Fourth Quarter Game Grade: B+
Once again, the offense did well for the quarter, but not as well as it needed to do to wrap up the game in Denver's favor.
McGahee, Moreno, and Ball each made their case during the quarter. And Eric Decker moved into the punt return position in an effort to make a game-changing play.
While the offense did manage to out-gain the Falcons considerably during the last period of play, it wasn't enough to earn a win.
The story of the game for this squad was a slow start, and some poor acceleration. They'll really need to super-charge this offense if they plan to continue in a winning fashion for the remainder of the season.
Third Quarter Game Grade: C+
Willis McGahee continued his efficiency yet again, as the offense continued its inability to move the chains consistently.
Atlanta's defense should be credited for their hard work against each facet of Denver's game. But they've hardly had to do much against an offensive squad that seems to be giving up.
The sense of urgency seems to have left this offensive unit as the game gets further and further out of reach.
Second Quarter Game Grade: A-
Peyton Manning finally did his job, without turning over the ball.
Willis McGahee is continuing his constant efficiency in the running game.
Demaryius Thomas and the receiving corps finally came through to end the half with a positive result in the endzone.
If Denver's offense can play the second half like they played the last two minutes of the first, they'll have a real chance at this game.
First Quarter Game Grade: D
Right from the start, the Denver offensive starters displayed some serious problems.
The first play from scrimmage was a dropped pass by Demaryius Thomas. The second was a tackle behind the line on a run by Willis McGahee. The third was an interception on a poorly thrown ball by Peyton Manning.
Manning continued on his second and third drives to throw two more interceptions to a total of three different backs.
Meanwhile, McGahee and the Denver receivers picked up their game as they began to come down with Manning's passes and run for some first downs.
McGahee certainly picked up some slack after the third interception and Atlanta's first punt of the evening, running for huge yardage on their first play.
McGahee may be the only person really doing his part for this Denver team early.