The Denver Broncos got off to a fast start in the first drive of their game against the St. Louis Rams, driving 69 yards on six plays ending in a Knowshon Moreno touchdown run. Kyle Orton, already over 3000 passing yards on the season, was 3-for-4 for 43 yards on the drive. Moreno was the start, taking two rushes for 20 yards and then catching a pass for 18 more.
The Broncos also scored first in last week’s loss against the San Diego Chargers.
The Rams proved more tentative on their first drive—after an excellent kick return from Danny Amendola put them on the 40 yard line the Rams rushed Steven Jackson up the middle twice for just four yards; on third down Bradford put it in Amendola’s hands but the wide receiver couldn’t hold onto the ball. Donnie Jones punted it into the end zone for a touchback, and the Broncos got the ball back a the 20.