Boy, I’m here early. Oh well, more fun for y’all. Also I’ll be doing updates for a couple radio networks so I’ll be particularly busy. But I’ll still let everyone know the real story about what’s going on.
UPDATE: Well at the start of the game it’s sunny and cold. Glad I’m not sitting outside. It’s warm in the pressbox and I’m eating ice cream. Yum! Basically it’s this…Both teams are bad, but who’s gonna be worse. IF, and notice how big that “if” is, the Broncos win this they still have a shot at getting killed in the first round of the playoffs. Look for the Broncos to come out quick and then hold on at the end. That seems to be their game plan these days.
At least the Broncos will receive to start the game.
UPDATE: It took two plays to see what the Broncos are going to do and that’s run the ball. Selvin Young with a 52 yard rush. The Broncos are getting close to the dreaded “red zone” so that could be a problem.
UPDATE: Well scoring outside of the red zone is another way to get over that problem. 21 yard pass to Brandon Stokley and the Broncos are up 7-0 quickly.
UPDATE: And the defense looks good too. A three and out.
UPDATE: Broncos get the ball back after a big punt. It looks like the Broncos can do anything offensively, but I’ve written that before…as I type a long pass to Daniel Graham who was wide open, I mean W I D E O P E N. Now another long play. Did the Chiefs come out of the locker room yet?
UPDATE: I wish the press box was cooler, my ice cream is melting…or maybe the heat is coming from the Broncos offense which is on fire. a pass to Brandon Marshall takes it into the red zone again…(cue scary music).
UPDATE: Travis Henry gets the Touchdown this time. Where was this offense all year long? Oh that’s right, fumbling everything away in the red zone. That’s why I talk about it so much. 14-0 Broncos.
UPDATE: Chiefs get it again and promptly commit a penalty. Doesn’t look like K.C. tightend Tony Gonzalez catches a ball for like the 5 millionth game in a row. Broncos defense still looks good. Another 3 an out.
UPDATE: San Diego wins in OT so the Broncos need this game more than ever.
UPDATE: Broncos get the ball back and try a long pass which is incomplete. They really should run the ball since the Chiefs can’t seem to stop it. The Bronco O-Line is dominating the Chiefs front seven. As I say that Selvin Young goes for 9 yards on a….rush. See how smrt I am?
UPDATE: Broncos can’t convert so they punt. K.C. gets the ball at the 26.
UPDATE: Broncos continue to shut down the K.C. offense. Mallard bats down a pass and us witty folks note that “Mallard was responsible for that duck.” Another 3 and out. Apparently the Broncos defense was listening to the song “Three is the magic number” or “Three is the magic number“, or even “Three is the magic number.” Take your pick.
UPDATE: Of course in the spirit of good sportsmanship, the Broncos have decided to play “prevent offense” for the rest of the game, confident their 14 – 0 lead will stand up. And that’s the end of the first quarter. Time for a cookie.
UPDATE: The Chiefs get a first down! It only took nearly 16 minutes and a Bronco penalty. Good defense or bad offense, you decide.
UPDATE: K.C. is sick of punting so will go for it on 4th down and……..get it. This could be a turning point in this game. I mean it.
UPDATE: Brody Croyle gets sacked by Ian Gold and I’m not sure how he got up. That’s why I don’t play football. The sack brings up another long yardage situation. Croyle passes to Gonzalez, apparently the only receiver the Chiefs have.
UPDATE: Another 4th down and they……….got it again. I told you it was a turning point. The Chiefs score here and they’re only down a TD after the Broncos fast start. A lucky incomplete pass or the Chiefs are close to scoring.
UPDATE: K.C. is not in sync on offense. They have at least three penalties. Not a way to play on the road. Gonzalez with another reception. From now on I will refer to this as GWAR.
UPDATE: Another painful looking sack on Croyle. Elvis Dumervil has this one. He is relentless. Really fun to watch. But as I type, the Chiefs get a long pass and are down to the 10 yard line.
UPDATE: Another penalty. The Chiefs will mention this at the end of the game I’m sure. It didn’t hurt them because GWAR…this time for a touchdown. 14 – 7 Broncos still lead.
Getting that first 4th down conversion was a turning point…I’m telling ya.
UPDATE: A long pass to Daniel Graham. The Broncos need to pass more to Graham. We’ve been saying that, but today he is wide open in the middle. Broncos getting back on track on offense.
