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Old 10-29-2012, 10:39 AM   #60
Bronco Rob
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Kush & Irsay

After the Broncos marched 98 and 93 yards for touchdowns, the Saints must have been asking: "Who that?" When the Broncos scored in the third quarter for a commanding 31-7 cushion yes, those Broncos were playing from way ahead for a change in the fourth quarter they'd had 31 running plays for 153 yards and a 5.0-yard average. The Broncos finished with 225 yards on the ground on 41 runs.

Manning provided his usual exceptional effort throwing for 305 yards and, for the fourth straight game, three touchdowns. Drew Brees was reduced to a light breeze. He extended his consecutive touchdown streak, but was as ineffective as the rest of the Saints.

Get this: The Saints were 1-of-12 on third downs. They seemed like the old Aints. The Broncos accumulated 531 yards, and the Saints, supposedly the No. 1 overall offensive team in the NFL, were held to a miserable 252. For the past six quarters the Broncos' defense has been the best in the NFL. And, like a two-by-four in the head, the Broncos have gotten the league's attention. The Broncos have outscored opponents 89-6 in the fourth quarter. But, for once, they outscored an opponent 17-7 in the first half, despite the Saints coach saying his team was right where it wanted to be at that point. Who dat?

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