds.) and a punt return (71 yds.) in the same game at San Diego on Oct. 19. He joins Cleveland’s Joshua Cribbs as one of two players in the NFL’s top 10 in both punt and kickoff return average.
* P Mitch Berger, a 16-year NFL veteran and two-time Pro Bowl choice, was signed on Monday. Since 1999, he ranks fifth in the league in gross (43.4 yds.) and net (36.6 yds.) punting average (min. 500 punts).


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Denver Broncos

Brian Dawkins S Hamstring Probable

Ronald Fields  DT Hamstring Probable

Spencer Larsen LB Shoulder Probable



Baltimore

Jared Gaither T Neck Questionable

Joe Flacco QB Ankle Probable

Tavares Gooden LB Head Probable

Steven Hauschka K R. Ankle Probable

Jarret Johnson LB Shoulder Probable

Ed Reed S Illness Probable

David Tyree WR Hamstring Probable


All injuries as of 11/01/09


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“All Ready”- Darrent Williams


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"(Baltimore) is a very talented team. (They are) tough, physical and in many ways similar to the style that we are trying to play with in terms of being physical. Offensively, (they) make a lot of big plays (and) make a lot of big plays in the passing game. They have a lot of good receivers for (Baltimore QB Joe) Flacco to throw to. Watching him last year, this year he has really done a nice job of developing into a guy that can read the field, understand coverages and attack the weaknesses of your defense many times. He has got a great back, (Baltimore RB Ray) Rice, that leads the league in yards from scrimmage, leads the league in yards after catch, leads their team in receptions, rushing yards and averages six yards a carry. (He is) very difficult to bring to the ground and tackle. Then, (Baltimore RB Willis) McGahee is kind of a nice one-two punch."–Josh McDaniels

"Brandon Marshall has made some real big plays, plays the average receiver can't make" –Ray Lewis


"In that sense, 'surprise' is more reality,Because I didn't know what to expect. I'm still feeling my way, I still have a long way to go. But I've been getting some great coaching." -Elvis Dumervil


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24champ
11-01-2009, 03:10 AM
Sorry if I made any mistakes...I'm pretty much drunk right now. haha. :approve:

Alleged Triggerman
11-01-2009, 03:50 AM
1st.

Bronco Rob
11-01-2009, 03:54 AM
:Broncos:










:gobroncos

broncoblue
11-01-2009, 04:31 AM
go broncos

BossChief
11-01-2009, 05:29 AM
Very good test to see if they really have "arrived" or if a team like Baltimore shows on tape how to beat em. Should be a very good game. Baltimore is a beatable squad, but it will take a couple lucky plays ad no mistakes and that has been in you guys favor all year so far. Just ask BS...I mean Brandon Stokley.

It was a nice run, but I think it may end today.

Ravens 27 Denver 24

crawdad
11-01-2009, 05:32 AM
Yep, but Cincinnati put up 5 TD's on Chicago and only one on our defense. Denver wins this game going away....
Denver 31
Ravens 17

cousinal11
11-01-2009, 05:39 AM
Champ gets a pick today.

ayjackson
11-01-2009, 05:40 AM
Sorry if I made any mistakes...I'm pretty much drunk right now. haha. :approve:

Well, for one, we're not playing the Raiders.

iDENVER
11-01-2009, 05:45 AM
just threw on my dawkins jersey and now i am about to head to the stadium.. lets go denver

elsid13
11-01-2009, 05:53 AM
Hopefully the field has good drainage system, because it been steady rain all night in the DC area.

Arkie
11-01-2009, 05:55 AM
record against the ravens 3-3
points scored 112
points against 127

Cleo McDowell
11-01-2009, 06:18 AM
the sunday night / am routine, waiting for kickoff at the neighborhood internet cafe here in Seoul. kickoff cannot come close enough, and i believe i must now wait one hour longer because of daylight savings.. grrr.

btw, anyone have a good link for the game?

scorpio
11-01-2009, 06:25 AM
Well, for one, we're not playing the Raiders.