UPDATE: A great play by Denver finds Brandon Marshall wide open in the endzone for a TD. He gets a penalty for throwing snow up in the air, but it was still really funny. Broncos build up their lead 21-7.
UPDATE: Brody Croyle is having trouble holding on to the ball when he throws. It’s causing him to short hop his passes, and when he gets a gold of the ball he over shoots his receiver. If he figures this out, he could cause problems. But for now it’s yet another 3 and out.
UPDATE: A pitch to Selvin Young that should have gone for a yard ends up going for
29, make it 31 yards. Young is looking like he’s the steal of this year’s rookies. He is an electric runner. :57 seconds left in the half and the Broncos think they can score again…..We’ll see.
UPDATE: Another pitch, this time to flagrant snow thrower Brandon Marshall gets another ten yards. The Broncos know they can run on the Chiefs. Every time they have a run, all the Chief defenders are getting blocked. Again I say, where was this the last couple weeks?
UPDATE: The Broncos screw with the clock, but still get one second for a field goal try. I think they could have done more with this, but Elam’s kick is good. A good way to end the half. 24-7 Broncos.
UPDATE: Time for a hotdog and maybe some more ice cream. Back in a bit.
UPDATE: The hotdog is good. The Chiefs are not and have to punt. Making it worse is that Tony Gonzalez is hurt with a sprained ankle. Return questionable. The only thing stopping the Broncos offense is themselves.
UPDATE: The Broncos offense continues to churn out yardage. If they stay like this, they could do some damage in the playoffs….yeah, like that’s gonna happen.
UPDATE: The Broncos move the ball until they stop themselves in the redzone and have to settle for a Jason Elam field goal. good thing they’re up big…for now. 27-7 Broncos lead.
UPDATE: The Chiefs have 5 first downs…not good. Now Croyle throws up a “WTF pass” and gets it intercepted by Champ Bailey. Broncos get the ball again. They need to get a TD just to prove to me and themselves that they can score touchdowns in the second half.
UPDATE: After Jay Cutler does his best Tim Tebow imitation on a long scramble, he does his best Colt McCoy imitation with his third TD pass of the day. This time a 2 yard strike to Daniel Graham. Nice to see two red zone touchdowns for Denver and the Broncos extend their lead to 34 – 7. Nice.
UPDATE: Crazy stat, the only first downs the Chiefs had came on their one TD drive of the day. Every other drive was three and out. Wow!! Now a fumble recovery. Broncos have it at the Chiefs 17 yard line. Elvis Dumervil’s second sack. Fumble recovery by…they won’t tell us, but I’ll let you know.
UPDATE: The Broncos are taking out some frustrations right now. Jay Cutler throws his fourth TD pass of the day. Brandon Marshall gets his second TD catch, and shows his maturity by not throwing snow this time. Broncos up big. 41 – 7.
UPDATE: If it weren’t the Chiefs, I might feel bad for them. This is getting a bit ridiculous. Tony Gonzalez is back in the game but got crushed! Still no first downs this half for K.C. Oh, and the penalties keep coming. the good news? The Chiefs are punting this drive.
UPDATE: I know who’s the coldest guy on the field. It’s actually a tie between Herm Edwards the coach for the Chiefs and Todd Sauerbraun, the punter for the Broncos. Sauerbraun may actually be in the locker room with the way the Broncos are playing.
UPDATE: Apparently, Jay Cutler’s arm is getting tired because the Broncos are content running the ball. Goodness! A rare Todd Sauerbraun sighting! And the Broncos are booing…either the punt or Eddie Kennison back to receive the punt. Bronco fans don’t like Eddie Kennison much.
UPDATE: Only 69,975 people at the game? For shame on Bronco fans. A time was the colder it is the more people that showed up. Bad fans. Bad!
UPDATE: What’s not been bad is the Denver D. This is reminding me of the old Orange Crush defense. And Ian Gold makes a huge play on third down to underscore my point. 3 and out for the Chiefs yet again.
UPDATE: The Chiefs have -4 yards total offense in the second half. That’s incredible. Too Bad the Broncos needed this performance against Chicago or Oakland. Still nice to see.
UPDATE: I made a mistake. The Chiefs have -5 yards total offense. My mistake.
UPDATE: The Broncos punt again, but down the ball on the 1 yard line. Chiefs may not even shower, but just go to the bus and go home.
UPDATE: I’m shocked the starters are still in, but hey. Gotta head down and ask the Broncos some questions. Not looking forward to the cold weather. Back later.