Hello Broncos fans! December in Broncos Country has been exhilarating! So much going on and so much to look forward to, so I thought I’d touch on a few happenings – it’s too hard to pick just one!
Let’s begin with the Colorado weather – pouring snow last Thursday with no trace by 60 degree Sunday! At our practice last Thursday evening, Teresa told us to tentatively plan on wearing our chap uniform with our jackets for the first half and switch into our turtleneck tops under our jackets for the second half. A few ladies reminded everyone to bring hand warmers and gloves too. We definitely did not need hand warmers!
While we enjoyed the great weather on Sunday, we were also able to enjoy an awesome victory and the recognition of a great player. When Champ Bailey was announced as the Broncos nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award during the game, I think that the entire stadium was smiling. We have missed him on the field these past few games, but even on the sidelines, his impact on the fans and the Colorado community is immense. He inspires the fans to get loud, and more importantly, he inspires people throughout the community to achieve their dreams and work hard. On the field, Champ is a leader like no other. He fires up the players around him and his intensity is infectious. Off the field, Champ is just as motivating and inspiring. He is involved in several community organizations, such as the Denver Rescue Mission’s The Crossing facility, which provides long-term rehabilitation and transitional housing. He is a role model to our youth. Upon receiving the nomination, an appreciative Champ commented that he doesn’t do community work for recognition or for awards. While receiving this honor he graciously paid tribute to his teammates “I think I represent a lot of guys in this room that do a lot of great things,” Champ says. Champ Bailey is truly a team player. I hope Champ will win the award this year, and hopefully we will see him on the field soon too!
Along with the beautiful weather and recognition of Champ’s nominations on Sunday, Brandon Marshall surpassed 1,000 yards in successive seasons! What a great day!
And how about the 12th man – our awesome fans! Your palpable enthusiasm, encouragement and excitement on Sunday infused the stadium with Mile High Broncos Country spirit. Thank you! You make us proud!
As the team heads out to face the Carolina Panthers, the pressure is on to win – but the momentum is on our side. After winning four of the last five games and holding a three-game winning streak for road games, the team is confident and ready. The Panthers lead the NFC South at 10-3 and will definitely put us to the test. As we head into a challenging game, I think it is time for the second installment of “Did You Know?” So…
Did you know???
-The Broncos hold a three-game lead in the AFC West and allowed a season-low 260 yards of offense this past Sunday.
-The powerful offensive line has not given up a single sack in the past three games. Giving up on only eight sacks all season, they are tied for the lowest total sacks allowed in the league.
-Carolina is 0-2 against the Broncos, making them one of two franchises to have never defeated the Broncos (Arizona is the other).
-The Broncos have held sole possession of first place in the AFC West in all of the 13 games this season. This is only the second time in team history that this has been accomplished – 1997 was the first time, and we all remember what happened that year!!
Also, we are 3-0 against the NFC South this year, so a win on Sunday would mean a 4-0 record against the division. What an accomplishment that would be!! I don’t know about you, but after going over all those tid bits, I sure am excited to tune in on Sunday to watch our Broncos take on the Panthers! I hope you all are able to watch as well!!
LET’S GO BRONCOS!!!
Tags: Romi Bean