Denver Broncos Fall On The Road To The Tennessee Titans, 17-14

The Denver Broncos had no Music City Miracle this time on the road against the Tennessee Titans. They fell, 17-14.

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Broncos Vs. Titans Final Score: Kyle Orton's 2nd INT Seals Tennessee's 17-14 Victory Over Denver

There was no Music City miracle comeback for Kyle Orton and the Denver Broncos. With 4:24 left on the clock, Kyle Orton took the Broncos from his own 30-yard line to the Tennessee Titans' 39-yard line. On 3rd-and-11, Orton's throw was tipped at the line and intercepted by Will Witherspoon. The Titans ran out the clock for the 17-14 victory.

The thing about that play, though, was that Eric Decker was wide open in the middle of the field. Unfortunately, Orton wound up throwing another inconvenient interception (not that there ever is convenient one). There was a lack of execution on the Broncos' part for this game. Not only the interception, but also the inability for Willis McGahee to get the ball in from the goal line early in the fourth quarter.

While going for it on the fourth down is a defensible play call, not putting it in is another matter. As Spencer Larsen told Alan Roach after the game, "That's the play that is going to haunt us all week." During the postgame radio show, John Fox said he'd keep going for that play on fourth down in the future.

The Broncos had just 231 total yards on offense to Tennessee's 333. Orton was 24-of-39 for 173 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Willis McGahee had just 52 yards on 22 carries, but neither game had a running game. Chris Johnson needed 13 carries to pick up 21 yards on the ground.

The Broncos are now 1-2 and will play the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field next Sunday.

For more on this game, visit our Broncos blog Mile High Report and our Titans blog Music City Miracles.


Week 3 NFL Injury Report: Fantasy Football Owners Make Decisions On Denver Broncos

With the exception of Elvis Dumervil, the other three Denver Broncos who were injured in Week 1's game against the Oakland Raiders are listed as questionable or better for Week 3's game against the Tennessee Titans. But the only one likely to play is wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, the only player listed as probable.

Champ Bailey's hamstring, Knowshon Moreno's hamstring and D.J. Williams' elbow are likely to keep them out of this game. However, for fantasy purposes Moreno and Lloyd are the only ones that impact individual offensive positions on fantasy football teams.

Let's break down the positions once again:

QB: Kyle Orton is not a top-tier starter and if he is starting for a team it better be for a really deep league. He's not a bad option, but he's better as a backup.

RB: Even if Knowshon Moreno manages to get a few carries Willis McGahee should be a START after last week's 100-plus yard performance. He might not get as many carries this week, but Lance Ball isn't going to take away his opportunities in the end zone.

WR: Brandon Lloyd is probable for this game and he is Kyle Orton's favorite target. However, Eric Decker emerged last week as a solid option following his five-reception, 113-yard, two touchdown performance. START Decker and Lloyd, but look for Decker to be involved in the return game as well.

TE: Daniel Fells remains the starter and with rookie tight end Julius Thomas out he stands to gain a few more looks. However, that doesn't make him a great option. Could be a START at a flex position if needed.

K: Matt Prater is still going strong here.

DEF: Chris Johnson could run wild against this defensive line. Kenny Britt could take advantage of a secondary without Champ Bailey. SIT

For more on this game, visit Mile High Report. For more fantasy football help, check out SB Nation Fantasy.

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