4:05 PM ET, December 14, 2003
DENVER (AP) -- Ashley Lelie was missing from Denver's offense for more than two months. The Broncos found him just in time.Lelie made a leaping 46-yard catch to set up Jason Elam's 36-yard field goal with six seconds left, then Elam won it in overtime with a 25-yarder, leading Denver to 23-20 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
I think the Browns are more concerned with evaluating the quarterback situation than the running back position. It's more important for the team because it's so much harder to find a QB to lead the team. Compared to finding a QB, finding a RB is a piece of cake and a situation the Browns can rectify through the draft or free agency.
Question on the Broncos: If they make the playoffs, is Clinton Portis enough to keep them advancing?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Denver's Shannon Sharpe, playing in what could be his final home game in Denver, had eight catches for 97 yards to become the first tight end in NFL history to eclipse 10,000 yards (10,030). ... Portis has 1,591 yards rushing to join Eric Dickerson and Edgerrin James as the only running backs to open their career with consecutive 1,500-yard seasons.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||5.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||4:54||CLINTON PORTIS 1 YD RUN (JASON ELAM KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 38 yds, 3:29
|FG||13:27||JASON ELAM 51 YD |
Drive: 11 plays, 39 yds, 6:12
|FG||9:00||BRETT CONWAY 39 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 35 yds, 1:44
|TD||15:00||KEITH HEINRICH 1 YD PASS FROM TIM COUCH (BRETT CONWAY KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 87 yds, 3:03
|TD||4:17||CLINTON PORTIS 13 YD RUN (JASON ELAM KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 46 yds, 3:20
|TD||7:12||ANDRE DAVIS 35 YD PASS FROM TIM COUCH (BRETT CONWAY KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 34 yds, :53
|FG||13:49||BRETT CONWAY 48 YD |
Drive: 7 plays, 42 yds, 3:04
|FG||14:54||JASON ELAM 36 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 58 yds, 1:05
|FG||5:10||JASON ELAM 25 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 46 yds, 4:04