^^

baja
11-01-2009, 06:44 AM
Seems like each week our opponent gets tougher and tougher This is definitely our stiffest test to date. I don't even want to predict a score on this one. This is a game that I thought we would lose but I now think we got a real good chance to win. This will truly be a defining game for you new Denver Broncos.

baja
11-01-2009, 06:53 AM
Despite owning an undefeated record, the Denver Broncos find themselves as underdogs this Sunday when they travel to M&T Bank Stadium to play the Baltimore Ravens.
Bet NFL Week 8
The Broncos had last week off, but beat 34-23 on Monday night in Week 6. In that game, Kyle Orton was 20-of-29 for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the win as Denver covered as 4-point underdogs.
The Ravens also had last week off, but lost to the Vikings 33-31 in Week 6 as 3-point underdogs. Joe Flacco threw for 385 yards and two touchdowns, while Ray Rice rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Rice also caught 10 passes for 117 yards in the loss.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Ravens 3-point home favorites over the Broncos in Week 8. The over/under total for this game has been set at 42 points.
With the way they’ve played this season, it’s hard to go against the 6-0 Broncos – especially considering that they’re coming off a bye and getting points in this matchup. But this is a situation where the bye could actually hurt the Broncos, because it ruins all the momentum they had going into the off week.
The Ravens have lost three straight, but they should actually benefit from the bye because it gave them a chance to go back to the drawing board. Baltimore played extremely well offensively in the fourth quarter of its loss to Minnesota, so hopefully the coaching staff noticed some things that will work against Denver as well.
This is actually a better matchup for Baltimore than most people think. The Ravens’ pass defense has been horrible all season, but the Broncos don’t really have a potent passing game to take advantage of Baltimore’s weakness. We think Ray Lewis and the Ravens’ defense will play inspired coming out of the bye and Baltimore will get a huge win.
Our NFL Week 8 Free Pick for this matchup is: BALTIMORE RAVENS -3 and UNDER 42.
Broncos at Ravens Current Odds
207 Denver Broncos +3 Over 42
208 Baltimore Ravens –3 Under 42
NFL Week 8 Betting Trends
Denver is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
NFL Week 8 Injury Report
DENVER
[LB] 08/05/2009 - Nick Greisen IR ( Knee )
[LB] 09/27/2009 - Spencer Larsen "?" Sunday vs. Dallas ( Shoulder )
[DT] 08/23/2009 - J'vonne Parker IR ( Knee )
[CB] 10/02/2009 - Alphonso Smith is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Dallas ( Ankle )
[OT] 09/28/2009 - Ryan Harris injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas ( Shoulder )
[OG] 10/02/2009 - Ben Hamilton is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Dallas ( Hamstring )
[WR] 10/03/2009 - Brandon Stokley "?" Sunday vs. Dallas ( Thigh )
BALTIMORE
[OT] 08/04/2009 - Adam Terry IR ( Knee )
[CB] 08/31/2009 - Samari Rolle is expected to miss at least the first 6 weeks of the regular season ( Neck )
[WR] 08/14/2009 - Marcus Smith IR ( ACL )
[DL] 08/15/2009 - Lamar Divens IR ( Hip )
[LB] 09/06/2009 - Jason Phillips IR ( Knee )
[DE] 10/02/2009 - Trevor Pryce is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. New England ( Illness )
[LB] 09/30/2009 - Jarret Johnson probable Sunday vs. New England ( Shoulder )
[TE] 09/30/2009 - Todd Heap probable Sunday vs. New England ( Back )
[LB] 09/30/2009 - Ray Lewis probable Sunday vs. New England ( Concussion )
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baja
11-01-2009, 06:57 AM
GAME SNAPSHOT
KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 ET
GAMEDATE: 11/01/09
SURFACE: Sportexe Momentum
TV: CBS (Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf)
SERIES: 7th regular-season meeting. Series tied 3-3. The Broncos won the last meeting, 13-3, in 2006. The Ravens have the biggest win, a playoff win in 2000. That was Baltimore's first playoff game that season, and the Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl.

PREDICTION: Broncos 19-16

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Broncos' transition to the 3-4 defense has gone smoother than anyone could have imagined, and it starts with a swarming run defense allowing just 79.7 yards per game. And Baltimore must build a lead because Denver has allowed just 10 second-half points all season. The Ravens need to match the Broncos' intensity on both sides of the ball. Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison's unit has given up consecutive 100-yard rushers. If Denver is able to run the ball effectively, QB Kyle Orton has proven to be very efficient and will methodically pick apart Baltimore's subpar secondary.

FAST FACTS: The Ravens' three losses have come by a combined 11 points. ... Broncos OLB Elvis Dumervil has 10 sacks. The only player in NFL history with more through six games was the Giants' Michael Strahan (10.5) in 2001.

PERSONNEL NEWS
Broncos:
--NT Ronald Fields returned to practice after missing Wednesday's session with a hamstring injury. Fields has been playing at a high level in the middle of Denver's improved run defense.

--LB Spencer Larsen continues to practice in full. He is on track to play Sunday, which would be his first game this season. He has had a shoulder injury.

--S Brian Dawkins has been limited in practice with a hamstring injury. Dawkins won't miss this week's game, but the team will take measures to keep him fresh during the season.

--WR Eddie Royal is the AFC special teams player of the month, but he won't be Denver's only returner. The coaches will rotate other players in occasionally when Royal needs a rest, so he doesn't get worn down.

