Denver Broncos-Baltimore Ravens: Penalties Kill Denver in 31-17 Loss

October 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

By Jon Heath

When you are penalized nine times, allow 200 rushing yards, and your offensive line allows three defensive players in the backfield every play, your chances of winning are low. On Sunday the Broncos did all three and fell to the Ravens for the second straight season, by a score of 31-17.

After holding the Ravens on their first drive to a turnover on downs, the Broncos offense set up at their own 15-yard line. On the fourth play of the drive, Eddie Royal took an end-around 33-yards for a big first down. The play, however, was called back for a holding penalty, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

The Broncos offense proceeded to self-destruct, halting numerous drives with offsides and holding penalties. One bright spot on the afternoon was Brandon Lloyd; Lloyd caught five passes for 135 yards and two scores. It was all for nothing though, as the offensive line couldn't give Orton enough time to find any consistency and wasn't able to ...

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