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[Music]
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[Applause]
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so
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[Music]
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hello everybody i'm mike patrick along
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with joe theismann and mark malone
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welcome to the nfl on espn
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the denver broncos can punctuate what's
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been a tremendous regular season in
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record-breaking fashion tonight john
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elway needs 12 yards passing to hit 45
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000 for his career and one touchdown
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pass to break the broncos single season
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record terrell davis can set a new
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denver season mark for rushing
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touchdowns and total touchdowns with
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just one score and a win would give mike
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shanahan a franchise best 14. but joe on
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the san diego sideline it is a totally
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different story boy it really is michael
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bobby ross has never had a losing season
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in san diego and that's what the
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chargers are playing for tonight they're
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also playing to try and regain their
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home turf san diego's lost three of the
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last four at home and stan humphries
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among others would like to really try
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and reverse that trend a series of bad
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performances really with the ground game
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non-existent i'd look for stan to come
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out throwing early and often and while
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it may not seem like much mike the
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difference between eight and eight and
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seven and nine is certainly going to be
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enough to motivate every charger tonight
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you're right joe and as usual mark
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malone will have his spotlight segments
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but tonight with a special twist mark
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will look at some of the players in this
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year's playoffs and examine their
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potential impacts on the postseason
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including some of those from tonight's
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game the weather is lousy here in san
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diego scattered showers sometimes harder
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than not 55 degrees and the wind could
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be a factor blowing 15 to 25 miles an
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hour jason elam to kick off to andre
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coleman
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coleman from the four
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and gets it back to the 20-yard line
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for the charger offense stan humphreys
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needs only one more touchdown pass to
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set a career high even though he's
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missed three starts tony martin going to
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his first pro bowl he has 81 receptions
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for over 1100 yards and has tied the
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club record with 14 touchdown catches on
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the offensive line injuries have been a
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problem but tony bertie is a bright spot
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bobby ross says the second year man has
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really started to develop at a right
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tackle
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[Applause]
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freddie bradley the starting running
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back he's the deep man in the eye
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[Applause]
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humphries airing it out on first down
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and it's intercepted
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picked up by ryan o washington
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the 14-year veteran has the 35th of his
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career and stan humphries is really hot
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the only thing that could be mike is a
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broken route he was trying to throw to
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the inside it looked like tony martin
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went on the ups on the outside and i'll
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tell you once that ball's out of your
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hands there's nothing you can do as a
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quarterback this is from the goalpost
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cam
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he sets now he's throwing this thing
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right where he wants to throw it
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martin just runs outside instead of
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taking it to the post tony martin just
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sort of cruising out there
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[Applause]
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first play and the turnover
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davis and craver the split backs
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elway with good protection throws and
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incomplete
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out of the hands of davis
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denver's offense led by elway number
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three all time in passing yards now
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number one in nfl history with 126 wins
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as a starting qb terrell davis the nfl's
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leading rusher tonight he'll try to pad
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his 139-yard lead over barry sanders who
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finishes his season tomorrow night and
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up front gary zimmerman voted to his
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seventh pro bowl back after missing two
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weeks with shoulder surgery
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davis
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hit before he got back to the line of
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scrimmage and stopped by ray lee johnson
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[Applause]
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san diego's defense missing three of its
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top five linemen marco coleman who leads
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the front four and tackles one of only
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two starters not injured junior seau is
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everything to the charger defense number
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one and tackles number one and sacks
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going to his sixth grade pro ball and
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rodney harrison moved from three to
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strong safety he's become a key member
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of the secondary he leads the club with
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four interceptions
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third and 12 for the broncos elway goes
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to the gun
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straight four man rushing key high from
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mccaffrey at the 25.
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coverage by darion gordon so three and
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out for denver after the interception
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michael you could see when john tried to
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release that ball it comes out funny
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it's actually almost going to squirt out
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of his hand a little bit the field is
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real thin and once you get the ball from
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the center it's hard to grip it it just
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sort of squirts out instead of coming
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out with a normal release
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zimmerman did a nice job blocking the
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blitzing junior seau and here is jason
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elam with a 76.9 percentage but that is
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under his career
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[Applause] [Music]
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[Applause]
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got the distance and down the pipe
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so denver gets three out of the
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interception as elam hits from 51 yards
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we're in san diego where the broncos
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with a quick three nothing lead they
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have minus two yards in offense but they
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have three points as a result of lionel
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washington's interception
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halem to kick again to coleman
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back to the one-yard line
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[Applause]
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and down at the 12. there's also a
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marker down on the play as reggie rivers
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with a nice job on specialty now we'll
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check the marker
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official tonight tom white
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and he signals it is against san diego
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for denver's defense alfred williams has
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arrived in his sixth year with a career
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high in tackles and sacks he's on the
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way to the pro bowl bill romanowski has
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proven to be quite a free agent
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acquisition the team leader in tackles
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he has 124 and tyrone braxton tied to
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the nfl lead with nine interceptions
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somehow he is not going to the pro bowl
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alfred williams it's amazing what home
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cooking will do for you he played at
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colorado desperately wanted to come back
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here and having by far his finest season
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now san diego has to start from the six
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yard line after the big mistake the last
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time they had the ball
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[Applause]
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bradley
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cuts it outside the young man from
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sonoma state has about 10. alan aldridge
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the middle linebacker made the stop mike
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what you basically have is you have a
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fairly quick denver defense that really
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runs from sideline to sideline well and
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you've got a big offensive line of the
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chargers now they're just going to try
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and get on the corner and let freddie
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bradley use his speed they do a nice job
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of sealing and then he does a good job
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of doing some hard running once he gets
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outside
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freddie bradley a seventh round draft
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choice this year
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the running game has not worked out the
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way the charges at hope bradley showing
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a little power will pick up a couple to
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the 28-yard line
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when they let natron means go a year ago
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it was going to be aaron hayden and
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terrell fletcher who were going to do
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the job at running back neither has done
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it although fletcher has done a much
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better job as a third down back then
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they brought in leonard russell he gave
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them everything he had runner he is not
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a game breaker he's a big strong running
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back but they have suffered and that's
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not bobby ross football
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[Music]
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humphrey's play action
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gets the quick throw out and the flap
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has
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it was funny what bobby ross said
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yesterday he says you know i always like
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to establish the run the heck with that
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stuff we're going to come out winging it
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well i think they have to against this
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team they didn't they weren't able to do
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it in the first game and keep the pace
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going they lost a big lead but now
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they're getting some good blocking up
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front look at that they just stone
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everybody at the line of scrimmage
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jumping together is going absolutely
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nowhere stan humphreys very decisive on where he
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wants to go to the football
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fletcher is in as the running back on
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first through 10 for the chargers
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[Applause]
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short set
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and complete to coleman after the 37
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chased out of bounds by braxton mike i
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like what san diego is doing is they're
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throwing a lot of different looks at
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denver and they're they're really giving
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them a dose of their own medicine that's
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what denver likes to do on offense they
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like to spread things out and make
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people try and find match-ups ralph
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frieden says hey look i'm coming out
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throwing we normally want to run first
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throw second not in this game we're
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gonna set up our running game by
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throwing the ball so far
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[Applause]
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bradley no place to go brought down
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maybe a half yard shy of the line of
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scrimmage michael lotus number 97 the
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former buffalo bill made the tackle greg
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robinson's defense is number one against
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the run in the nfl offensively they run
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the ball better than anybody number one
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that's the way you get the championships
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but what you'll notice about robinson's
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defensive safeties at water 27 and
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braxton 34. they will be up around the
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line of scrimmage making a lot of
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tackles which is why you have to throw
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the ball to beat denver
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[Applause]
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third and five humphreys with a little
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roll another look right through the
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hands of interceptors
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picked up by tory james the rookie
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that appeared to go right through the
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hands of tony martin merry christmas
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that's about the only way
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tori james winds up with an interception
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that absolutely goes right through
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charlie jones's hands
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oh it was charlie jones not tony martin
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the second interception early for san
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diego
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two interceptions neither one of which
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appeared to be his fault well that's
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when he tries to go to the inside route
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to charlie jones now charlie starts to
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go out and that ball just goes off his
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hands james winds up with it right in
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his lap it's an early christmas present
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we talked about san diego wanting to go
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out on a good note at home they've not
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played well at home this is not a good
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start no it isn't as a matter of fact we
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were here against new england about
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three weeks ago they had six turnovers
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in that game i hate to say this but
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nothing's changed since we've left
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and stan humphreys is just not a happy
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camper
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davis
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[Applause]
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[Music]
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[Applause]
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now they rule it incomplete
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kurt gouveia made the hit and humphreys
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on the phone upstairs i'd be curious to
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see this one again because remember you
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have to catch it and get both feet on
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the ground to have it considered
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possession
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john looks out to the right then this
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comes back now he doesn't catch that's
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that's a bad call by the official watch
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this you're going to see both his feet
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on the ground
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feet are on the ground he's got
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possession of the ball
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nobody blows a whistle that's a bad call
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they'll go back to the ground davis
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trying to pad that lead on barry sanders
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gets maybe a yard out of this one
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submarine by terrence shaw came up
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quickly from the corner
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sixth round draft choice out of georgia
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played junior college ball
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just uh a nice kid who has had a
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marvelous first two years in the nfl the
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odds on choice to win the nfl russians
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and battled through the migraines you
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know continues to try and figure out a
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way to make it work for him third and
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eight
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elway with time and he's got a
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completion here a first half
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and it is a first down the catch by
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anthony miller his 54th of the season
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mike one of the things that you know
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john told us last night we had a chance
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to visit with him is what this offense
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does now it allows him with the running
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game to get the match-ups he wants
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one-on-one in the passing game here he's
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going to be out against darion gordon
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number 21. miller's the inside receiver
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he just presses a little inside and just
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floats on out you see mccaffrey clear
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the inside now miller in the open field
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is as quick and as good as anybody
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miller the former charger picked up in
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94. first down denver
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[Music]
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davis
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hit as he crossed the 15 to the 14 john
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perella on the tackle
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and john elway has just hit 45 000 yards
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only the third player ever to do it
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he and mourinho and tarkenton sharing
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virtually all
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of the nfl records there's the carino
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already over 51 000 and remarkably none
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has ever won the big prize the ring for
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a champion but you know i think part of
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they've been such a big part of the
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offense you can't win championships
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without running
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absolutely
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play action by elway under pressure
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carswell the tight end
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close to a first down lou bush and
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harrison combined to take him out of
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bounds
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shannon sharp not starting tonight
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because of a slight ankle problem of
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course he's had a marvelous year over a
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thousand yards there's shannon sharp
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six percent body fat and i got to be
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honest with you i'm sitting on more than
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that
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he came in with four he's actually put
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someone since he this season in training
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camp he was down to four he must had a
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snickers sometime during the season
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marco coleman is the injured player for
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san diego they came in without chris mim
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shawn lee and reuben davis who all
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underwent some kind of arthroscopic
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surgery this week so they had one two
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three four five linemen that's all five
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but the other thing is if coleman can't
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play for a while which it looks like
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they're just cleaning out some dirt in
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his eye that would take the entire
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starting front four and have them not be
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available tonight but it looks like just
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an eye problem
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the thing about shannon sharp mike that
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i found so interesting he's never played
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16 games in his seven years this was
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going to be the first season that he was
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going to have a chance to start
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and play every game wasn't able to do it
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and of course mike sat him down if the
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game had meant something to denver they
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would all be in there elway expected to
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play maybe 20 plays
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and coleman looks like he's going to be
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all right
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first and goal from the seventh
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elwood
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it throws to the goal line
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no signal is a touchdown it will mean
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bar just short
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rod smith made the catch
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this is a great adjustment by rod smith
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john's going to turn his hips watch when
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he turns his hip as soon as he gets
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those hips turned the power he puts on
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it
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and really rod smith just absolutely
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protects himself watch the hips right
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there see how they get turned
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that's the way you can make throws
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accurately is once you get your hips and
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shoulders pointed where you want to go
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the ball will go there
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[Music]
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second and goal tyrell davis on the
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verge of a bronco record for touchdown
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[Music]
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touchdown
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terrell davis with his 13th rushing 15th
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total touchdown of the season both
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franchise records
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brian habib number 75 broderick thompson
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number 76 on the right side they're just
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going to clear a path
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the big guys just turn and there's the
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hole
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say once you get the big guys and their
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butts facing in the sideways direction
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that's a place to run
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that's like a big old swing
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for the point after he hasn't missed all
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year he's 46 of 46.
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[Music]
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two san diego interceptions have given
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denver 10 points here in the first
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quarter
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10-0 over the chargers still 8 20 to go
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first quarter
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and terrell davis studying the pictures
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from upstairs he has set a franchise
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record with 15 total touchdowns from
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passing anthony miller and sammy weiner
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[Applause]
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getting leguary in the first quarter
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[Applause]
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[Music]
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[Applause]
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this will be an illegal block in the
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back right in front of the official
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keith burns
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made the tackle
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[Applause]
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prime monday tomorrow night at 7 30 p.m
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mike tarico and the gang preview the
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monday night game between the detroit
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lions and the san francisco 49ers we'll
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have live reports from san francisco
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chris mortenson with the latest nfl news
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and the best of backstage from nfl 96
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tomorrow night on prime monday
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[Music]
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don sassa the fifth of five available
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defensive linemen
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injured on the sideline
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last series they had patrick sapp a
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linebacker defensive end
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[Music]
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chargers go back to work as they're on
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11.
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bradley
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after the 16-yard line right now if
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you're staying humphreys you're a little
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afraid to throw the football he's thrown
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it perfectly you know i got to be honest
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with mike
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no
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you really go the other way you know now
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you're just you're gritting your teeth
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you're getting madder and madder now
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you're even gonna try and throw it make
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it easier for these guys to catch you
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figure okay one runs a bad route one's
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got alligator arms i'm gonna hit him in
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the numbers with it if i have to no no
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no no
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seven plays two interceptions so far for
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san diego
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[Applause]
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[Music]
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humphreys short set throws in the flat
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incomplete really his first bad pass
00:19:22
intended for andre coleman
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i don't think he was real fond of that
00:19:27
route either i i think the receiving
00:19:29
core has been a problem for stan the
00:19:32
entire year first of all it's young you
00:19:34
got charlie jones brian stills andre
00:19:37
coleman really wasn't expected to play
00:19:38
that right tony martin really is the
00:19:40
only guy that had experience and had a
00:19:42
pro bowl year but that's i think been
00:19:44
the main problem for staying all year
00:19:45
has been communication to his wide
00:19:47
receivers and he lost out for propounder
00:19:50
who was one of his favorite targets the
00:19:51
tight end was hurt
00:19:55
four-man rush good protection flag is
00:19:57
down the pass incomplete to jones who
00:20:00
was open over the middle now to check
00:20:01
the marker
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[Music]
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and the chargers will actually get a
00:20:11
free play they'll get the down over
00:20:13
because of the illegal motion
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[Music]
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formation
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number 70 offense not on alignment
00:20:24
scrimmage that penalty is declined
00:20:27
fourth down it had been motioned they
00:20:29
would have gotten the down over the
00:20:30
signal was motioned but it's an illegal
00:20:32
formation so it's fourth down
00:20:35
i gotta come up with a new signal for
00:20:36
that yeah
00:20:38
rod smith waits for darren bennett's
00:20:40
punt
00:20:42
beauty
00:20:46
all the way back to the 26.
00:20:48
smith looks for a block in the corner
00:20:54
marked out of bounds at the 44 a 19-yard
00:20:57
return after a punt of 57 still 10-0
00:21:01
bronco
00:21:04
additional visit to his offensive unit
00:21:06
and i don't believe he was
00:21:07
congratulating them on their early
00:21:09
performance i think he's reminding him
00:21:11
they have to focus on what's going on
00:21:12
out here it's their you know
00:21:14
kurt cave put it as well as anybody we
00:21:16
had a chance to talk to him on friday he
00:21:17
said you know something these are job
00:21:19
auditions when you're not looking at the
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postseason this is a job audition for a
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lot of these guys and it's not going
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well so far either
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[Applause]
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[Music]
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[Applause] [Music]
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elway dumps his short mccaffrey with the
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catch
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john elway over the years his production
00:21:42
has increased
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10 years under dan reeves 83-92
00:21:48
less than six touchdowns 16 touchdowns
00:21:51
per season under phillips in a couple of
00:21:53
years it went over 20 but under mike's
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mike shanahan is really blossoming 26
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touchdowns a year under shanahan and
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this offense
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[Music]
00:22:09
second and seven elway short set that's
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complete to brian byron chamberlain the
00:22:14
tight end ball comes loose and they'll
00:22:16
rule it down
00:22:18
brings up by darion gordon but he won't
00:22:20
get a chance to run it john elway is
00:22:22
really a different style quarterback now
00:22:24
than he was back in the old days now you
00:22:26
see the three set fire the ball he's
00:22:28
getting some great catches out of his
00:22:30
wide receivers they believe in him mike
00:22:32
shanahan has shortened his drop down a
00:22:35
little bit and given him a lot of places
00:22:37
to go with the ball early there's a nice
00:22:39
adjustment
00:22:41
you got the receiver up he's not down
00:22:43
yet
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yeah folk forward progress stop
00:22:48
it is a first down for denver
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and a loss of two on the toss to terrell
00:22:56
davis i was saying before is what mike
00:22:57
shanahan has done he's put him in an
00:22:59
offense where he can get rid of the
00:23:00
football quicker i think that does a
00:23:02
couple things first of all it makes your
00:23:04
offensive line feel like they can
00:23:06
protect to nth degrees the second thing
00:23:08
is it protects the quarterback from
00:23:10
taking a pounding and at john's age of
00:23:12
36 and if he wants to play two or three
00:23:14
or four more years in this offense he's
00:23:16
going to take a lot less hits
00:23:19
and he has a running game he can rely on
00:23:21
with davis leading the nfl on the ground
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second and
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[Applause]
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[Music]
00:23:34
pocket he can twelve run and gets that
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amount
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here's john elway's take on the dramatic
00:23:40
rise in his production over the last few
00:23:42
years especially under mike shanahan the
00:23:45
last four years under wade phillips and
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now mike shanahan
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i've been given the the ability to
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compete statistically with the other
00:23:52
quarterbacks in this league whereas the
00:23:54
first 10 years that really wasn't it was
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was it about i i think that in my first
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10 years i i made a lot more plays than
00:24:00
i'm making now but i was forced to just
00:24:02
because of the system
00:24:04
and statistics are important to players
00:24:06
even if they tell you they're not they
00:24:08
are it's first thing they look at well
00:24:09
w's and l's the coaches sometimes
00:24:13
third and nine
00:24:16
seoul
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[Music]
00:24:20
miller couldn't get to it
00:24:22
seau with the pressure and one other
00:24:24
thing on john elway mike he also i think
00:24:26
bennett benefited from a heck of a coach
00:24:29
in jim fossil who he had under wade
00:24:31
phillips for two years i think that
00:24:32
started to groom him into a much more
00:24:34
disciplined quarterback jim fosso is one
00:24:36
of the finest teachers of quarterbacks
00:24:38
and in all likelihood could wind up as a
00:24:40
head coach in this league real soon tom
00:24:42
ruin will come on the punt
00:24:44
[Music]
00:24:51
[Applause]
00:24:52
[Music]
00:24:53
[Applause]
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it very high
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but it takes a san diego bounce into the
00:25:02
end zone so they'll start at the 20
00:25:03
after a 43-yard cut
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[Music]
00:25:08
we're talking about different people
00:25:09
having to play in the down position this
00:25:11
time junior seau gets down in the right
00:25:14
end position and as he comes zimmerman
00:25:17
tries to get a hand on him but he just
00:25:19
stops this is the new thing now once
00:25:21
you're blocked as a linebacker rushing
00:25:23
stop
00:25:24
focus on the quarterback and then time
00:25:26
your jump to try and swat the ball down
00:25:28
that's exactly what he did every game
00:25:30
every single play critical to junior
00:25:32
sail
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[Applause]
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play
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[Applause]
00:25:40
action guess who when you hear a sound
00:25:43
like that it's got to be at water and he
00:25:46
just killed dean's mate had to hat
00:25:49
that's the way they teach it had to have
00:25:52
[Applause]
00:25:56
atwater just doing what he's supposed to
00:25:57
do staying in the flat now his balls in
00:26:00
the air he closes helmet to helmet
00:26:03
picture perfect tackle
00:26:05
[Applause]
00:26:09
[Music]
00:26:12
[Applause]
00:26:17
and this one
00:26:19
incomplete
00:26:21
stan humphries is trying so hard to make
00:26:23
it easy on his receivers that time nice
00:26:26
touch pass took a lot off that ball just
00:26:28
tried to get it out there nice and easy
00:26:30
to shannon mitchell and they still can't
00:26:32
come up with the catch
00:26:34
three of eight
00:26:36
21 yards two int's
00:26:38
neither of them his fault i believe
00:26:40
neither of them his fault no
00:26:42
and only his 11th and 12th interceptions
00:26:45
of the season
00:26:46
third and seven now the chargers have to
00:26:48
get something going they go with three
00:26:50
wide receivers
00:26:52
[Applause]
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[Music] [Applause]
00:26:56
four-man rush under pressure for a short
00:26:58
incomplete braxton the closest man to it
00:27:02
and the blue birds are out in san diego
00:27:04
as humphreys took a shot jumpy gathers
00:27:07
that time mike just completed he's got
00:27:09
his feet in the blocks we put one here
00:27:11
one here draw that line the gun goes off
00:27:13
bang he's gone
00:27:15
there's jumpy right out of the blocks
00:27:17
look at that you can't stop me nobody
00:27:19
can stop me and he winds up and stands
00:27:21
left he might be the strongest man in
00:27:23
the nfl a lot of people consider him
00:27:25
that way
00:27:28
been doing it a lot of years 13 out of
00:27:30
wichita state he's the one who patented
00:27:32
the forklift move
00:27:34
bennett to hunter rod smith got a beauty
00:27:36
off last time
00:27:40
gets another one off up near the rim of
00:27:42
the stadium
00:27:44
smith all the way back to the 20.
