On Friday, the NFL announced that Head Coach Mike Shanahan was voted the Motorola NFL Coach of the Week for Week 2.
Shanahan led the Broncos to a last-minute, 39-38 victory against the AFC West rival San Diego Chargers.
The Broncos offense gained a total of 486 yards, led by Jay Cutler, who passed for a career-best 350 yards and four touchdowns. Brandon Marshall was Cutler’s favorite target, hauling in a franchise-record 18 receptions for 166 yards and one touchdown. With the Broncos down by one following Cutler’s final touchdown completion to rookie Eddie Royal, Shanahan made the decision to go for the two-point conversion. On the ensuing play, Cutler hit Royal over the middle to seal the victory.
The Broncos defense forced one turnover and limited the Chargers to just 80 rushing yards.
Shanahan beat out Buffalo’s Dick Jauron and Washington’s Jim Zorn for the award.