At first, I was a little nervous about Chip Kelly’s new offense with the Eagles. Then, I fell in love, again. With Trindon Holliday. What a pick up from the waiver last season. Tonight, he ran for a 105-yard touchdown, tied with the franchise record that Goldie Sellers set in 1966. Since the Denver Broncos added Holliday last season, they have not lost a regular season game. Not to say Holliday is the difference maker, but since the Broncos signed him, he has ran six touchdown returns.
However, Holliday only accounted for six of the franchise record 52-points tonight against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I look at it as another phase of the team,” Holliday said. “Our offense is doing their thing. Defense is getting their things. So it’s time for our special teams to really step up and show that we can do it.”
Not that I ever fell out of love with the Broncos, but tonight definitely sealed the affection. There was an Eagles’ fan across the bar from me, yes, even in Montana, that was not as thrilled. Though the Eagles were not a guaranteed win.
“They’re explosive, they’re high-powered, they’re fast, so we just had to hang in there and get those stops in the red zone and make them kick field goals,” Defensive End Derek Wolfe said. “That kind of stuff adds up in the end.”
As if the Broncos have not broken enough franchise records, Quarterback Peyton Manning set a new NFL record with 16 touchdowns through the first four games of the season. Manning also has 201 passes with no interceptions, a second-longest in team history.
Tonight, however, was a lot more fun for me to watch after seeing ESPN’s 30-for-30 film “The Book of Manning.” For those of you who didn’t catch it last Tuesday, I highly suggest doing so. What a story! And what a man and a Dad Archie Manning is. My father just told me, “I can’t wait to rip Peyton’s head off in the Superbowl.” Well, at least he is finally embracing that the Broncos, will indeed, make it to the Superbowl.