2007 Denver Broncos season


2007 Denver Broncos season

* Game time: 8:30 PM EDT (Monday Night Football)
* Game weather: 67°F (2.8°C), (Partly Cloudy)
* Game attendance: 77,160
* Referee: Ron Winter
* TV announcers: (ESPN HD) Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser (color commentators), Michele Tafoya, & Suzy Kolber (sideline reporters)

Coming off their Sunday night home win over the Steelers, the Broncos stayed at home for a Monday Night interconference fight with the Green Bay Packers. In the first quarter, Denver took the early lead with QB Jay Cutler completing a 5-yard TD pass to TE Tony Scheffler. The Packers would respond with QB Brett Favre completing a 79-yard TD pass to WR James Jones. In the second quarter, Green Bay took the lead with kicker Mason Crosby getting a 19-yard and a 26-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Broncos began to rally as kicker Jason Elam got a 45-yard field goal for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, Denver managed to get a last-second 21-yard field goal from Elam to send the game into overtime. Unfortunately, on the Packers' first play of the period, Favre sealed the win with an 82-yard TD pass to WR Greg Jennings.

With the loss, not only did the Broncos fall to 3-4, but it also marked the first time in franchise history that they lost to Green Bay at home.

Week 9: at Detroit Lions

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"at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan"
*Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
*Game weather: "Game played indoors" (Domed stadium)
*TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
*Game attendance: 60,784
*Referee: Jerome Boger

Hoping to rebound from their Monday Night loss to the Packers, the Broncos flew to Ford Field for a Week 9 interconference duel with the Detroit Lions. In the first quarter, Denver trailed early as Lions kicker Jason Hanson managed to get a 43-yard field goal for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the Broncos continued to struggle as Hanson gave Detroit a 53-yard field goal, while QB Jon Kitna completed a 15-yard TD pass to WR Mike Furrey. The Lions would end the half with Hanson kicking a 38-yard field goal. Even worse, starting QB Jay Cutler (3/4 for 20 yards) would leave the game with a lower left leg injury.

In the third quarter, Detroit continued to destroy Denver as DE Dewayne White returned a fumble 3 yards for a touchdown, while Kitna completed a 49-yard TD pass to WR Shaun McDonald. In the fourth quarter, the Lions finished their job as NT Shaun Rogers returned an interception 66 yards for a touchdown, while RB T. J. Duckett got a 3-yard TD run. The Broncos would prevent a shutout as QB Patrick Ramsey completed a 2-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Stokely.

With the loss, Denver fell to 3-5.

This would be the second time this year that the Broncos lost by at least 37 points.

Week 10: at Kansas City Chiefs

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"at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri"
*Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
*Game weather: 69°F (Overcast)
*TV announcers (CBS HD): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (color commentator)
*Game attendance: 77,368
*Referee: Tony Corrente

Trying to snap a two-game losing skid, the Broncos flew to Arrowhead Stadium for an AFC West duel with the Kansas City Chiefs. In the first quarter, Denver drew first blood with kicker Jason Elam getting a 44-yard field goal. The Chiefs would respond with kicker Dave Rayner getting a 38-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Broncos trailed as K.C. Safety Bernard Pollard blocked a punt that was deep in Denver territory. The ball would roll out the back of the endzone for a safety. The Broncos would respond with Elam kicking a 50-yard field goal. However, the Chiefs would regain the lead prior to halftime as Rayner kicked a 36-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Denver retook the lead as rookie RB Selvin Young got a 20-yard TD run, along with LB Nate Webster returning a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown. Kansas City would answer with Rayner nailing a 39-yard field goal. Fortunately, in the fourth quarter, the Broncos closed out the game with QB Jay Cutler completing an 18-yard TD pass to TE Daniel Graham.

With the win, not only did Denver improve to 4-5, but it also marked their first win at Arrowhead Stadium since 2002.

Week 11: vs. Tennessee Titans

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HT=34
"at INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado"
* Game time: 8:30 PM EDT (Monday Night Football)
* Game weather: 63°F (Clear)
* Game attendance: 76,590
* Referee: Gerry Austin
* TV announcers: (ESPN) Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser (color commentators), & Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)

Coming off an impressive divisional road win over the Chiefs, the Broncos went home for a Week 11 Monday Night intraconference duel with the Tennessee Titans. In the first quarter, Denver drew first blood with QB Jay Cutler completing a 48-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Stokley, along with WR/PR Glenn Martinez returning a punt 80 yards for a touchdown. In the second quarter, the Titans got on the board with QB Vince Young completing a 21-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Jones. Afterwards, the Broncos regained some of their lead with kicker Jason Elam getting a 21-yard and a 39-yard field goal. Tennessee would end the half with kicker Rob Bironas getting a 56-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Denver responded with Cutler completing a 41-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Marshall. The Titans would reply with Young getting a 4-yard TD run. In the fourth quarter, Tennessee drew closer as Bironas nailed a 37-yard field goal. Fortunately, the Broncos got the victory with rookie RB Andre Hall getting a 62-yard TD run.

With the win, Denver improved to 5-5.

