Monday, November 9, 2009

Broncos - Steelers Open Thread

Almost midway through the second quarter, and this game is everything we expected.

Denver scored a field goal on the opening drive, and has largely controlled the tempo, but an errant throw by Kyle Orton was intercepted and went for a touchdown, making the score 7-3 Pittsburgh.

****UPDATE****

The game reaches halftime with the score Pittsburgh 7, Denver 3.

Team Stat Comparison at the half

1st Downs39
Passing 1st downs
39
Rushing 1st downs
00
1st downs from penalties
00
3rd down efficiency
2-55-9
4th down efficiency
0-00-0
Total Plays1834
Total Yards54183
Passing31157
Comp-Att
6-916-21
Yards per pass
3.47.5
Rushing2326
Rushing Attempts
711
Yards per rush
3.32.4
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-00-0
Penalties2-132-15
Turnovers01
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
01
Possession10:4419:16

Pittsburgh will receive the kickoff to begin the second half.

****UPDATE****

Pittsburgh was driving into Denver territory when the Denver defense forced a Roethlisberger fumble that was returned for a DENVER TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!

Denver 10, Pittsburgh 7, 11:16 remaining 3rd quarter.

****UPDATE****

4 play, 80 yard drive by Pittsburgh. Steelers 14, Broncos 10

****UPDATE****

Steelers driving deep in Denver territory, Denver intercepts in the endzone!!!

****UPDATE****

After battling back and forth, Orton threw an interception, which Pittsburgh capitalized on with a touchdown.

7:03 remaining in regulation: Pittsburgh 21, Denver 10


****UPDATE****

Final Score.. Steelers 28, Broncos 10

In the interest of honoring a debt, please notice the sub-header of my blog.

You got me, B&G Fan! Twas a great first half, and as we discussed my team has some work to do. Hopefully we meet again... !!

95 comments:

blackandgoldfan said...

This is a great game! Very well played even if my boys were behind.

Soloman said...

Agreed.. seems the tide has turned your way a little bit. My Broncos better step it up!!!

Soloman said...

Looks like we might be looking at two definite contenders. If nothing else, I'm proud that the Broncos are showing they belong with the "big guns" like the Steelers.

blackandgoldfan said...

Bad move on holding when set for a 3rd down conversion. That could've made things a lot different right now.

blackandgoldfan said...

Denver has definitely exceeded my expectations.

Soloman said...

IMO bad move at the end of the half by Denver. Poor clock management.

Whadda ya do though, right? It's just a game.. although my neighbors are probably wondering WTF!?!?

Soloman said...

Told ya we had a damn good team...

blackandgoldfan said...

I could enjoy the game more if the damned dog wasn't making me crazy!

Soloman said...

We've beat every division winner we've played - NE, Dallas, Cincy.. but you guys and B-more are some tough teams.

This is good preparation for us for the playoffs...

blackandgoldfan said...

Denver needs to settle down and concentrate.

I'm surprised Ben's only been sacked twice. Usually by this time in a game he's been sacked at least 5 times.

Soloman said...

WooHoo!!!

blackandgoldfan said...

Ben...FAIL!!! Should've held it and taken the sack.

Soloman said...

Now we need to drive it right home...

Soloman said...

That's Ben for ya!

blackandgoldfan said...

Orton's impressed me with his accuracy. Got some zip on that ball.

blackandgoldfan said...

Who yinz got next? We got Cincy on Sunday.

Soloman said...

@ Redskins

Soloman said...

Damn. That was a waste.

blackandgoldfan said...

4th Q. This is for all of it.

blackandgoldfan said...

yinz shouldn't have an problems with 'skins if the Broncs can get it together. If they can refocus, the skins are toast.

Soloman said...

Obviously I want the win, but I'll be very happy if we can stay within a TD. That's quite an accomplishment for a 1st year coach with a new QB this year.

Orton's surprised me too. When we traded Cutler I thought we were in the tank for sure, but we've all found out Cutler's not all that.

blackandgoldfan said...

I didn't get to tell you what my 9yo daughter said. With the autism, it's hard to understand her speech sometimes, and she asked me who the Steelers were playing tonight. I said the Broncos. God love her, she looked at me and said "The Bongos?"

