Week two for the Denver Broncos

September 19th, 2012

The Denver Broncos got off to a great start in week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers but came out week 2 like a totally different team against the Atlanta Falcons. The main difference between the games was the turnovers as in week 1 the Broncos had 1 turnover a fumble but in week 2 committed 4 with 3 interceptions coming in the first quarter. The Broncos also would lose another fumble in the running game.

Week 1 against the Steelers the Broncos were able to not turn the ball over leading to points. Peyton Manning threw for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns. In the game Peyton threw his 400th and 401st touchdowns of his career. The 1 turnover was a fumble from Willis McGahee. The defense also got to Ben Roethlisberger 5 times to help make the Steelers fight for 1st downs. The Broncos would go on to win the game 31-19.

In week 2 though it was a total opposite as the team turned the ball over 4 times including 3 1st quarter interceptions thrown by Peyton Manning. The Broncos fell behind 20 to 0 before scoring a touchdown before the half. Peyton would finish with 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions while throwing for 241 yards. . Willis McGahee would add 2 touchdowns on the ground to go with 113 yards rushing. It was McGahee’s 31st game with over 100 yards in his career. The Broncos in the end just came up short and fall to the Falcons 27-21. The Broncos move to 1-1 on the season while the Falcons move to 2-0.

Next up for the Broncos is the Houston Texans who are 2-0 on the Season. The game will be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Look for Peyton to rebound this week if the Broncos have any chance of winning against the Texans. Houston is ranked 1st in defense in total yards allowed per game, 1st against the pass and also 1st in points allowed per game with 8.5. So the Broncos will need to be more efficient and not turn the ball over.

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