Wrap-up: Titans 17, Broncos 14
September, 25, 2011
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
A look at a game Denver saw slip away late.
What does it mean: There was hope Denver could sneak out a winning record after the first three games of the season. They opened the season with home games against Oakland and Cincinnati and before having a manageable road game against the Titans. However, the Broncos are now 1-2 after the Titans scored the game-winning touchdown late in the game. The banged-up Broncos’ schedule now stiffens. It has a road game at Green Bay next week and then goes back home to host San Diego in Week 5.
Take that, Denver’s front office: The Titans made it a 17-14 game with 4:28 to go in the game when tight end Daniel Graham scored on a 4-yard pass. Denver cut Graham, a Denver native, shortly before the lockout started.
Tomorrow’s talker: The Broncos run game is a problem. Willis McGahee had 52 yards on 22 carries. All told, Denver had 59 yards on 23 carries. Knowshon Moreno missed second-straight game with a hamstring injury. McGahee had 101 yards last week on 28 carries. McGahee will turn 30 next month. He had 209 carries combined in the past two seasons. He is not going to be able to keep up this pace. Moreno needs to get healthy and become a factor quickly.
What’s next: Going to Lambeau Field will not been easy for Denver. This one has a chance to be fairly lopsided. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Packers are two-touchdown favorites.