--K Matt Prater shouldn't have a problem adjusting to new holder Mitch Berger, who was signed this week to be Denver's new punter. Prater has kicked well this year so there's some concern a change would throw him off, but Prater, Berger and long-snapper Lonie Paxton have put in extra work to get their timing down, and Berger has been a good holder in his career.

Ravens:
--OT Jared Gaither seemed to have a setback and could be a game-time decision Sunday with a neck injury. He had a full practice Wednesday but then missed Thursday's workout. He wore a red jersey (which signifies no contact) during the media viewing portion. If Gaither can't play, Michael Oher will start a third straight game at left tackle and Marshal Yanda will start at right tackle.

--OT Michael Oher could start a third straight game at left tackle if Jared Gaither (neck) is sidelined again. Gaither missed practice Thursday after having a full practice Wednesday.

--LB Tavares Gooden was limited in practice Thursday with a head injury but should start Sunday. Concussions are becoming a trend for Gooden this season.

--OLB Jarret Johnson had full practices all week with a shoulder injury. He has been dealing with the same shoulder injury for the past three weeks. He has yet to miss a game because of that injury.

--QB Joe Flacco is expected to start but he has been listed with an ankle injury all week. He has yet to miss a practice this week but his scrambling ability could be limited.

--FS Ed Reed had a full practice Thursday after missing Wednesday with an illness. He is expected to start.

INSIDE THE CAMPS
Broncos:
There is a lot of respect for the Ravens coming out of Denver, starting with the Broncos' head coach.

Coach Josh McDaniels wants his team to be tough, physical and smart. Although plenty of what McDaniels has brought to Denver is from his time with New England, he said this week that the Ravens are another team the Broncos want to be like.

"Our group is new, and we are trying to play that way," McDaniels said. "I think they've played that way for awhile. This is a team that has had a lot of success, has a lot of great football players, great organization, great coaching staff."

The Broncos play at Baltimore on Sunday. They have the second ranked defense in the NFL, and the Ravens have long prided themselves on a strong defense. The Broncos realize they have to have some longevity at the top of the rankings before they can be considered in a class with the Ravens.

"They have done it for a lot longer than we have in terms of us talking about it as much with the new group," McDaniels said.

One of the reasons the Ravens have been so good on defense for so long is safety Ed Reed. The Broncos will be well aware of him this week. Quarterback Kyle Orton said Reed is the first player he'll be looking for at the line of scrimmage, but his freelance skills still make it tough to avoid him.

"Just because you see 10 guys doing one thing, it doesn't mean he's going to fall in line," Orton said. "It's unorthodox."

Ravens:
When the Ravens look to en
d their three-game losing streak to the unbeaten Denver Broncos on Sunday, Baltimore's defense is looking to avoid allowing a 100-yard rusher in three straight games for the first time ever with middle linebacker Ray Lewis in the lineup.

This has been a sudden change for the Ravens, who had the NFL's top-ranked run defense the first four weeks of the season. In fact, the Ravens hadn't allowed a 100-yard rusher since 2006.

But the one-time strength has become a concern for the Ravens. This doesn't happen with Lewis roaming the middle of the defense. Since 1999, the Ravens have given up 100 yards to 12 running backs in 140 games with Lewis in the middle of the defense (that's 8.5 percent of those games). In 26 games without Lewis, the defense has allowed six 100-yard rushers (that's 23 percent).

There has been increasing talk over the years that the 14-year veteran's game has declined.

Some say Lewis doesn't have the same speed. Others point to him getting blocked on more plays.

Still, there has been no one better at shutting down running backs over the past decade. From 1999 to 2008, the Ravens have ranked in the top eight in run defense in all but two seasons. It just happens that those two seasons (2002 and 2005) were the ones when he missed over half of the season with injuries.

With the Pro Bowl linebacker, the Ravens had two of the longest streaks of not allowing a 100-yard rusher of this era (46 games from 1998 to 2001 and 39 games from 2006 to '09).

That's why this recent lapse is so startling. Lewis has only given up 100-yard rushers in consecutive games one previous time. It came in the middle of the 1997 season against Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis and Miami's Karim Abdul-Jabbar.

This time, it was Cincinnati's Cedric Benson and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson who accomplished the feat. Benson gained 120 yards because the Ravens over-pursued and didn't stay in their gaps. Peterson ran for 143 yards by breaking long runs (58 and 26 yards).

It's understandable how the Ravens could give up 100 yards to Benson, the NFL's leading rusher, and Peterson, who is generally regarded as the best running back in the league.