Week 12: at Chicago Bears

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"at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois"
* Game time: 4:15 PM EDT
* Game weather: 39°F (Cloudy with Drizzles & Flurries)
* Game attendance: 62,148
* Referee: Larry Nemmers
* TV announcers: (CBS) Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) & Dan Dierdorf (color commentator)

Coming off their home win over the Titans, the Broncos flew to Soldier Field for a Week 12 interconference duel with the Chicago Bears. In the first quarter, Denver trailed early as Bears kicker Robbie Gould managed to get a 24-yard field goal. The Broncos would reply with kicker Jason Elam getting a 23-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Denver took the lead with rookie RB Andre Hall getting a 16-yard TD run, while Chicago replied with Gould kicking a 44-yard field goal. The Broncos would end the half with Elam kicking a 22-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Denver lost its lead as WR/KR/PR Devin Hester returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown. The Broncos would answer with FB Cecil Sapp getting a 5-yard TD run, but the Bears immediately struck back as Hester returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown. Denver would regain the lead as Cutler completed a 68-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Marshall. In the fourth quarter, the Broncos increased their lead with Cutler completing a 14-yard TD pass to TE Tony Scheffler. However, Chicago tied the game with RB Adrian Peterson getting a 4-yard TD run, while QB Rex Grossman completed a 3-yard TD pass to WR Bernard Berrian. In overtime, the Bears sealed Denver's fate as Gould nailed the game-winning 39-yard field goal.

With the loss, the Broncos fell to 5-6.

Week 13: at Oakland Raiders

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HT=34
"at McAfee Coliseum Oakland, California"
* Game time: 4:05 PM EDT
* Game weather: 60°F (Cloudy)
* Game attendance: 61,990
* Referee: Gene Steratore
* TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee (play-by-play) & Steve Beuerlein (color commentator)

Coming off their embarrassing road loss to the Bears, the Broncos went to home McAfee Coliseum for an AFC West rematch with the Oakland Raiders. In the first quarter, Denver trailed early as QB Josh McCown completed a 15-yard TD pass to WR Tim Dwight. The Broncos replied with RB Travis Henry getting a 4-yard TD run. In the second quarter, Oakland regained the lead with TE Zach Miller for the only score of the period.

In the third quarter, the Raiders continued their domination with kicker Sebastian Janikowski getting a 38-yard field goal, while McCown completed a 13-yard TD pass to WR Jerry Porter. The Broncos continued to try and keep up with kicker Jason Elam getting a 29-yard and a 44-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Denver tried to comeback as Henry got a 3-yard TD run. However, Oakland sealed the win with Janikowski nailing a 44-yard field goal and RB Justin Fargas getting a 5-yard TD run.

With the loss, the Broncos fell to 5-7.

In the game, Denver committed 4 turnovers (2 interceptions and 2 lost fumbles), which is tied as a season-worst for the Broncos.

Week 14: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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RT=7
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HT=41
"at INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado"
* Game time: 4:15 PM EST
* Game weather: 21°F (Partly Cloudy & Hazy)
* Game attendance: 75,895
* Referee: Jeff Triplette
* TV announcers (CBS): Gus Johnson (play-by-play) and Randy Cross (color commentator)

Trying to snap a two-game skid, the Broncos went home for a Week 14 AFC West rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs. In the first quarter, Denver drew first first blood as QB Jay Cutler completed a 21-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Stokley, while RB Travis Henry got a 1-yard TD run. In the second quarter, the Chiefs would get their only score of the game with QB Brodie Croyle completing a 15-yard TD pass to TE Tony Gonzalez. Afterwards, the Broncos took over as Cutler completed an 8-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Marshall, while kicker Jason Elam managed to get a 37-yard field goal. In the third quarter, Denver pulled away as Elam nailed another 37-yard field goal, while Cutler completed a 2-yard TD pass to TE Daniel Graham, along with a 13-yard TD pass to Marshall.

With the season-sweeping win, the Broncos improved to 6-7.

Also with this win, it improved Denver's divisional home record since 2001 to 18-4.

Week 15: at Houston Texans

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HT=31
"at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas"
* Game time: 8:00 PM EDT
* Game weather: 59°F (Mostly Cloudy)
* Game attendance: 70,747
* Referee: Bill Carollo
* TV announcers: (NFL Network) Tom Hammond (play-by-play) & Chris Collinsworth (color commentator)

Coming off their dominating home win over the Chiefs, the Broncos flew to Reliant Stadium for a Thursday night intraconference duel with the Houston Texans. In the first quarter, Denver trailed early as QB Sage Rosenfels got a 5-yard TD run for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the Broncos would get on the board as kicker Jason Elam managed to get a 41-yard field goal. Houston would respond with kicker Kris Brown getting a 41-yard field goal. Denver would end the half with Elam nailing a 47-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Texans would increase their lead as RB Ron Dayne managed to get a 6-yard TD run. The Broncos would respond with QB Jay Cutler completing a 12-yard TD pass to TE Tony Scheffler. However, in the fourth quarter, Houston sealed the win as Rosenfels completed a 4-yard TD pass to WR Andre Johnson, while FB Vonta Leach got a 1-yard TD run.

With the loss, Denver fell to 6-8.

Week 16: at San Diego Chargers

Linescore Amfootball
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R2=0
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R4=0
RT=13
Home=Chargers
H1=10
H2=6
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HT=31

Week 17: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Vikings
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R2=3
R3=0
R4=16
R5=0
RT=13
Home=Broncos
H1=0
H2=14
H3=3
H4=2
H5=3
HT=31

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