Broncos News Blogs - Monday, Nov. 21

The Denver Broncos posted their first defensive shut-out in eight years as they beat the New York Jets 27-10 on Sunday and improved their record to 8-2.

Zero tolerance - Denver Post - Mike Klis
11/21/2005 - From the last row in section 534 to the offensive side of the home sideline, a malaise was spreading around Invesco Field at Mile High. An inept New York Jets performance more often seen on college Saturday than on NFL Sunday was the primary reason for the monotony. The Broncos' tendency to get bored was another. Yet, as eyelids drooped, heads nodded and postures slumped, the Broncos' defense refused to yawn. While thumping the Jets 27-0 on Sunday, a victory that was presumed a good seven days before kickoff, the Denver "D" relentlessly applied pressure, kept its eyes and hands on the ball, focused on the field and refused to feel sorry for a hopelessly outmanned opponent.

Riding on Jet stream - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
November 21, 2005 - A team that just might be on to something took a few moments Sunday to bask in the glow of nothing. The Denver Broncos pushed aside a tottering New York Jets team simply trying to survive a growing list of injuries. In the process, they earned their first shutout win in a little more than eight years, beating the Jets 27-0 at Invesco Field at Mile High. "Oh, I made guys aware how hard that is when we were coming down the stretch," Broncos safety John Lynch said. "You've got some young kids smiling and you should have fun, but this was a special opportunity. Shutouts don't come that often, so you want to appreciate every minute of it." The win also set a rather tidy holiday table for the Broncos. With their win and losses by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, the Broncos find themselves as the AFC's No. 2 seed behind the undefeated Indianapolis Colts.

Broncos ground hapless Jets - Daily Camera- Zak Brown
November 21, 2005 — Throughout the week, a Denver Bronco team with a potential trap in its path talked about finishing games. On Sunday, the Broncos accomplished their goal by never letting the New York Jets get started. The Broncos continued to stay in the NFL's upper tier by beating the two-win Jets at Invesco Field, forcing five turnovers and pounding the ball along the way in a 27-0 win. The defense recorded its first shutout since 1997 and Mike Anderson ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns to help the Broncos maintain a two-game lead in the AFC West.

A Defensive Shutout, A Team Accomplishment - Denver - Andrew Mason
Monday, November 21, 2005 - By the final moments of the fourth quarter Sunday, darkness had fallen over INVESCO Field at Mile High. The game between the Denver Broncos and New York Jets had been decided for all practical purposes. Just one task remained. One item on the checklist that hadn't been crossed off in eight years. Shut the opponent out. It's not something that can happen weekly. Even the most exalted of NFL defenses would find blankings difficult to attain, as John Lynch learned during his 11 years with Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers had arguably the best defense of the last decade. In Lynch's years there, they averaged 0.55 shutouts a year.

Broncos-Jets Notebook - - Andrew Mason
Sunday, November 20, 2005 - Kicker Jason Elam didn't quite have his usual swing Sunday after straining his left calf muscle during pregame warmups prior to the Broncos' 27-0 win over the New York Jets. "I was warming up. I was kicking just great," Elam recalled. "I came into it on one of my warmup kicks. I could feel like -- like somebody stuck a knife in there really quickly. I thought maybe it was just a cramp, and I tried to walk it off, and I (realized) it wasn't a cramp." With the aid of kicking consultant and former Air Force special-teams coach Jeff Hayes, Elam truncated his approach and follow-through in order to compensate.

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