Note: Below is a portion of the team's weekly press release. To view a PDF of the complete release, click here.
THIS WEEK'S GAME
Coming off a 27-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last week, the Denver Broncos (1-2) look to even their record on the season when they travel to Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans (2-1) on Sunday. Kickoff at LP Field is set for 11 a.m. MDT.
- The Denver Broncos are in their sixth decade of professional football with a 412-369-10 (.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.
- Head Coach Josh McDaniels and General Manager Brian Xanders made several key acquisitions during the offseason, including the signing of three-time Pro Bowler DL
Jamal Williams, hometown product DL Justin Bannan(University of Colorado) and secondary specialist CB Nate Jones.
Denver’s defense ranks fifth in the AFC in opponent rushing average (3.7 ypc) and sixth in the conference in rushing yards per game allowed (94.3).
TELEVISION: KCNC-TV (CBS 4): Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (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 Alan Roach 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.
BRONCOS AT TITANS -- POINTS OF INTEREST
The Broncos will square off this Sunday against one of their least-common conference opponents... Denver has played Tennessee 34 times in the regular season (13-20-1 record / 5-13 on the road), but have faced the franchise just three times since 1992... Since the Titans organization moved from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, the Broncos have faced them on the road just once—a 37-16 win on Christmas Day in 2004... 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 have won more regular-season games (252) and overall games (267) than any AFC team (second most in 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 leads the NFL with 13 completions of 25+ yards and has totaled the second-most passing yards through his team’s first three games (1,078) in franchise history... Orton ranks eighth among active starting quarterbacks in the NFL with a .588 winning percentage (30-21)... The Broncos are the first team in NFL history to have four players with 10+ catches, 140+ receiving yards and 1+ touchdowns through a season’s first three games... WR Brandon Lloyd ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards (339) and receiving average (24.2) while tying for first in 25+ yard receptions (6). His 339 receiving yards are the third most in franchise history through a player’s first three games... WR
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: vs. TENNESSEE
- Bailey (29 INT w/DEN) - Can tie Dennis Smith for sixth
place on the Broncos career interceptions list with one interception on
Robert Ayers(TFL IN LAST THREE GAMES) - Can register a
tackle for a loss in his fourth consecutive game on Sunday.
- Lloyd (TWO GAMES WITH 100+RECEIVING YARDS) - Can
tie a career high with a third 100-yard receiving output in a single season
- Lloyd (339 RECEIVING YARDS) - Can register his third-highest single
season output (and highest since 2005) with 26 receiving yards on
Jabar Gaffney(3,989 CAREER RECEIVING YARDS) - Can
reach 4,000 career receiving yards with 11 yards on Sunday.
- Orton (1,078 PASSING YARDS THROUGH FIRST THREE
GAMES) - Can register the most passing yards through the club’s first four
games with 263 passing yards on Sunday.
- D.J. Williams (89 CAREER STARTS) - Can make his 90th career
start if he opens the game on Sunday.
ORTON LEADS NFL IN BIG-PLAY PASSING
Through three regular-season games, Orton leads the NFL with 13 completions of 25+ yards and is already halfway to his 2009 total of 26. Orton, who has totaled five completions of 25+ yards in two of Denver’s three games this season, has completed at least five passes of 25+ yards three times in his career with the Broncos -- a total that ranks second all-time in franchise history (since 1991).
D.J. WILLIAMS’ TACKLE AVG. AMONG TOPS IN NFL
Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams is second in the AFC and ranks sixth in the NFL in tackles per game (8.2) since 2007 according to press box statistics.