Out of the mouths of babes...

Soloman said...

Oh we'll be ready for the skins, no doubt.

The Orange Crush is back!!

blackandgoldfan said...

Where the hell did Ben think he was throwing that???

Soloman said...

That's funny...

Luckily they're not being played like bongos..

3 & out...

Soloman said...

Albuquerque?

blackandgoldfan said...

Should the tide turn in this game, I've decided to go with the old Broncos logo. Much better caliber of team.

Soloman said...

Any of the above will be fine...

Soloman said...

I'm just hoping they score and hold.

Soloman said...

damn.

blackandgoldfan said...

Did you see where Mean Joe is getting the Clio for his Coke ad? I can't believe that commercial is 30 yrs. old already. I did a short post about it.

Soloman said...

The Steelers figured out the Broncos o-line in the second half. That's been a huge difference.

blackandgoldfan said...

Is this the same Bronco team that started the game?

Soloman said...

I saw your post - I was gonna comment on it. That's great he's getting it...

blackandgoldfan said...

Dick LeBeau knows the game well. IMO, definitely one the best defensive coordinators to ever be involved in the game.

Soloman said...

Good coaching on your side, my side's not kept up so much.

signs of a young coaching staff with not much time together.

Soloman said...

Good thing we beat SD already once this year.

you'll need to beat cincy at home - they seem much improved.

blackandgoldfan said...

Ben may have his sucky moments, but at least he's no Malone, Brister, or Stoudt. Those were some terrible years to be a Steeler fan.

blackandgoldfan said...

They'll get there. I'm sure Coach Noll had a tough time when he first started.

Soloman said...

Our D is playing better now, but our O is struggling.

I go through a lot of reese's at times like this.. lol..

blackandgoldfan said...

Sweed has yet to impress me. He's only reliable half the time.

Soloman said...

oooohhh... that was close...

Soloman said...

okay.. time to put the game-faces on, offense!

blackandgoldfan said...

Our pit is chewing up a frisbee and leaving neon green pieces all over the carpet. I really don't care right now. He's leaving me alone, so I'm not worrying about the damned frisbee.

Soloman said...

can you believe it's flippin' november and i'm having to run my air conditioner? we hit almost 90 today..

Soloman said...

it's hard to feel thanksgiving and Christmas-like when it's sunny and 75...

blackandgoldfan said...

Holy crap! Beware the Hair!!!

Soloman said...

ouch.. that was a hit..

Soloman said...

dammit

blackandgoldfan said...

Ouch!

blackandgoldfan said...

Wouldn't it be great to see overtime?

blackandgoldfan said...

DUH!!!

Soloman said...

there's our counter to the hair...

our d-backs are unbelievable.

blackandgoldfan said...

Wow!!!

Soloman said...

I was about to say I'd love to see OT.. but that ain't how that happens...

Time to put up or shut up, Orton and gang..

blackandgoldfan said...

Sorry, dude. Not looking too promising.

Soloman said...

Ben's great at making something of broken plays - reminds me of Elway in that respect.

blackandgoldfan said...

And I was concerned that Ryan Clark was sitting out. Silly me!!

blackandgoldfan said...

At the very least, yinz scored more points against us than the Ravens.

Soloman said...

ain't heard no fat lady yet... but Orton seems to be scrambling, and that's not his strength. He's much more of a pocket QB.

Denver will be building an O-line this off-season.

I can't believe the fans booing. this team is still so young, they need to back off and appreciate what that team is doing so quickly.

blackandgoldfan said...

I agree. Now matter how bad I've seen the Stillers play, I've never booed them. That's just tacky.

Soloman said...

2 more mini-reese's.. it's like alcohol for the non-drinker.. lol..

Soloman said...

it's amazing how some things can be challenged and others can't. I still don't get that rule completely..

Soloman said...

interception? I think somebody's been drinking, and he's wearing stripes!!

blackandgoldfan said...

I agree. Now matter how bad I've seen the Stillers play, I've never booed them. That's just tacky.

I don't drink either. I get in too much trouble sober. But I've been going to for a cig more often during this game. I leave the curtain on the door open so I can see the game.