"Anybody can make a big deal about anything," Lewis said. "You go 39 straight games without seeing a 100-yard rusher, and you come back and give up two. It's the same thing. It's the same formula. Come back. Be who you're supposed to be. Make the tackle when you're supposed to make the tackle, and the game takes care of itself."

A better measure for where this run defense stands comes Sunday against Denver rookie running back Knowshon Moreno. He ranks 19th in the league with 63.5 rushing yards per game and is 35th with 3.8 yards per carry.

If the Ravens allow 100 yards to Mor

baja
11-01-2009, 07:10 AM
Broncos vs. Ravens Week 8 NFL Picks: The Baltimore Ravens will try to get back the groove after losing three straight games when they host the undefeated Denver Broncos at 1 PM ET. Baltimore (3-3) is coming off a 31-33 loss in a dogfight against Minnesota as +3 away underdogs. Denver (6-0) beat up on division foe San Diego last week in a 34-23 win as +3.5 away underdogs. Below is one of our free sports picks to help stack money into your betting account.

The Broncos vs. Ravens Week 8 NFL Picks NFL Betting Line is Baltimore -3.5 at Sportsbook.com.

Ravens Offense vs. Broncos Defense: Baltimore has a versatile offense with rifle-armed QB Joe Flacco (55 MPH Pass Speed = 95 MPH Fastball), shifty RB Ray Rice and a big O-line. The only thing that the Ravens 5th ranked offense lacks is a big-play wideout. Denver will counter with NFL’s league leading scoring defense that also leads the NFL in sacks. Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil is a monster off the edge that demands double-teams. The Broncos will have the edge against the passing game but the Ravens running attack led by Ray Rice has the edge on the ground. This match-up is even. Broncos vs. Ravens Week 8 NFL Picks NFL Betting Total is at 41.5 points.

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Broncos Offense vs. Ravens Defense: The Broncos like to dice opponents up in short bits with runs, screens and slants. Broncos QB Kyle Orton is an above-average NFL signal-caller that has some talented players at the skill positions in WR Brandon Marshall, TE Tony Scheffler and RB Knowshon Moreneo. Orton must beware of the human turnover machine that Baltimore possesses in safety Ed Reed. Reed makes game-changing plays week in and week out. Orton should have some success through the air against the Ravens other suspect DB’s but avoiding Ed Reed for four quarters is difficult. Even though the Baltimore Ravens 19th ranked defense is not the force field that they once were but they will have the edge here.

Free Sports Pick Intangibles: Denver is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. Baltimore is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games. Baltimore is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against the AFC.

Free Sports Picks Play: Baltimore -3.5 (1 UNIT) NFL Betting Odds

NYBronco
11-01-2009, 07:18 AM
Go Broncos!

Gort
11-01-2009, 07:21 AM
Sorry if I made any mistakes...I'm pretty much drunk right now. haha. :approve:

you listed the opponent as "Oakland Raiders (3-3)".

TailgateNut
11-01-2009, 07:40 AM
Sorry if I made any mistakes...I'm pretty much drunk right now. haha. :approve:


Hey......what's with the Lippizaner in the "D" thinghy. Please make it go away!:~ohyah!:

Circle Orange
11-01-2009, 07:42 AM
WHY did you post this thread? Don't you know the Purple pigeons are gonna beat the Broncos 112-1? There's no point, since we know the Broncs aren't legit...they need a ratbird team with three losses to prove their worth. Ha!

lex
11-01-2009, 07:54 AM
This is a horrible fantasy football week for me, yet again. A lot of Broncos, Ravens, and players who have byes this week.

24champ
11-01-2009, 08:19 AM
Well, for one, we're not playing the Raiders.

Thank you kind sir. :wave:

Boobs McGee
11-01-2009, 08:53 AM
WHOOPTY WHOOP LETS GET THIS ****IN PARTY STARTED!!!!!!!!!!! Time to kick some dirty bird ASS

Lets go broncoooooooooooooos

:woowoo::bronxrox::gobroncos

broncofan2438
11-01-2009, 09:12 AM
Yep, but Cincinnati put up 5 TD's on Chicago and only one on our defense. Denver wins this game going away....
Denver 31
Ravens 17

I like it!


Go Broncos!!!!!:thumbs:

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 09:23 AM
almost.....

cutthemdown
11-01-2009, 09:26 AM
This is a horrible fantasy football week for me, yet again. A lot of Broncos, Ravens, and players who have byes this week.

I like have a lot of my players on the bye same week. Just get it over with and take the loss in head to head, instead of nitpicking the team with a different starter out each week.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 09:35 AM
The ravens are going to try and dominate early and try and get a early lead it will be important to match that intensity and score on each possession and NO free points for the raven via turnover.

