Dillon's big day against Broncos remembered

As Denver prepares to face Cincinnati in the season opener, the Broncos painfully remember the last time they visited the Bengals when running back Corey Dillon set an NFL rushing record. Read about it in today's reports.

Dillon's day still painful - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - On third-and-8, with 3:05 remaining, with the Broncos down 24-21, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Scott Mitchell bootlegged around right end for 9 yards and victory. Game all but over, the press box at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium emptied. As reporters made their way to the field on an October 2000 afternoon, the loudest roar of the day erupted. As if something unthinkable had just happened. As if history had just been made.

Doing the math adds up to 19-0 - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - Hey, Woodpecker: You said the Broncos would be 19 and 0 this season. First of all, the preseason and the regular season add up to 20 games, and second of all, the Broncos already lost a game. You can't count, and you can't predict, moron. Go Raiders! - C.S.

NFL gurus weigh in on QB - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - It seems everyone in Denver - from cynical sports talk-show hosts to the fans who already have their No. 16 jerseys - has an opinion about new Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer. On Tuesday, a star-studded panel of former NFL players and current CBS television analysts got a chance to weigh in.

No need to catch up - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
September 3, 2003 - After so many shots to the head, Ed McCaffrey has a built-in excuse for not remembering the ugly details of the Denver Broncos' previous game against Cincinnati. "Luckily when you have a lot of concussions, you forget all those things," McCaffrey said of Corey Dillon's 278-yard record-setting rushing performance for the Bengals three years ago against Denver.

DTs Holland, Fatafehi surprise even Shanahan - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 3, 2003 - It started with a dispute over seating at an IHOP and two of Mike Shanahan's defensive tackles getting pancaked before training camp soreness even set in. And the preseason ends with two of the country's largest unemployed workers being hired full time by the Denver Broncos.

Porter will be back this season - Daily Camera
September 3, 2003 - PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have only a vague idea when All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter will return after being shot last weekend in Denver. Could be as little as two weeks or as long as half the season.

Lindsay Evered's Cheerleader Diary - DenverBroncos.com - Lindsay Evered
Sept. 2, 2003 - Whew, what a crazy couple of weeks! We began last week with a private viewing party for our new calendar. Broncos alumnus, Michael Ditchfield graciously hosted the event though he had just moved into his new estate only five days prior to the party.

Beuerlein Knows the Two-Quarterback Drill - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Sept. 1, 2003 - If it's a circumstance related to pro football, Steve Beuerlein probably doesn't just have a vignette about it, but he's actually lived it. So when the word came down to the media just before practice that the Broncos had chosen to release quarterback Danny Kanell and sign cornerback Roosevelt Williams, thus leaving the Broncos with just two quarterbacks on their active roster, one would figure that Beuerlein knew a little something about the two-passer scenario -- having seen virtually everything in the NFL in his 17 years as a professional.

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