The Denver Broncos (2-2) beat the Tennessee Titans (2-2) 26-20 on Sunday to even their season record at 2-2. With the win, the Broncos improved to 14-20-1 (.414) against Tennessee (6-13 / .316 on the road).
Broncos QB Kyle Orton, who completed 35-of-50 passes (70.0%) for 341 yards with two touchdowns and one interception (93.8 rtg.) against Tennessee, has accounted for the second-most passing yards through the first four games of the regular season in NFL history with 1,419.
Orton recorded more than 300 yards passing for the third consecutive week, marking the fourth time in franchise history a player has accomplished that feat and the first time since QB Brian Griese totaled four consecutive games with 300+ yards in 2002.
Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd (11 rec., 115 yds., 10.5 avg.) and WR Eddie Royal (8 rec., 113 yds., 14.1 avg., 1 TD) gave Denver its second consecutive game with two 100-yard receivers—the third such occurrence in franchise history and the first since WR Ed McCaffrey and WR Rod Smith accomplished the feat in 2000.
Broncos S Brian Dawkins recorded his 22nd career sack in the third quarter, taking down Titans QB Vince Young on third down and helping force a Tennessee field goal. Dawkins, who is one of four players in league history to record at least 33 career interceptions and 20 career sacks, ranks fourth in NFL history in sacks by a defensive back.
Broncos DL Kevin Vickerson, who spent the past three seasons with Tennessee, made his third career start against the Titans... WR Demaryius Thomas took over kickoff return duties against Tennessee and finished with four returns for 144 yards (36.0 avg.) with a long of 65... LB D.J. Williams led Denver with 10 tackles (8 solo) and added a quarterback sack (1 yd.)... LB Joe Mays and CB Syd'Quan Thompson led the team with two special-teams tackles apiece.
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