Glory to God, Joy to Broncos fans like me and my uncle who attended the game. Mile High at Invesco Field is pretty cool. If I had my choice of season tickets I might just take Section 323 Row 1 Seat 10 in the Northern End Zone. Awesome view. Bird's eye.
The weather was perfect, 40 degrees and the fans were enthusiastic like the days of old. Josh McDaniels did a fantastic job balancing the tandem of running backs between Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter. I showed up to the stadium an hour before kickoff and would recommend it to any die hards. It was fun to watch the enthusiasm amongst every Bronco player. It really did seem like they were, "family" as Spencer Larson and Brandon Marshall described the team philosophy.
Speaking of Marshall, something special is going on in this man's life. He has adopted his cousin from Philadelphia Rayshon Williams who scored some impressive touchdowns for Mullen High School and Coach Dave Logan during their last game. Marshall is interested in giving back and that's great news(see Rocky Mountain News).
You could really sense a total team unity during warmups. Marshall and McDaniels chatting in the middle of the field, Brian Dawkins floating around encouraging his teammates, Moreno dancing around the field warming up to the latest Jay-Z/Rhianna track, it was contagious. Later in the game, Marshall would make two one handed catches, Moreno would slash his way through the Giants' defense, and Dawkins would make a hit on Steve Smith that set the tone for the Broncos' passing defense.
Darrell Reid held two huddles with fellow defensemen and it was obvious they were all excited to play an otherwise competitive New York Giants team. However, during warmups the Giants seemed mesmerized by the gleeful Broncos.
It really seemed like a complete highlight real during a game where Elvis Dumervil recorded his 13th sack of the season which is an NFL leader. It was nice to see Brandon Stokley score tonight and Matt Prater had a All-Star caliber game too.
Wow, awesome. Next week the Broncos face the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead. If their 12th man is anything like ours was tonight, then it could be a tough battle especially since the Chiefs recently defeated the strong Cincinnati Bengals. Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco seem to be partners again. And then its off to play the Indianapolis Colts. Guaranteed that Peyton Manning watched his brother Eli Manning struggle tonight.
It's nice to be moving forward from 7-4.