Soloman said...

not to preach.. but i quit last Christmas - cold turkey after smoking for the better part of 23 years. best thing i ever did, don't miss it a bit.

you'll save a lot of cash!!!

Soloman said...

clock-killer drive here...

Soloman said...

I love ESPN's football coverage, with that camera view. I need an HDTV so badly...

blackandgoldfan said...

Cigs are the only vice I have. I just don't have the desire to quit. Maybe one day...

blackandgoldfan said...

I'm watching on my 54-incher. Size DOES matter!

Soloman said...

like i said - not preaching.

i loved it until i decided to quit, so i totally get that. now that i quit i'm glad i did, but to each in his or her own time, if ever..

blackandgoldfan said...

OMG!!! Did they just mention Brian Sipe??? There's a name I haven't heard since I was a kid.

Soloman said...

i've looked at sony 54" TV's for under $1000 - it's amazing to me how cheap they're getting.

I need a new mattress first.. then i get to treat myself.

Soloman said...

i heard his name - i wasn't really listening. i've kinda tuned it out, it's over.

Soloman said...

right now i'm just waiting for the finish so i can pay my debt, then i'm off to fox news.

Soloman said...

wow - we've set a new record for comments on my blog!

blackandgoldfan said...

That was one guy (Sipe) Lambert and company loved to hit!

I know it sucks when your team is on the losing end, but they did play a great first half!

Soloman said...

yeah - no pride lost here.

i'm smart enough to know this is a building process.

if we make the playoffs i'll be happy, we win one in the playoffs i'm thrilled.

more than that? look out, party time!!

blackandgoldfan said...

Woo hoo!!! It's been a great time watching and chatting. Thanks!

Soloman said...

ahhh.. the famous review within the last 2 minutes. he's right - every monday night..

Soloman said...

you got it - have a good night !

blackandgoldfan said...

I'm gonna finish this and hit the sack. Early morning to get cherubs off to school.

Good game, hon! I had fun being here!

Soloman said...

yeah - thanks for dropping in! check back to collect, of course...

j summ said...

mendenhall tore denver a new ass*ole tonite.

innominatus said...

Not my style to sling poo on another man's blog, so I'll just stay quiet.

Soloman said...

No worries here, y'all. This is a huge rebuilding year for the Broncos, and the Steelers are the defending champs.

We've got better days ahead...

TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

Be glad your team still has a winning record my team is has lost four straight

Soloman said...

Trestin, I'm guessing you're a Giants fan? They've had a rocky road as of late.

If you read through the comments any you'll see that for the Broncos this year, I'd be thrilled with making the playoffs. Anything more than that will be gravy.

Nickie Goomba said...

I'm so pissed off at you guys. I don't even know what it's like to have a winning team.

Sue said...

Bengal Nation checking in here...Happy about this game???


NOT!!!!!!!!

Sunday will tell the tale.
I live in Indiana. It will also tell the tale of the Colts vs. Pats' big rivalry.

Not giving up hope, even after watching the Squealers last night...

WHO DEY????

Soloman said...

Nickie - who is your team?

I hope you don't say the Raiders... the Broncos fan in my will have trouble finding sympathy for you, my friend..

Soloman said...

Sue - this game? Bah. Made much better by the company I kept. I know the Broncos are reorganizing though, so I accept this as learning for a better future.

I'd put money on the Brady bunch over the baby broncs.. just a hunch. Pats seem to be getting better, just as the Squealers showed last night.

Wish you luck this weekend.. your Bengals have a good record, but the Steelers may just prove they are in a different class...

Snarky Basterd said...

Next time send me an invite...I would have loved to drop some snark on the Broncos....

(Dr. Dave is dead, btw.)

Soloman said...

Snarky B... what did you do with my man Dr. Dave? I'll git you, sucker...

Regarding the open thread - it was a last minute decision, as you can see by the fact that my first update was midway through the 2nd.

And if you're Broncos-bashing, you'd better bring game, brotha... just ask B&G fan, I think she'll testify that I have sports snark down to a science!

Anonymous said...

This forum is alive? If yes, please remove this topic and my account.