Rock Chalk
11-01-2009, 09:40 AM
We bring to Baltimore the:

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 09:49 AM
nice one alec..

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 09:50 AM
damn anybody watch NFL countdown?

scorpio
11-01-2009, 09:51 AM
On the NFL Network pregame show they went back and played every clip of their analysts bashing Josh McDaniels in the offseason and then they all ate some major crow. Even DukesBag.

DivineBronco
11-01-2009, 10:00 AM
Was just handed the sheet with the inactives — Chris Baker, Brandon Gorin, LaMont Jordan, Brandon Lloyd, Kenny McKinley, Jarvis Moss and Seth Olsen will be sitting out today’s game for the Broncos. Tom Brandstater is listed on the inactives as well, and will serve as the team’s third quarterback.


from db.com

Garcia Bronco
11-01-2009, 10:06 AM
Have to miss the game today to go see Phish at Festival 8.




But....



I am rockin the soxs.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 10:08 AM
good gawd! another brett farve ( why did he leave show)

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 10:16 AM
Ravens 59
Broncos 10

lvwireman
11-01-2009, 10:18 AM
Holy crap! Did you see the size difference between Marshall and Foxworth, who's covering him? The NFL network just showed them running around the field together.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 10:19 AM
Have to miss the game today to go see Phish at Festival 8.




But....



I am rockin the soxs.


you will fit right in.

tsiguy96
11-01-2009, 10:20 AM
now the broncos are winning because the teams they are playing havent gotten to the QB. thats why.

Garcia Bronco
11-01-2009, 10:23 AM
now the broncos are winning because the teams they are playing havent gotten to the QB. thats why.

It is why. But it ain't from a lack of trying. And the Cowboys got to the QB.

orangeatheist
11-01-2009, 10:41 AM
On the NFL Network pregame show they went back and played every clip of their analysts bashing Josh McDaniels in the offseason and then they all ate some major crow. Even DukesBag.

Even so, the Ravens are still favored to win and everyone's saying this is a "real" test to see if the Broncos are legit. What other team needs to boast a no-loss record to be legit? WTF? There are the standards for the Broncos and then another set for the rest of the NFL...

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 10:50 AM
Well 68% of the people watching the pre game voted that Denver got the better end of the trade with the Bears

Kid A
11-01-2009, 10:52 AM
Have to miss the game today to go see Phish at Festival 8.




But....



I am rockin the soxs.

Ha, Stokely style no less. Awesome.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 10:54 AM
keyshawn johnson is an idiot.

brncs_fan
11-01-2009, 10:56 AM
Only a few more minutes.

:strong: :egbgb: :militia: :charge:

:Broncos::lombardi::Broncos:

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 10:58 AM
Just about time for kickoff... Let's go, Broncos!

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:01 AM
almost.........

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:02 AM
Lets go Broncos, shoot them Ravens out of the air !

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:02 AM
game on!!

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:03 AM
way to stand there orton

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:04 AM
Damm, big sack

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:04 AM
nice job on the opening play clady/buckhalter

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:04 AM
crap bad start

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:05 AM
that start isnt what they were looking for

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:06 AM
Dang Berger takes awhile to boot the ball.

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:06 AM
Let's go defense!

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:06 AM
come on D!!!

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:06 AM
chopped!!! by hill!!

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:07 AM
looks like part of the scheme is to isolate elvis in the running game

they motioned away from him and ran the toss right at him

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:07 AM
poor tackling..

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:07 AM
crap how did dawkins not stop that

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:09 AM
dawkins!!

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:09 AM
Dawk is a stud

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:09 AM
The Hawk !!!!

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:10 AM
Weapon X!!!!!

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:10 AM
what a play by dawkins!

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:11 AM
Lets get a run game going boys..

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:11 AM
It was lucky but I will take it. right place at the right time.

Atwater His Ass
11-01-2009, 11:12 AM
nice job on the opening play clady/buckhalter

clady plays LT fyi

GeniusatWork
11-01-2009, 11:12 AM
Balt looks flustered already on O.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:13 AM
stupid calls so far..

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:14 AM
WTF! are these 3rd down play calls??

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:14 AM
Their D looks dominating so far.

GeniusatWork
11-01-2009, 11:15 AM
Balt is playing on emotion. Weather the storm without mistakes and I think Denver can win this.

Atwater His Ass
11-01-2009, 11:15 AM
nothing like calling a pitch out on 3rd and 5.

oh well, i think mcd is just trying to weather the storm.

ro_50
11-01-2009, 11:16 AM
Conservative play calling thus far.

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:16 AM
stupid calls so far..

I agree we should of ran the ball on 2nd down. Heck Buck picked up 5 on 1st. I dont like Berger 3 step punts either.