00:27:48
and driven out of bounds short of the
00:27:50
30-yard line 9-yard return after a
00:27:51
57-yard punt
00:27:54
[Applause]
00:27:55
espn's college football continues on
00:27:58
friday at 3 p.m as houston battles
00:28:00
donovan mcnabb and syracuse in the
00:28:02
liberty bowl then at nine it's the
00:28:04
copper bowl as utah takes on wisconsin
00:28:07
and freshman sensation running back ron
00:28:09
dane
00:28:12
the great dane is just that you'll enjoy
00:28:14
watching him 10 nothing denver
00:28:17
tiny little guy
00:28:18
[Applause]
00:28:19
he's not even grown not 280 as a
00:28:21
freshman
00:28:24
worst starting position for the bronco
00:28:27
davis on the toss mccarthy nice job on
00:28:30
the corner may be too nice a job as
00:28:32
there's a flag down
00:28:33
[Music]
00:28:35
mccaffrey may have hooked his man
00:28:38
yep mccaffrey really just sort of gets
00:28:41
in the way there doesn't try and really
00:28:43
throw a block but gets in the way
00:28:45
and i think winds up getting called
00:28:48
[Applause]
00:28:52
holding
00:28:53
number 75
00:28:55
offense it's a 10 yard penalty
00:28:57
first down that's brian habib the right
00:29:00
tack or right guard
00:29:02
[Applause]
00:29:07
i want to show you how smart mccaffrey
00:29:09
is here he is right here he's going to
00:29:10
commit rodney harrison's closing he's
00:29:12
just going to stop and stand there and
00:29:14
let harrison run into him look at this
00:29:15
he doesn't clip him he just stops see
00:29:18
that puts his hands back says hey i
00:29:20
didn't hit him in the back
00:29:21
rodney has to turn around and try and
00:29:23
and chase davis
00:29:25
smart
00:29:26
good
00:29:27
football player has run a 4-3-8
00:29:29
everybody thinks ed's not fast has run
00:29:32
4-3-8 he looks slow even when he's
00:29:35
running by guys he looks slow
00:29:39
darian gordon is out of course they've
00:29:40
had problems at the corner dwayne
00:29:42
harper's been hurt all year
00:29:44
right now willie clark has to check in
00:29:46
there on first
00:29:56
elway trying to scramble lost the
00:29:58
football san diego
00:30:02
junior seau recovered vernon edwards
00:30:04
forced a fumble
00:30:10
and junior's going to take a victory lap
00:30:14
and pass out a souvenir
00:30:18
[Applause]
00:30:23
junior just finds a way to be around the
00:30:25
ball they expect him to make big plays
00:30:27
and he does vernon edwards is going to
00:30:29
come in from the left side
00:30:31
he's got john wrapped up john gets hit
00:30:33
protected himself
00:30:35
balls on the ground boy that is the most
00:30:36
thankless feeling in the world you just
00:30:38
i mean you're helpless completely
00:30:41
san diego with its first break for the
00:30:43
game start from the 15.
00:30:48
freddie bradley gets a couple and no
00:30:51
more
00:30:52
denver number four overall and defense
00:30:55
in the nfl may be the best defensive
00:30:57
unit they have ever had
00:30:59
even going back comparing with their
00:31:00
super bowl teams i think when you talk
00:31:02
to greg robinson you talk to john elway
00:31:04
who's sort of like the elder statesman
00:31:06
who's been around for so many years
00:31:08
there he feels like this is the best
00:31:10
team he's been on
00:31:12
playing tonight without defensive right
00:31:13
tackle michael dean perry who has a
00:31:15
slight ankle injury
00:31:17
none of the broncos really hurt badly if
00:31:19
this were a playoff game they would all
00:31:20
be in there
00:31:24
bradley on the top
00:31:26
nice cutback
00:31:27
inside the 10 trying to get some help
00:31:29
from vaughn parker
00:31:32
alfred williams helped out on the tackle
00:31:35
inside the 20 the chargers have really
00:31:37
struggled this year 16th in the nfl
00:31:40
scored only 48 of the time stan
00:31:43
humphries has really had his problems
00:31:45
inside the tournament you know the 12
00:31:47
tds is not a lot four sacks is a problem
00:31:50
but the other thing is if you can't run
00:31:51
the football in the 20s you're going to
00:31:53
have a tough time putting in the end
00:31:55
zone because defenses just don't respect
00:31:57
you they drop back
00:32:04
[Music]
00:32:06
[Applause]
00:32:12
charlie jones the rookie from fresno
00:32:15
state and stan humphreys finally found
00:32:17
somebody who could catch it last time
00:32:19
what they did mark is they cleared two
00:32:21
receivers out on the left side let
00:32:22
charlie jones run a little angle in
00:32:25
makes the catch and stand the way he
00:32:27
throws this it's going to look like he's
00:32:29
almost walking up and handing it to him
00:32:31
[Music]
00:32:33
[Applause]
00:32:38
stan humphries with a career-high 18th
00:32:41
touchdown pass to get the chargers back
00:32:44
in the ball game
00:32:45
[Applause]
00:32:46
[Music]
00:32:48
kearney with a point answer
00:32:51
so mistakes have led to all the points
00:32:54
tonight to san diego interceptions one
00:32:56
denver fumble this is just a case of
00:32:58
receivers running off and one coming
00:33:00
underneath watch this you're gonna see
00:33:02
receiver running off receiver running
00:33:04
off charlie's gonna come out here run a
00:33:05
little angle in stan's gonna drop it to
00:33:07
him right in the middle
00:33:10
maze clears out martin clears out good
00:33:12
little angle against the zone find the
00:33:14
hole get in the end zone
00:33:16
[Music]
00:33:17
this is from the end zone cam
00:33:20
charlie jones just squirting in the end
00:33:22
zone
00:33:24
charlie jones the rookie the all-time
00:33:26
leading receiver at fresno state bobby
00:33:28
ross says i'm worried about the guy
00:33:30
because he is really frail at 5-8-175
00:33:34
i don't want to see him get killed
00:33:36
you know if you think about guys in the
00:33:38
off-season what they're going to have to
00:33:39
do
00:33:40
charlie jones is going to have to spend
00:33:42
some time in the weight room not not
00:33:44
that he needs to get more cutter and he
00:33:46
just needs to physically get used to
00:33:48
taking a pounding over 16 weeks of the
00:33:50
season he physically needs to be at
00:33:52
practice and on the field to help stan
00:33:55
humphries out
00:33:56
but the kind of a receiver that you can
00:33:58
grow with in your program
00:34:00
[Applause]
00:34:03
[Music]
00:34:05
the wild card games on abc are set for
00:34:08
next saturday afternoon we will be in
00:34:11
buffalo as the jaguars who survived this
00:34:14
afternoon will take on the bills who
00:34:16
eliminated kansas city it's a 12 30
00:34:18
start and then the second game on abc
00:34:21
four o'clock the vikings in dallas to
00:34:23
face the cowboys hope you'll join us
00:34:25
next saturday for the first round of the
00:34:27
playoffs vonn hebron the deep man
00:34:30
awaits kearney's kickoff
00:34:34
yards in the end zone you'll bring it
00:34:35
out
00:34:37
dangerous return man
00:34:39
keeps his feet dives across the 25 to
00:34:42
the 26.
00:34:44
tackle made by david hendricks down on
00:34:46
special teams but they'll lose some
00:34:48
yardage on the hole
00:34:50
[Music] [Applause]
00:34:56
you know mike on every kick so far
00:34:58
tonight we have seen a flag and i think
00:35:01
in part that has to do with the field if
00:35:03
it's a slippery field you take a
00:35:05
position on a guy and they get by you a
00:35:08
little bit quicker it's hard to catch up
00:35:09
with them
00:35:11
patrick sapp the injured player
00:35:13
holding
00:35:14
number 38 during the return
00:35:16
half the distance to the goal first down
00:35:19
david hendricks has called for the hole
00:35:21
excuse me reggie rivers called for the
00:35:22
hole
00:35:23
[Applause]
00:35:28
richard smith the special teams coach
00:35:30
[Applause]
00:35:32
every unit has played well for the
00:35:34
broncos everywhere you look they've got
00:35:36
guys that have just performance
00:35:38
and the other thing about denver they
00:35:40
have been relatively injury-free this
00:35:43
year and you can go back in the history
00:35:45
of the super bowl and all the way back
00:35:46
to just when it was the nfl championship
00:35:48
game the teams that stay healthy that
00:35:50
are already good are the ones that are
00:35:52
going to win
00:35:55
denver with its worst starting position
00:35:57
inside its own 10 leading 10-7
00:36:04
[Applause]
00:36:07
davis in the flat and that was knocked
00:36:09
down by seau again
00:36:13
mike jr just basically takes the
00:36:15
responsibility and the load of this
00:36:16
football team on his shoulders he wants
00:36:19
to make big plays every time he's on the
00:36:21
field so far he's done a number of them
00:36:23
knocking balls down recovering fumbles
00:36:26
this one here he just keeps on coming he
00:36:28
just keeps on pursuing instead of
00:36:30
stopping and winds up tipping it away
00:36:35
the emotional leader of this defense
00:36:37
going to get another pro bowl
00:36:42
davis inside handoff nothing
00:36:45
well they're missing three of their top
00:36:47
five defensive linemen
00:36:49
of the five of the five that are left to
00:36:51
play tonight two have already been hurt
00:36:52
and guys like rayleigh johnson are just
00:36:54
making big plays the thing is you get
00:36:56
guys that haven't played all year first
00:36:58
of all they're not beat up
00:37:00
they're not tired so you get really a
00:37:02
fresh set of legs out there plus the
00:37:04
other thing is as an offensive coach you
00:37:06
don't really know what they can do so
00:37:08
you're dealing with a little bit of an
00:37:09
unknown out there for dave adolf his
00:37:12
team is just firing off the ball they're
00:37:14
going to try and get in the backfield
00:37:17
third and ten
00:37:20
and denver has been the best in this
00:37:22
situation all year
00:37:24
one reason elway complete camilla
00:37:27
he'll be short of the first down at the
00:37:29
15-yard line
00:37:31
so san diego played the soft zone and
00:37:33
elway threw underneath
00:37:36
that is the maturity of john elway in
00:37:39
years gone by he'd wait wait wait
00:37:42
knowing it was third and ten he'd say
00:37:44
okay i'm gonna run around a little bit
00:37:46
let somebody get past the first down and
00:37:48
then i'm gonna throw it that time just
00:37:50
took what the defense gave him
00:37:52
ruin will kick to charlie jones who
00:37:53
waits back at his own 42.
00:37:56
he had to hand it to san diego out of
00:37:58
the playoffs maybe with a chance to
00:38:00
finish under 500. they make the two big
00:38:02
mistakes early they can mail the rest of
00:38:04
this in but they haven't
00:38:08
jones on a nice punt driven all the way
00:38:10
back to the 32
00:38:13
got the
00:38:16
corner and knocked out of bounds at the
00:38:19
denver 47-yard line a 21-yard return the
00:38:22
tackle by rondell jones into the corner
00:38:26
10-7 broncos
00:38:32
michael how about an 80-yard run for a
00:38:34
touchdown by a quarterback it's cordell
00:38:36
stewart and look at the separation right
00:38:37
here he's gone it's the longest run for
00:38:40
a touchdown ever the history of the nfl
00:38:41
by a qb cordell stewart 80 yards but the
00:38:44
steelers lost to the panthers michael
00:38:46
boomer i think he's one of the most
00:38:47
exciting players i've ever seen and just
00:38:49
a remarkable athlete i also think mike
00:38:51
as as pittsburgh moves on into the
00:38:54
playoffs as they get ready now you're
00:38:55
going to see a lot more plays
00:38:57
from cornell stewart out of that
00:38:59
pittsburgh
00:39:01
field position has certainly changed in
00:39:02
this game the advantage has now gone to
00:39:04
san diego humphreys wants to screen
00:39:06
throws too high romanowski with the
00:39:09
interception
00:39:12
the third pick of this game
00:39:15
freddie bradley the intended receiver
00:39:17
the pass was too high
00:39:19
that's just a case of a guy not being on
00:39:22
the field enough to really be able to
00:39:24
find the quarterback
00:39:25
find a way to catch the ball and find
00:39:28
his lineman [Applause]
00:39:31
he's in the mix he's hurrying to get out
00:39:34
now he tips it
00:39:35
you know granted stand through it out a
00:39:37
little bit but well i'll tell you once a
00:39:39
ball gets tipped in the middle of a
00:39:40
field
00:39:41
he usually winds up in the wrong
00:39:43
person's hands and it looked like greg
00:39:44
engel his center may have either
00:39:46
obstructed his vision or bumped him
00:39:50
and it's been a game of nothing but
00:39:52
mistakes and now bill musgrave has
00:39:54
checked in at quarterback as elway's
00:39:56
night may be done six out of 11 46 yards
00:40:01
it's a 10-7 bronco lead back in a moment
00:40:05
[Music]
00:40:06
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[Music]
00:40:23
the third interception for san diego
00:40:26
very little holiday cheer
00:40:29
so far here on the west coast
00:40:32
elway six of 11 46 yards and he will be
00:40:36
rested for about a week and a half now
00:40:39
until they have to go into their
00:40:42
first playoff game
00:40:44
[Music]
00:40:48
and whistles will stop this
00:40:50
play as musgrave as the quarterback
00:40:53
[Music]
00:41:01
false start
00:41:02
number 63 offense moving prior to the
00:41:05
snap it's a five yard penalty
00:41:08
first down
00:41:10
after the punt when san diego's offense
00:41:12
took the field junior seau took the
00:41:14
opportunity to run into the locker room
00:41:17
after he sees the offense go back out
00:41:20
but on the first play san diego turned
00:41:22
over
00:41:23
the ball and junior had to come back out
00:41:25
and find his helmet and get on the field
00:41:26
didn't think they'd be out there that
00:41:28
short of time
00:41:29
[Applause]
00:41:32
musgrave
00:41:36
and the big tight end playing in place
00:41:37
of shannon sharp 261 pounder
00:41:40
goes down the field willie clark made
00:41:42
the tackle musgrave 20 out of 34 this
00:41:45
year
00:41:46
no touchdowns and an interception
00:41:48
[Music]
00:41:50
mike shanahan familiar with him from his
00:41:52
days in san francisco and he started the
00:41:54
game in green bay when elway was out
00:41:56
with the hamstring pull and he's a he's
00:41:58
a different type of quarterback than
00:42:00
john is he's not going to move around
00:42:01
and mike will change the game plan when
00:42:03
he's in there
00:42:05
second and four
00:42:09
davis
00:42:12
i want to show you some mike
00:42:14
i want to show you how
00:42:15
how intricate this game is so far for
00:42:18
denver on offense you've had an
00:42:20
offensive lineman jump offside he has in
00:42:22
fonty okay he jumps off now watch this
00:42:25
handoff from musgrave to terrell davis
00:42:28
what's the handoff you think
00:42:29
everything's simple look at this it's
00:42:31
not clean
00:42:32
now in three plays you've had an
00:42:35
alignment offside you've got a running
00:42:37
back not having a clean hand off that's
00:42:40
how comfortable everybody gets that's
00:42:42
the difference between the starter and
00:42:44
the second guy
00:42:46
three wide receivers set on third and
00:42:48
three terrell davis has had no success
00:42:50
tonight seven carries only three yards
00:42:53
he gets a little shovel talk
00:42:56
david with his best friend of the night
00:42:59
to the 30.
00:43:01
rodney harrison and junior sayo combined
00:43:04
on the tackle you can't arm tackle him
00:43:06
you just can't arm tackle terrell davis
00:43:09
he's going to be coming right into your
00:43:10
living room down low here
00:43:13
does a good job of fielding the ball now
00:43:15
watch this
00:43:16
arm tackle no way running right through
00:43:18
everybody's arms
00:43:21
of course you don't get those kind of
00:43:22
runs unless you get receivers blocking
00:43:24
anthony miller doing a good job staying
00:43:27
with it staying in front of sap
00:43:29
finally throws on him and creates a
00:43:30
little hole
00:43:38
play action by muskrat
00:43:39
[Music]
00:43:41
throwing on the run miller had it
00:43:43
knocked away
00:43:44
mark montreal got a hand on it and
00:43:47
knocked it down
00:43:50
shaw and gordon both starting corners
00:43:53
are out right now for san diego clark
00:43:56
and montroy are on the field
00:43:59
shaw took a shot to the head and is
00:44:01
dazed
00:44:02
gordon had a quad injury he may or may
00:44:04
not be back
00:44:08
really clark in his third year ron troy
00:44:10
only in his second coming out of the
00:44:12
canadian league
00:44:14
second and 10.
