On Monday night football, it was a battle between the undefeated Denver Broncos, and the something-to-prove San Diego Chargers.  Many thought that if Denver could get by San Diego IN San Diego, it would solidify them as an elite team this year.  Well, Denver jumped out early behind two returned kicks by Eddie Royal (one punt, one kick-off).  Royal has been practically dormant this year, but he showed up in a big way last night.  But, just when the Broncos thought they had it under control, the Chargers speed demon Darren Sproles ran back a punt return for a TD.  And suddenly, it was 20-17 San Diego at the half. 

In the second half, however, it was all Denver.  Orton threw 2 touchdown passes, one to Tight End Tony Scheffler and the other to slot-man Brandon Stokley, and the Broncos would cruise to as victory.  They are now 6-0, and showing no signs of slowing down.  Remember, they also beat New England a few weeks ago.  So at this point, there’s no saying who or what can bring them down.  Pretty good considering that people wrote them off for dead when they lost Cutler, who’s dying a slow death in Chicago right now.  Denver 34, San Diego 23.


And in baseball playoffs, there were two unbelivable thrillers yesterday.  First up, it was the New York Yankees traveling to take on the Los Angeles Angles.  The Yanks had a 2-0 lead headed into the game, and many have been predicting them to sweep the series.  Headed into the 5th inning, it looked that way with the Yankees up 3-0, but the Angels would battle back to take a 4-3 lead behind homers from Howie Kendrick and Vladamir Guerrero.  Then the Yankees Jorge Posada tied it up wih a blast in the 8th, and the game would require extra innings.  The Angels had a huge chance to win it in the 10th with a man on 3rd with NO outs, but they just couldn’t do it.  However, in the bottom of the 11th, the Angels Jeff Mathis doubled to right to drive in the winning run.  Wow!  And the Angels now only trail 2-1 in the series.  Do not rule them out.  LA Angels 5, NY Yankees 4.

Finally, just when you thought it couldn’t get any more exciting, bring on the Dodgers and the Phillies.  The Dogers led 4-3 headed into the bottom of the ninth inning, and they were confident they would tie the series.  They got one out, two outs, and only needed one more out to take the win.  Well, the Phillies were able to get two men on base, and up came Phillies star Jimmy Rollins.  He would face Dodgers all-star closer Jonathan Broxton.  Rollins is tough, however, and he did what he needed to do, nailing a brilliant shot to centerfield that would drive in not only the tying run, but also the winning run.  And just like that, the Phils go from down 1 with two outs in the ninth to being up 3 games to 1 in the National League Championship Series.  Incredible!!  Baseball at its finest.  Philadelphia 5, LA Dodgers 4.

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