15:00 We start the final frame with the Jets having the ball at their 36-yard line, first-and-10. Dewayne Robertson puts down his former teammate Thomas Jones for a short carry on first down. Favre rolls out of the pocket on second down and throws the ball away. Third-and-eight… Favre stands tall in the pocket and hits Chansi Stuckey for the first down at midfield. Another Bronco is down, this time Marquand Manuel.
Manuel made the big hit on Stuckey, but he seems to have gotten the worst of the hit.
14:01 First-and-ten at the Broncos 46-yard line. Josh Barrett has replace Manuel. First down bubble-screen to Stuckey nets the Jets seven yards. Favre hands to Jones on second down, but he is met by Wesley Woodyard. Third-and-three… the ball skips incomplete to Jerricho Cotchery.
Fourth down and the Jets are going for it. Favre goes deep, but Cotchery can’t make the grab. Nice play by Karl Paymah to knock the ball away as they were coming down. Broncos ball at their 40-yard line.
Good news, Falcons have beat the Chargers 22-16.
12:10 After a reception by Scheffler for nine yards, Hillis picks up the first down inside Jets territory. That carry puts Hillis over 100 yards.
10:30 Back-to-back carries by Hillis and the Broncos are facing a third-and-two. Tatum Bell is in and stands to the left of Cutler. Cutler rolls and hits a wide open Brandon Stokley for a touchdown. Great play call and great pass by Cutler as he rolled right and found Stokley from 36-yards out. Prater nails the point after and the Broncos have doubled up the Jets.
Broncos 34 – Jets 17, 9:26 remaining.
9:21 Jets will start their drive at their own 40-yard line. A short gain, two incompletions and it is fourth down. On comes the punt unit. Royal is back deep for the Broncos.
8:30: Broncos start at the 15-yard line. Expect to see a lot of Hillis as the Broncos try to close this one out. In fact, he takes the first carry for five yards and the second carry for three. Third-and-two… delayed blitz by the Jets and the ball falls short. Out comes Kern.
6:53: Another nice kick by Kern, Washington waves it off, but then fields it. Broncos don’t fall for it, and stop Washington at the 34-yard line.
6:43: First down and Favre goes deep. Looks for Laveranues Coles but Josh Bell is there to knock it away. Jets are facing a third-and-three after a short completion to Washington. Nevermind, the referees call a late penalty on Paymah and the Jets have a first down.
5:40: Jets are moving the ball down the field and have the ball at the Broncos 35-yard line. Favre hits Coles who gets the first down. Jets are in the hurry up.
5:00: Favre fires for the endzone, but Bell and Vernon Fox are there to knock it away. Second down at the 30, and the Jets start a little fast and are flagged. Second-and-15… Favre shows off the gun and hits Keller, who may have to have the ball surgically removed from his chest. Third down and Favre hits Keller again for a first down.
3:50: Brad Smith takes the bubble-screen to the two-yard line. Hurry up offense, but another Bronco is down. It is Barrett… these injuries are getting old. Hopefully they are nothing serious. Barrett is up and walks off the field. Speaking of injuries, Ekuban is back in.
3:31: Favre fires in the endzone for Keller, but it is knocked away by Winborn. Second-and-goal, Favre in the gun and throws quick to Coles. But he is tackled just as quick by Bly. Third-and-goal and Favre throws it away.
2:48: Jets go for it on fourth down… Favre fires but Bell knocks it away and the Broncos take over. Nice job by the defense.
2:36: Hillis carries several Jets and gets the first down. That will probably take us to the two-minute warning… and it does. Two minutes until the Broncos go 7-5 and take a three game lead in the AFC West.
2:00: Ahhh my favorite play in football. Victory formation.
The clock will run out on this one. The Broncos fight the weather and arguably the hottest team in football and come away with a huge 34-17 win. They move to 7-5 and are three games up on the Chargers.
Talk to you all next week.