Last week marked the start of football when the Denver Broncos took on the Atlanta Falcons in the 2019 Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. While the game didnít showcase much from the first team on both sides of the ball, fans still had the opportunity to see how many young players vying for roster spots would fair. The results were typical, with fumbles and penalty flags littering the field. The Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons 14-10.
Since last weekís game and Hall of Fame enshrinements of Champ Bailey and Mr. Bowlen there have been some interesting developments at Dove Valley. On Monday when team activities resumed from the trip to Canton, reports that a scuffle broke out between wide receivers, Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton. The two apparently had to be separated. Although there hasnít been any indication as to why the two exchanged words and punches, it is extremely common for players to fight during practice.
In others sports the Colorado Rockies have managed to pull themselves out of the NL West basement (replaced by the San Diego Padres), however, they still remain 21 games out of first and 4 behind the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants who are currently tied for second in the division.
The Rockies faced the Dodgers last week with an opportunity to temporarily halt L.A.ís winning, but the Dodgers are just too good. The Rockies managed to take a single game from their three-game series with L.A. and went on to take two from the second place San Francisco Giants over the weekend. The Rockies are facing the Houston Astros this week in Houston. The Astros have won 8 of their last 10 games, a sweep of the Seattle Mariners over the weekend.
The Colorado Rapids bounced back after their loss to San Jose last week to beat Montreal Impact 6-3. Colorado was out-shot, out possessed, and still managed to dominate shots on target. The Rapids are still in last place in the Western Conference, a single point behind the Vancouver Whitecaps and five points behind the Sporting KC. The Rapids are hoping to redeem themselves from their loss to San Jose last week when they face the Earthquakes this Saturday at Dickís Sporting Goods Park.