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Successful Orton: "Happy they stuck with me"

Mike Chambers
The Denver Post

In his Aug. 14 preseason debut as the Broncos quarterback, Kyle Orton threw interceptions on his first three possessions. Two months later, Denver is 5-0 and Orton has been named AFC offensive player of the week.

“There was a lot made out of our first preseason game,” Orton said today at his weekly press conference. “Looking back, I’m happy they stuck with me, had confidence in me. That obviously does a lot for a quarterback.”

Orton’s first AFC weekly honor came after he completed 35-of-48 passes for 330 yards with two touchdowns and a 96.7 QB rating in Denver’s 20-17 overtime win against New England on Sunday. His two TD drives featured at least 10 plays and coveredmore than 90 yards, including a 12-play, 98-yarder late in the fourth quarter that forced overtime.

“It was a special win, a special week,” Orton said.

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