GeniusatWork
11-01-2009, 11:16 AM
WTF! are these 3rd down play calls??

Denver is just feeling them up.

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:17 AM
They are deff playing with more emotion so far. I would like to see a little more balanced play calling .

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:17 AM
Have we even thrown the ball ( past) the first down marker?

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:17 AM
they cant let that crowd get into it, if Balt scores a td on this drive that crowd is gonna make it hard to operate

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:17 AM
damn the ravens seem to have a whole new level of intensity...

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:18 AM
Denver is just feeling them up.


I would rather extend the drive.

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:19 AM
wow... this is going to be a tough tough game...

GeniusatWork
11-01-2009, 11:20 AM
Good coaching style by Balt

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:20 AM
Freaking Bailey was held big time

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:20 AM
nice D!

SoCalBronco
11-01-2009, 11:21 AM
DJ pretty active so far...I like it. D needs to adjust to that no huddle

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:21 AM
Stupid mason!

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:22 AM
yeah that was holding

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:22 AM
Thank You Mason!

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:22 AM
hahhaha... that puts them out of field goal range

bombay
11-01-2009, 11:22 AM
dierdork crying

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:22 AM
they got their own version of brandon marshall

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:22 AM
Kick him out of the game refs

Meck77
11-01-2009, 11:23 AM
Crowd is going to be fired up now...lol

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:23 AM
huge play

they might have had a chance at a 52 yarder

cant believe that wasnt called!

refs this year are worse than ever

Natedog24
11-01-2009, 11:23 AM
Its only illegal if you get caught

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:24 AM
Sweet, nice to have one go our way. I hope the make up call doesn't come at an inopportune moment

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:24 AM
well that makes up for the bailey non holding call.

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:24 AM
hopefully we can get our first first down this drive

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:25 AM
STFU deirdorf...

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:25 AM
hopefully we can get our first first down this drive

nokidding

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:25 AM
well that makes up for the bailey non holding call.

Exactly what I was thinking

WABronco
11-01-2009, 11:25 AM
Get that cheater Alphonso Smith off this team.

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:26 AM
nice, move the chains

SoCalBronco
11-01-2009, 11:26 AM
nice second effort, knowshon.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:26 AM
nice second effort moreno.

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:26 AM
Come on OL. Pound the ball.

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:26 AM
nice effort Moreno

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:26 AM
Denver is just feeling them up.

Out. You mean out... :~ohyah!:

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:26 AM
try running around the pile mereno..

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:26 AM
why doesnt moreno ever go around the corner... its always up the middle.....

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:27 AM
horrible

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:27 AM
another fumble by mereno

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:27 AM
Ah, dammit!

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:27 AM
can't lay a guy out like that orton

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:27 AM
Can't blame Moreno. Some one ****ed up their blocking to allow Reed that free hit.

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:28 AM
Incomplete. Nice pump fake Orton to lead Moreno into that hit

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:28 AM
that is why "Ed Reed" is "Ed Reed" folks

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:28 AM
But Ed Reed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:28 AM
wow what a hit.... moreno had no chance.... it's orton's fault.... he shouldnt have left moreno out to dry....

go_broncos
11-01-2009, 11:29 AM
orton sucks

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:29 AM
boy.... this seems to be the toughest team we have faced so far.... all the rhetoric about the Ravens being desperate weren't wrong after all....

oubronco
11-01-2009, 11:29 AM
Orton is going to have to throw it downfield to open it up they are lining everyone up within 7 yds of the line

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:30 AM
well so far so bad..

GeniusatWork
11-01-2009, 11:31 AM
No big deal.

alchemize
11-01-2009, 11:31 AM
Always seem to be outcoached/outplayed in the first quarter :(

Harvitz81
11-01-2009, 11:31 AM
I think that is BS. That was not a fumble....

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:31 AM
hard to see how we're going to score at all - but we always start slow.

oubronco
11-01-2009, 11:31 AM
I think that is BS. That was not a fumble....

wrong

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:31 AM
Orton is going to have to throw it downfield to open it up they are lining everyone up within 7 yds of the line


I agree this short crap only plays into the ravens strengths.

Meck77
11-01-2009, 11:31 AM
orton sucks

How quickly they fall off the bandwagon. Ha!

Finger Roll
11-01-2009, 11:32 AM
is the offense even trying jeez

oubronco
11-01-2009, 11:32 AM
hard to see how we're going to score at all - but we always start slow.

the little 5-10 yd pass isn't going to work today going to have to go up top

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:32 AM
nice penetration

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:32 AM
Good D !!

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:32 AM
boy rice is a slippery character...

OBF1
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
boy.... this seems to be the toughest team we have faced so far.... all the rhetoric about the Ravens being desperate weren't wrong after all....


