Posted Sun Sep 30th by Monty
2012 Week 4 – Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos – The BT GameBlog.
We’re trying a different format for this week. Follow me on Twitter @BroncoTalk for updates throughout the game, otherwise keep it locked into the comments below. We’ll be here discussing the game through all four quarters, posting stats, and more!
The fourth quarter has been a matter of the Broncos maintaining their strong lead, and trying to get out of the game healthy. Outside of one big fourth down throw, the defense has been relentless, while Ronnie Hillman has been seeing plenty of action offensively. They added two field goals to their total, leading 37-6.
…Also known as, when the Broncos bust this sh** open. Continually forcing three and outs. Blocked punt by special special teamsman David Bruton. Three long, unstoppable touchdown drives. The Broncos went into the half with a 10-6 lead and turned it into a 31-6 lead in just over ten minutes.
Peyton Manning is currently 22 of 27 for 256 yards and two touchdowns.
The defining plays of the half hopefully don’t persist to be the defining plays of the game. Demaryius Thomas‘ phantom fumble as he raced for the end zone cost the Broncos a touchdown. Later, a ridiculous playcall by John Fox and company saw Matt Prater throwing for the end zone on a fake field goal on fourth and one.
The Broncos lost J.D. Walton for the game with an ankle injury. Veteran signee Dan Koppen will fill in.
The Broncos converted two third downs and one fourth down on the game’s opening drive; credit Peyton Manning for 74 of the drive’s 80 yards. Willis McGahee had three runs for six yards, otherwise it was all Manning, culminating in a 22-yard Joel Dreessen touchdown.
DENVER BRONCOS INACTIVES
G Chris Kuper, DT Sealver Siliga, QB Caleb Hanie, WR Matthew Willis, RB Knowshon Moreno, LB Nate Irving and OL C.J. Davis
T Khalif Barnes, DE Andre Carter, TE Richard Gordon, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, G Lucas Nix, QB Terrelle Pryor, CB Shawntae Spencer