Always fun to beat the Bronco's
It brings me much joy to see the Bronco’s lose the game I just watched. Today is a day to remember the many great battles between these two divisional foes and keep in perspective that even the grimy seasons have moments to remember. The Bronco’s should have absolutely destroyed the Raiders in their latest bid to get into the playoffs by either scrapping to a division win with the Chargers or trying for the AFC Wildcard. Realistically, they had every chance to win this game, and with the odds of JaMarcus Russell completing a pass to the right team being next to none, this was the game the Broncos needed to win. The Chargers completed their win (in a very exciting tilt with the Bengals that was down to the wire) and took the Bronco’s hopes for the playoffs down considerably. It`s unfortunate when a team starts a season so well and really stumbles down the stretch.
Too bad about Frye going down, he wasn’t terrible, but he wasn’t very good either. It might just be the inexperience so it’s hard to look too much into it and for this reason we won’t. I’ve mentioned it before, the parts of this team can come together very well when the leadership and intensity are there. It’s the reason that most blogs are about quarterbacks, because they provide those qualities.
1. QB – J.P. Losman – Hey, this guy used to play in the UFL. He took an NFL snap, did you?
2. K – Kyle Orton – 19 of 34, 278 YDS, 1 TD; He wasn`t spectacular but no other Bronco`s impressed.
3. QB – JaMarcus Russell – He takes this spot for that final play and that’s all.
Game Ball – Chaz Schilens
It was an otherwise ordinary game from Schilens but he was at the right place at the right time. When you make the play that wins the game, that’s all we remember and that gets him my game ball this week.
Oakland Raiders @ Cleveland Browns – Dec 27, 2009; 10:00 AM PST
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Written by Luke Mirza