4:15 PM ET, September 27, 2009
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Orton connects with Marshall for touchdown as Broncos put away Raiders
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kyle Orton, Josh McDaniels and a newfound dominant defense have quieted all the talk of offseason disfunction in Denver with a 3-0 start.Orton threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall, the defense kept a second straight opponent out of the end zone and the Broncos overwhelmed the Oakland Raiders 23-3 Sunday.
• Correll Buckhalter rushed 108 yards -- his fifth career 100-yard rushing game and first since Sept. 30, 2007 -- and Denver improved to 3-0.
• JaMarcus Russell's passer rating has decreased in each game this season. Of Russell's 12 completions, only two were to a wide receiver.
• Kyle Orton has not thrown an interception this season and the Broncos offense has committed just one turnover, which came in the third quarter on a fumble by Buckhalter.
• Denver's Elvis Dumervil had six sacks this season, all in the last two games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Rich Gannon broadcast the game for CBS after the Raiders tried to ban their former QB from pregame production meetings. ... This was the 100th all-time meeting between AFL rivals, including two playoff games. The Raiders hold a 56-42-2 edge.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||2.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-6||0-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||2:11||Brandon Marshall 2 Yard Pass From Kyle Orton (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 23 yds, 2:46
|FG||0:02||Matt Prater 48 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yds, 0:48
|FG||6:42||Sebastian Janikowski 48 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 56 yds, 8:23
|FG||1:12||Matt Prater 21 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 76 yds, 5:28
|TD||11:02||Knowshon Moreno 7 Yard Run (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 4:03
|FG||12:01||Matt Prater 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 16 plays, 88 yds, 8:08