00:44:19
davis
00:44:20
undergoing breaks the tackle
00:44:24
gets down to the 25-yard line terrell
00:44:27
davis 21st running back taken in the
00:44:30
draft 21st
00:44:34
and another injury for san diego that's
00:44:37
junior
00:44:40
[Music]
00:44:45
[Applause]
00:44:47
when we've all seen that reaction he's
00:44:49
just angry because he's hurt exactly
00:44:52
bobby ross is just this game has sort of
00:44:54
been the synopsis of a season for him
00:45:01
junior coming in that's broderick
00:45:03
thompson number 76
00:45:05
[Applause]
00:45:06
[Music]
00:45:08
he really just sort of bends the knee
00:45:10
back as he rolls over the top of him
00:45:13
[Music]
00:45:14
[Applause]
00:45:18
junior in obvious discomfort
00:45:23
we'll be back to check on his condition
00:45:25
12 32 to go in the half
00:45:28
field junior seau unable to put
00:45:31
almost no weight at all on that right
00:45:33
leg let's take a look again at what
00:45:35
happened you'll see his leg gets bent
00:45:36
back watch the left side of the screen
00:45:38
right there see right in there how his
00:45:40
foot gets caught in broderick thompson's
00:45:41
right in between his leg and he just
00:45:43
bends that ankle and knee back
00:45:45
now brother tries to lift his leg and
00:45:47
get it out of the way so he's not
00:45:48
putting any more pressure on it but by
00:45:49
then i think he'd already done the
00:45:50
damage
00:45:52
third and five
00:45:53
for denver
00:45:58
musgrave quarterback draw nothing good
00:46:01
raylee johnson with another play
00:46:03
[Applause]
00:46:05
good call too he comes from the outside
00:46:07
and runs a stunt inside and what he
00:46:09
basically does is he fills the passing
00:46:11
lane that's the thing you have to be
00:46:12
conscious of with shotgun guys he comes
00:46:15
from outside in
00:46:16
he's filling that lane the escape lane
00:46:18
of the quarterback musgrave has nowhere
00:46:20
to go
00:46:22
jason
00:46:23
so elam will come on to try one from
00:46:25
just outside 45 yards to try to extend
00:46:29
the lead
00:46:33
is his holder
00:46:35
hooked it
00:46:38
up
00:46:40
[Applause]
00:46:42
with 11 58 to go first half back in a
00:46:45
moment
00:46:46
[Music]
00:46:48
it's 11 58 to go in the half they called
00:46:51
out the cart for junior seau to take him
00:46:53
to the locker room and he told them what
00:46:54
they could do with the cart he's not
00:46:56
going anywhere
00:47:01
bradley the running back tries to cut it
00:47:03
outside
00:47:04
up in a hurry to make the tackle let's
00:47:05
go to mark malone mark
00:47:07
mike jumpy gethers is in our packard
00:47:10
bell spotlight he's one of the critical
00:47:11
free agent acquisitions that has helped
00:47:13
turn this defense's bronco defense
00:47:15
around this year at six seven three
00:47:17
hundred pounds offensive lineman dig
00:47:19
their heels in try to shoot their hands
00:47:21
and this is what happens a quick swimmer
00:47:23
at 300 pounds and puts the lick on
00:47:25
humphries and then on the other side he
00:47:27
works the combination the swim gets into
00:47:29
the center and then again hits humphreys
00:47:31
telling you what at 13 years in this
00:47:33
league this guy still has what it takes
00:47:35
to get it done mike
00:47:36
mark he just drives people back toward
00:47:39
the corner unbelievable strength now
00:47:41
he's getting some spikes on to help him
00:47:44
do it more
00:47:45
second and nine not a very quick pit
00:47:48
change i gotta be honest with you
00:47:51
those tires in quick guys
00:47:55
fletcher on the quick hand off
00:47:57
absolutely nothing let's go back to mark
00:48:00
mike here are the numbers on together so
00:48:02
far in terms of rushing well the charges
00:48:04
rushed up the middle twice for only five
00:48:06
yards no tackles for gathers but he does
00:48:08
have one quarterback pressure two hits
00:48:10
and he's one of the reasons guys like
00:48:12
braxton have a lot of interceptions and
00:48:14
alfred williams are getting the sax on
00:48:15
the outside because he pushes to pocket
00:48:17
so well you know mark he has always done
00:48:20
that throughout his nfl career other
00:48:22
players say jumping together has really
00:48:24
made a difference he never seems to get
00:48:25
any of the credit but he helps everybody
00:48:27
else get it
00:48:29
a little pushing and shoving after the
00:48:31
last play
00:48:33
and a marker went down
00:48:35
[Applause]
00:48:37
[Music]
00:48:40
and they're still talking it over made
00:48:41
his reputation by
00:48:43
you know you mentioned earlier michael
00:48:45
at fort lauderdale he got that trying to
00:48:46
work on nate newton you need two
00:48:49
forklifts half the time for nate
00:48:51
[Music]
00:48:55
personal foul
00:48:57
unnecessary roughness
00:48:59
number 77 offense that's a 15-yard
00:49:02
penalty
00:49:04
after the play a down count
00:49:06
third down
00:49:07
that's eric moton the big left guard
00:49:11
charged with the personal foul
00:49:14
so it will cost them 15 yards after the
00:49:17
play
00:49:18
and make it third and 24.
00:49:22
junior's dad on the sideline junior able
00:49:24
to put a lot more weight on that knee
00:49:26
than he was when he first came off
00:49:27
that's keoki kamau the trainer i think
00:49:29
they finally i think they're going to
00:49:31
convince him
00:49:32
to have this thing looked at a little
00:49:34
bit more than he thought he should have
00:49:38
humphreys rolls left throws and intended
00:49:41
for martin but out of bounds braxton was
00:49:43
right there
00:49:45
stan has not played well at home this
00:49:48
year which is really surprising
00:49:50
his numbers have been much better on the
00:49:52
road
00:49:54
you know mike tony martin told me on
00:49:56
fridays you know this game's personally
00:49:58
said because up in denver when they
00:49:59
played the last thing they were talking
00:50:01
some trash to him and he said you know
00:50:03
he i think he's pressing a little bit to
00:50:04
be honest with you in this game well
00:50:06
they're still talking to him that's rod
00:50:08
smith who is waiting for bennett's punt
00:50:11
the australian rules football player and
00:50:13
just kick the daylights out of it gets
00:50:15
off another good one [Applause]
00:50:17
smith from the 29
00:50:20
and got out of bounds
00:50:22
short of the 40-yard line return after a
00:50:25
50-yard punt there's a marker down on
00:50:27
this one too
00:50:30
hunt there was a personal foul penalty
00:50:32
call against denver so they're back to
00:50:33
the 24. we told you earlier
00:50:36
we're taking a look at our spotlights of
00:50:37
course all year long but we have a
00:50:39
couple of special ones this year
00:50:40
involving playoff guys
00:50:42
let's go to mark malone and see what he
00:50:44
has for it mark well mike of course the
00:50:46
jacksonville rookie defensive end tony
00:50:48
brackens is in our spotlight
00:50:49
jacksonville in the playoffs of course
00:50:51
earlier today they'll play in buffalo on
00:50:53
saturday the playoffs you need
00:50:54
playmakers and bracken showed us in our
00:50:56
game last week he can change the
00:50:58
landscape of a football game almost
00:50:59
instantly a powerful 265 pounds brackens
00:51:02
uses cat like quickness to get to the
00:51:04
quarterback
00:51:06
he's got a lot of ways he can disrupt an
00:51:07
offense you remember all the batted
00:51:09
balls and even when he drops into
00:51:11
coverage brackens has shown great hands
00:51:13
and an instinct for making the big plays
00:51:15
the wonderful players and what's
00:51:17
interesting about these numbers is that
00:51:19
as a rookie he's not even an every down
00:51:20
player but the way he's played
00:51:23
on third down down the playoff stretch
00:51:26
here mike i'm telling you it wouldn't
00:51:27
surprise me at all
00:51:28
that this guy is going to see more
00:51:30
playing time against buffalo mark you
00:51:32
can tell me those numbers was for our
00:51:34
game last week and i would believe you
00:51:35
he made every play and believe it or not
00:51:38
junior seau is back on the field for san
00:51:41
diego
00:51:42
[Music]
00:51:45
musgrave dumps it short to davis and
00:51:47
junior is there to make a tackle it is
00:51:49
hard to believe a guy who could not put
00:51:51
any weight on his right leg
00:51:54
goes to the bench for maybe what five
00:51:56
minutes and now he's back in the game
00:51:57
that just shows you his attitude well
00:51:59
they're special athletes reggie white is
00:52:01
another remember when he pulled that
00:52:02
hamstring that everybody said oh it's
00:52:04
going to be a problem took one game off
00:52:06
came back out has never had anything
00:52:08
done to it
00:52:09
junior is the same type of an athlete
00:52:12
they work so hard to get so strong that
00:52:15
the other muscles compensate i wouldn't
00:52:17
want to be the guy who tells junior this
00:52:19
game doesn't mean anything
00:52:23
davis lost the ball
00:52:26
still loose san diego saying they have
00:52:28
it
00:52:30
and they do junior has now
00:52:33
and he sprints off the field
00:52:36
unbelievable rodney harrison made to hit
00:52:39
the causes look at this guy he's just
00:52:41
trying to figure out he's finding the
00:52:42
littlest guys in his hands to give it to
00:52:48
for denver they still can't get the
00:52:50
handoff right much great to davis
00:52:53
again
00:52:54
you got to get your hand in and out
00:52:57
bill musgrave and terrell davis just
00:53:00
haven't been able to figure out how to
00:53:01
make a simple exchange yet
00:53:04
junior seau is just a stunning player
00:53:08
alan hayden checks in for the first time
00:53:10
as the running back he's been a major
00:53:12
disappointment for the club this year
00:53:14
humphrey says this one's bad and nearly
00:53:16
intercepted by lotus
00:53:18
the big guy had a shot at the easiest
00:53:20
one he'll ever get stan's not believing
00:53:22
this
00:53:23
i mean he just everything that he throws
00:53:25
up winds up going to the wrong place
00:53:28
[Music]
00:53:31
number 98 just swats it away
00:53:34
look at this one holy mackerel look
00:53:37
they're falling out of the skies mike i
00:53:39
can't believe it lotus is running around
00:53:41
going they're coming from the ceiling
00:53:43
so dan humphries has to wonder what is
00:53:46
happening four out of 13 three picks
00:53:48
already
00:53:50
and this guy's a terrific quarterback
00:53:51
folks
00:53:54
short set double clutches
00:53:56
has it complete to martin but only for a
00:53:58
couple of yards
00:54:00
lionel washington who already has an
00:54:02
interception is in on the stop mike
00:54:04
quite often we talk about rhythms
00:54:06
kickers get in rhythms offenses get in
00:54:08
rhythms
00:54:09
neither one of these offenses are in a
00:54:11
rhythm tonight they're both being
00:54:13
dictated to by the play on the other
00:54:15
side of the ball the defenses
00:54:17
and you wouldn't expect it from san
00:54:19
diego's defense right now they've had a
00:54:21
tough time all year now they're working
00:54:23
on junior's hand
00:54:27
fletcher is the single set back on third
00:54:29
and six
00:54:30
[Music]
00:54:33
humphreys fumbles the staff from center
00:54:35
it'll be fourth down covered by
00:54:37
romanowski
00:54:39
and talabasa i think when i was on the
00:54:42
field during warm-ups and i was talking
00:54:44
to stan he said it's going to be real
00:54:46
interesting tonight trying to hang on to
00:54:48
the football because of the slickness on
00:54:50
the ground as well as the mist in the
00:54:53
air
00:54:54
it just comes out okay again remember
00:54:56
greg ingles is a new center for him
00:54:58
courtney hall
00:55:02
carney comes in to try a field goal it
00:55:04
will be a 50 yarder
00:55:07
carney's long this year 53.
00:55:11
and now we've got a timeout called by
00:55:13
sean salisbury his holder with 8 36 to
00:55:16
go in the half
00:55:25
one thing bobby ross said about angle
00:55:28
was that of course we lost courtney hall
00:55:30
arguably their best lineman but angle
00:55:33
proves he can play in this league maybe
00:55:35
not as as to supply courtney hall who's
00:55:37
a terrific player but he can play in
00:55:39
this leg there's courtney courtney you
00:55:41
know he's tried to help out as much as
00:55:42
he can but i mean they they really miss
00:55:45
him on the field they miss the guy in
00:55:47
the middle everybody talks about
00:55:49
different positions of leadership the
00:55:51
center is one that is a position not
00:55:53
only of leadership but communication to
00:55:55
the other offensive lineman i think
00:55:57
that's what you miss when you're a young
00:55:59
guy and haven't played there a lot and
00:56:00
they lost harry swain it was her most
00:56:02
experienced tackle and alfred popuno who
00:56:05
was arguably their best blocker from the
00:56:07
tight end
00:56:09
from 50.
00:56:12
and we are tied at 10.
00:56:15
[Applause]
00:56:17
kearney crushes one and it's a 10-10 tie
00:56:20
in san diego
00:56:23
i think junior seau has lifted this team
00:56:27
on his back with his play tonight and
00:56:29
sort of in the story of a season for him
00:56:31
too i mean he has carried this football
00:56:33
team all year play after play
00:56:36
and they've really got that left hand
00:56:38
padded up hurt his right knee earlier
00:56:41
[Applause]
00:56:44
the nfl's best pregame show nfl
00:56:46
countdown next saturday at 11 30 a.m and
00:56:48
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00:56:50
the gang preview all the wild card
00:56:52
action then at 7 30 p.m it's prime time
00:56:54
where you'll see all the highlights from
00:56:56
the weekend's wild card games
00:56:59
[Applause]
00:57:04
we are in san diego where the crowd is
00:57:07
really pumped it's a sellout but it
00:57:08
looks like there's 10 15 000 no shows on
00:57:11
a rainy night i'll tell you mike if
00:57:12
you're the san diego chargers and you're
00:57:14
in a 10-10 game with the way you've
00:57:15
played the first quarter and a half
00:57:17
you've got to consider yourself darn
00:57:19
lucky [Applause]
00:57:24
auditions for the pom pom unit
00:57:26
i don't think this is gonna make they're
00:57:28
not going well
00:57:30
[Applause]
00:57:34
and of course our opportunity to wish
00:57:36
all of you a merry christmas and a happy
00:57:38
holiday santa's arrived early in san
00:57:41
diego
00:57:42
bobby ross wish he'd showed up about
00:57:44
three weeks ago
00:57:46
vaughn hebron the deep man number four
00:57:48
in the afc and kickoff return
00:57:50
[Applause]
00:57:53
nice cut across the 12.
00:57:55
30.
