Wednesday, October 2, Story Links

Check out Wednesday's links to stories about the Denver Broncos.

Special teams betray Broncos - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - Inside the Denver Broncos' locker room moments after one of the most embarrassing losses in franchise history, coach Mike Shanahan delivered a powerful kick to his woeful special-teams unit Monday night.

'MNF' telecast not kind to Nalen, Neil - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - Before the Baltimore Ravens mocked the Denver Broncos, the "Monday Night Football" crew did.

Broncos brace for a jolt from Chargers - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 2, 2002 - While Baltimore Ravens fans were bleary-eyed with delight at their team's wild upset win Monday night, the Broncos were experiencing a different sort of red eye upon arriving back in Denver at 4:40 Tuesday morning.

Offense struggles to get in gear - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 2, 2002 - A spirited comeback in the second half Monday night can't mask the fact the Denver Broncos offense once again had early difficulty.

Broncos hope O'Neal's bump only nets fine - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 2, 2002 - Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was confident cornerback Deltha O'Neal would receive only a fine for bumping an official Monday night, but the league does have the power to impose a suspension as well

Ratings dip slightly for Broncos' loss vs. Ravens - Rocky Mountain News - Dusty Saunders
October 2, 2002 - The Denver Broncos' 34-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens was the lowest-rated Monday Night Football telecast of the 2002 season, according to overnight Nielsen figures from key cities.

The morning . . . er, game after - Rocky Mountain News
October 2, 2002 - Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has compiled a 5-1 record in games that follow a Monday night loss.

Tomlinson tailor-made for San Diego - Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Wilson, Associated Press
October 2, 2002 - SAN DIEGO - Marty Schottenheimer and LaDainian Tomlinson might have set back the forward pass by a few decades or so.

Loss was wake-up call for the Broncos - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 2, 2002 - Almost as amazing as the second-quarter implosion was the fact that the Denver Broncos were still in the game after the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter.

Broncos won't soon forget - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 2, 2002 - The Denver Broncos want to move on. Let this one go. Get ready for the next game. Easier said than done.

Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers -
October 2, 2002 - The Broncos (3-1), after suffering their first defeat of the season 34-23 at Baltimore last Monday, return home Sunday, Oct. 6 to host the San Diego Chargers (4-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. (MDT) at INVESCO Field at Mile High, and the game will be the Broncos first divisional matchup of the season.

Broncos Surge in Second Half, But It's Not Quite Enough - - Andrew Mason
Sept. 30, 2002 - BALTIMORE -- If the true measure of a man's character isn't by whether he falls, but whether he gets back up, then the Denver Broncos roster is abundantly populated with the types of players any team would be fortunate to possess.

Ravens Stadium Turns Into House of Horrors - - Andrew Mason
Sept. 30, 2002 - BALTIMORE -- It is appropriate that a quarter in which the Broncos endured just about every negatively bizarre occurrence took place in the city where Edgar Allan Poe descended into a mysterious, solitary, allegedly alcohol-fueled demise a century and a half ago.

Broncos-Ravens Notebook - - Andrew Mason
Sept. 30, 2002 - BALTIMORE -- Utilizing a field-position strategy is not exactly considered one of the livelier ways to succeed in a football game. But for the Baltimore Ravens, it worked nicely early on Monday night, helping put the Broncos into a sizable early hole before the truly odd events of the second quarter took place.

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