It looks like the Broncos have garnered some national attention after knocking the New York Jets off their five-game win streak.
Many of the individual accomplishments of the Broncos are up for awards on NFL.com.
After his first 100-plus yard game — he ran for 129 yards and a touchdown — Peyton Hillis is nominated for two awards. First, the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week, battling Joe Flacco, Chris Johnson, Matt Ryan and Steve Slaton. You can vote for the Hillis here. Second, he’s up for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week against the likes of Brian Westbrook and DeAngelo Williams. Click here to vote for Hillis in that category.
Jay Cutler is also being recognized. He is up for the FedEx Air Player of the Week after throwing for 357 yards and two touchdowns. He is up against Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo. Click here to vote for Cutler.
Finally, Head Coach Mike Shanahan is nominated for the Motorola Coach of the Week. After leading his team to a victory over what many considered to be the hottest team in the AFC, he is tied for 16th in NFL history with 153 wins. Vote for Coach Shanahan here.
So go vote for the Broncos to win these awards — and while you’re at it, go ahead and vote for some of your favorite Broncos to head to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. That would be a nice change of climate from some of the weather we’ve been having here lately.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com