Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) prepares to pass in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins shocking Broncos, take 21-7 lead


The Denver Broncos are on upset alert. After starting the undefeated and racing out to six wins, the Broncos lost their first game to the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos were looking for a bounce back win over the Washington Redskins, a team with a 2-4 record entering Sunday. The Redskins however are rekindling some of that magic they used to beat the Chicago Bears last week, and are leading the Broncos 21-7 early in the third quarter.

The Broncos scored first, but since then it has been all Redskins. Leonard Hankerson caught a 7-yard pass from Robert Griffin III in the second quarter to tie the game up right before the half ended.

The Redskins then turned it on in the third quarter, with the help of their defense. On 2nd and 12 from the Broncos’ 29-yard line, Peyton Manning was sacked and fumbled. The ball was recovered by the Redskins’ Brian Orakpo on the 19 yard line. Three plays later, all runs from Alfred Morris, and the Redskins were up 14-7. On the following possession, Manning threw an interception to DeAngelo Hall on the first play of the drive.

Hall returned the pick 26 yards for the touchdown to extend the lead to 21-7.

There is still a lot of time left in the game, and the Broncos offense can score quickly and repeatedly so this game isn’t close to being over.

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