00:57:56
hemlin still on his feet to the 49-yard
00:58:00
line great return until eric castle makes the
00:58:03
tackle a 43-yard run back mike you can
00:58:07
block great returns but then also you
00:58:09
can have guys do it on their own this is
00:58:11
one where hebron does it on his own
00:58:14
watch it there's going to be three
00:58:15
chargers that have a shot at them right
00:58:17
there three of them have them surrounded
00:58:20
now he just keeps on making people miss
00:58:22
and weaving his way through traffic
00:58:25
the chargers still can't tackle him
00:58:26
missed all of 95 with the knee injuries
00:58:29
out of virginia tech a very explosive
00:58:31
runner
00:58:32
[Music]
00:58:33
and he will stay on the field as the
00:58:36
deep man in the backfield
00:58:43
and say i almost had the interception
00:58:47
oh man
00:58:51
[Applause] [Music]
00:58:52
i swear there's five of them playing out
00:58:54
there and gets up olympics
00:58:58
unbelievable junior just reading his
00:59:00
eyes now he goes up to make the play
00:59:04
you know you'd almost want to say if he
00:59:05
had a good knee would have
00:59:07
had him
00:59:09
almost makes the interception
00:59:11
[Music]
00:59:14
[Applause]
00:59:15
just remarkable playing for nothing
00:59:19
[Applause]
00:59:28
very short and incomplete
00:59:31
seau may have gotten a finger tip on it
00:59:33
as it was intended for chamberlain
00:59:36
if junior did touch it that would be his
00:59:38
third deflected pass of the night
00:59:43
broncos
00:59:45
29 games since denver scored a touchdown
00:59:48
without elway as quarterback now that
00:59:50
tells you something john has to be on
00:59:53
the field for this team to win just to
00:59:54
tell you when that was mike to put it in
00:59:56
perspective it was game two of last year
00:59:58
[Applause]
01:00:01
[Music]
01:00:06
plenty of time throws to kramer and
01:00:08
aaron craver with second effort and hard
01:00:11
running got the first down
01:00:13
craver with his 34th chance of the
01:00:15
season never started until last year
01:00:18
with the broncos this is his sixth year
01:00:20
in the nfl always been a terrific
01:00:22
receiver free agent out of miami i think
01:00:24
cd gives you a good change up if you
01:00:26
want to sit tyrell down a little bit he
01:00:28
gives you that power back he's a good
01:00:30
size he's 220 pounds so he's a guy who
01:00:33
can pound it in there for you if you
01:00:35
want to keep that style of offense
01:00:37
7 33 and counting terrell davis
01:00:41
apparently his night has ended as well
01:00:43
as elway
01:00:47
musgrave stumbled a little bit and there
01:00:49
is ray lee johnson again he is loving
01:00:52
the opportunity to be in there
01:00:55
[Applause]
01:00:56
mike he has given broderick
01:00:58
thomas thompson excuse me everything
01:01:01
that he can handle
01:01:03
and then some watch watch the left hand
01:01:05
the big left hand swat and right around
01:01:08
the corner
01:01:11
roderick thompson just can't quite get
01:01:13
his feet in front of him he's in there
01:01:14
to provide the pass rush but we have
01:01:16
seen him tonight he has played the run
01:01:18
very very well quick guy 265 not a big
01:01:21
power in
01:01:30
or hebron on the draw
01:01:33
back to the 45-yard line
01:01:37
[Applause]
01:01:40
if terrell davis does not play the rest
01:01:41
of this game he will be 160 yards ahead
01:01:45
of barry sanders who will finish this
01:01:47
season tomorrow night on monday night
01:01:48
football
01:01:49
and nothing no it's not real comfy they
01:01:52
have only 160 on barry sanders uh he
01:01:56
said he has called the niners defensive
01:01:58
players boyce you know what you got to
01:02:00
do and he says i'll be watching man when
01:02:02
you got barry nothing 200 wouldn't be
01:02:05
safe with barry
01:02:08
we've seen him get 160 and a half
01:02:09
[Applause]
01:02:12
third and long for musgrave
01:02:14
dumps it short to miller
01:02:17
just back to the original line of
01:02:18
scrimmage inside the 40-yard line lou
01:02:20
bush led the defensive charge that's a
01:02:23
good job by dave adolph just
01:02:26
bringing junior on the rush who's a
01:02:28
one-man gang as he is
01:02:29
dropping everybody back in his own there
01:02:31
he goes right around zimmerman
01:02:34
i mean the two outside rushers here are
01:02:37
playing havoc with these tackles
01:02:38
zimmerman and thompson for the bronco
01:02:40
which can make mike shanahan feel very
01:02:42
comfortable
01:02:44
you know i think they get used to
01:02:45
blocking for john though and all of a
01:02:47
sudden you get a quarterback change it
01:02:49
does make a difference
01:02:50
ruined the punch of jones trying to hang
01:02:52
it up and kill it inside the pen
01:02:54
excellent coverage and the broncos do
01:02:56
their job on special teams stopping the
01:02:58
ball up to seven darius johnson got down
01:03:01
there in order to make the easy catch
01:03:06
coming up saturday on abc sports the
01:03:08
wild card games the jaguars against the
01:03:11
bills at 12 30 from rich stadium in
01:03:14
buffalo burr then at four o'clock the
01:03:17
vikings and the cowboys
01:03:19
dallas chilly it may be you know the
01:03:22
bills showed something today they showed
01:03:23
a lot of character they're they're key
01:03:26
guys jim kelly bruce smith they stepped
01:03:28
up today and made play after play
01:03:30
against kansas city and we talked about
01:03:32
uh junior seahawk being a warrior
01:03:33
tonight bruce smith has been a warrior
01:03:35
all year long he's been terrific
01:03:37
ayren hayden who really hasn't shown
01:03:39
this team a burst
01:03:41
gets a chance to carry the ball
01:03:45
[Music]
01:03:47
they were really hoping the way he
01:03:49
played in the second half of last year
01:03:51
remember he was still recovering from a
01:03:53
leg injury that he had suffered in
01:03:55
tennessee and he started all through
01:03:56
pre-season then all of a sudden they get
01:03:58
into the first game and bang they just
01:04:00
didn't they didn't really like what they
01:04:02
saw they went with leonard russell and
01:04:04
like you said mike he gave him as much
01:04:06
as he could but with no real quickness
01:04:08
or burst may be an entirely new
01:04:10
backfield cast next year here's lotus
01:04:13
jumping and pointing
01:04:15
to brian roach
01:04:19
[Music]
01:04:20
[Applause]
01:04:21
[Music]
01:04:28
false start
01:04:30
number 87 offense moving prior to the
01:04:33
snap
01:04:34
half the distance to the goal second out
01:04:36
and lotus was correct
01:04:39
[Music]
01:04:42
well nobody's pointing back at the
01:04:44
defense it's not that's a tough part
01:04:46
and they're pointing at one of your guys
01:04:48
and none of your guys are pointing at
01:04:49
theirs you know you pretty much are
01:04:51
gonna lose the five terrell fletcher
01:04:52
comes in on second and thirteen there is
01:04:54
atwater the wicked hero out of the
01:04:56
second here
01:05:01
[Applause]
01:05:04
play action by humphreys in trouble
01:05:08
throws it away is there a flag
01:05:13
boy the denver sideline wanted that
01:05:15
safety thinking that should be
01:05:16
intentional grounding is alfred williams
01:05:18
putting the pressure on
01:05:20
alfred williams on harry swain
01:05:23
coming from the outside swain fires out
01:05:26
and just really has no shot at him
01:05:28
fletcher tries to help out you got two
01:05:30
guys who barely laid a hand on him
01:05:33
i got to be honest with you if it was
01:05:34
two-hand touch alfred williams wouldn't
01:05:36
have been down here
01:05:38
stan does a good job of reacting and
01:05:40
just moving
01:05:41
and i think stan got away with one
01:05:42
throwing up all the way third and
01:05:44
thirteen
01:05:47
[Applause]
01:05:49
[Music]
01:05:52
lionel washington was right there anyway
01:05:54
but a frustrating night so far for
01:05:56
humphreys
01:05:57
i mean no matter where he throws the
01:05:59
football the guys can't catch it if it's
01:06:01
a little in front it goes through their
01:06:03
hands if it's a little behind winds up
01:06:05
hitting them in the hip
01:06:08
it's just really the story of a season
01:06:10
for the chargers on offense just a hit
01:06:12
and miss offense
01:06:14
darren bennett to talk to smith look at
01:06:16
the average 55 on three tonight they
01:06:19
could use a big one here
01:06:23
[Applause]
01:06:24
[Music]
01:06:26
high but short
01:06:29
fair catch made to san diego 47-yard
01:06:31
line so denver with excellent field
01:06:34
position to start with after a 42-yard
01:06:36
punt
01:06:37
[Applause]
01:06:40
coming up at halftime chris berman with
01:06:42
the fastest three minutes in television
01:06:44
take a look at the chiefs and the bills
01:06:46
game a playoff elimination game as it
01:06:48
were and a look at the entire playoff
01:06:50
picture
01:06:51
as we have now determined the entire
01:06:53
field and the schedule
01:06:56
for the playoffs which begin next week
01:06:59
on abc with a doubleheader
01:07:03
[Applause]
01:07:04
[Music]
01:07:06
joe you've been in that stand humphreys
01:07:08
position where things just don't go well
01:07:10
i've been in i've been at the end of a
01:07:11
season when you're not going to go on
01:07:13
too mike i mean you're really trying to
01:07:14
finish on a positive note and so far for
01:07:17
the charges offensively very few things
01:07:19
have been positive if anything
01:07:21
hebron and craver the running backs
01:07:23
behind musgrave
01:07:28
dumps it off hebron inside the san diego
01:07:31
40 to the 39-yard line
01:07:34
[Music]
01:07:36
rodney harrison makes the tackle mike
01:07:38
this is an offense that really gives the
01:07:40
quarterback a chance with a lot of
01:07:42
places to go watch this as we roll this
01:07:44
you're going to see where he has a
01:07:45
chance to go with the football right in
01:07:47
this area you're going to see three
01:07:49
receivers of his able to stop
01:07:52
right there they're the guys you got one
01:07:54
going here one's going to come through
01:07:55
here and there's another one he has an
01:07:57
opportunity to just dump the ball off
01:07:58
anywhere he wants that's part of this
01:08:01
offense doesn't allow the quarterback to
01:08:02
hold the ball a long time
01:08:05
second one
01:08:08
didn't get it maybe lost a half yard
01:08:10
marco coleman is back in there after an
01:08:12
injury led to charge along with say alan
01:08:14
harrison
01:08:20
[Music]
01:08:24
[Applause]
01:08:27
there's a tough place for marco coleman
01:08:28
to be he's only 265 pounds i gave him a
01:08:31
tackle
01:08:32
[Music]
01:08:36
that's because of all the injury
01:08:38
depletions on that defensive line we saw
01:08:40
patrick sapp a linebacker defensive end
01:08:42
earlier
01:08:44
now third in the yard
01:08:47
[Music]
01:08:49
mustard wants to throw fort in the flat
01:08:51
to craver and he'll be very close to a
01:08:53
first down [Applause]
01:08:55
[Music]
01:08:56
push on the coverage he's doing a good
01:08:58
job of just moving the chain you know
01:08:59
musgrave not trying to do anything
01:09:01
hasn't really thrown the ball downfield
01:09:03
yet really nothing over 10 yards
01:09:06
[Applause]
01:09:08
gary kubiak the offensive coordinator
01:09:10
and quarterback coach
01:09:13
it was one of the best backup
01:09:15
quarterbacks that ever played in the
01:09:16
national football you wind up being the
01:09:18
coach of a guy who was ahead of you
01:09:22
there's the guy that was ahead of them
01:09:24
they have a good relationship too all
01:09:26
three of them do mike shanahan gary
01:09:28
kubiak john elway they all respect one
01:09:30
another's position i think that's very
01:09:32
important john knows that gary's doing
01:09:35
his job and john has his to do on the
01:09:37
field and mike has his to do as the head
01:09:39
coach
01:09:40
[Applause]
01:09:42
here's the measurement for the first
01:09:43
down
01:09:47
and they just got it
01:09:49
of course mike shanahan has taken the
01:09:51
west coast offense per se that he had in
01:09:53
san francisco and taking it really to
01:09:56
another level you don't see the shotgun
01:09:58
in the conventional west coast offense
01:10:00
but with john's athletic ability he's
01:10:02
made it a part of it although last year
01:10:04
when he put it in mike he really made
01:10:06
john work from under the center now he's
01:10:08
gradually
01:10:09
adapted to the personnel that he has and
01:10:12
has opened it up a bit mike shanahan has
01:10:14
an exceptional football mind
01:10:17
first and ten approaching two and a half
01:10:19
minutes to go first half
01:10:23
musgrave wants to throw dumps it over
01:10:25
the middle again
01:10:26
and nailed by golvea is hebron
01:10:31
i think sooner or later musgrave's going
01:10:33
to have to go down the field because the
01:10:35
linebackers now are starting to crowd
01:10:37
the running backs in the checkdown
01:10:39
pretty soon he's going to have to take
01:10:40
it up 12 15 yards to either a tight end
01:10:43
or one of the wide receivers he has
01:10:45
thrown three-fourths of his passes right
01:10:47
in the middle of the field under the
01:10:48
linebacker drops we've reached the
01:10:50
two-minute warning 10-10 broncos and the
01:10:53
chargers from san diego
01:10:56
tonight's topic most quarterback wins in
01:10:59
nfl history miami's dan marino has
01:11:01
compiled 123 wins third most right hall
01:11:05
of famer fran tarkins and 125.
01:11:08
that's second only to denver's john
01:11:10
elway who has quarterbacked the broncos
01:11:12
to 126 wins the most in nfl history
01:11:16
[Music]
01:11:17
none have won an nfl championship can
01:11:19
this be the year for john elway
01:11:23
a lot of people have been favored at
01:11:24
least to make the super bowl if not
01:11:26
limit
01:11:27
[Music]
01:11:29
[Applause]
01:11:33
muskrate good protection over the middle
01:11:35
bobber intercepted
01:11:37
picked off by willie clark
01:11:40
[Applause] [Music]
01:11:43
never really gets a clean handle on this
01:11:46
one
01:11:47
like i said mike you bobble this thing
01:11:48
in the middle of the football field it's
01:11:50
gonna wind up in the wrong person's
01:11:51
hands nine out of ten times we've seen
01:11:54
it a couple times tonight
01:11:55
[Applause]
01:11:56
this is an angle out of the backfield by
01:11:58
the running back
01:12:00
good coverage but he tips it up
01:12:02
there's willy clark
01:12:06
good protection well thrown ball
01:12:09
[Applause]
01:12:11
clark with his second interception
01:12:14
third year man out of notre dame he was
01:12:16
a sprinter in college on the track relay
01:12:18
team
01:12:23
[Applause]
01:12:26
[Music]
01:12:29
intended for coleman beast covered well
01:12:31
by hillyard who's in there for the
01:12:32
injured ray crockett for this game
01:12:34
crockett sprained the knee a week ago
01:12:37
there's willie clark
01:12:38
[Applause]
01:12:40
look at this
01:12:42
six turnovers in the first half
01:12:45
and all the points have come from them
01:12:47
von hambra
01:12:49
on the sideline after not being able to
01:12:51
come up with that ball
01:12:53
the chargers were only one time out left
01:12:55
a minute 47 to go in the half
01:13:00
humphreys under pressure
01:13:04
[Music]
01:13:08
[Applause]
01:13:12
stan humphreys had no way to step up
01:13:14
mike look at jim look at jumping well
01:13:16
we'll put jumpy back in the block he's
01:13:17
just going to go right into the pocket
01:13:19
now he's a yard off the ball so he's got
01:13:21
a running start here comes the forklift
01:13:24
he just takes motin and dumps him
01:13:26
what he does when he that happens is he
01:13:28
opens up the middle of that pocket for
01:13:30
somebody to come in and flush stand
01:13:34
gosh he's strong the sack goes to
01:13:36
tonight
01:13:39
three wide receivers on third and 17.
01:13:42
draw play fletcher a lot of room
01:13:47
you see that a lot when the defense is
01:13:49
playing man-to-man the backs have their
01:13:51
back to the play following the receivers
01:13:53
and there's a big gaping area in the
01:13:55
middle well everybody you know you know
01:13:57
you need 17 yards and the linebackers
01:13:59
have a long way to go to get there and
01:14:01
what they're really doing is running to
01:14:03
a spot to pick up a receiver you know
01:14:05
it's 17 yards you got to figure there's
01:14:07
no way a running play is going to get
01:14:09
that for you so you play
01:14:12
percentages abc's monday night football
01:14:15
comes your way tomorrow night nine
01:14:17
eastern steve young and the san
01:14:19
francisco 49ers taking on the detroit
01:14:22
lions and you get to see barry sanders
01:14:25
try to get that nfl rushing title away
01:14:27
from terrell davis
01:14:28
[Music]
01:14:29
[Applause]
01:14:30
it's been a good first half for the fans
01:14:33
a lot of action six turnovers 20 points
01:14:36
all coming off of the turnover of course
01:14:38
you talk about giveaway takeaways mike
01:14:40
the broncos are six and two when they
01:14:42
lose the takeaway giveaway ratio
01:14:45
they don't make a mistake they just
01:14:47
don't lose
01:14:48
rod smith waits back at the 20 for
01:14:50
bennett
01:14:53
when bennett first auditioned for the
01:14:55
chargers first time he ever took the
01:14:57
snap he'd never seen football the snap
01:15:00
hit him right in the face
01:15:02
right through his hands he didn't
01:15:03
realize it came that fast
01:15:06
he's caught on now
01:15:11
[Applause] [Music]
01:15:20
tonight's spotlight was supposed to have
01:15:21
a playoff twist chargers aren't going to
01:15:23
the playoffs but junior seau's pure
01:15:26
courage and determination cannot go
01:15:28
ignored in the first play after the leg
01:15:30
injury look at this plan playing and
01:15:32
then comes off and makes the tackle in
01:15:34
coverage on davis and then again playing
01:15:37
off the block trying to protect the leg
01:15:38
makes the big fumble recovery and then
01:15:40
again dragging the leg around in
01:15:42
coverage makes the big play almost an
01:15:45
interception there here are the numbers
01:15:47
so far five tackles four batted balls
01:15:50
two fumble recoveries one quarterback
01:15:52
hit all this guy hasn't done is win a
01:15:53
super bowl so if anybody questions what
01:15:55
this game means to him i got another
01:15:57
thing coming mike mark absolutely and if
01:15:59
you joined us late he limped off the
01:16:01
field in fact he had to be helped he
01:16:03
couldn't put any weight on that
01:16:05
muskrat throws to smith he's got it at
01:16:07
the 45 rod smith out of mississippi
01:16:10
southerners
01:16:13
and a face mask on top of it
01:16:16
on the field
01:16:18
well no back the other way says tom
01:16:20
white
01:16:22
[Applause]
01:16:24
had the right team in the wrong
01:16:26
direction mike you're not going to
01:16:27
believe this so far in the first half
01:16:30
there have been 19 drives
01:16:33
19
01:16:34
drives in this first half
01:16:36
i mean you don't you don't get sometimes
01:16:38
but four or five an entire 19.
01:16:42
wow personal foul
01:16:45
face mask
01:16:46
number 76. offense
01:16:49
15 yards first down that's broderick
01:16:52
thompson
01:16:55
picked him up from philadelphia and ray
01:16:57
lee johnson has been having a great time
01:16:58
against him he's got great quickness you
01:17:00
know mike he isn't that big like i said
01:17:02
he's 265 and he's just using his speed
01:17:05
to come around the outside and again
01:17:07
when you're used to blocking for john
01:17:09
elway
01:17:10
you take a certain way and you get an
01:17:12
idea where john's going to be now with
01:17:14
bill musgrave back there he's not quite
01:17:16
as mobile does things a little bit
01:17:18
different everybody's affected on
01:17:20
offense it's first and 25 there is alex
01:17:23
gibbs a brilliant coach he's the
01:17:25
assistant head coach and the offensive
01:17:27
line coach wherever he has gone in the
01:17:29
nfl
01:17:30
the numbers of the offensive line the
01:17:32
protection the running game have
01:17:34
increased dramatically this guy is
01:17:36
instant success
01:17:41
upfront 51
01:17:45
[Applause]
01:17:53
[Music]
01:17:55
[Applause]
01:17:57
yard line by rodney harrison
01:17:58
[Music]
01:18:05
and the call will go against san diego
01:18:07
for an offside mike what you saw on that
01:18:09
play with rodney harrison is a little
01:18:11
bit what you see out of the safeties of
01:18:12
the broncos
01:18:15
he wants to fire up as soon as it shows
01:18:17
run he's coming hard he's going to get
01:18:19
better and better
01:18:21
offsides
01:18:22
number 55
01:18:24
defense it's a five yard penalty
01:18:26
first down
01:18:27
as rodney harrison continues to play
01:18:30
he uses that aggressiveness he's going
01:18:32
to be a free agent 200 pounder
01:18:35
he got a signing bonus 22 500 he spent
01:18:39
it all on his mom
01:18:40
a big screen tv a vcr refrigerator a
01:18:43
washer and dryer in central air
01:18:44
conditioning
01:18:48
draw play hebron
01:18:50
slipped one tackle but junior covered
01:18:52
him up after lou bush slow tonight
01:18:55
[Applause]
01:18:56
[Music]
01:18:59
in the second half we'll be talking a
01:19:01
lot of the league-wide issues that we're
01:19:03
facing some of the championship
01:19:05
performances this year coaching changes
01:19:07
of course huge around the nfl mvp
01:19:11
candidates
01:19:12
one of them john elway certainly one of
01:19:14
them yeah they'll be looking for a new
01:19:15
coach in st louis rich brooks was fired
01:19:17
[Applause]
01:19:19
i thought that was a shame i don't think
01:19:20
you can give a guy two years
01:19:22
he laid a really good foundation for
01:19:24
that team
01:19:25
and he really went with a lot of young
01:19:26
guys half his offense was working
01:19:29
it's tough to win at this level that way
01:19:33
that's the end of the first half to
01:19:34
score the broncos 10 and the chargers
01:19:37
10. now let's join chris berman for the
01:19:39
accurate halftime report
01:19:43
all right michael thank you very much so
01:19:44
a tie game at the murphy penultimate
01:19:47
regular season game in the nfl course
01:19:48
the playoffs start next week but for all
01:19:51
intents and purposes the playoffs
01:19:53
started today because two perennial
01:19:56
playoff teams in the afc the chiefs and
01:19:59
bills when they met at ritz stadium knew
01:20:00
that probably the loser would be out as
01:20:04
we've said time and time again as
01:20:05
valiant as the chiefs are nobody circles
01:20:08
the wagons better than the buffalo bills
01:20:10
and that's what they did today although
01:20:12
marty shot nimer's club got turnovers
01:20:14
early kicked field goals and set a
01:20:15
touchdown was 9-6 chiefs in the fourth
01:20:18
until jim kelly the thermal thomas the
01:20:20
screen pass into kansas city territory
01:20:22
next play in the win kelly to andre reed
01:20:25
down to the 26 next play kelly to the
01:20:28
tight end lonnie johnson
01:20:30
23 yards down to the fourth second and
01:20:32
goal kelly
01:20:34
it's another tight end tony klein
01:20:37
patsy cline would sing crazy the bills
01:20:39
don't stop kelly the slanted quit early
01:20:42
two late touchdowns in the fourth
01:20:44
quarter the bills are moving on to the
01:20:46
playoffs bruce smith and company doing
01:20:48
the job on defense holding kansas city
01:20:50
out of the end zone buffalo wins 20-9
01:20:54
we'll go over all the playoff scenarios
01:20:55
in a moment but they will host the
01:20:57
jaguars next week
01:20:59
afterwards the kansas city chief said we
01:21:01
had a shot we didn't deliver
01:21:04
we had an opportunity today coming in
01:21:06
here to get a victory and we didn't do
01:21:08
it and i'm disappointed as hell and so
01:21:09
is every individual in that locker room
01:21:11
man you know you always ask that same
01:21:13
question do losses hurt whereas hell all
01:21:14
of them hurt i don't give which ones you
01:21:16
have all of them hurt
01:21:18
so kansas city out of the playoffs for
01:21:19
the first time since 1989. unless the
01:21:21
jaguars lost to the lowly atlanta
01:21:23
falcons was all jacksonville early mark
01:21:26
burnell 11 yard touchdown 7-0
01:21:28
jacksonville they're ready to party in
01:21:30
northern florida the jags lead 19-10 in
01:21:33
the fourth but iron head hayward makes
01:21:35
it a two-point game with a four-yard run
01:21:37
for june jones under two minutes to go
01:21:39
bobby a bear to tyrone brown and his
01:21:42
band of renown inside the 30-yard line
01:21:45
that sets up one of the greatest kickers
01:21:47
ever morton anderson 30 yards are you
01:21:50
kidding me his first miss from 30 or
01:21:52
less yards in this decade first time
01:21:55
he's missed one that short since 1989
01:21:58
you can see tom cough with first oh no
01:22:00
it wasn't blocked then oh but it's also
01:22:03
no good the jaguars in their second year
01:22:06
of existence joined the panthers in
01:22:08
their second year of existence in the
01:22:09
playoffs congratulations to jagswim
01:22:12
1917.