They are a good team and have always given us a kick in the pants since Ray Lewis has been on that team.

strafen
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Looks like Orton is finally being exposed. He is who I thought he was.
A fraud, a mediocre QB!
The Ravens have taken away the bread and butter of Orton; the 2-7 yards dink and dunk passes
Let's see what Orton can do to throw the ball longer than 7 yards now!

oubronco
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Great job

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
solid D

bombay
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
ravens going backward.

alchemize
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
D looks good.

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Good D, keep it up. Way to keep it to a FG

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Great! D!!! Way to step up!

Drek
11-01-2009, 11:34 AM
Defense has the offense's back. Playing hard today, offense needs to give 'em a little to work with.

oubronco
11-01-2009, 11:34 AM
Moral Victory

OBF1
11-01-2009, 11:34 AM
Looks like Orton is finally being exposedHe is who I thought he was. A fraud, a mediocre QB!The Ravens have taken away the bread and butter of Orton; the 2-7 yards dink and dunk passLet's see what Orton can do to throw the ball longer than 7 yards now!

Go suck off cutler.... it is the freekin 1st qtr.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:34 AM
oK mcd! call some plays i hve had enough of this short crap lets move the damn chains.

The Joker
11-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Could have done without the turnover.

Just keep it close and McD and Orton will figure out how to beat this defense.

strafen
11-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Go suck off cutler.... it is the freekin 1st qtr.

I hate Cutler too. No thanks. But you could if you feel gay today...

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Wow, you Orton haters are a joke. We haven't even finished the 1st quarter yet. Give it a little time, it's a long game.

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:36 AM
Looks like Orton is finally being exposed. He is who I thought he was.
A fraud, a mediocre QB!
The Ravens have taken away the bread and butter of Orton; the 2-7 yards dink and dunk passes
Let's see what Orton can do to throw the ball longer than 7 yards now!

Relax its only the 1st quarter. For whatever reason it takes the offense awhile to get going.

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:36 AM
Time for an Eddie Royal TD return....

Gort
11-01-2009, 11:36 AM
boy.... this seems to be the toughest team we have faced so far.... all the rhetoric about the Ravens being desperate weren't wrong after all....

you can't usually play 4 quarters on emotion. don't worry, we own the 2nd half.

just starting to wonder... does knowshon have a case of fumble-itis? isn't that his 3rd or 4th of the year??

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:36 AM
That was incredibly bad blocking on the KR

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:36 AM
crap return by royal...

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:37 AM
haha, nice.

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:37 AM
nice tun Orton

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:37 AM
Orton may not be very fast but he sure is slow..lol...

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:38 AM
well we have been thoroughly outplayed physically and emotionally this quarter....

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:39 AM
We're getting killed on our blocking. ST, OL, these guys need to wake up and block some body.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:39 AM
Orton may not be very fast but he sure is slow..lol...



no doubt...

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:40 AM
well we have been thoroughly outplayed physically and emotionally this quarter....

Baltimore is a team that plays off emotion (especially on defense), and they're at home... no worries, just hold on, don't give up any more points, and things should start to swing our way....

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:40 AM
I think Orton plays better in shotgun formation.

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:41 AM
we have been absolutely crap on offense today...

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:41 AM
Man our Offense always stinks it up in the first half.

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:41 AM
come on Orton, that wasnt a tough throw.

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:42 AM
this might start getting ugly if Baltimore goes up by 10...

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:42 AM
Uh-oh... who's our backup for Harris?

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:42 AM
crap... this is a disaster if harris is injured....

alchemize
11-01-2009, 11:42 AM
OK first quarter over, time to start playing a little better.

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:42 AM
The STL/DET game is 3-2 lol

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:42 AM
orton sucks

and thus it begins....

GeniusatWork
11-01-2009, 11:43 AM
No reason to worry so far.

Orange4Life
11-01-2009, 11:43 AM
this might start getting ugly if Baltimore goes up by 10...

Yeah because every time we have been down ten its turned out ugly.





For the other team!

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:43 AM
Josh will get em calmed down and get orton into a rythem on the next drive...

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:44 AM
oh ryan harris went down...thats bad

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:45 AM
berger sucks balls...

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:45 AM
maybe we shudnt have cut kern... that was an effing punt...

Rulon Velvet Jones
11-01-2009, 11:45 AM
Berger has a rocket leg.

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:45 AM
a 30 yard punt? This is why we got rid of Kern?

eddie mac
11-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Hmmm, Berger's had a good start.

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:46 AM
berger sucks balls...

So far he looks worse than Kern. I dont understand that move.

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:46 AM
The D is doing their job.

