Note: Below is a portion of the team's weekly press release. To view a PDF of the complete release, click here.
THIS WEEK'S GAME
The Denver Broncos return home before a three-game road trip to face the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at INVESCO Field at Mile High. Kickoff is at 2:15 p.m. MST.
- Since 1975, the Denver Broncos own the NFL’s best overall home record (215-79 / .731).
- Denver trails in the all-time series against St. Louis 5-6 (.455), but has recorded a 3-2 (.600) mark at home.
- The Broncos are 84-66-2 (.559) all-time in interconference play and have posted a 1-1 record against the NFC West this season.
Kyle Orton ranks third in the NFL in passing yards (3,023) to mark the second time in his career (2009) he has topped the 3,000-yard mark in a season. Brandon Lloyd, who leads the league in receiving yards (1,046) on 54 receptions (19.4 avg.) with seven touchdowns, is the first player since Michael Irvin in 1992 to record 1,000 receiving yards through 10 games while averaging at least 19.0 yards per reception.
Champ Bailey last week against the Chargers recorded his 48th career interception and his 30th as a Bronco, tying him with Dennis Smith for the sixth-most in franchise history.
Eddie Royal ranks fifth in the NFL and second in the AFC averaging 12.7 yards per punt return (18-229).
TELEVISION: KDVR-TV (FOX 31): Ron Pitts (play-by-play) and John Lynch (color commentary) will call the game with Nischelle Turner reporting from the sidelines.
LOCAL RADIO: KOA Radio (850 AM): Dave Logan (play-by-play) and Brian Griese (color commentary) will call the game with Andy Lindahl reporting from the sidelines.
LOCAL SPANISH RADIO: KBNO Radio (1280 AM): Fernando Sergio (play-by-play) and Yuri Vasquez (color commentary) will call the game.
NATIONAL RADIO: Sports USA Radio Network: Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and John Robinson (color commentary) will call the game with Tony Graziani reporting from the sidelines.
POINTS OF INTEREST -- BRONCOS vs. RAMS
The Denver Broncos (3-7) will host the St. Louis Rams (4-6) in the 12th all-time meeting between the two clubs... Denver trails in the series 5-6 (.455), but has posted a 3-2 record against the Rams at home... Now in their sixth decade of professional football in 2010, the Broncos are one of just four teams to record three 90+ win decades since 1960 and the only organization to do so in each of the last three decades... During the Pat Bowlen era (1984-Pres.), the Broncos own the most regular-season wins (254) in the AFC (2nd in NFL)... Rookies have had a hand in five of Denver’s 11 takeaways this season: CB Perrish Cox (INT, FF), CB Cassius Vaughn (2 FR) and CB Syd’Quan Thompson (INT)... QB Kyle Orton has totaled the most passing yards (3,023) through 10 games in team history and ranks third in the NFL in that category this season... Orton also ranks fourth in club history through 10 starts in a season with his 94.5 quarterback rating... QB Tim Tebow has accounted for four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 passing) this season on just 13 offensive touches to lead the NFL in touchdown percentage (30.8)... WR Brandon Lloyd ranks first in the NFL in receiving yards (1,046) and last week became just the 16th player in NFL history to post his first 1,000-yard receiving season in his eighth year or later... Lloyd is the first player since Michael Irvin in 1992 to record 1,000 receiving yards through 10 games while averaging at least 19.0 yards per reception. ... WR Jabar Gaffney is second on the team lead with 51 receptions and has posted the fourth-most catches (65) in the NFL since Week 17 in 2009... Denver is the only team in the NFL with three wide receivers who have totaled at least 45 receptions (Lloyd - 54 Gaffney - 51 and Eddie Royal - 45)... Royal ranks fifth in the NFL and second in the AFC in punt return average (12.7 / 18-229)... WR Demaryius Thomas totaled eight receptions for 97 yards (12.1 avg.) with one touchdown in his NFL debut against Seattle in Week 2, marking the second-highest reception total for a player’s NFL debut in franchise history... Thomas became one of just nine NFL players since 1970 to record at least eight catches in their professional debut... RB Knowshon Moreno last week against San Diego totaled a career-high seven receptions for 62 yards (8.9 avg.)... OL Ryan Clady was named to the Pro Bowl (starter) for the first time following his 2009 campaign, becoming the 11th tackle in league annals to earn a Pro Bowl selection by his second professional season... OL J.D. Walton is one of five rookie offensive linemen to start every game for his team this season... LB D.J. Williams is the only player in the NFL to lead his team in tackles (79) and sacks (3.5) this season... Since 2007, Williams is seventh in the league in tackles per game (8.2)... LB Mario Haggan recorded a careerhigh three sacks in Week 10 vs. Kansas City and totaled the most sack yards (32) in Broncos history since the statistic was tracked starting in 1994... CB Champ Bailey was named to his ninth Pro Bowl last season to tie Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes for the most Pro Bowls at cornerback in NFL history... Bailey has totaled the most interceptions (48) in the NFL among cornerbacks since entering the league in 1999 and is tied for the sixth-most interceptions (30) by a Bronco in team annals... S Brian Dawkins was named a Pro Bowl starter in his first season with Denver and tied former Broncos S Steve Atwater for the third-most Pro Bowl selections (8) by a safety in NFL history... CB Perrish Cox is tied for first among NFL rookies with a team-high 10 passes defensed through 10 games this season according to press box totals... K Matt Prater owns the best field goal percentage in Broncos history (80.7% / 67-of-83) among players with at least 50 attempts... Prater has made 30 of his last 33 field goal attempts dating to the beginning of November 2009... His 90.9 percent success rate during that span is tied for fourth in the NFL.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: vs. RAMS
Gaffney (51 RECEPTIONS IN 2010) - Can match his career single-season high with 4 catches on Sunday.
Royal (3,904 CAREER ALL PURPOSE YARDS) - Can become just the fifth player in team history to register 4,000 all purpose
yards in his first three seasons with the club with 96 yards on Sunday.
Kevin Vickerson (27 TACKLES IN 2010) - Can match a career single-season high with one tackle on Sunday.
Daniel Graham (TD RECEPTIONS IN 8 STRAIGHT SEASONS) - Can join Tony Gonzalez and Todd Heap as the only tight ends to catch at least on touchdown pass in every season from 2002-10 with a touchdown on Sunday.
ORTON HITS 3,000-YARD MARK FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Orton ranks third in the NFL with 3,023 passing yards through 10 games in 2010. It marks his second career 3,000-yard passing season, with the other coming in 2009 (career-high 3,802 yards). His 3,023 passing yards are the most through the first 10 games in a season in franchise history, and his 94.5 quarterback rating rank fourth in club history during that span. The quarterback has completed 241-of-388 passes (62.1%) for 3,023 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions (94.5 rtg.) this season.
BAILEY INTERCEPTION TOTAL RISING
Since entering the NFL with the Redskins as the seventh overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is third in the NFL and ranks first among cornerbacks with 48 interceptions. He also leads the league with 177 pass breakups since 1999.