01:22:14
i feel great you know we were on the
01:22:16
sideline everybody was nervous know they
01:22:18
have more than anderson one of the
01:22:19
greatest kickers to ever play this game
01:22:21
you know i mean it was a it was a
01:22:22
fortunate accident for us you know they
01:22:24
didn't miss a kick you know everybody
01:22:25
just happened you know related we're
01:22:26
just ready to go in and celebrate it's
01:22:28
like how often does michael jordan miss
01:22:30
a free throw or how often does you know
01:22:32
it doesn't happen very often but
01:22:34
this is magnified because it was a
01:22:36
game-winner
01:22:37
it was magnified because it got the
01:22:40
jaguars into the playoffs and so
01:22:43
i expect a lot of christmas cards from
01:22:44
people in jacksonville from now on
01:22:46
what an unlikely scenario guy going to
01:22:48
the hall of fame probably morton
01:22:49
anderson but the jaguar is now going to
01:22:51
the playoffs a team that stumbled again
01:22:53
the desire to fire their head coach rich
01:22:55
brooks head coach for two years at the
01:22:57
st louis rams after going seven and nine
01:22:59
and six and ten was cut loose despite
01:23:01
the fact that he has a lot of rookies at
01:23:03
the skill positions and the team was
01:23:04
coming on my opinion should have gotten
01:23:06
another year that was not the way the
01:23:07
rams decided to go he had two years left
01:23:09
on his four-year contract
01:23:13
coach at la valley high school in
01:23:14
california was honored as the nfl's high
01:23:16
school coach of the year norford was
01:23:18
nominated by his former student player
01:23:20
charger running back leonard russell the
01:23:22
nfl high school coach of the year award
01:23:24
was initiated last season by
01:23:26
commissioner paul tagliabue to honor
01:23:28
coaches who had significant impact on
01:23:31
nfl players espn would like to
01:23:33
congratulate don norford the nfl's high
01:23:36
school coach of the year
01:23:39
quite an honor for that gentleman
01:23:42
[Applause]
01:23:45
san diego's john carney to kick it off
01:23:47
to start the second half vaughn hebron
01:23:49
the deep man
01:23:51
has already had a couple of good returns
01:23:54
[Music] [Applause]
01:24:00
hebron from the five
01:24:04
breaks the tackle flag is down so is
01:24:07
hebron it's the 30.
01:24:08
if we had a kick tonight that doesn't
01:24:10
have a ball i was just going to say our
01:24:11
record is still intact mike
01:24:17
the old illegal block in the back
01:24:20
the thing that jumps out at you at the
01:24:21
first half stats look at the rushing
01:24:23
yard denver number one in the nfl
01:24:26
averaging 153 yards a game they have
01:24:29
san diego is hardly burning it up but
01:24:31
they only have 28 yards passing two and
01:24:34
68 total the big number for both teams
01:24:36
three turnovers and all the points have
01:24:39
come off of those combined six mistakes
01:24:42
and the time of possession is somewhat
01:24:44
typical also i mean
01:24:46
denver has managed to keep the ball 33
01:24:49
minutes in most games they play only
01:24:50
letting the opponent have it about 26
01:24:53
and a half so they're keeping the ball
01:24:54
six seven minutes longer than everybody
01:24:56
anyway after the penalty they start with
01:24:58
their own 13 hebron in motion
01:25:01
[Applause]
01:25:03
[Music]
01:25:05
and montroy buries craver after a gain
01:25:08
of about a yard or a hebron after a gain
01:25:09
of about a yard mike this is good work
01:25:12
for bill musgrave because you don't know
01:25:14
what's going to happen down the road in
01:25:16
into the playoffs if john gets nicked
01:25:18
and you and you need somebody to go in
01:25:20
it's hard to get your backups worked
01:25:22
during the regular season so these last
01:25:24
three weeks have been important
01:25:26
for the denver broncos to get their guys
01:25:29
some work
01:25:31
[Applause]
01:25:35
[Music] [Applause]
01:25:40
that's great on second and nine this
01:25:42
time craver wrapped up by seau at the 15
01:25:45
gain of another yard perella was also
01:25:47
there dropping back from his defensive
01:25:49
line spot
01:25:51
junior seau is everywhere this time he
01:25:54
drops back into coverage still focusing
01:25:56
on musgrave and just closes
01:25:58
[Applause] [Music]
01:26:00
varela comes in and finishes him off
01:26:03
he's unbelievable i mean it just
01:26:06
it's like watching
01:26:07
braxton last week you know you watch one
01:26:09
player just dominate one side of the
01:26:11
football
01:26:12
that's what junior's done
01:26:13
[Applause]
01:26:17
tom white the referee comes to the
01:26:19
sidelines
01:26:22
you're looking for a phone right there
01:26:23
give me a phone i gotta make a call
01:26:26
oh he has a choice
01:26:33
[Music]
01:26:34
okay well there's a couple of shopping
01:26:37
days left till christmas maybe he's uh
01:26:38
thinking mail order right now maybe
01:26:40
talking to the clock operator too a
01:26:42
little bit
01:26:43
i think he's looking at the clock
01:26:45
these are watching the scoreboard
01:26:47
[Music]
01:26:50
that's keoki kamal he's gonna
01:26:52
he's gonna talk to tom
01:26:53
[Music]
01:26:56
we get a couple more people there and
01:26:58
you gotta you got a regular switchboard
01:27:00
[Music]
01:27:02
so they have been having trouble with
01:27:03
the 25 second play clock
01:27:06
and they may end up keeping that on the
01:27:08
field [Applause]
01:27:09
[Music]
01:27:11
if they can't get it to function that
01:27:13
was a veteran trainer keoki come out he
01:27:16
he knew that we had time on camera so he
01:27:18
just walked over and picked up the phone
01:27:20
he called no one he was talking to no
01:27:21
one he just did it
01:27:23
camera time
01:27:25
camera time is important hey keoki
01:27:27
he's with him when we were at the
01:27:28
redskins what a terrific trainer he is
01:27:30
too
01:27:32
put me together more time than once
01:27:34
believe me
01:27:37
[Applause]
01:27:38
let's check in with mark malone mark
01:27:40
mike little injury update here for you
01:27:42
junior seau supposedly has sprained a
01:27:44
mcl slightly they taped him at half time
01:27:46
it's sore the initial pain scared him
01:27:48
they don't think the joint is
01:27:49
compromised he'll play
01:27:51
terrence shaw is out with a concussion
01:27:53
and darion gordon got a thigh bruise
01:27:55
he's also out for the second half mike
01:27:57
it's really been a remarkable
01:27:59
performance mark by the san diego
01:28:01
defense with all the injuries that they
01:28:03
had coming into this game and have
01:28:04
suffered since i think junior may be
01:28:06
bionic anyway
01:28:09
25 seconds
01:28:13
[Applause]
01:28:20
it had to do with the 25 second clock
01:28:22
that sometimes goes to 40 and it appears
01:28:25
that it's been resolved
01:28:27
sure
01:28:29
you believe that wouldn't sound very
01:28:30
convincing
01:28:33
third and eight
01:28:42
and mustard just throws this one away
01:28:47
well you can see the difference in elway
01:28:49
and musgrave if that was elway and that
01:28:51
little clock in his head went off john
01:28:54
would have been moving in a lot bigger
01:28:56
area than bill musgrave did that time
01:28:58
musgrave much more disciplined to stay
01:29:00
in the pocket read his keys and then
01:29:03
just throw the ball away
01:29:04
[Music]
01:29:06
[Applause]
01:29:07
that's charlie jones waiting for the
01:29:08
punt standing at his own 43.
01:29:11
ruin who has fallen to 12th in the afc
01:29:14
this year with only a 41-8 average
01:29:25
[Applause]
01:29:29
out of bounds inside the san diego 40
01:29:32
with the roll a 45-yard punt and no
01:29:34
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san diego and denver knotted at 10 with
01:29:54
13 36 to go third quarter so far the
01:29:57
chargers have had 10 drives they've run
01:30:00
29 plays they are not even averaging
01:30:03
three plays and out with all their
01:30:04
mistakes
01:30:07
humphries with a short set
01:30:10
and gets it down to brian roach
01:30:13
this game of course means absolutely
01:30:15
nothing for the denver broncos they
01:30:17
clinch the playoffs after week 13 they
01:30:19
have home field advantage throughout the
01:30:20
playoffs and since 1975 the team that
01:30:23
has enjoyed that advantage has gone to
01:30:25
the super bowl in both conferences about
01:30:28
two out of every three times there is a
01:30:30
distinct advantage playing at home like
01:30:31
first of all a lot of guys talk about
01:30:32
you get to sleep in your own bed you
01:30:34
know there's the comfort of home there's
01:30:36
a mental piece that goes with it as well
01:30:38
as being able to play in front of your
01:30:39
home fans
01:30:41
second and five this is freddie bradley
01:30:43
takes a hard hit after picking up a
01:30:45
couple of yards
01:30:53
this may be the best talent he's ever
01:30:54
been surrounded well it's the best team
01:30:56
he said himself it's the best team that
01:30:57
he's played
01:30:59
because the offensive personnel and
01:31:01
firepower is up to what the defense was
01:31:03
when he used to play on the other teams
01:31:05
the defense was there the offense sort
01:31:07
of hung around you try and win it at the
01:31:09
end and he would run around and make a
01:31:10
play this one is so complete when you
01:31:12
look at the records that was put out
01:31:15
it it i think it has a chance to go all
01:31:17
the way to the super bowl stan humphreys
01:31:19
wants a timeout and if you have to play
01:31:20
the broncos of mile high good luck
01:31:24
third and two for san diego when we come
01:31:27
back
01:31:31
[Music]
01:31:32
field advantage throughout the playoffs
01:31:33
lambeau field and mile high can there be
01:31:36
two tougher places to play no i don't
01:31:38
think so i think and it's important that
01:31:40
coaches preach we have to get home field
01:31:42
i think in green bay's case for example
01:31:44
teams like dallas and san francisco if
01:31:46
they get that far i don't think it's as
01:31:48
intimidating to them as maybe some
01:31:50
others now you go to mile high there's
01:31:52
always this thing in the back your mind
01:31:53
about the thinness of the air and you
01:31:55
wonder if you can physically hold up
01:31:58
from a stamina standpoint
01:32:00
third and two
01:32:02
denver's showing blitz they back out of
01:32:04
it
01:32:05
humphrey throws wide open martin
01:32:08
to the 31-yard line randy hilliard
01:32:11
knocked him out of bounds
01:32:12
[Applause]
01:32:16
san diego decides they're going to put a
01:32:18
lot of receivers in one spot and then
01:32:20
just run them in different places
01:32:21
charlie jones breaks out tony martin
01:32:24
goes up the field a little bit it's
01:32:26
really considered what we call a bunch
01:32:28
package mic when you get three receivers
01:32:30
in a little five
01:32:31
uh yard area and just send everybody in
01:32:33
different directions
01:32:34
longest play of the game that was a
01:32:36
20-yard gain
01:32:39
play action by humphreys has roach wide
01:32:42
open instead goes downfield to martin
01:32:44
and martin is walloped by atwater but he
01:32:47
held on
01:32:48
what you saw on that play was trademark
01:32:52
stan humphreys roach is open underneath
01:32:54
but what stan wants to do is he wants to
01:32:56
go down the field he loves to press the
01:32:59
ball down the field there's roach he's
01:33:01
wide open underneath but stan is
01:33:03
focusing down the field to tony martin
01:33:06
and he just knows he can get the ball to
01:33:07
him
01:33:09
stan finally looks like he has a little
01:33:10
rhythm because his receivers are
01:33:12
catching the ball
01:33:13
[Applause]
01:33:17
[Music]
01:33:19
two tight ends two wide outs
01:33:22
[Applause]
01:33:24
bradley
01:33:26
that is a good run defense
01:33:34
[Music]
01:33:38
the thing about denver and home field
01:33:40
take look at that
01:33:41
they've won all eight at home
01:33:43
30 points a game over 400 yards from
01:33:46
total offense and 165 on the ground
01:33:49
you'll kill people doing it and to put
01:33:50
it in perspective they've only averaged
01:33:52
19 on the road that's how important home
01:33:55
field has been for the broncos
01:33:58
second and nine
01:33:59
[Applause]
01:34:02
humphreys again with that little naked
01:34:03
boot bro complete now
01:34:07
[Music]
01:34:09
braxton made the hit on dean's may but
01:34:11
he held on we call it once the san diego
01:34:14
receivers have glue on their fingers we
01:34:16
talk about john elway being able to wind
01:34:18
up and fire a ball stan humphreys can
01:34:21
stand in there and let this thing fly
01:34:22
with him
01:34:24
he comes out
01:34:26
to the left sets again turns to hips and
01:34:28
shoulders and this is a gun
01:34:30
i mean that thing is humming
01:34:33
and what i really like about the way
01:34:34
stan throws the ball is he keeps it low
01:34:36
he'll always protect his receivers and
01:34:39
keep the ball down low so you know that
01:34:41
the ground is close by and you have a
01:34:43
chance to cradle and protect yourself
01:34:45
instead of hanging out a guy up the
01:34:47
middle with a real high pass and
01:34:48
exposing his wrist receivers call that
01:34:50
getting blown up and he doesn't do it
01:34:53
first and goals with san diego
01:34:59
[Music]
01:35:02
humphries again play action
01:35:05
close at the end zone touchdown harry
01:35:07
swayze
01:35:11
[Applause]
01:35:18
the crowd is celebrating but one
01:35:20
official signal
01:35:24
well they can't go back and reload the
01:35:26
cannon they fight
01:35:30
[Music]
01:35:32
the second foot came down on the
01:35:34
sideline
01:35:37
second down harry's got to work on his
01:35:40
tap tap on the sideline now
01:35:46
you're gonna look to the right part of
01:35:47
the screen the lower right part that's
01:35:49
number 72 working his way to the corner
01:35:51
they're saying his second foot came down
01:35:53
one two no absolutely not the toe hits
01:35:57
before the heel
01:35:59
watch it well there's one see the toe
01:36:02
hit the toe hits before the heel
01:36:04
inbounds that's a bad call watch the toe
01:36:07
see the toe hit you're right right there
01:36:09
right there that now if this heel comes
01:36:11
down he's out of bounds i agree but that
01:36:13
toe is inbound you're absolutely right
01:36:15
remember what bobby ross said two days
01:36:17
ago he can't remember when a call or a
01:36:20
break has gone their way all year
01:36:22
there's another one that was a touchdown
01:36:26
quarter we're tied let's go back to the
01:36:28
touchdown that was overruled mike i i
01:36:30
really think he got his toe in watch
01:36:32
there's the left one foot down okay now
01:36:35
here comes the other one and see the
01:36:36
referee he's looking right at it
01:36:39
they'll go on the ground with bradley
01:36:41
tries to turn the corner and camp picked
01:36:43
up a couple
01:36:44
[Music]
01:36:49
well the chargers have not benefited
01:36:51
from many breaks this year i think
01:36:54
they really haven't mike but now on this
01:36:56
third down play i think you come out you
01:36:58
spread the field and you let stan try
01:37:00
and throw it in
01:37:01
[Applause]
01:37:02
third down and four
01:37:06
spread them out
01:37:09
terrell fletcher is in martin and
01:37:11
coleman the wide receiver stretcher in
01:37:13
the slot
01:37:18
humphreys
01:37:21
he got away from atwater and couldn't
01:37:24
make the catch why stan humphreys just
01:37:26
can't buy a break
01:37:28
[Applause]
01:37:29
you got to make these catches
01:37:31
you have to make these kind of catches
01:37:33
that's all there is to it
01:37:35
this isn't a perfect world you gotta
01:37:37
have guys make plays does a good job of
01:37:39
getting it off
01:37:40
before mobley can get to him now you
01:37:42
turn that's not a hard catch
01:37:44
that's not a hard catch at all
01:37:47
he just totally misjudged it
01:37:49
remember two of humphreys interceptions
01:37:53
were faults of the receivers the third
01:37:55
was the screen pass that looked like the
01:37:58
intended receiver pumped into alignment
01:38:00
so carney
01:38:03
the chargers do take the lead but it's
01:38:05
only 13-10 instead of 17. back in a
01:38:08
moment
01:38:11
the third quarter how's this for a
01:38:13
question who was the nfl's mvp well how
01:38:16
about the pax brett favre he led the nfl
01:38:18
in touchdown passes with 39 or denver's
01:38:21
john elway
01:38:23
he quarterbacked the broncos to an nfl
01:38:25
best 13 and two record might be 14-2
01:38:28
tonight or his teammate tyrell davis who
01:38:30
will probably win the league's rushing
01:38:32
crown and then there will be some votes
01:38:33
for pittsburgh's jerome bettis his 10
01:38:35
100 yard games played a major role in
01:38:38
the steelers winning the division title
01:38:40
i think brett favre wins back to back
01:38:43
i agree with you i think his performance
01:38:46
not that john's and tyrell's and
01:38:48
jerome's hasn't been sensational but
01:38:50
brent has has elevated that football
01:38:52
team just just to another level
01:38:55
you know and really
01:38:57
john is sort of sharing it now with
01:38:59
terrell
01:39:00
he'll get some split votes out and brett
01:39:02
still
01:39:03
you know it's still on his shoulders
01:39:04
they go as far as he goes he has a bad
01:39:06
game i don't think they can overcome it
01:39:09
because they don't have the running game
01:39:11
they don't have the luxury of a terrell
01:39:12
davis and that's the thing that mike
01:39:13
shanahan was pointing out to us last
01:39:15
night that makes this football team so
01:39:17
special is if john struggles or you get
01:39:20
some bad weather you have the running
01:39:22
game to rely on to keep you in the game
01:39:24
as well as having a great run defense
01:39:28
for speaking of shanahan he'll get some
01:39:30
coach of the year vote and obviously
01:39:32
[Music]
01:39:33
[Applause]
01:39:36
from the goal line
01:39:41
nice job following his blockers up to
01:39:43
the 27-yard line
01:39:46
take a look at some of the numbers that
01:39:47
the mvp candidates have racked up far
01:39:50
39 touchdown passes elway with a great
01:39:53
year with 26 davis
01:39:56
unless barry sanders can have a huge
01:39:58
game tomorrow night will win the nfl
01:40:00
rushing title and jerome bettis was the
01:40:02
perfect fit for pittsburgh's offense
01:40:04
absolutely perfect he gave him
01:40:06
everything they need i still think when
01:40:08
you get to the tournament time which is
01:40:09
coming up next week the quarterbacks
01:40:11
will make a difference
01:40:13
[Applause]
01:40:15
musgrave starts at his own 27-yard line
01:40:23
dumps it off to clavor
01:40:25
say al and golvaya get over there but
01:40:27
it'll pick up nine maybe 10 yards
01:40:32
and junior getting up a little slowly
01:40:35
with some help from kevin ross
01:40:38
jr basically takes the philosophy just
01:40:40
get me on my feet
01:40:42
i'll do the rest once i get on my feet
01:40:44
he doesn't leave anything in the bag
01:40:46
it's all going to be out on the field
01:40:47
when he's done
01:40:49
[Music]
01:40:51
that is one great football player
01:40:54
not too many like him come along in a in
01:40:57
a lifetime
01:41:00
round
01:41:02
changing the
01:41:03
[Music]
01:41:04
[Applause]
01:41:15
kevin ross made the tackle wildcard
01:41:19
saturday coming up the jaguars against
01:41:22
the bills that's a 12 30 start from rich
01:41:24
stadium in buffalo we'll be there to
01:41:26
bring you that game
01:41:28
and then al frank and dan with the
01:41:30
vikings and the cowboys that's a four
01:41:32
o'clock start in big d as we mean
01:41:35
although the cowboys got beat today at
01:41:37
rfk and what a great ceremony it was for
01:41:40
that old war horse of a place what a
01:41:43
great place to play
01:41:51
good protection for musgrave and
01:41:53
overthrows a wide open vaughn havre
01:41:56
number 22.
