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Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders scored the Broncos' only touchdown Sunday in their game against the Rams in St. Louis. (Denver Broncos photo)

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders scored the Broncos’ only touchdown Sunday in their game against the Rams in St. Louis. (Denver Broncos photo)

DenverBroncos-Logo 3St. Louis, Mo. — The Denver Broncos took it on the nose at the Jones Dome indoors in St. Louis Sunday when they played the Rams and lost 22-7.
Last week they were in a funk and still managed to win; this week they forgot how to play football. One of the most efficient, polished teams in the NFL went to punt out city and stayed there. Quarterback Peyton Manning got sacked twice, and he threw two interceptions. One of the best defensive lines in the NFL missed tackles and assignments. They also lost Julius Thomas to injury in the first quarter, Montee Ball was reinjured, and C.J. Anderson got his bells rung but was able to return to the game. Emmanuel Sanders was also knocked out of action after he scored the Broncos’ only touchdown at the end of the second quarter.
St Louis RamsThe St. Louis Rams came out in the first quarter and played rings around the Broncos. The Rams put up the first score which was a Greg Zuerline 37-yard field goal, and the score was 3-0. Zuerline, an alum of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, would kick four more field goals, two of which were over fifty yards. One was 53 and the other 55.
Manning and the Broncos just couldn’t get their groove on and floundered around only able to score a single touchdown for the entire four quarters. The Broncos only got their nose in the red zone once and stayed in punt out and downs out city for the game.
The Rams stopped the Broncos cold and at the end of the first quarter blazed a 62-yard touchdown pass from Ram quarterback Shaun Hill to Kenny Britt to go ahead 10-0.
At the end of the half the Broncos scored their only touchdown to go into the locker room l3-7.
The second half of the game was dismal for the Broncos. The Rams kept them in check and scored three more field goals to win 22-7.
This drops the Broncos down to 7-3 and with the Chiefs’ victory Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks they are tied at the top of the AFC West.
Next Sunday the Broncos play Miami Dolphins, who are 6-4 after defeating the Buffalo Bills 22-9 Thursday.
The Broncos go to Arrowhead Nov. 30 and play the Chiefs. The Broncos previously beat the Chiefs 24-17 on Sept. 18 in Denver.
The St. Louis Rams are now 4-6, previously defeating the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In the fourth quarter I put my Denver Broncos hat on. Guess it didn’t work.
C.L.
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Greg Zuerlein, a Missouri Western State alum, kicked five field goals for the Rams Sunday. (St. Louis Rams photo)

Greg Zuerlein, a Missouri Western State alum, kicked five field goals for the Rams Sunday. (St. Louis Rams photo)

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is about to pass the ball. Manning was sacked twice and threw two interceptions Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is about to pass the ball. Manning was sacked twice and threw two interceptions Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Running back C.J. Anderson was among Broncos  injured Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Running back C.J. Anderson was among Broncos injured Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Wide receiver Wes Welker ran for the Broncos Sunday and was not injured. (Denver Broncos photo)

Wide receiver Wes Welker ran for the Broncos Sunday and was not injured. (Denver Broncos photo)

The Rams cheerleaders had something to cheer about Sunday. (St. Louis Rams photo)

The Rams cheerleaders had something to cheer about Sunday. (St. Louis Rams photo)

Rams quarterback Shaun Hill gets sacked. (Denver Broncos photo)

Rams quarterback Shaun Hill gets sacked. (Denver Broncos photo)

Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt scored the only St. Louis touchdown Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt scored the only St. Louis touchdown Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Peyton Manning and offensive coordinator Adam Gase were not happy with the progress of Sunday's game.  (Denver Broncos photo)

Peyton Manning and offensive coordinator Adam Gase were not happy with the progress of Sunday’s game. (Denver Broncos photo)


Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox was not happy Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox was not happy Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

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