Kyle Orton's 4 TD Passes Lead Way In Broncos' 49-29 Victory Over Chiefs

The Broncos started the second half of their season off on the right foot with a 49-29 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, The Broncos are now 3-6 on the season.

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Denver Broncos Defeat Kansas City Chiefs, 49-29, As Kyle Orton Throws Four TD Passes

The old adage goes, "Vote early, vote often." In football it goes, "Score early, score often." The Denver Broncos did just that in their 49-29 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. One of the problems the Broncos have faced this season was scoring in the first quarter. On Sunday afternoon, the Broncos looked like a completely different team to start the game. Quarterback Kyle Orton led the Broncos to three touchdowns by connecting with Knowshon Moreno (17 yards), Brandon Lloyd (6) and Jabar Gaffney (40)

Tim Tebow also proved his worth today with two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing. He scored the rushing touchdown in the second quarter to put the Broncos up 28-0. His first career pass attempt also turned into his first career touchdown pass. At the three-yard line, Tebow took the snap and threw a short pass to fullback Spencer Larsen. The Broncos widened their lead to 42-10 in the third quarter.

Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd hooked up one final time in the fourth quarter for a 15-yard touchdown. However, it took a review to overturn the original call of an incomplete pass. Orton's four touchdowns in the game are a career best.

The defense looked better, tallying four sacks. Linebacker Mario Haggan accounted for three of them and Jason Hunter nabbed the other one. On one of Haggan's sacks, Matt Cassel fumbled the ball, which Jason Hunter scooped up and returned 75 yards for a touchdown. However, the defense did face an aerial attack for most of the game and wound up surrendering 29 points. Matt Cassel threw four touchdowns on 33-of-53 passing. Cassel-to-Dwayne Bowe was a deadly combination, totaling 13 receptions, 186 yards and two touchdowns.

The defense did contain the Chiefs ground game, keeping Jamaal Charles to 41 yards on 14 carries. The Broncos' Knowshon Moreno saw plenty of holes in the Kansas City defense and took advantage of them. He finished the game with 22 carries and 106 yards on the ground.

The Broncos' 49 points are the second-best in team history, behind only their 50 points against the Chargers in 1963.

The Broncos are now 3-6 this season and face the San Diego Chargers on the road in a Monday Night Football game on Nov. 22.


AFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Kansas City 5 4 0 212 194
Oakland 5 4 0 235 188
San Diego 4 5 0 239 197
Denver 3 6 0 203 252

(updated 11.14.2010 at 7:58 PM EST)


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Chiefs Vs. Broncos: Tim Tebow Throws First Touchdown Pass

It finally came! Tim Tebow threw his first NFL pass and it went for his first NFL touchdown pass. Tebow made a short pass to Spencer Larsen for a three-yard touchdown pass. At first it looked as if Tebow was going to run, but he then dumped it off to Larsen.

It took only nine games for Tebow to make a pass in a regular season game, but better now than never.

The touchdown pass puts the Broncos up 42-10.

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Chiefs Vs. Broncos: Kyle Orton Leads Denver To 35-10 Lead Over Kansas City At Halftime

The Broncos have looked like the team every Denver fan wanted them to look like this season: hungry, determined, powerful. Early in the first quarter, Kyle Orton struck for his first touchdown pass with Knowshon Moreno making a 17-yard reception. By the end of the first quarter, Orton had spread the ball around to his other receivers, and Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney each caught a touchdown pass. Gaffney made an impressive catch on the 40-yard throw as he made it over his shoulder with three Chiefs defenders surrounding him.The Broncos led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Tim Tebow scored his third rushing touchdown of the season when he made a one-yard rush into the end zone. The Broncos went up 28-0.

Running back Knowshon Moreno has been able to find gaps in the Kansas City Chiefs defense and has made the most of it. He has 67 yards on eight carries. He is averaging 8.4 yards per carry. Josh McDaniels will want to stick with Moreno during the second half to protect this lead.

The defense has looked reinvigorated with four sacks of Matt Cassel. On the sack by Mario Haggan, Jason Hunter picked up the fumble that resulted and took the ball 75 yards to the end zone. The Broncos took a 35-0 lead.

The Chiefs scored 10 points during the last two minutes of the game, and Matt Cassel came up limping after completing the five-yard touchdown pass to Jamaal Charles.

The Broncos can't let up in the second half of this game.

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Denver Broncos Release Statement On D.J. Williams

The Denver Broncos have released a statement concerning linebacker D.J. Williams’ arrest on Friday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence. A part of the statement:

He will not start in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and has been stripped of his captaincy for the season.

The team has fined Williams the most they can under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, will not start him on Sunday against the Chiefs and has stripped him of his captaincy for the rest of the season. Lindsay H. Jones of the Denver Post reports that Williams is set for his first court appearance on Dec. 13.

A future conviction could send him to prison for 10 days, and the NFL will likely suspend Williams since this was his second DUI.

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NFL Picks, Week 10: Pundits Favoring Chiefs Over Broncos

While the Kansas City Chiefs lead the AFC West with a 5-3 record, the Denver Broncos are at the bottom of the division with a 2-6 record. The early pundit selections for this game are already favoring the Chiefs slightly. Over at ProFootballTalk, both Mike Florio and Gregg Rosenthal have chosen the Chiefs.

Florio finds the Broncos a broken team and that:

The Mile High advantage continues its disintegration toward a molehill.

It’s hard to argue that, especially after seeing the Broncos destroyed by Raiders in a 40-plus point loss at Invesco Field. Florio sees the Broncos defeating the Chiefs by two touchdowns. Given how the Broncos have played so far, this isn’t too far of a stretch.

Gregg Rosenthal, however, sounds a bit more positive about the Broncos because the team is “healthier, coming off a bye week, and playing at home against a division rival.” But in the end Rosenthal still believes the Broncos will lose due to their inability to stop the Rockies. He sees a two-point victory for the Chiefs. With the point differential less than a field goal, this is actually a too close to call game.

This 100th game between the Chiefs and Broncos should be a close one, like Rosenthal predicts.

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