Game Blog: Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers
It might be cold here in Colorado, but the weather wasn’t a problem in Charlotte, as temps reached into the mid 70’s for today’s game.
The Broncos came into today’s game against the Panthers on a 3-game win streak, and that streak now stands at four consecutive wins to put them at 6-3.
Here are some live updates from today’s game reported by FOX 31’s sports reporter Raul Martinez:
11:11 a.m. –Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Broncos win toss and choose to defer.
11:14 a.m. — Colquitt has 60-yard punt that’s returned for 6 yards, and Panthers start at 23.
11:20 a.m. — Newton completes 26-yard to Olsen for Panthers first down and Miller injured on the play. Walks off, looks like his ankle.
11:22 a.m. — Miller about to come back in. Newton hits Olsen for 16-yard gain, first and goal.
11:23 a.m. — Olsen catches the ball for a 4-yd touchdown, PAT gives Panthers lead. Broncos down 7-0 at top of first quarter.
11: 29 a.m. — 3rd down. Decker drops the ball, Broncos miss huge opportunity.
11:33 a.m. — 3rd down for Panthers. Newton chucks it deep to Murphy and it’s incomplete. 4th down
11:38 a.m. — Manning going with Thomas this time. He holds onto it. 32 yards. Broncos in business.
11:40 a.m. –Manning rolls right, everyone follows Thomas and then Manning throws left to Stokley. Game is tied at 7-7.
11:43 a.m. — Manning now ties Dan Marino for 2nd most in NFL history with passing touchdowns. That would be 420.
11:45 a.m. — Dumervil strips Newton, Miller booted it and Panthers recover. 4th down. Dumervil leaves field holding his shoulder.
11: 47 a.m. — Happy Holliday!!! Trindon Holiday with a 76-yard punt return. Those were some sick moves. He had a kick return last week. Broncos lead 14-7.
11:55 a.m. — Great field position for the Broncos. On their own 45.
11:58 a.m. — Adrian Peterson already has 1,000 yards this season.
12:00 p.m. — 53 yard field goal by Matt Prater good. Had another 8 yards to spare.
12:06 p.m. — According to Broncos. DE Elvis Dumervil is questionable with a shoulder injury. I think it happened on the strip. Broncos up 17-7.
12:12 p.m. — Another 3 and out. Broncos back on offense. Once again, I would like to see a bomb on 1st down.
12:13 p.m. — Manning makes a weird slide to the ground and holds knee brace for a moment. Manning with a couple 3rd down conversions. Burning clock and moving easily down the field.
12:15 p.m. — Manning screaming a Patrick Willis. He apparently did something wrong. Now at awful spot. Broncos should challenge.
12:19 p.m. — Prater’s field goal no good, first one missed of the year. 43 yards. Broncos still up 17-7 in the 2nd quarter.
12:20 p.m. — Uh oh, now the Panthers are moving. Two big plays put them in Broncos territory. Questionable if Dumervil will return with shoulder injury.
12:23 p.m. — Ayers puts a good hit on Cam Newton. 4th down and Cam is limping off the field. Panthers miss the field goal. Broncos in 2 minute drill mode.
12:27 p.m. — Stokley dives for the ball and booth reviews if it’s a catch or not. Could be incomplete. 15 seconds remain in the 2nd.
12:29 p.m. — Booth says incomplete. No Catch.
12:30 p.m. — D. Thomas is down on the field and Denver only has one timeout left.
12:32 p.m. — D.T. is being helped off the field limping slightly, looks like it was his left knee and trainers are tending to it. Broncos lead Panthers 17-7 at halftime.
12:47 p.m. — Thomas will play in 2nd half. Broncos say no injury.
12:50 p.m. — Broncos start game 3 and out. Panthers get the ball back.
12:53 p.m. — Kevin Vickerson sacks Newton and throws him to the ground. Loss of 9. 3 and out for Panthers.
12:58 p.m. — Peyton gets sacked, Manning’s 2nd fumble this season. Most since 2005. Von Miller forces Newton to throw wild. Carter with a pick 6! Broncos lead it 24-7. What a crazy turn of events there.
1:03 p.m. — Panthers lineman flagged for holding. Miller dances at the end zone after a huge hit and tackle for a loss. Panthers at the 1 of their own endzone, but get a big first down. Great throw by Newton.
1:13 p.m. — Ayers with a personal foul on Newton. McGahee fumbles it. Panthers recover. Too bad, Broncos were moving. That’s his 4th fumble this year. Not like him.
Miller blasts Newton. Doesn’t count as sack bc he was running, but doesn’t matter. Number 2 pick is owning number 1.
1:24 p.m. — Manning to Dreessen. 22 yards to the 8. Carolina fans already leaving at the end of the 3rd. Broncos lead 24-7. McGahee back in the game at top of the 4th.
1:28 p.m. — Broncos add to their lead. Up 27-7 in the 4th.
1:40 p.m. — Panthers fans start to leave the stadium. Robert Ayers sacks Newton again at the end zone. Mike Adams with a sack and that’s a safety. Fans have been booing the whole 4th quarter. 29-7 Broncos.
1:50 p.m. — How good has this defense been? 7 sacks today.
1:56 p.m. — The game isn’t over yet! Panthers’ Olsen gets a TD bringing the score to 29-14 Broncos.
2:00 p.m. — McGahee lucky. He fumbles again but recovers. Manning to Demaryius Thomas for 46-yards. Ronnie Hillman scores first TD of his career. Broncos lead 36-14.
2:15 p.m. — Final score is Denver 36, Carolina 14. Broncos win their fourth game in a row and now stand at 6-3.
Broncos play the San Diego Chargers at home on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:25 p.m.