01:42:00
know like talking about the cowboys they
01:42:02
really i think caught a break not having
01:42:04
to to win that game at rfk i agree today
01:42:06
i think had a chance to rest emmitt
01:42:09
smith in particular but troy gets a
01:42:10
little break the linemen get a little
01:42:12
rest you know they're going to be
01:42:14
they're going to be a team to contend
01:42:15
with
01:42:16
let us not forget that is the world
01:42:17
championship
01:42:19
team and even some reports that jay
01:42:21
novacek may be ready for the playoffs
01:42:22
what a huge boost that would be surprise
01:42:24
[Music]
01:42:26
craver
01:42:27
[Music]
01:42:28
[Applause]
01:42:35
[Music]
01:42:38
out to the 47-yard line byron
01:42:40
chamberlain with a ball that somehow got
01:42:42
through the defense
01:42:46
byron chamberlain was a top receiver in
01:42:49
the world league had
01:42:51
58 catches last year for eight
01:42:53
touchdowns
01:42:57
continuing to do what he does here he
01:42:58
comes on the blitz
01:43:01
now they get to block him
01:43:03
malen doing a good job
01:43:05
look at his coverage what a nice catch
01:43:08
the air apparent to shannon sharp
01:43:10
someday in the distance
01:43:12
very distant
01:43:15
musgrave bobbles the stamp junior nails
01:43:18
him incomplete
01:43:21
junior got a free run at musgrave the
01:43:24
problem was compounded because he
01:43:26
bobbled the snap i think when he looked
01:43:29
down at the ball he almost lost his head
01:43:31
well junior just continues to come from
01:43:33
different places on the line one time
01:43:35
it's the right end now he's right down
01:43:37
here on the left end
01:43:39
there's a clean shot juan hebron really
01:43:42
doesn't pick him up and should have you
01:43:44
know that's when you really need your
01:43:46
backs to be aware of where the blitz
01:43:48
pickups got to be
01:43:50
during your stay out with another
01:43:52
remarkable performance
01:43:59
charlie jones waiting on ruins punch
01:44:02
not a real good one he'll make the fair
01:44:04
catch at the 18-yard line 36-yard party
01:44:08
but no return he's called
01:44:11
junior
01:44:12
with his emotions on his athletic
01:44:14
ability carrying the charges to a
01:44:16
three-point lead
01:44:18
[Applause]
01:44:20
defensive lineman john randall in our
01:44:22
playoff edition of the spotlight
01:44:23
minnesota's had a roller coaster ride to
01:44:25
the playoffs but the one concert has
01:44:27
been defense and randall in particular
01:44:29
this guy is one of the best players in
01:44:31
his position in the history of the
01:44:32
national football league as a tackle he
01:44:35
plays with incredible power who will
01:44:37
ever forget how he embarrassed kevin
01:44:38
gogan earlier this year on a sunday
01:44:40
night game he plays with unmatched
01:44:42
quickness and speed he's got one of the
01:44:45
fastest get-offs in the national
01:44:46
football league now you throw in moves
01:44:48
like this helicopter spin and you can
01:44:50
see what john randle
01:44:52
is an artist and an offensive lineman's
01:44:54
nightmare mike he's a lot of fun to
01:44:56
watch isn't he here's fletcher out in
01:44:58
the flat with a great move terrell
01:45:00
fletcher tory james was whiffing at air
01:45:06
let's go back to mark
01:45:07
all right mike we were talking about
01:45:08
john randall here are his numbers and
01:45:10
when you look at these numbers eleven
01:45:11
and a half sacks jump out it's 91
01:45:14
because more sack 69 than any other
01:45:16
interior lineman in football what makes
01:45:17
him even tougher is that this year he's
01:45:19
playing all four defensive line
01:45:21
positions that means that an offensive
01:45:23
lineman not only has to prepare for his
01:45:24
man but he's got to prepare for randall
01:45:26
as well that's
01:45:29
and before mark he had the advantage of
01:45:31
having henry thomas played beside him
01:45:36
bradley on the delay gets the couple up
01:45:38
to the 34.
01:45:40
bill musgrave headed down the tunnel
01:45:42
toward the locker room that's after the
01:45:44
shot that junior seau gave him
01:45:47
warming up is jeff lewis out of northern
01:45:50
arizona
01:45:51
[Applause]
01:45:52
young man who's not played yet in the
01:45:54
national football league but it looks
01:45:56
like he's going to get his opportunity
01:45:57
boys post he posted some big numbers in
01:45:59
school
01:46:00
[Applause]
01:46:01
[Music]
01:46:02
you noticed john elway didn't go running
01:46:04
for his hat
01:46:05
they're running out of him though
01:46:07
john's hoping jeff can handle it
01:46:12
on second and six
01:46:13
throws shorten roach nice catch trying
01:46:16
to get the first down yardage got to the
01:46:18
40.
01:46:21
of course mark was just talking about
01:46:23
the vikings and the pass rush provided
01:46:25
by john randall how about the big
01:46:27
contract brad johnson just signed it
01:46:29
looked like warren moon is either going
01:46:31
to have to accept the pay cut in a
01:46:32
backup role or go somewhere else i don't
01:46:34
think he will i think warren moon will
01:46:36
go someplace else and compete as a
01:46:39
starter or have the opportunity to be a
01:46:41
starter i can't see him in a backup role
01:46:43
it's just not in his nature
01:46:45
and i don't think he serves a football
01:46:47
team in a backup role because a healthy
01:46:49
worn moon over somebody's shoulder is
01:46:51
not good
01:46:55
[Applause]
01:46:56
and certainly brad johnson deserved that
01:46:59
contract he has played exceptionally
01:47:01
well since he's taken over the job mike
01:47:02
it was always my contention when i
01:47:04
played that as long as you didn't give
01:47:06
the other guy a chance to show what he
01:47:08
has you would keep your job
01:47:11
and in this case you've got some of the
01:47:13
other free agents that are out there
01:47:14
elvis gerbeck of course scott mitchell
01:47:16
of course you don't know what's going to
01:47:17
happen in detroit terry allen
01:47:20
i think it's important they try and keep
01:47:22
terry allen jerome bettis had that built
01:47:23
a clause built in daryl johnston there's
01:47:26
talk that uh north turner may try and
01:47:28
get him up in washington here's bradley
01:47:30
again nice hole up the middle
01:47:32
breaking tackles freddie bradley
01:47:35
to the denver 41-yard line
01:47:38
when you look at that list of three
01:47:40
agents gerbach tops the list because the
01:47:42
49ers have to make a decision you cannot
01:47:45
pay
01:47:46
two number one quarterbacks that kind of
01:47:48
money not with a salary cap
01:47:50
if i'm go back
01:47:52
i look for a deal somewhere around 10 12
01:47:54
million with an escalator if i get the
01:47:57
job that way it gives them a little bit
01:47:58
of flexibility and a transition in their
01:48:00
quarterback position
01:48:02
i think you know for him to leave and
01:48:04
have steve young not have and somebody
01:48:06
behind him hurts the organization 13
01:48:08
carries 54 yards for freddie bradley
01:48:11
he's had a good night you know give it
01:48:12
to him again lost his footing got up and
01:48:15
still made something out of it to the
01:48:16
38-yard line bradley played at moore
01:48:20
park junior college and broke most of
01:48:22
o.j simpson's running records there
01:48:25
or national junior college records that
01:48:28
were set by simpson then he went on the
01:48:29
sonoma state but he only played there
01:48:31
one year had a medical red shirt one
01:48:33
year he was out for academics so freddie
01:48:36
bradley has not played a whole lot of
01:48:38
football certainly at a level of
01:48:40
competition that would prepare him for
01:48:41
the nfl yeah but you think you know
01:48:43
there was another guy who played there
01:48:44
that maybe you wouldn't think had been
01:48:45
that way either got the name of larry
01:48:46
allen with the cowboys
01:48:50
[Applause]
01:48:55
humphreys on second and eight and throws
01:48:57
behind the intended deceiver charlie
01:48:59
jones
01:49:02
ralph regen the offensive coordinator
01:49:04
for bobby ross has been able to get into
01:49:07
like you said a little bit of a rhythm
01:49:08
there's there's ralph right in the
01:49:10
middle
01:49:12
[Applause]
01:49:13
boy the report on bill musgrave is is
01:49:15
bad that he has a dislocated right
01:49:17
shoulder
01:49:20
and depending on the severity of it uh
01:49:22
he may not be ready for the player well
01:49:24
in all likelihood if it's dislocated he
01:49:26
won't be
01:49:27
you know i had one and it just that
01:49:30
something that just takes some time
01:49:33
here comes the blitz against humphreys
01:49:34
he unloads complete to the 31-yard line
01:49:37
charlie jones with the catch tory james
01:49:40
on the coverage
01:49:43
[Applause]
01:49:45
they will play either the fourth or
01:49:46
fifth of january but uh two weeks
01:49:49
probably not enough for a dislocated
01:49:51
shoulder you always have some ligament
01:49:52
damage especially the throwing shoulder
01:49:54
mike it's the off one they can strap it
01:49:56
down
01:49:57
but if it's the throwing one it's a
01:49:59
problem
01:50:00
it will be fourth and short all the fans
01:50:02
yell go
01:50:05
but it's been a tough year for bobby
01:50:06
ross he dedicated this season to his
01:50:08
father who passed away earlier in the
01:50:11
year and said he knew he would give it
01:50:12
everything he had but the breaks simply
01:50:15
haven't come bobby ross's way
01:50:17
[Applause]
01:50:20
and now he's going to have to make a
01:50:21
decision on a couple of assistant
01:50:23
coaches
01:50:24
for next year whether the organization
01:50:26
tries to force him to do something there
01:50:28
he and bobby beathard will sit down and
01:50:30
evaluate this football team and come up
01:50:32
with some answers they need some people
01:50:33
i think they need
01:50:35
a wide receiver to complement tony
01:50:37
martin i think charlie jones can get
01:50:39
there given time but i think if you can
01:50:41
find somebody right away it helps
01:50:44
perry swain's 72 and is the tackle
01:50:46
eligible
01:50:47
on fourth and short
01:50:55
quarterback keeper
01:50:57
he needed to get just to the 30-yard
01:50:59
line and it appears that he did
01:51:03
stan can put that 230 pounds to good
01:51:06
work on that snake yeah yeah you know
01:51:07
something for a guy as big as he is he's
01:51:09
got great feet
01:51:11
he moves around in a pocket well gets
01:51:12
back gets set
01:51:14
and he carries it well
01:51:17
he gets the least publicity of i put him
01:51:19
in the class with elite quarterbacks in
01:51:21
this league he gets the least publicity
01:51:23
of any of them
01:51:25
[Applause]
01:51:26
[Music]
01:51:31
stan's just going to follow the surge up
01:51:33
the right side
01:51:35
big line does a good job i always look
01:51:37
at who gets under who if the defense
01:51:39
gets under the offense you're not moving
01:51:41
an inch if the offensive line can get
01:51:43
under that defensive line you can pick
01:51:45
up a yard or a half
01:51:50
first down san diego
01:51:52
[Applause]
01:51:54
they have really responded well tonight
01:51:56
if you weren't with us at the beginning
01:51:58
they made one mistake after another
01:52:00
early we're down 10 nothing as a result
01:52:02
of two interceptions and then fought
01:52:04
their way back into this you know i just
01:52:06
didn't think that all the players were
01:52:07
focused i didn't think tony martin came
01:52:09
out focused in this game i think
01:52:10
everybody now is playing football
01:52:15
[Applause]
01:52:19
[Music]
01:52:21
freddy bradley down to the 10.
01:52:24
atwater threw a shoulder into a
01:52:26
marijuana with braxton
01:52:28
bike i think freddie bradley is going to
01:52:30
be one of the guys that they have to
01:52:32
look at next year to step up because he
01:52:34
does have the quickness once he gets in
01:52:36
the secondary to turn it up here he does
01:52:38
a nice job of just working free keeps
01:52:40
working for stan
01:52:42
then makes a good catch with his hands
01:52:44
now protects the ball as he gets into
01:52:46
traffic
01:52:48
didn't let it get into his body
01:52:51
getting the first start of his career
01:52:56
another
01:52:59
[Applause]
01:53:00
[Music]
01:53:05
[Applause]
01:53:08
caught by jones nice play by randy
01:53:11
hilliard number 21 though
01:53:14
boy he just manages to knock it away
01:53:19
this is a quick slant
01:53:21
he's just going to try and run it up
01:53:22
inside real quick stan's going to let
01:53:24
this thing go in a heartbeat
01:53:26
randy's just going to get a hand in just
01:53:29
manages to get that left thumb up there
01:53:33
hilliard playing for the injured ray
01:53:35
crockett
01:53:37
[Music]
01:53:39
spread the field with four wide
01:53:40
receivers
01:53:43
draw fletcher
01:53:47
fletcher dives inside the five got away
01:53:49
from that water
01:53:54
safety support fast don't they you know
01:53:56
you remember atwater's lined up at least
01:53:58
10 12 yards away
01:54:00
stan starts back so he's got to respect
01:54:02
the pass a little bit and then as soon
01:54:04
as he reads it boy he's coming in a
01:54:06
heartbeat every time i look at the
01:54:07
numbers on atwater
01:54:09
it says he's been in the nfl for eight
01:54:11
years i swear he's played for 15.
01:54:14
and he's always got 140 attack doesn't
01:54:16
he
01:54:17
13th play of this drive coming
01:54:20
third down
01:54:25
[Music]
01:54:26
[Applause]
01:54:28
[Music]
01:54:33
humphries unloaded in a hurry and the
01:54:36
rookie couldn't catch it again charlie
01:54:38
jones got a hand on it remember i talked
01:54:40
about where he throws the football mike
01:54:41
he throws it down low so that the
01:54:43
receivers get a chance to make plays
01:54:45
here's another one this is the strength
01:54:46
of his arm the ball's down low
01:54:49
charlie jones just doesn't catch it he's
01:54:51
had two drops one by uh terrell fletcher
01:54:54
the other now by charlie jones that
01:54:56
should have been both the young guys
01:54:57
haven't come up with plays and they had
01:54:59
a touchdown taken away on an officials
01:55:01
call when harry swain caught one in
01:55:03
front of tackle eligible
01:55:05
humphreys very frustrated tonight
01:55:08
and has every right to be
01:55:14
so they'll go with a chip shot field
01:55:16
goal
01:55:17
kearney is already hit from 21 and 50.
01:55:21
[Applause]
01:55:23
knocks that one through 29 out of 36 for
01:55:26
the year for john carney and the san
01:55:28
diego chargers extend their lead to six
01:55:30
points with 33 seconds to go in the
01:55:34
third quarter and look at the difference
01:55:35
in the numbers for stan humphreys really
01:55:38
turned it around in the second half but
01:55:40
he could have five six more catches
01:55:42
added to those numbers and at least
01:55:44
three touchdowns yeah
01:55:47
nah that that's a he's a true
01:55:48
professional
01:55:49
what we've seen from junior seau on the
01:55:52
defensive side of the ball to keep on
01:55:54
hammering away same kind of effort here
01:55:56
by stan humphries
01:56:00
[Music]
01:56:03
national hockey night thursday at eight
01:56:04
eastern as dino cicerelli and the tampa
01:56:06
bay lightning host their in-state rivals
01:56:09
the florida panthers led by john van
01:56:11
beesbrook and ray shepard a national
01:56:13
hockey night thursday at 8.
01:56:18
33 seconds to go third quarter and we
01:56:21
are told that john elway will come in to
01:56:24
play the final 33 seconds
01:56:26
of
01:56:29
[Music]
01:56:31
remember the rules
01:56:33
if lewis came in as the emergency
01:56:35
quarterback which he is designated
01:56:37
tonight if he came in and got hurt
01:56:42
the before the fourth quarter started
01:56:44
nobody else could come back in
01:56:46
elway would be out and then you would go
01:56:48
to your real emergency quarterback
01:56:51
[Music]
01:56:52
so john will finish out the last 33
01:56:54
seconds and then lewis will get to play
01:56:56
the fourth i don't think this was part
01:56:57
of john's program no or mike shanahan
01:57:01
ever in the deep man on the kickoff and
01:57:03
carney crushes one
01:57:05
and knocks it through the end zone
01:57:08
so elway will start from his own 20.
