The Denver Broncos pushed their record to 5-0 in a game that had the feel of a late night college football game on ESPN 2. The Denver Nuggets have their eyes on preseason basketball and a season that starts in less than a month. The Colorado Avalanche are 2-0 and have put the NHL on notice that they plan on big things with Patrick Roy at the helm. Here’s a round-up of the rest of your Colorado sports news for the day.
Matt Prater kicked a 28-yard field goal as the clock hit 0:00 to break the tie and give the Broncos a pleasant flight back to Denver. With the win, the Broncos made it 16 straight regular season wins and eight straight road victories, which sets a new team mark.
“Peyton Manning, Julius Thomas, Knowshon Moreno. Wait, wait, wait. The Cowboys put 48 points up on the board against the Broncos. Huh? The absence of Von Miller was certainly felt as Tony Romo passed for 506 yards and five touchdowns without much pressure all day. Champ Bailey’s absence was felt with Dez Bryant running around like it was recess on his way to six catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. It certainly didn’t help that MLB Wesley Woodyard (neck), DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) and CB Chris Harris (concussion) were lost early in the game.”
So far, Roy’s prediction has been spot on. (Nathan) MacKinnon and PA Parenteau and Jamie McGinn have been Colorado’s best offensive unit early on.
“Parenteau scored his first two goals of the season Friday night—one late in the first period and the second with an empty net late in the third—and MacKinnon and McGinn dished out an assist apiece, giving the trio four goals already this season (McGinn had two on Opening Night) and nine combined points overall.”
Had things turned out differently two years ago, the Nuggets could be traveling to face Shaw and the Lakers rather than coming to town with him. But not even job endorsements from Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson could land him the Lakers’ job.
“The plan, apparently, was L.A.-to-Indiana-to-Denver and his first NBA head coaching job.”