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Old 12-06-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Denver tallies 20 points in third quarter of 44-13 triumph
By Mike Klis
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Posted: 12/06/2009 02:12:00 PM MST



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Stephen Alexander and Jeb Putzier were the tight ends. Charlie Adams was the No. 3 receiver. Kyle Johnson was a frequently used fullback.

Jake Plummer was the quarterback.

It's been so long since the Broncos participated in the playoffs, only three starting players, two assistant coaches and no front-office executives involved in roster decisions remain from that 2005 season.

It should be safe to at least plan for those January football parties. After embarrassing the Kansas City Chiefs 44-13 on an otherwise gloomy December — that's right, December — afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium — that's right, Arrowhead — the Broncos are now in great position to extend their season beyond the regular 16 games.

The win was only the Broncos' second in 17 December games in Kansas City. Win later in Denver, and the playoffs must no longer be a mirage for a Broncos team that has suffered through a postseason drought of three consecutive seasons. The Broncos are 8-4 with home games remaining against 4-8 Oakland and 3-9 Kansas City.

Take care of business against those poor teams at home, and the Broncos would have attained the magic win total of 10 that is so common among playoff qualifiers.

Where have you gone, Lenny Walls? The only starters remaining from that Broncos' 2005 team are left guard Ben Hamilton, linebacker D.J. Williams and left cornerback Champ Bailey. And only the two defensive players are still starting today.

But never mind whether the Broncos can make the playoffs. It's time to get greedy. Do the Broncos have what it takes to beat Peyton Manning and the 12-0 Indianapolis Colts next week in the domed facility that is Lucas Oil Stadium?

The run game may be the key. If the Broncos can sustain the run — they had 131 yards rushing by halftime against the Chiefs, Correll Buckhalter had 114 yards on just 11 carries through three quarters, and Knowshon Moreno rushed for two touchdowns — they can play keep away from Manning. And when Manning does have the ball, he will find that Denver isn't Roc Alexander's secondary anymore.

Perhaps Elvis Dumervil, Bailey and the Broncos' fifth-ranked pass defense can negate the Colts' strength.

Dumervil ran down Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel in the second quarter for his NFL-best 15th sack of the season. Unlike the Broncos teams that took trips to Indy in recent years, Dumervil offers the chance to apply pocket pressure on Manning, and Bailey appears to have considerably improved secondary mates.

Right cornerback Andre' Goodman and safety Renaldo Hill, each signed as free agents from Miami during the offseason, each picked off Cassel in the third quarter to set up game-clinching scores.

Goodman also returned a fumble for a touchdown. And another Broncos safety, Brian Dawkins, blew up a Chiefs' first-and-goal-from-the-1 chance in the second quarter by tackling Jamaal Charles for a 3-yard loss, then delivering a blindside-blitz hit to disrupt Cassel's third-down pass attempt.

The only time the Chiefs scored a touchdown came after Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton fumbled while hit in the pocket on his own 3-yard line.

Orton had three turnovers against the Chiefs, the only blemish in an otherwise dominant Broncos performance. The last time the Broncos were in a playoff game, against Pittsburgh in the AFC championship game, Plummer had four turnovers in a 34-17 loss.

In that game, Wesley Duke got the only start of his career. These are not the same Broncos that will be taking on Manning next week.



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Old 12-06-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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Haha Wesley Duke... That name brings back message board memories...
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:49 PM   #4
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OMG Charlie Adams. Who was that other kid who played for us back then? He had like a 50 yard TD against the Eagles? Devoe or something like that?
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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It was a must win for the Broncos today and they came through. Next week is another and I feel very good about our chances of coming out of Lucas Field with a win.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #6
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It just feels great to think that on December 6 The Broncos went to Arrowhead and beat the Chiefs 44-13.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:58 PM   #7
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Remember when Wesley Duke was going to be the next Gates?
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:04 PM   #8
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What the hell happened to Kyle Johnson?
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:52 AM   #9
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:55 AM   #10
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I saw this on espn.com's AFCW blog:

Vrabel loses his cool: Vrabel reacted angrily after Denver scored its final touchdown to make it 41-13 with 12:05 to go. Moreno scored on an 18-yard run on fourth-and-1

He directed an obscene gesture toward Denver’s bench. Vrabel was with McDaniels in New England the past several seasons.

Vrabel attributed the gesture to frustration after another tough loss. He said he wouldn’t be surprised if he is fined by the NFL. Players have been fined for such gestures in the past.


Anyone know what Vrabel did? I have no idea why he got mad. There was over 12 minutes left to go in the game. What did he expect McD to do...take a knee then punt? If he didn't like it, then he shouldda stopped it.
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I saw this on espn.com's AFCW blog:

Vrabel loses his cool: Vrabel reacted angrily after Denver scored its final touchdown to make it 41-13 with 12:05 to go. Moreno scored on an 18-yard run on fourth-and-1

He directed an obscene gesture toward Denver’s bench. Vrabel was with McDaniels in New England the past several seasons.

Vrabel attributed the gesture to frustration after another tough loss. He said he wouldn’t be surprised if he is fined by the NFL. Players have been fined for such gestures in the past.


Anyone know what Vrabel did? I have no idea why he got mad. There was over 12 minutes left to go in the game. What did he expect McD to do...take a knee then punt? If he didn't like it, then he shouldda stopped it.
A textbook "can dish it out but can't take it" guy right there. I mean, seriously, how many times was he on the other side of the field for just this sort of game in 2007? Amazing how he didn't have a problem with it then.
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I saw this on espn.com's AFCW blog:

Vrabel loses his cool: Vrabel reacted angrily after Denver scored its final touchdown to make it 41-13 with 12:05 to go. Moreno scored on an 18-yard run on fourth-and-1

He directed an obscene gesture toward Denver’s bench. Vrabel was with McDaniels in New England the past several seasons.

Vrabel attributed the gesture to frustration after another tough loss. He said he wouldn’t be surprised if he is fined by the NFL. Players have been fined for such gestures in the past.


Anyone know what Vrabel did? I have no idea why he got mad. There was over 12 minutes left to go in the game. What did he expect McD to do...take a knee then punt? If he didn't like it, then he shouldda stopped it.
he flipped off the broncos bench
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he flipped off the broncos bench
Thanks BM...I figured it was something along those lines, but it just confirms what a whiny baby that guy is.
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