Monday, September 09, 2002 - On the type of moment seasons turn, Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese went from being pulled from the game to pulling out the game.
Attack plan for running backs works - Denver Post
Monday, September 09, 2002 - Turns out Denver had a bigger secret than who would start at running back. It was how it would rotate runners.
Mad Mike outcoached by better Mastermind - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Monday, September 09, 2002 - This was not a football game, so much as a test of coaching IQ. Denver's Mike Shanahan passed with flying colors. Mike Martz of St. Louis failed miserably.
Eddie Mac ... you have made it back - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Monday, September 09, 2002 - In the days leading to the game, Ed McCaffrey tried to pretend his return to Invesco Field at Mile High was no big deal.
Long ball gets reined in - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Monday, September 09, 2002 - Brian Griese could hear the boos. And, frankly, he could understand them.
Warner: Rams 'could have won' - Denver Post - Adrian Dater
Monday, September 09, 2002 - You don't play in two Super Bowls in three years by being a team that can't take advantage of its opportunities. That's why the St. Louis Rams were so mad at themselves Sunday after losing 23-16 to the Denver Broncos.
Broncos can make team go colorblind - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Monday, September 09, 2002 - On the silver anniversary of the Orange Crush, the Blue Crush was born. Pro football's most compelling offense - the Arch Enemy from St. Louis - discovered that against the new, enhanced 2002 Denver Broncos defense, you can't run, you can't hide, and you can't win.
Passing muster - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
September 9, 2002 - Rod Smith already had witnessed one huge comeback Sunday when Ed McCaffrey returned from his yearlong absence; now he was ready for a second.
Griese able to get job done - Rocky Mountain News - Paula Parrish
September 9, 2002 - When backup quarterback Steve Beuerlein picked up a football on the sideline and began throwing warm-up tosses Sunday, a few savvy Denver Broncos fans - frustrated with Brian Griese - gave a little cheer. Quite a few more noticed when Beuerlein put on his helmet, jogged slightly onto the field and stood waiting expectantly behind Broncos coach Mike Shanahan.
Potent Rams attack fizzled - Rocky Mountain News - Brad Byler
September 9, 2002 - Maybe it's true. Maybe the New England Patriots' upset victory against St. Louis in the 2001 Super Bowl provided a blueprint on how to stop the high-powered Rams offense.
Krieger: Dramatic Broncos win or bad dinner theater? - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
September 9, 2002 - There was news and there was drama at the former Mile High Stadium parking lot Sunday, but you had to watch carefully to tell the difference.
Lincicome: Almost pulled, Griese pulls off win - Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
September 9, 2002 - The chart of Brian Griese's quarterback rating over four quarters looks like one of those Cyrillic letters in the Russian alphabet, familiar yet foreign, the foreign part being that Griese actually won a football game at the end.
Bronco defense stymies Rams' high-octane offense - Daily Camera - Zak Brown
September 9, 2002 - Marshall Faulk's career-high 14 receptions and Kurt Warner's 315 yards passing against the Denver Broncos showed why the St. Louis Rams' offense is considered the best in the NFL.
Broncos pull plug on Rams - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 9, 2002 - The Brian Griese era began three long years ago with a controversial last-minute quarterback change.
Woelk: Griese won't escape 'hook' entire season - Daily Camera - Neill Woelk
September 9, 2002 - Depending upon whether you are Brian Griese or the rest of the world, Sunday afternoon's events at Mile High Stadium can be nicely described as one of the following: A career-defining moment for the Denver Bronco quarterback — or simply the delaying of the inevitable.