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Textbook stuff from Dawkins.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:46 AM
down in a heap!!

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Dawk!!!

alchemize
11-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Bdawk!

go_broncos
11-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Berger sucks..Kern is much better than him

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
Come on offense. Get it done.,

Que
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
Can we get kern back?

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
down in a Heap!!

Exactly!

GeniusatWork
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
Dawkins shows how to pursue and tackle.

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
interesting to see is harris or a backup comes on..... who is the backup anyway? gorin is inactive....

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
We'll be fine without Harris, Graham blocks like a OT anyway.

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
We haven't driven past our own 35 yet, hopefully we get things worked out this drive.

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
Kern is gone for this guy WHY?

anon
11-01-2009, 11:48 AM
Berger won't be here long if he keeps this up. This coaching staff won't tolerate subpar performance that drastically affects field position.

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:48 AM
ok MCD open up the damn playbook!!

Don Flamenco
11-01-2009, 11:48 AM
oh ryan harris went down...thats bad

What's the word on the injury, anyone?

Broncos_OTM
11-01-2009, 11:48 AM
Can we get kern back?

nope picked up in tennessee

Don Flamenco
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
toe injury

Que
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Bummer

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
cheerleaders are wayyyyy over dressed imo.

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
toe injury?

Conklin
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
damn harris off on a cart

BBB1980
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Per 850 KOA harris left on a cart, toe

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Tyler Polumbus is starting in place of Harris...

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Harris is CARTED off! Polumbus in!
Nice KM!

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
crap harris out.... hope our injury luck is not running out....

Don Flamenco
11-01-2009, 11:49 AM
nice moves from moreno

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:50 AM
Knowshon -- great run!

Conklin
11-01-2009, 11:50 AM
dodged a bullet there

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:50 AM
wowowow ugly

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:50 AM
blam goes the gun!!

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:50 AM
dammit! starting to get knicked up here...

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:51 AM
We are playing like Shik!!

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:51 AM
damn clady missed the bloack...

Que
11-01-2009, 11:51 AM
Is bad

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:51 AM
Playing timid..even Marshall right there! CRAP!

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:51 AM
Clady is struggling finding the blitzer a little bit so far. same problem Albert had with Jaret Johnson early on.

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
christ, orton is just panicing and it's ugly

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
The execution on offense is just a$$.

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
Damn! Orton is playing scaared too!

oubronco
11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
Go suck off cutler.... it is the freekin 1st qtr.

he's not saying anything thats not true Orton is going to have to throw the ball downfield

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
just awful choices being made.

BossChief
11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
Yeah because every time we have been down ten its turned out ugly.





For the other team!

not in baltimore

Que
11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
Where is the oline

atomicbloke
11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
crap.... our O-line and offense and QB are crap today...

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:53 AM
Flat awful play calling.

Conklin
11-01-2009, 11:53 AM
we need to get this damn _ffense going!

oubronco
11-01-2009, 11:53 AM
Burger's awful

Smiling Assassin27
11-01-2009, 11:53 AM
Mitch Berger's been marginal. Looks to have lost his distance.

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:53 AM
Somebody needs to settle them down!
Berger stinks!

BowlenBall
11-01-2009, 11:53 AM
not panicking, but our offense has been sub-par so far....

halfway through the second quarter, and Orton has 2 yards passing....

Bronx33
11-01-2009, 11:53 AM
Well the bye week is sure showing..

bombay
11-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Doesn't matter who the QB is when you have no time at all.

Popps
11-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Folks, this is just a desperate, talented team trying to save their season. This is not a surprise. Baltimore had to come out and play like this.

That said, it's 3-0. Maybe not time to panic just yet, eh?

go_broncos
11-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Berger Sucks......

frerottenextelway
11-01-2009, 11:54 AM
K. Orton 5/8 2 0.3 0 0

Smiling Assassin27
11-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Even Clady's missed some blocks today and is getting steamrolled. Just gotta withstand the onslaught, then we settle in with some offensive rhythm.

Drunk Monkey
11-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Well we are playing like **** and are only down 3. Actually in a better position then we have been in several games. We are probably going to need the D to do something soon.

cabronco
11-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Well they've had field position advantage and it continues with short punts.

fontaine
11-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Another 30 yard boomer by Berger.

Get kern back here.

Rabb
11-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Well we are playing like **** and are only down 3. Actually in a better position then we have been in several games. We are probably going to need the D to do something soon.

the offense is playing like ****, the D is playing great

Smiling Assassin27
11-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Defense has been a bright spot. If we can keep it close, the 2nd half is when we shine.

Bronco Warrior
11-01-2009, 11:56 AM
We are just lucky that our defense has held them down too! Wel till that pass! :(