01:57:13
[Applause]
01:57:14
and junior seau has
01:57:17
finally called it a night and i'm glad
01:57:20
to see it quite honestly you don't want
01:57:22
to see somebody of his great talent with
01:57:24
great heart take a chance on hurting
01:57:26
himself any further not any further they
01:57:29
would not have let him out on the field
01:57:30
i think too mike if he they felt like he
01:57:32
really could have damaged it much more
01:57:37
elwood
01:57:43
[Applause]
01:57:45
to hebron on the sweep
01:57:48
hitting the backfield and drop
01:57:50
marco coleman with a big stop from the
01:57:53
right side
01:57:56
and you had the feeling john was going
01:57:57
to be in there to do one thing and that
01:57:59
was handed off
01:58:01
the clock is running they won't have to
01:58:02
run another play and john is already
01:58:04
headed to the sideline marco coleman has
01:58:07
not made the big plays that leslie
01:58:09
o'neill made at that end position but
01:58:11
he's been a real solid
01:58:13
defensive lineman
01:58:15
john elway's encore doesn't produce much
01:58:18
into three quarters of six point lead
01:58:23
wins of change in the nfl
01:58:25
perhaps
01:58:26
the changes the job openings that
01:58:28
already have occurred uh
01:58:30
rich koteit he said he didn't quit he
01:58:32
wasn't fired i'm not sure what he did
01:58:34
but he's not there anymore
01:58:36
the giants dan reeves expected to be
01:58:38
fired tomorrow new orleans rick venturi
01:58:41
almost certain not to be asked back and
01:58:42
rich brooks can today after losing
01:58:46
with a 6-10 record jeff lewis is on to
01:58:48
play quarterback
01:58:49
[Applause]
01:58:58
we'll listen to flat to craver
01:59:00
craver
01:59:04
and of course new england was on our
01:59:05
list because bill parcells contract will
01:59:07
be up at the end of this year he and bob
01:59:09
kraft will sit down for the when the
01:59:11
season is over and a lot of speculation
01:59:13
around the league from people that know
01:59:14
bill and say he may or may not be back
01:59:17
he may definitely go somewhere else
01:59:19
others say he's definitely going to stay
01:59:20
let me tell you something knowing bill
01:59:22
as as we've known him over the years he
01:59:24
hasn't made his mind up yet i think to
01:59:27
think that he might do anything is pure
01:59:28
conjecture at this point
01:59:31
[Applause]
01:59:33
third and nine
01:59:35
[Applause]
01:59:38
lewis in the shotgun here comes the
01:59:40
blitz he unloads hit pass mccaffrey
01:59:43
nearly got it now there is a flag down
01:59:48
it was almost reminiscent of the
01:59:49
minnesota game with mccaffrey wide open
01:59:51
on the tip play
01:59:56
holding against the defense that will be
01:59:58
an automatic first down on third and
02:00:00
nine
02:00:04
holding
02:00:05
number 40 defense that's a five yard
02:00:08
penalty
02:00:09
first down
02:00:10
mark montroy called for the hole
02:00:13
[Applause]
02:00:14
mark montroy number 40 up against rod
02:00:17
smith
02:00:19
you're allowed to jam inside of five
02:00:22
[Applause]
02:00:25
and he's just hand fighting
02:00:27
i don't you know this may be the last
02:00:29
regular season game and uh
02:00:31
a little bit of hand contact they called
02:00:33
it
02:00:35
lewis straight back against the four-man
02:00:37
rush dumps it short to smith
02:00:39
and smith out to the 33-yard line before
02:00:42
he's gang-tackled of course we talked
02:00:44
about coaching changes speculation about
02:00:46
the future of bobby ross there were
02:00:48
rumors earlier in the year that bobby
02:00:50
was actively looking to go somewhere
02:00:52
else he told us there is no truth to
02:00:53
those rumors he will come back he would
02:00:56
love to come back he has a contract that
02:00:57
runs a couple of more years
02:00:59
he said the other day he says geez i
02:01:01
just hope i don't get fired the way this
02:01:02
season is going i don't think there's
02:01:04
any chance of that i don't need it i
02:01:05
think they got any quality and they just
02:01:07
need to find the right kind of personnel
02:01:08
two or three players make a world of
02:01:10
difference for you
02:01:11
[Applause]
02:01:15
big hole up the middle running hard to
02:01:16
the 47-yard line harrison finally makes
02:01:19
the tackle
02:01:21
one other thing about bobby ross i don't
02:01:23
i have known him for a long time he's
02:01:24
not only an excellent football coach
02:01:26
he's a terrific person
02:01:28
and and that's what he looks for on his
02:01:29
football team he looks for character
02:01:31
guys and you see it in guys like stan
02:01:33
humphries like junior say out holding
02:01:37
64.
02:01:38
offense to 10 yard penalty
02:01:41
second down
02:01:42
to ralph tam the back up center called
02:01:44
for the hold so that big gain will come
02:01:46
back for
02:01:47
[Applause]
02:01:48
craver a lot of second team guys on the
02:01:51
field right now for mike shanahan
02:01:53
[Applause]
02:01:55
bobby beathard right you can't hide
02:01:57
there you are bobby i got you
02:01:59
there he is
02:02:01
keep in mind what's going on alex spano
02:02:04
the owner next to him one of the best
02:02:06
personnel men ever to be involved in
02:02:08
this league is bobby before
02:02:10
[Applause]
02:02:14
lewis with the deep out two call for
02:02:17
jeffers you know mike i like jeff lewis
02:02:19
coming out of college matter of fact i
02:02:20
thought coming out of school
02:02:23
he had the most natural delivery great
02:02:26
feet getting back in the pocket a lot of
02:02:27
quicks i liked everything he did and the
02:02:30
thing that really impressed me is he
02:02:31
protects the football we saw his stats
02:02:33
before 22 touchdowns only three
02:02:35
interceptions in his in his senior year
02:02:38
out of 316 passes so he's smart with the
02:02:42
football as well i think this one's got
02:02:44
a really bright future unfortunately he
02:02:47
plays behind john
02:02:48
a national record for the lowest
02:02:49
interception rate in one double a
02:02:53
here comes the blitz
02:02:55
lewis in trouble somehow got out
02:02:59
now of turns into a running back
02:03:02
louis to the 42.
02:03:03
[Applause]
02:03:05
what a play by the rookie
02:03:09
[Applause]
02:03:10
young john right yeah
02:03:12
john's thinking
02:03:13
[Applause]
02:03:16
watch them dance in the pocket
02:03:18
they bring the blitz harrison comes
02:03:19
outside bush comes makes one miss makes
02:03:22
one another one miss good quickness now
02:03:24
he just gets around the corner a little
02:03:26
half a straight arm
02:03:27
lose half your sock
02:03:28
[Applause]
02:03:30
point he took a shot from harrison at
02:03:32
the end of that play too
02:03:34
the rookie will learn to slide i hope he
02:03:36
grows some hair too
02:03:43
play action
02:03:45
and complete to mccaffrey for about nine
02:03:48
now they're ruling it incomplete the
02:03:50
same mccaffrey didn't catch it
02:03:55
of course we're talking about lewis
02:03:56
playing behind elway but we have seen
02:03:59
other guys who had to play behind
02:04:01
superstar quarterbacks that have
02:04:03
come through this year and found a way
02:04:06
like brad johnson
02:04:07
uh who gets the tremendous uh i guess
02:04:10
the tremendous
02:04:12
contract he went 66 games before he
02:04:14
could get in that's good
02:04:16
70.
02:04:17
39. mark brunell who i think is going to
02:04:19
be just an incredible quarterback had to
02:04:22
go 35 games before you got to start and
02:04:24
i think the reason why they've been as
02:04:25
effective as they have is because
02:04:26
they've had a chance to sit and watch
02:04:29
and learn
02:04:30
play clock was running down lewis calls
02:04:32
it time out 1209 to go in the game
02:04:35
chargers by six in san diego
02:04:42
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02:04:58
we're in san diego where the chargers
02:05:00
lead the broncos
02:05:02
16-10-1209 left to go in the game
02:05:05
denver with the ball at its own 42
02:05:07
facing a second and 10 with rookie jeff
02:05:10
lewis at the helm
02:05:11
[Applause]
02:05:22
under pressure carswell makes the catch
02:05:25
up at the 48-yard line it's gonna be
02:05:26
about four yards shy of a first down
02:05:30
and it wouldn't be the holidays without
02:05:32
that gentleman bob holt the legendary
02:05:35
entertainer
02:05:36
has graced us with his presence tonight
02:05:38
here at jack murphy stadium in san diego
02:05:41
mr hope has had a busy day i saw him in
02:05:42
a government earlier today right just
02:05:45
zipping around all the big events of
02:05:47
course this time of year
02:05:49
he's a very very close friend of mr
02:05:51
spanos and this time of year he used to
02:05:53
entertain the troops all over the world
02:05:55
they had done a little song and dance
02:05:57
together
02:05:58
rayleigh johnson may have been offside
02:06:00
lewis stopped thinking he was then lewis
02:06:02
takes off and has a first down that's a
02:06:04
38. either ray lee johnson got the
02:06:07
fastest start in the history of football
02:06:09
where he was offside you know that was a
02:06:11
quarterback draw and what jeff lewis did
02:06:14
was he was patient enough
02:06:16
to allow the rush to come and then pick
02:06:18
and choose the way he wants to go most
02:06:20
of the time when you run a quarterback
02:06:22
draw you want to get there in a hurry
02:06:24
see how he waits he just hesitates a
02:06:25
second now
02:06:27
the rush has been set the holes open up
02:06:30
now you get to explode through really a
02:06:32
quick run i'm surprised how quick he is
02:06:38
[Applause] [Music]
02:06:41
[Applause]
02:06:42
[Music]
02:06:44
louis on the roll carswell can't get
02:06:46
there pass just a little wide for number
02:06:48
89
02:06:49
two longest plays of the night belong to
02:06:51
lewis runs of 18 and 14 yards
02:06:59
great teacher too and gary kubiak
02:07:02
as you mentioned mike a long time back
02:07:04
up with john
02:07:06
every time he got a chance to play he
02:07:07
just played wonderfully
02:07:10
uh-oh somebody hit the eggnog earlier
02:07:21
there's a person that should not be in
02:07:23
white spandex i gotta be honest
02:07:25
[Applause]
02:07:26
[Music]
02:07:30
[Applause]
02:07:37
and there is a marker down it looked
02:07:39
like don
02:07:40
sassa may have been offside
02:07:44
[Applause]
02:07:56
[Applause]
02:07:59
all sides
02:08:01
nose guard
02:08:02
defense lined up in the neutral zone
02:08:05
five yard penalty
02:08:06
second down
02:08:10
the scary thing is that probably used to
02:08:12
fit
02:08:14
and with the number 110 i can let's see
02:08:16
what
02:08:18
oh enough
02:08:20
[Music]
02:08:26
[Applause]
02:08:28
[Music]
02:08:34
play action again by lewis
02:08:38
nice patience and got it to chamberlain
02:08:40
it was like a three on two play in
02:08:43
basketball you had lewis two receivers
02:08:45
and two defenders he just waited to see
02:08:46
who went which way and he really did he
02:08:48
brought some time just real like you
02:08:49
said real patience just moving along not
02:08:51
in a hurry to force it down the field
02:08:54
wait for the linebacker to commit and
02:08:55
then just dump it off
02:08:56
[Applause]
02:08:59
they're going to bring the chains in
02:09:00
from the far side
02:09:03
the indication is uh short by the length
02:09:05
of a football but those are not the
02:09:07
official chains on that side of the
02:09:08
field i also like what gary kubiak and
02:09:11
mike shanahan are doing with jeff lewis
02:09:13
knowing that
02:09:14
musgrave is hurt they're giving him a
02:09:16
chance not to just come in there and
02:09:18
hand the ball off but they're getting
02:09:19
him ready just in case he has to play
02:09:22
down the road for him moving them in the
02:09:24
pocket let them throw the football run
02:09:26
this quarter just like you would a game
02:09:28
[Applause]
02:09:30
now the reason those chains are off on
02:09:32
the far side that is just an estimate
02:09:34
from that chain gang they are looking
02:09:36
across the field and trying to pick the
02:09:37
best spot it is not official
02:09:39
[Applause]
02:09:42
denver with a pretty good drive here
02:09:44
they have reached the san diego 28-yard
02:09:46
line
02:09:54
lewis straight back this time again
02:09:56
mccaffrey with a catch
02:09:58
flags are down at the line of scrimmage
02:10:03
thrown right into the middle of the line
02:10:05
and in a holding call we'll bring it
02:10:07
back
02:10:09
[Applause]
02:10:17
holding
02:10:18
number 68 offense 10-yard penalty
02:10:22
first down
02:10:24
reggie mcelroy number
02:10:26
68. see him right there on the right
02:10:28
part of your screen he's going to try
02:10:30
and pick up the blitz at gavaya late and
02:10:32
just gets the old arm out
02:10:33
and has a takedown a spinner move a
02:10:36
spinner takedown
02:10:38
that'll back him up to the 38 yard line
02:10:40
first and 20. that'll give you a passing
02:10:42
lane i'll tell you that though
02:10:46
[Applause]
02:10:52
first
02:10:53
rookie jeff lewis
02:10:56
[Applause]
02:10:58
the four receivers to the right side he
02:11:00
goes back to the other side complete to
02:11:03
smith got half of it back to the
02:11:05
original line of scrimmage
02:11:07
made the tackle tell you what else i
02:11:09
like about jeff lewis is i like the way
02:11:11
he gets rid of the football the ball
02:11:12
comes out real quick there's no
02:11:15
hesitation and it's a quick release
02:11:18
when you when you've got when you've got
02:11:20
decisive routes being run by your
02:11:21
receivers and you get the ball out in a
02:11:23
hurry good position see how he keeps it
02:11:25
up around his chest
02:11:27
no wasted movement a lot of guys carry
02:11:29
it down around the belt that means it
02:11:31
has to come all the way up by the time
02:11:32
you see the receiver open the ball gets
02:11:35
there he's covered
02:11:37
second and ten again they flood the
02:11:39
right side of the field
02:11:41
lewis has room to run again
02:11:45
gotta block governor still got a
02:11:46
shoulder into him at the 24. they need
02:11:49
to reach the 18 for a first down
02:11:52
that time ed mccaffrey wasn't sure what
02:11:54
to do whether to try and run a route try
02:11:56
and throw a block try and get open
02:12:01
john parella threw a shoe
02:12:04
he has been a very good player this year
02:12:06
for san diego bobby ross praised him the
02:12:08
other day a guy who just goes out there
02:12:10
and works hard every play the former
02:12:12
buffalo bill
02:12:15
third and six
02:12:22
here comes the blitz
02:12:24
mccaffrey is open mccaffrey breaks a
02:12:27
tackle and may have the first down if
02:12:30
they give him forward progress he will
02:12:32
at the 16-yard line you know that's just
02:12:34
typical ed mccaffrey
02:12:36
he caught that thing three yards short
02:12:38
of the first down marker knows exactly
02:12:40
where he has to get to
02:12:42
reads the blitz
02:12:43
coming off see right away
02:12:46
he's four yards short he's got to get
02:12:48
over the 25 there it is or the 15 excuse
02:12:50
me
02:12:51
gets down first down
02:12:55
oh look at this here comes junior game
02:12:58
is now on the line again with 7 45 to go
02:13:01
and they can't keep him out vaughn
02:13:03
hebron
02:13:04
is the back
02:13:06
deep in the eye
02:13:09
[Applause]
02:13:11
lewis in the flat to smith
02:13:14
got willie clark to give up about four
02:13:17
yards before he shoved him out of bounds
02:13:19
[Applause]
02:13:24
still limping obviously on that right
02:13:26
leg which he injured early in the game
02:13:28
seven tackles two fumble recovers he's
02:13:31
batted down four and has hit the
02:13:33
quarterback twice
02:13:35
all of that on one leg not bad
02:13:41
there's just no quitting that guy none
02:13:46
second and three the chargers trying to
02:13:48
finish at 500.
02:13:54
keep it on the ground trying to get the
02:13:55
first down with hebron
02:13:57
mike you mentioned getting to 500 eight
02:14:00
and eight is very important for a player
02:14:01
when there's nothing left after that
02:14:03
you've got a long six months to think
02:14:05
about the last game you played in and
02:14:08
being on a losing football team that's
02:14:10
what it means it means we okay
02:14:12
we're not losing we didn't lose seven
02:14:14
and nine you're a losing football team
02:14:18
third and short again on this drive and
02:14:20
now another injury for the chargers
02:14:23
this is govea the middle linebacker who
02:14:25
tried to limp off the field and just
02:14:27
fell
02:14:28
and this drive has been a very
02:14:30
impressive one behind rookie jeff lewis
02:14:32
there's curt govea former and
02:14:34
the former eagle
02:14:36
we will check on his condition when we
02:14:38
come back
02:14:45
here is the brawn storyline from san
02:14:47
diego with the 1610 charger lead terrell
02:14:50
davis set three team records tonight
02:14:53
1538 rushing yards to lead the nfl 13
02:14:57
rushing touchdowns 15 total touchdowns
02:15:00
as we set all three bronco records san
02:15:03
diego with only 68 yards of offense in
02:15:05
the first half they have come alive in
02:15:07
the second both teams have committed
02:15:09
three big turnovers that resulted in 20
02:15:12
of the 26 combined points
02:15:14
governor finally able to leave the field
02:15:17
with help
02:15:22
he just gets
02:15:23
they just
02:15:24
bend that knee back ouch
02:15:28
dwayne gordon will check in for him
02:15:30
number 52
02:15:31
[Music]
02:15:34
on third and a yard this drive started
02:15:36
with 33 seconds to go in the third
02:15:38
quarter
02:15:41
[Applause]
02:15:47
lewis throws for the end zone
02:15:48
intercepted by harrison
02:15:54
what a play by the third year safety his
02:15:57
fifth interception
02:15:59
[Music]
02:16:00
[Applause]
02:16:04
good safeties they'll give the
02:16:06
quarterback the illusion that a receiver
02:16:08
is open but it isn't always that way
02:16:10
this time rodney harrison makes the big
02:16:13
play
02:16:16
seven turnovers in the game the first
02:16:18
mistake for lewis is he throws the
02:16:20
interception in the end zone
02:16:21
[Applause]
02:16:23
san diego will start from the 19.
