Each week, DenverBroncos.com will go inside the boxscore from the team’s most recent game to give you interesting stats and notes that may have gone unnoticed.
After two games, Denver is tied with San Diego and Oakland for first place in the AFC West with a 1-1 record. Since realignment in 2002, 62 of the 108 teams (57.4 percent) to make the playoffs at the end of the season began the year at either 1-1 or 0-2.
Denver joins 18 NFL teams at 1-1 after two weeks of play. Seven teams have a perfect 2-0 record at the end of Week 2 and seven teams are 0-2.
Denver held Cincinnati to 1-of-11 on third downs, including three stops on third-and-1 during the team’s 24-22 victory. The Broncos rank third in the NFL through two games, allowing opponents to convert just 6-of-25 third downs (24.0%).
Willis McGahee became the 35th player in team history to post a 100-yard rushing game after carrying the ball 28 times for 101 yards vs. the Bengals. It was his 24th career 100-yard rushing game, which ties for sixth most among active NFL players in that category.
With his 1-yard rushing touchdown last week vs. Cincinnati, McGahee is now tied for the second-most touchdowns (56) in the NFL since his rookie season in 2004.
WR Eric Decker recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game last week vs. Cincinnati, setting career highs with five catches, 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Decker is one of only three players in the NFL who have registered a return touchdown (90-yard punt return for TD vs. Oakland) and a touchdown from scrimmage this season.
QB Kyle Orton ranks seventh in the NFL with a 118.0 fourth-quarter quarterback rating (12-of-21, 184 yds., 2 TD, 0 INT) thus far in 2011.
Against Cincinnati, Orton was 2-of-5 for 58 yards and one touchdown (123.3 rtg.). In Week 1 vs. Oakland, he went 10-of-16 for 126 yards and one touchdown (107.8 rtg.).
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