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Broncos struggled getting to Brunell

Even in their defeat to the Broncos, the Redskins sent the message that their fast start this season is no fluke.

Updated: October 9, 2005, 11:47 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

DENVER -- The rain poured. The wind blew. Broncos players kept shaking their heads, but the Washington Redskins, the little engine that could, just wouldn't go away.

Coach Mike Shanahan's squad built an 11-point lead in the third quarter. Normally, a good Broncos team -- and this is a good one -- would pressure the quarterback for sacks and surgically and methodically end their opponent's misery with the run game. Against the Redskins, they couldn't. Quarterback Mark Brunell kept ...

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