Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
The Denver Broncos (1-1) leave Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the first time this year as they travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans (1-1). The Broncos and Titans each got their first win of the year last week and look to continue with their momentum.
The Broncos are coming off a gutsy performance where they were without five of their starters and saw Eddie Royal and rookie Julius Thomas go down as well. The Broncos defense were able to make the plays when they needed to, especially late in the game. Willis McGahee filled in for Knowshon Moreno very suitably with a 100-yard day on the ground and he will definitely be the go-to guy this weekend with Moreno still questionable.
A player not making the trip will be Elvis Dumervil. The sack master did practice this week, but head coach John Fox said he is just not game-speed ready. D.J. Williams, Champ Bailey and Moreno are all listed as questionable with Brandon Lloyd expected to start.
The Titans are coming off an impressive week, beating pretty handily the mighty Baltimore Ravens. Chris Johnson received a hefty contract this offseason, but after two games he has rushed the ball 33 times for 77 yards. That is a 2.3 average and no touchdowns, rushing or receiving. Matt Hasselbeck has been more than a serviceable quarterback for the Titans this year and no one loves him more right now than wide receiver Kenny Britt. Britt has 14 receptions for 271 yards and three touchdowns in only two games.
The Broncos young and aggressive defense are going to have to step up and pray that Champ is healthy enough to be able to cover Britt and get after Hasselbeck. The Broncos have been priding themselves on stopping the run so far this year. They are 1-1 in that respect, and Darren McFadden was able to run over the defense while Cedric Benson was bottled up for the most part. The difference for Denver was a loss and a win.
The Titans defense is going to have to create turnovers like they did against Baltimore last week in order to get another win on the season. If the Titans can keep McGahee in check early, then the Broncos will be forced to throw the ball early and often, throwing off the game plan for the Broncos. Fox's mantra is to run the ball and stop the run—if not, it could be a long day on the road for the Broncos.
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The road for the Broncos does not get any easier as they stay on the road and head to the home of the World Champion Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field.The Broncos will need their running back situation to improve if they want to have a chance at hanging in the game with them.
The Titans travel to Cleveland who just finished an impressive last minute, one-point win over the Miami Dolphins. Hopefully, Kenny Britt is healthy for that game and Chris Johnson can hopefully get something going in week 4.
It was a fun game and thank you all for letting me take you on the ride that was the Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
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The Broncos played very well on defense today, but not well enough to stop Matt Hasselbeck who had a fantastic day throwing 27/36 for 311 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Broncos gameplan was to stop Chris Johnson, which they did, holding him to 21 yards on the ground, but they forgot that there is a passing game.Nate Washington had a big day catching 8 passes for 92 yards and a score.
McGahee was ok on the ground, only able to gain 52 yards and was stuffed at the most crucial point of the game a 4th and 1 on the 1 yard line. John Fox could have taken points, but he went for it and now the Broncos have paid the price with a loss by 3.
The Broncos offense just seem to be lacking that offensive threat that they had last year. Brandon Lloyd was virtually non existent n the game with only three catches.
The Titans defense did well in bending, but not breaking and they get their second victory in as many weeks.
Hasselbeck will kneel the ball and that will end the game.
Johnson up the middle for a gain of a couple but the Titans are flagged for illegal formation.
It is getting chippy as Johnson rushes the ball for a couple. Denver calls a TIMEOUT.
Ringer, jumps outside and that should do it.
A disappointing end for the Broncos who had a good drive going, but a tipped pass will end this game seeing how the Broncos will not be able to stop the clock and get the ball back.
Orton drops back and fleas the pocket, and will end up losing a yard. Second down.
Orton incomplete, he had great blocking, but great coverage by the Titans. Third down.
Orton throws, the ball is tipped and the ball is INTERCEPTED by Will Witherspoon.
Orton play action pass, and delivers a deep pass to Lloyd at the 38 yard line of the Titans. Huge play for the Broncos as the two minute warning hits.
Stay tuned folks this is going to come down to the end.
Orton finds Decker for a gain of ten yards and a Bronco first down.
Orton throws a quick out to Decker, but a dangerous throw. Great coverage by Babineaux.
McGahee up the middle for a pickup of 2. 3:30 left in the game.
McGahee up the middle for ten yards on the delayed run. First down.
Bironas kickoff to the back of the end zone, first down Broncos at the 20
Daniel Graham the former Bronco is wide open in the endzone TOUCHDOWN.
PAT is good.
Ringer gets the screen pass and gains 5 yards for the first down.
Hasselbeck big play to his tight end, huge play
Johnson finally finds a whole and gains 8 yards on first down
Hasselbeck to Washington inside the 5 yard line for another first down.
Hasselbeck hits the fullback Johnson for a gain of 6 yards in the flat.
Hasselbeck play action, Miller just misses the QB, but the pass is overthrown anyway for Williams on the sideline. Third down.
First down for Denver, McGahee runs on a delayed handoff for 4 yards
Orton hits Virgil Green for 6 yards and a first down
Orton quick throw to Lloyd who gains a yard, nice play by Verner
Orton's next pass is tipped at the line and fall incomplete. Third down.
Orton under pressure hits Ball for a gain of 6, bringing up 4th down.
Colquitt punt the ball and Mariani takes it but is hit immediately at the ten yard line. Holding penalty on Titans, will move half the distance to the goal. First down Titans.
Johnson up the middle for no gain at the 1 yard line, very close to a safety.
Washington with a nice stop route for a first down.
Johnson screen pass for minimal yardage, but a face mask call will give them a first down.Johnson to
the outside for maybe a yard, second downHasselbeck drops back, but Hawkins trips and falls.
Incomplete.Third and long, is a pass thrown behind his receiver, incomplete 4th down.
Broncos going for it on the 1 and McGahee is STUFFED at the 1 yard line.
Titans get the ball back at their own 1.
McGahee goes off tackle, but the ref says his knee was down at the 1, before he gets in. Broncos call their second TIMEOUT for another look at the play.
Titans say they have the ball, but referee blows the play dead as the Titans stuff McGahee at the 1
Orton play action pass and he throws it away, great defense by Titans, staying home and not biting.
It resulted in third and 1, but another encroachment on Tennessee will now result in a first down.
First and goal
Encroachment by the Titans will result in a first down for the Broncos. Boy, a tough penalty resulting in a first down.
McGahee runs off tackle for two yards on first down.
McGahee off tackle on the other side for a gain of 4 more yards and that will be the end of the 3rd quarter with the Broncos with a 3rd and 4 on the 7 yard line.
Hasselbeck gets SACKED and FUMBLES. Von MIller strips Hasselbeck and the Broncos recover the ball by derrick Harvey.
Broncos ball at the 13 yard line.
Prater kicks off and once again out of the end zone, touchback.
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