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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.
The 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.
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