in related news, Dave was seen with a large smile on his face.
From FanFest 09,a video I shot and forgot about.
SNL Weekend Update's Seth Meyers would put it thusly: "Denver's on a three-game skid in mid-November with a rookie coach, an iffy quarterback and a defense that finished 2008 ranked No. 29, and you're surprised? Really? You know they started this season 3-0 with a miracle win against Cincy and gimmes against Oakland and Cleveland -- yet the 0-3 skid shocks you? Reallly? You do realize that in games played after Nov. 20, Denver has gone 2-4 each of the past three years. (Repeat: Two and four. Past. Three. Years.) And that San Diego is 17-2 cumulatively in the same games. Seventeen and two! And that Kyle Orton is just 9-6 in that timeframe despite having played on playoff-caliber Bears teams. Last year alone the guy threw 10 picks in his last five games. And yet you still like Denver to bounce back? Realllly?!?"San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos - Adam Duerson - SI.com
Here is a position-by-position breakdown for this week's game. A lot changed since the last time these two teams met. I think the WRs are still a lot more evenly matched than they are given credit for. Also from the same site, the experts pick the game. http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2009-11-20/sports/sdnn-expert-picks-chargers-broncos-2
Chargers Roll with Scott Mruczkowski My favorite Chargers Roll to date. No question about it. Mooch is stellar, and there's not an ounce of BS in his answers.
Orton's Grade II sprain will keep him out this weekend "barring miracle."Football Outsiders Injury Expert Will Carroll
How talented are the Chargers at quarterback? Their backup, Billy Volek, is far more accurate than either Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell or Broncos left-hander Chris Simms, who the Bolts may face on Sunday if starter Kyle Orton can't go. Norv Turner said the Bolts are preparing for either gimpy veteran Kyle Orton or No. 2 QB Chris Simms. Is there anyone erractic enough on the scout team to mimic Simms? In relief of Orton, Simms was 3 for 13 with an interception last Sunday. He has 18 interceptions and 12 TDs in his career to go with 47 sacks in 21 games.Rapid Reports
The Eagles were forced to settle for a field goal against the Chargers Sunday after sustaining a 260-yard, 64-play drive that featured six separate red-zone appearances and took 52 minutes off the game clock. "It's disappointing not to score a touchdown when you keep a drive alive for more than three and a half quarters," said quarterback Donovan McNabb, who completed 32 of his 66 passes, converted 26 first downs, and was carted off the field for X-rays twice during the drive. "At least we came away with three points. Those 120 yards in penalties really hurt our field position, but those conversions on third and 21, third and 64, and the fake punt on fourth and 72 showed that this team never quits." Backup QB Michael Vick took one snap from center during the nearly hour-long drive, failing to complete a screen pass.Eagles Settle For Field Goal After 260-Yard Drive
Everyone except Clary and Hardwick back at practice ... Orton doesn't practice in Denver -- kaKevin Acee's Twitter Another day that Orton hasn't practiced ... sounds like a pretty serious sprain