Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Overtime Heartbreaker in Foxborough

Denver traveled to New England for a Sunday Night smack down between two future hall of fame quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Sunday morning news that a false fire alarm went off in the middle of the night at the Broncos team hotel. Rumors quickly spread that the Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick had sent someone to the hotel to pull the alarm. Although these speculations were anything but true, fans couldn't help but think how it would affect the teams performance.

The game started Sunday at a bone chilling 6 degrees and 30 mile per hour winds. It couldn't have gone any better for the Denver defense, forcing 3 fumbles in the first 3 possession of the game, making the score 17-0 with two minutes left in the first quarter.

Denver held Tom Brady to less then 80 yards in the entire first half, which ended with a hail mary to the end zone when Denver cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie dove for a potential interception and injured his left shoulder that resulted in leaving the game. The Broncos go into the half leading the Patriots 24-0.

After the half, it seemed like two different teams took the field. The Broncos lost three key defensive players, and Tom Brady kept attacking the weak spots, throwing for 3 touchdowns to take the lead. Manning late in the fourth quarter threw an 11 yard pass to Demaryius Thomas for Denver's first score in the second half, tying the game at 31.

Things got interesting when the Patriots won the overtime toss and chose to defer. The game remained scoreless until less then three minutes left in overtime when Patriots punter Ryan Allen kicked the ball deep into Denver territory. Nobody would've imagined that the game was about to end the way it did when Wes Welker signaled for a "no catch" and for his team to get out of the way. Since the ball was unmatchable it bounced up and hit Denver's, Tony Carter in the leg, making it a fair ball, and the Patriots recovered the ball on the Broncos 14 yard line.

The game ends with a Patriots 31 yard field goal, and giving Denver only its second loss of the season.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Is John Fox Going to be Back Before The End of the Season?

Denver's head coach John Fox was released from a North Carolina hospital only 4 days after surgery. Fox made a statement to the press saying, "My goal and dream is to be there (on the sideline) before the conclusion of the season." The average person takes 5-7 days of hospital recovery from an aortic replacement, and Fox took just 4. Fox plans to travel back to Denver as soon as he is cleared to fly. 

Fox also made several statements that this was not related to living an unhealthy lifestyle, or stress. It was simply a condition that he was born with that he never needed to be replaced until now. He also told reporters that we should focus on how fast he is recovering which is directly related to his healthy lifestyle. 

No one knows if Fox will be ready by the end of the season, but all the fans, and surely his team hopes that he will be back to lead his team to their potential Super Bowl victory since 1998. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

John Fox makes an Emergency Trip to the Hospital

Denver's head coach John Fox was rushed to a local hospital in North Carolina during the teams bye week, after suffering harsh chest pains during a morning golf match. After several media speculations of a heart attack, it was determined that Fox needed to undergo immediate heart surgery to replace his aortic valve. Later that day the Broncos announced that the defensive coach Jack Del Rio would be assigned the interim head coach during Fox's absence.

Fox is scheduled to go into surgery on Monday, November 4th. We all wish John Fox the best of luck and a fast recovery!