Monday Night Football is a national stage where teams can shine, or in the case of the Denver Broncos … fall flat on their faces. One of the most highly anticipated Monday Night games of the season was on tap, and one of the all-time greats was at the helm of the Denver Broncos offense.
Denver fans glued to their TV’s in Denver were excited about seeing the masterful no-huddle guru work against another formidable defense in Atlanta. What fans weren’t expecting was for Manning to force throws in his first three series and getting picked off, all in just the first quarter. Luckily, Denver’s defense made up for the offense’s difficulties and held the Falcons to just 13 points on four turnovers in the first quarter. Quite the accomplishment!
Manning managed to spark Denver’s offense by driving 80 yards in 12 plays getting the Broncos on the board before the half. Although the third quarter didn’t provide much hope for Denver fans, the fact that Denver had made it two quarters without a turnover was enough hope that something big might happen heading into the fourth. And that’s when it “almost” happened.
Down by 20 points at the start of the fourth, Manning managed to bring the Broncos to within 6 in hopes that Denver’s “D” could stop the Falcons from executing on third down with just over two minutes to play. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s kid sensation Matt Ryan connected with his favorite target Roddy White on a crossing pattern essentially putting the game away and beating the Denver Broncos 27-21.
In boxing: “Mile High” Mike Alvarado is scheduled to face “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios in California on Oct. 13 in a highly anticipated match that fans and critics alike are calling the fight of the year. Both Alvarado and Rios are big punchers and crowd pleasers so this bout shouldn’t disappoint fans.