Posted Wed Nov 11th by Monty
Can you believe it’s Week 10 already? My, how this season has flown…. The latest weekly goodness from the Broncos PR dept. Read the entire release here.
The Denver Broncos, who are 6-2 at the halfway point of the season for the third time in the last five years, begin the second part of their 2009 campaign on the road Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Kickoff at FedEx Field is set for 1 p.m. EST.
- The Broncos held a 10-7 lead in the third quarter against Pittsburgh last week on Monday Night Football before the Steelers pulled away for a 28-10 victory.
- Denver’s current roster features 32 players in their first season with the club (58.2 percent of its roster including reserve lists). The Broncos’ 28 new players on its opening game 53-man roster tied for the sixth most in the league since 1994.
- Josh McDaniels was named the head coach on Pro Football Weekly’s and Peter King’s (Sports Illustrated) midseason All-Pro teams.
- WR Brandon Marshall set a Broncos Monday Night Football record with a season-best 11 receptions (112 yds.) against Pittsburgh. His effort against the Steelers marked his seventh 10-catch game and eighth 100-yard receiving performance in the last three years.
- C Casey Wiegmann has played every possible offensive snap (8,546) dating back to 2001 for the longest such streak in the NFL.
- On pace to set or tie personal bests for a season in every major passing category, QB Kyle Orton owns the sixth-best career winning percentage (.659 / 27-14) by an active passer in the NFL.
- Coached by long-time NFL defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, the Broncos rank third in the NFL in yards per play allowed (4.7), yards per game allowed (280.3) and points per game allowed (15.5).
- OLB/DE Elvis Dumervil is tied for the NFL lead with an AFC-best 10.5 sacks. Since he entered the NFL in 2006, his 36.5 sacks lead his conference.
- With the signing of five-time Pro Bowl CB Ty Law on Nov. 7, the Broncos’ secondary features three players with a combined 20 Pro Bowl selections (CB Champ Bailey-8, S Brian Dawkins-7).
- LS Lonie Paxton enters Sunday’s game having appeared in 99 consecutive games (regular season and playoffs). He joined the Broncos in the offseason after spending the previous nine years with New England.
- ILB/FB Spencer Larsen has registered two special-teams tackles in each of Denver’s previous two games after missing the club’s first six contests due to an injury.