Denver Broncos Face Tough Schedule in Quest for Playoff Return

Posted: 29th September 2009 by Scott Goll in NFL
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Let's take a look back: It's the end of the 2008 season. Mike Shanahan fired. Jay Cutler traded for Kyle Orton and picks.áA defense in shambles, havingáallowed 28 points per game. Brandon Marshall wanting to be traded and suspended during a portion of the pre-season.áá2009 looking like a major rebuilding effort for rookie coach Josh McDaniels. Fast forward to the end of September. Broncos are 3-0. Orton is playing mistake-free football. Offensive line protecting Orton and creating gaps for the running game as well as ever. Defense has allowed a total of 16 points over three games, stuffing the run and pressuring the quarterback. Excuse me? Any Denver fan couldn't be happier after a 3-0 start and an early division lead in the AFC West. As McDaniels and crew will readily admit, there is ...

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