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Halftime thoughts from Denver

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Halftime thoughts from a defensive slugfest. The game is tied 6-6:

  • The Denver defense looks the best it has since opening day in Oakland.

  • The Broncos still have to find a way to run the ball better.

  • One thing Jay Cutler needs to improve upon is he sometimes throws the ball too high occasionally. That was a problem a young Brett Favre dealt with.

  • Denver is showing a better pass rush than most weeks this year. The Broncos have sacked Brian Griese three times.

  • Denver running back Andre Hall was penalized twice for a total of 25 yards in a span of four plays. He was saved by a 40-yard Matt Prater field goal.

  • The team honored left tackle Gary Zimmerman at halftime. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer.