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Broncos Return Home to Host Jets

Posted Oct 12, 2010

After a two-game road trip, the Broncos return to INVESCO Field at Mile High to play the New York Jets this Sunday. Click here for all the information you'll need leading up to the 2:05 p.m. MDT kickoff.


Note: Below is a portion of the team's weekly press release. To view a PDF of the complete release, click here.

TODAY'S GAME

Following a two-game road trip in which the club finished 1-1, the Denver Broncos (2-3) will host the New York Jets (4-1) on Sunday at INVESCO Field at Mile High. Kickoff is set for 2:05 p.m. MDT.

QUICK HITS

  • Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has officially proclaimed the Broncos’ vs. Jets game as “Orange Sunday.” Mayor Hickenlooper and the Denver Broncos organization are encouraging fans to wear orange to the game. Broncos players will be wearing their alternate orange jerseys, and all fans attending the game will receive an Orange Sunday rally towel.
  • The Denver Broncos are in their sixth decade of professional football with a 413-370-10 (.527) combined record. They have the eighth-most wins among AFL/NFL franchises since 1960.
  • Denver finished with a 93-67 (.581) regular-season record during the 2000s to mark its third consecutive decade with 90 or more victories -- the only team in the NFL to accomplish that feat during the last three decades.

OFFENSE

QB Kyle Orton ranks first in nearly every passing category in franchise history through a player’s first 20 starts with the club. The Broncos are the first team in NFL history to have three players (WR Jabar Gaffney, WR Brandon Lloyd, WR Eddie Royal) with 29+ catches and 300+ receiving yards through the first five games of a season.

DEFENSE

LB D.J. Williams leads the team with 45 tackles (33 solo), including an NFL-best 15 tackles in Week 5 at Baltimore -- the fourth time in his career he has recorded 15+ tackles in a game according to press box totals.

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Matt Prater owns the best career field goal percentage (82.1% / 64-of-78) with the club (min. 50 att.) and has made 27 of his last 28 field goal attempts and 17 straight dating to the beginning of November 2009. His 96.4 percent success rate during that span ranks second in the NFL.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

TELEVISION: KCNC-TV (CBS 4): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (color commentary) will call the game.
LOCAL RADIO: KOA Radio (850 AM): Dave Logan (play-by-play) and Brian Griese (color commentary) will call the game with Andy Lindahl reporting from the sidelines.
LOCAL SPANISH RADIO: KBNO Radio (1280 AM): Fernando Sergio (play-by-play) and Yuri Vasquez (color commentary) will call the game.
NATIONAL RADIO: Sports USA Radio: Bob Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and John Robinson (color commentary) will call the game with Tony Graziani reporting from the sidelines.

BRONCOS VS. JETS -- POINTS OF INTEREST

The Broncos will host the Jets on Sunday in just the second meeting between the two clubs in Denver since INVESCO Field at Mile High opened in 2001... Denver earned a 27-0 shutout in 2005 in their lone previous meeting with New York at the Broncos’ current stadium and holds a record of 9-7 all-time at home (1-0 in postseason) against the Jets, as well as a 16-14-1 record overall in the regular season against the club... Now in their sixth decade of professional football in 2010, the Broncos are one of just four teams to record three 90+ win decades since 1960 and the only organization to do so in each of the last three decades... During the Pat Bowlen era (1984-Pres.), the Broncos are tied with San Francisco for the most regular season wins (253) in the NFL... Denver had five players selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl with that total tying for its most since 2001 (T-7th overall in club annals)... QB Kyle Orton has recorded 300 or more passing yards in four consecutive games to mark the second time in franchise history that a player has accomplished that feat in a season (QB Brian Griese, 2002)... Orton has totaled the most passing yards 1,733 through the team’s first five games in team history and ranks second in the NFL in that category this season... Orton ranks eighth among active starting quarterbacks in the NFL with a .585 winning percentage (31-22)... WR Brandon Lloyd leads the NFL in receiving yards (589) with that total marking the most in franchise history through a player’s first five games... Lloyd also ranks first in the league in 25+ yard receptions (9) and yards at the catch (475)... WR Eddie Royal ranks second among NFL wide receivers with 199 yards after the catch... WR Jabar Gaffney leads the team with 31 receptions and has totaled the most catches (45) in the NFL since Week 17 in 2009... WR Demaryius Thomas totaled eight receptions for 97 yards (12.1 avg.) with one touchdown in his NFL debut against Seattle in Week 2, marking the second-highest reception total for a player’s NFL debut in franchise history... Thomas became one of just nine NFL players since 1970 to record at least eight catches in their professional debut... RB Knowshon Moreno in 2009 became the 14th player in the NFL since 1970 to lead league rookies in rushing yards (947), yards from scrimmage (1,160) and total touchdowns (9)... Moreno, who led league rookies with six 80-yard rushing games last season, became the fifth Bronco to lead NFL rookies in rushing... OL Ryan Clady was named to the Pro Bowl (starter) for the first time following his 2009 campaign, becoming the 11th tackle in league annals to earn a Pro Bowl selection by his second professional season... LB D.J. Williams recorded an NFL-high 15 tackles (10 solo) last week at Baltimore to mark the fourth time in his career he has topped 15 tackles in a game according to press box totals... Since 2007, Williams is fifth in the league in tackles per game (8.4)... CB Champ Bailey was named to his ninth Pro Bowl last season to tie Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes for the most Pro Bowls at cornerback in NFL history... Bailey has totaled the most interceptions (47) in the NFL among cornerbacks since entering the league in 1999 and has the seventh-most interceptions (29) by a Bronco in team annals... S Brian Dawkins was named a Pro Bowl starter in his first season with Denver and tied former Broncos S Steve Atwater for the third-most Pro Bowl selections (8) by a safety in NFL history... K Matt Prater owns the best field goal percentage in Broncos history (82.1% / 64-of-78) among players with at least 50 attempts... Prater has made 27 of his last 28 field goal attempts dating to the beginning of November 2009. His 96.4 percent success rate during that span ranks second in the NFL... Prater’s 17 consecutive field goals made dating to last season rank third in team history.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: VS. JETS

Daniel Graham (99 career starts) - Would start his 100th career game on Sunday if he opens the contest.
Orton (300-plus passing yards in last four games) - Can record the first instance of five consecutive 300-yard games in Broncos
history.
Orton (295-plus passing yards in last four games) - Can become the third player in NFL history to throw for 295+passing yards in the first six weeks of the regular season.
Lloyd (589 receiving yards) - Can set a career single-season high with 145 receiving yards on Sunday.
Bailey (29 interceptions with Denver) - Can tie Dennis Smith for sixth place on the Broncos career interceptions list with one interception on Sunday.

BUCKHALTER A VERSATILE THREAT

Correll Buckhalter is one of five active players in the NFL with at least 1,000 rushing yards, 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 kickoff return yards.

IT STARTS WITH BAILEY

Champ Bailey ranks second in the NFL in starts (170) among cornerbacks since he entered the league in 1999.

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