02:16:26
[Applause]
02:16:28
keep it on the ground with freddie
02:16:30
bradley for maybe a yard
02:16:32
that was a good drive though by jeff
02:16:34
lewis excellent well the thing is is he
02:16:36
you know rodney harrison's got cars well
02:16:38
covered and down around the goal line
02:16:41
you you can't hang it up you just you've
02:16:43
got to it's got to get there in a
02:16:44
heartbeat or the guy's got to be running
02:16:46
towards a boundary then you can put a
02:16:48
little air under kirk govea being taken
02:16:51
to the locker room after injuring that
02:16:53
knee
02:16:54
the drive for denver nine minutes 21
02:16:57
seconds went 72 yards and they get
02:17:00
nothing out of them
02:17:05
humphrey short set throws won't get much
02:17:08
out of that excellent coverage by the
02:17:09
rookie tory james
02:17:12
as they threw a bullet
02:17:16
into charlie jones the rookie from
02:17:18
fresno state
02:17:24
nice bounce back by humphreys tonight
02:17:26
after a very rugged start
02:17:29
you know the thing that you want to be
02:17:30
as a quarterback no matter what's going
02:17:32
on around you is you have to try and
02:17:34
remain some sense of consistency and
02:17:36
that's what he did
02:17:38
terrell fletcher comes in on third and a
02:17:40
yard
02:17:42
[Music]
02:17:44
humphreys to throw forth throws short
02:17:46
complete to jones breaks the tackle
02:17:49
jones out of bounds at the 45 by tory
02:17:53
james remember the touchdown pass that
02:17:55
charlie jones caught earlier in the game
02:17:57
this is the same exact route you run him
02:18:00
out on a little angle out bring him back
02:18:02
down underneath let him make the play
02:18:06
watch on the left side see how he starts
02:18:07
back in now it's just a question of a
02:18:09
good burst
02:18:10
and turns the speed on
02:18:13
got away from randy hilliard
02:18:16
first down chargers 4 46 left to go in
02:18:18
the game they're protecting a six point
02:18:20
lead
02:18:22
bradley back in is the tailback
02:18:27
and he'll get to carry
02:18:30
denver closes on him no gain
02:18:34
and now denver is going to have to think
02:18:36
about start using its timeouts very
02:18:38
shortly coming up next sportscenter dan
02:18:40
patrick keith olbermann standing by
02:18:42
they'll get you caught up on the day in
02:18:43
sports the jaguars with a miracle finish
02:18:46
to make the playoffs our conversation
02:18:48
with george seifert and a milestone for
02:18:51
the great brett hall that of course will
02:18:52
be followed by prime time hosted by
02:18:55
chris berman we invite you to stay tuned
02:18:57
for those
02:18:59
a lot of charger fans still on hand
02:19:01
tonight to see if their club can go to
02:19:02
8-8
02:19:04
second and ten approaching four minutes
02:19:08
[Applause]
02:19:10
play action by humphreys
02:19:12
nice throw on the run beautiful toss to
02:19:15
tony martin
02:19:18
martin going to his first pro bowl this
02:19:20
year coming into the game more than 1100
02:19:22
yards receiving
02:19:23
[Applause]
02:19:26
gains
02:19:28
you want to push this up the field
02:19:29
against darius johnson
02:19:32
see see how he concentrates he doesn't
02:19:34
tip it off at the last minute he makes
02:19:36
that plant and then comes back out
02:19:40
and makes the reception 358 left martin
02:19:43
who languished in miami and then
02:19:45
blossomed in san diego
02:19:49
back to the ground with bradley they
02:19:51
sealed the left side
02:19:52
and freddie bradley pounds for six maybe
02:19:55
seven yards before alan aldridge makes
02:19:57
the tackle the linebackers for denver
02:20:00
who have played so well all year long
02:20:02
have been relatively quiet tonight well
02:20:03
they have but you know when when they
02:20:05
got bill romanowski
02:20:07
by putting him outside at what's called
02:20:09
the will linebacker the weak side
02:20:10
linebacker they it allowed them to move
02:20:12
alan aldridge inside now aldridge has a
02:20:15
lot of speed 6-1 245 but really can move
02:20:19
now they've got three linebackers and
02:20:21
mowgli aldrich and romanowski that can
02:20:23
all run as well as the run stoppers
02:20:28
second and four bradley
02:20:31
no room up the middle tim houck number
02:20:34
37 closed from the safety spot
02:20:37
here's romo
02:20:39
tremendous acquisition as a free agent
02:20:42
pickup five nfc championship games
02:20:45
leading tackler this year two super bowl
02:20:48
rings
02:20:49
[Applause]
02:20:51
clock running 254 left to go he
02:20:54
describes it this football team the
02:20:56
denver broncos defense he was telling
02:20:58
coach robinson there are no egos on this
02:21:01
defense they're very unselfish group
02:21:03
everybody does what they're supposed to
02:21:05
do and there's a guy that's really come
02:21:07
on and made an impact john mobley
02:21:09
[Music]
02:21:10
third and four fletcher in the game
02:21:12
humphreys throwing incomplete
02:21:15
dropped by deems may would have been
02:21:18
another first down and that's the story
02:21:19
of stan humphreys knight he's had at
02:21:21
least a half a dozen drops number 25
02:21:24
darius
02:21:27
he has really put the ball where he
02:21:28
wants all night
02:21:33
and you know he the only way it makes it
02:21:35
easier is if they have handles on him
02:21:38
and that's how much he misses alfred
02:21:39
popuno absolutely and pupunu was playing
02:21:43
brilliantly
02:21:44
courtney hall we talked about it mike
02:21:47
you know dwayne harper on the other side
02:21:49
of the ball when you don't have those
02:21:50
playmakers
02:21:51
it's hard to win games
02:21:53
rod smith back waiting on the punt
02:21:56
they come after bennett don't get there
02:21:58
flags are down
02:22:02
and they may have been able to kill it
02:22:04
inside the five
02:22:06
no they're saying it's a touch back and
02:22:08
now we'll check the penalty
02:22:09
[Applause]
02:22:12
[Music]
02:22:15
was a fourth and four
02:22:18
if it's offside it would be a first down
02:22:20
as they came after the punter
02:22:22
and that's exactly what it is
02:22:25
san diego will get a new set of downs
02:22:27
with 2 21 to go in the game
02:22:34
talk about great coaching jobs mike
02:22:36
shanahan
02:22:37
who was fired by the raiders
02:22:41
worked his magic in san francisco came
02:22:43
to denver and has done an exceptional
02:22:46
job here
02:22:51
[Applause]
02:22:57
five yard penalty that's a first down
02:23:00
number is
02:23:02
34. the thing about mike shanahan
02:23:05
tonight he wanted to rest his starters
02:23:07
get him a little bit of action make sure
02:23:08
they were sharp he'd love to have won
02:23:11
the game but if he doesn't hey he
02:23:13
accomplished his purpose keep him
02:23:14
healthy
02:23:16
keep him healthy there's courtney on the
02:23:19
left and alfred caputo on the right
02:23:20
guarding the garbage can
02:23:23
bradley will be taken down i guess if
02:23:25
you can't play it's a good thing to
02:23:27
guard the garbage can
02:23:32
they will not have to run another play
02:23:33
before the two-minute warning
02:23:35
[Applause]
02:23:38
san diego with a six-point lead at home
02:23:40
against denver we have reached the
02:23:42
two-minute warning
02:23:45
oh and the playoff edition of our sunday
02:23:47
night spotlight the carolina panthers
02:23:49
perhaps the biggest story of this nfl
02:23:51
season their defense had known but
02:23:53
coming into the final week of the the
02:23:54
season their offense was raked sixth in
02:23:56
scoring one of the big reasons tight end
02:23:58
wesley walls in our packard bell
02:24:00
spotlight he's a big target able to work
02:24:02
underneath on linebackers and find the
02:24:03
soft spots in coverage
02:24:05
even against some of the more nimble
02:24:07
defensive backs split out on third down
02:24:08
walls is able to use his combination of
02:24:11
strength and speed to be tight coverage
02:24:14
and pick up those critical first downs
02:24:16
mike
02:24:18
marquis is the go-to guy when they get
02:24:20
close to the end zone
02:24:21
second and 15 for san diego
02:24:25
[Applause]
02:24:27
changing the play
02:24:28
[Applause]
02:24:31
and stan is back to throw wants to go
02:24:33
deep
02:24:34
overthrows martin
02:24:36
complete let's go back to mark malone
02:24:39
all right mike as you look at the
02:24:40
numbers you can see what an impact walls
02:24:42
has made on the second year quarterback
02:24:43
carrie collins when collins needs a big
02:24:45
catch he looks for walls his nine red
02:24:47
zone touchdowns leads all tight ends in
02:24:49
the nfl in fact carolina head coach dom
02:24:51
capers has instructed collins to throw
02:24:53
the ball to walls even if he looks
02:24:55
covered because the former 49er tight
02:24:57
end will somehow find a way to make the
02:24:59
big catch that's the big reason for
02:25:01
their offensive success
02:25:03
when that's got to give a quarterback a
02:25:04
lot of confidence too when you throw it
02:25:05
up there and you know your guy is more
02:25:07
than likely to come down with it
02:25:09
yes it does as a matter of fact
02:25:11
got a guy named monkey
02:25:13
you're right
02:25:15
third and 15. humphries to throw again
02:25:17
here comes the blitz they don't get
02:25:19
there humphries to fletcher
02:25:21
trying to break tackles and can't he's
02:25:23
brought down at the 35-yard line but in
02:25:25
bounds
02:25:26
rondelle jones and a time-out called
02:25:29
with 144 to go in the game
02:25:35
once a single library held the knowledge
02:25:37
of keith and dan
02:25:39
the boxing twin pretending to be busy
02:25:41
while we're on the air
02:25:44
the chargers have decided to punt into
02:25:46
the 34-yard line i think it's a good
02:25:48
decision fourth down and ten it's too
02:25:50
long to try it i think the field goal
02:25:52
would be about 52
02:25:54
this way you can pin the broncos back
02:25:56
otherwise if the field goal is no good
02:25:58
you'd give them the ball at about their
02:25:59
own 42-yard line but you can't kick it
02:26:01
in the end zone mike that's the only
02:26:03
thing
02:26:05
bennett
02:26:06
straight up trying to hang it fair catch
02:26:08
paid by smith at the nine yard line so
02:26:11
the broncos will have to go 91 yards in
02:26:13
a minute 37. this game aside joe what's
02:26:18
your evaluation of the broncos chances
02:26:20
not only to make it to the super bowl
02:26:21
but maybe to win it i think they have i
02:26:23
think they have a chance to win it all i
02:26:25
really believe this is the first year
02:26:26
that the afc has a legitimate shot to
02:26:28
win a world championship talking to the
02:26:30
green to the denver people they'd like
02:26:33
another shot at green bay you know
02:26:35
you almost have to throw that one out
02:26:37
because john elway wasn't there and he
02:26:39
is such a big part of it michael dean
02:26:41
didn't play tonight but i think that
02:26:44
denver particularly the fact that they
02:26:46
have home field all through the playoffs
02:26:47
i think here's a badge
02:26:50
[Applause]
02:26:55
lewis scrambling around gets it to
02:26:57
craver for a short game up to the
02:26:58
16-yard line
02:27:04
[Music]
02:27:06
i have only one timeout left
02:27:08
mr muscle
02:27:10
better known as shannon sharp had a
02:27:12
brilliant year
02:27:16
[Applause]
02:27:18
louis de craver can't handle this one
02:27:21
little bush was there on the coverage
02:27:24
that'll bring up a third and fourth
02:27:30
this will be the end of our tenth year
02:27:32
of sunday night football it's hard for
02:27:34
me to believe you and i've been together
02:27:36
nine yeah it's remarkable i think i've
02:27:38
enjoyed it been fun
02:27:39
yeah
02:27:40
what a great crew we work with great
02:27:42
bunch of people
02:27:45
quite candidly i think the best in the
02:27:47
business absolutely and they work so
02:27:49
hard we think we work hard sometimes but
02:27:52
not compared to them i don't think you
02:27:54
work very hard
02:27:55
thanks
02:27:56
you enjoy it too much oh i do that
02:28:00
lewis trying to make something happen on
02:28:01
third down and harrison with a safety
02:28:04
blitz gets him on the sack at the 10.
02:28:06
hey rodney harrison has made some big
02:28:08
plays tonight we've seen junior all over
02:28:09
the football field from the linebacker
02:28:12
position but rodney harrison has been up
02:28:14
supporting the run quickly he's been
02:28:16
back intercepting passes now we see him
02:28:18
on a blitz on the outside making the
02:28:20
play bobby ross loves him
02:28:24
he'll come from down here there's number
02:28:25
37 moving in
02:28:27
does a good job of defeating the block
02:28:29
of aaron craver and then just stays with
02:28:32
it
02:28:34
denver has now used its last timeout
02:28:37
they'll be facing a fourth and 10 from
02:28:39
the 10. see you you could see in jeff
02:28:41
lewis the youth of playing the
02:28:43
quarterback position at this level
02:28:46
a lot of young quarterbacks all they see
02:28:47
is the rush you don't see down the field
02:28:50
you have to feel the rush and look down
02:28:52
the field and that's the that's what you
02:28:54
get once you play that's what makes i
02:28:56
think john elway so effective he feels
02:28:59
people around him moves around and then
02:29:02
makes a decision do i run or do i throw
02:29:03
it down the field
02:29:06
last gasp for the broncos john elway
02:29:08
says boy 14-2 sounds a lot better than
02:29:11
13-3
02:29:13
[Applause]
02:29:14
they'll need a miracle now
02:29:17
[Applause]
02:29:19
lewis airs one out for smith out of
02:29:22
bounds
02:29:23
they'll lose the ball on downs with 57
02:29:26
seconds to go
02:29:31
bobby ross who has never had a losing
02:29:33
season said he wanted this
02:29:35
badly and he is now on the verge of
02:29:37
having it because denver can't stop the
02:29:39
clock the chargers will finish at eight
02:29:42
and eight
02:29:43
[Applause]
02:29:44
you know it's not it's not a consolation
02:29:47
but it it it gives you a good feeling
02:29:49
with christmas coming up this week and i
02:29:51
think for mike shanahan he's got to be
02:29:54
thrilled now that the last three games
02:29:56
of the season are over now he can sit
02:29:58
down and start plotting his course
02:30:00
through the playoffs of what he wants to
02:30:02
do because once you can once you clinch
02:30:04
it the only thing that you occupies your
02:30:06
mind is guys getting hurt exactly and
02:30:09
you you don't want to sit him you can't
02:30:10
sit him down for four weeks you have to
02:30:12
let your starters play
02:30:20
well there's there's a there's a courage
02:30:21
award right there junior seoul with one
02:30:24
of the most courageous performances
02:30:26
we've seen
02:30:27
hobbling around on a leg and a half
02:30:29
making play after play
02:30:32
literally had to be carried off the
02:30:33
field at one point they sent the cart
02:30:36
out for him to take him into the locker
02:30:37
room he sent it back yes he did
02:30:41
and then came out and played remarkably
02:30:47
of course if this is any kind of an omen
02:30:49
for denver the last 20 super bowl
02:30:51
winners were 17-3 in their final regular
02:30:54
season game well they want to be the
02:30:57
fourth
02:30:58
they may not be 18 but they just as soon
02:31:00
before mike shanahan and bobby ross two
02:31:03
guys have a lot of respect for each
02:31:04
other and respect from the rest of the
02:31:07
coaches and players around the league
02:31:10
our final score the san diego chargers
02:31:13
16 the denver broncos 10. coming up next
02:31:16
sportscenter with dan patrick and keith
02:31:18
olbermann we'll take a look at these
02:31:20
stories to jaguars into the playoffs a
02:31:22
conversation with george seifert and a
02:31:24
look at brett hall for joe theismann
02:31:26
mark malone and our entire espn crew
02:31:29
this is mike patrick goodnight from san
02:31:31
diego
02:31:32
this has been a presentation of espn the
02:31:34
worldwide leader in sports junior seau
02:31:37
with an inspirational performance
02:31:39
sportscenter is next in 30 seconds
02:31:44
[Music]
02:31:54
now on sportscenter the playoff jostling
02:31:57
ends in a fashion unbelievable at that
02:32:00
point i'm praying for just about
02:32:01
anything i was hoping hale would come
02:32:03
down anything to distract the kicker
02:32:05
putting the gur in field goal attempt
02:32:09
putting the panthers at home and what
02:32:10
about the colts
02:32:12
shouldn't jim be asleep for this over
02:32:15
somebody almost asleep after this polar
02:32:17
brush man calling he either really
02:32:19
doesn't like the packers or he saw too
02:32:20
much three stooges growing up speaking
02:32:23
of stooges elvis has left the building
02:32:25
and he's not alone and i don't even want
02:32:27
to know about this village people
02:32:29
reunion there were ifs and there were
02:32:32
butts
02:32:33
if some bucks with candies and nuts
02:32:34
every day will be christmas thank you
02:32:36
nuts huh not as in head as in adam keith
02:32:40
nut as in cheesehead beautifully
02:32:42
decorated for the coming holiday in
02:32:43
beaver dam big day in hockey for the
02:32:45
golden brat big day at rfk no no hoff is
02:32:49
buried in the meadowlands your genial
02:32:51
hosts you're ready with sportscenter
02:32:54
next
02:33:00
holiday greetings welcome to the big
02:33:01
show alongside tag team partner keith
02:33:04
olbermann i'm dan patrick coming up from
02:33:06
world headquarters fitting at this time
02:33:07
of heavy shipping 10 000 for the mailman
02:33:10
another vet delivers number 500 and
02:33:12
george seyfried will join us for the
02:33:13
sunday conversation but we start with
02:33:15
the best ending of the day and one of
02:33:16
the best of the season it is safe to
02:33:18
assume you did not have this game
02:33:19
circled when the season began or even
02:33:21
one month ago when jacksonville stood
02:33:23
with a four and seven record but thanks
02:33:25
to four consecutive wins the jaguars set
02:33:27
the stage for sunday's home date with
02:33:29
the falcons win
02:33:31
and you're in
02:33:46
first quarter no score mark brunell
02:33:48
opening drive by jacksonville continues
02:33:49
his steve young impersonation right down
02:33:51
to the number seven nothing jaguars
02:33:54
16 10 jaguars as we move to further
02:33:57
action because the highlights are better
02:33:59
mike hollis 42 yards out it is post time
02:34:03
and it's good fourth field goal today
02:34:04
1910 safe lead for the jaguars well
02:34:07
maybe done iron head
02:34:09
1917 jaguars
02:34:11
1917 falcons get the ball back bobby a
02:34:14
bear to tyrone brown
02:34:16
and he nearly broke this one
02:34:18
23-yard gain morton anderson warming up
02:34:21
in the bullpen
02:34:22
third and five a bear
02:34:24
jamal anderson a gain of six
02:34:27
morton anderson no relation pacing
02:34:30
clock winding down a bear positions the
02:34:32
ball perfectly in the middle of the
02:34:33
field
02:34:34
morton anderson perhaps the greatest
02:34:36
field goal kicker in nfl history and he
02:34:38
pushed it left
02:34:44
it is from 31 yards there's the snap the
02:34:47
place but the kick is up it's on the way
02:34:50
and it's not
02:34:57
are going good the playoffs
02:34:59
morton anderson had made 59 consecutive
02:35:02
field goals from inside 30 yards in his
02:35:04
career the falcons failed to beat anyone
02:35:06
outside the nfc west this season
02:35:08
following the game the jaguars spoke
02:35:10
about what is and what could have been
02:35:13
i feel great you know we were on the
02:35:15
sideline everybody was nervous though
02:35:17
they have more than anderson one of the
02:35:18
greatest kickers to ever play this game
02:35:20
you know i mean it was it was a
02:35:21
fortunate accident for us you know they
02:35:23
didn't miss a kick you know everybody
02:35:24
just happened you know related we're
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just ready to go and celebrate it's like
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how often does michael jordan miss a
02:35:29
free throw or how often does you know it
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doesn't happen very often but uh this is
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magnified because it was a game-winner
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it was magnified because it got the
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jaguars into the playoffs and so
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i expect a lot of christmas cards from

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A little bit of Sportscenter with Keith and Dan at the end.

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