Posted Mon Sep 20th by Monty
Kyle Orton is on an epic, unheard-of hot streak. And if you get your Broncos news from the national media, it’ll remain unheard-of (both SI’s Peter King and Yahoo’s Michael Silver make absolutely no mention of the Broncos in their Monday NFL columns).
4,816: Season passing yardage that Orton is on pace to achieve after two games. Going back to Week 17 of last year, Orton has averaged 344.3 yards in his last three games. Prior to this stretch, he had never averaged more than 300 yards per game for any three-game period of his career; his best three-game average before now came between Weeks 4-6 of last year, when he averaged 267.3 yards per game. The Broncos won all three games.
Broncos PR gent Patrick Smyth adds that Orton leads the NFL in both passing yards (1,033) and 25-yard passes (12) in that three-week span that includes Week 17 of last year.
Orton is silencing his critics and returning to the form that made him a dark horse MVP candidate through six games a year ago — only better. With the emergence of at least four starting-caliber wide receivers, how far can Kyle take these Broncos?
By the Numbers: Broncos 31, Seahawks 14 [MaxDenver.com]