Sunday, September 21, 2008
Post-game thoughts from Denver
By Bill Williamson
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
DENVER -- Random post-game thoughts from Denver's 34-32 win over New Orleans:
- The Broncos have to do a better job in the red zone in the fourth quarter. Last week against San Diego, Jay Cutler threw an interception at the goal line and then had his controversial fumble play. This week, tight end Tony Scheffler fumbled at the five yard line with less than six minutes to go and Denver ready to ice the game.
- This summer, Denver coach Mike Shanahan raised eyebrows when he went on a Denver radio station and said the team will make the playoffs after a two-year absence from the postseason. At 3-0, the prediction seems less crazy at this point.
- For first time in six years, Denver wore its orange jerseys. For the first time, Denver won. The team plans to wear the jerseys when Kansas City visits later in the season.
- Denver plays at Kansas City next week. The Broncos won at Arrowhead Stadium last season but have not won back-to-back games there since 1990-91.
- The Denver offensive line has still not given up a sack. Cutler has been officially sacked once but that was the fumble in the San Diego game. He has not been physically sacked.
- I have some seen some great games this season. The games I have covered the past three Sundays, Carolina at San Diego, San Diego at Denver and New Orleans at Denver, have been decided by a combined five points.