Special Sub-Topic: Broncos 2003
|Who was the starting quarterback for the season opener?|
Jake Plummer. Plummer's first career start as a Bronco was a disappointment. He threw for only 115 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions.
|Which team did the Broncos lose to in the Wildcard playoff game?|
Indianapolis Colts. The Colts demolished the Broncos 41-10. Peyton Manning torched the Broncos secondary for 377 yards and 5 touchdowns.
|Which Denver Bronco led the team in sacks with 11.5?|
Bertrand Berry. Berry took full advantage of the double and triple teams that Pro Bowler Trevor Pryce received opposite him on the defensive line, to record a career high in sacks.
|Who was the team leader in touchdown receptions for the 2003 season?|
Shannon Sharpe. The future Hall-of-Famer had 8 touchdown receptions on the season to increase his team record for career touchdown receptions to 62.
|Who did the Broncos select in the 1st round of the 2003 NFL Draft?|
George Foster. The 6'5", 338lb Foster, was selected as the 20th pick out of the University of Georgia.
|Clinton Portis led the team in rushing in every game of the 2003 season?|
False. Portis missed all or parts of five games because of various injuries. He still led the team and was fifth in the entire league in rushing for the season with 1591 yards.
|The Broncos finished the 2003 season second in the entire league in which team offensive category?|
Rushing yards. Only the Baltimore Ravens had more rushing yards during the 2003 season.
|The Broncos did not win both games, against which AFC West opponent during the 2003 season?|
Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos swept both the Raiders and Chargers, but lost to Kansas City by one point early in the season, before beating them 45-27 later in the year. The Seahawks moved out of the AFC West and into the NFC West at the end of the 2002 season.
|Jake Plummer had the highest quarterback rating of his career in his first season with the Broncos.|
True. Jake had an impressive 91.2 rating for the 2003 season. His previous best rating was a 79.6 for the 2001 season while playing for the Arizona Cardinals.
|Which starting linebacker injured his neck in the game against the Baltimore Ravens, causing him to miss the rest of the season and jeopardizing his NFL career?|
John Mobley. Mobley was injured in the game at Baltimore, when attempting to tackle Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, he collided with cornerback Kelly Herndon. Mobley lay motionless on the field for several minutes, but recovered feeling in his extremities fairly quickly, and was able to return to Denver the following day. Tests then revealed the contusion on his spinal cord and he was placed on injured reserve.
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