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Knowshon Moreno: A
Once again, we saw Moreno in the starting lineup for the Broncos. He's the most trusted back on the Broncos' roster and can be used effectively as a runner or receiver out of the backfield.
Moreno had a 20-yard touchdown run at the start of the second quarter where he followed right tackle Orlando Franklin down the right sideline.
In the second half, we saw even more from Moreno. On their first drive in the third quarter, Moreno had two carries in a row that went for 17 yards combined. Later on in the quarter, Moreno had another touchdown run, this time from a distance of 25 yards.
He did a good job of being patient and allowing blocks to develop in front of him. Moreno was also a standout player when asked to protect Peyton Manning.
Moreno finished the day with 13 carries for 93 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also chipped in with three catches for 14 yards. Moreno has emerged as the clear lead back for the Broncos.
Montee Ball: D
Ball looked good as a receiver out of the backfield early in this game. He had two catches for 27 yards in the first half and four carries for 10 yards as a runner. Ball had a costly fumble near the end zone on the team's first drive.
The rookie finished the game with 12 carries for only 16 yards, an average of 1.3 yards per carry. He recorded no more catches in the second half.
Ball has not impressed as a runner in two weeks of regular-season action. As I noted on Twitter, he needs to stop wasting steps behind the line of scrimmage and be more decisive as a runner.
Ronnie Hillman: C-
Hillman didn't get a lot of work in the first half for the Broncos. He lined up once in the backfield and got a carry for one yard. Hillman also lined up wide on a passing route, but did not get the ball thrown his way.
With this tiny workload, it's difficult to give Hillman a grade on his performance.