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Broncos in the NFL Recap: Week Eight

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BOISE – A pair of former Broncos had big, big weeks in the National Football League this week.

The headline at NFL.com following the Thursday Night Football game read, “Anchors Away: The Buccaneers rode a breakout performance from Doug Martin to a prime-time win over the Vikings.”

Martin put together the finest performance of his rookie season to date, racking up 135 yards on 29 carries and catching three passes for 79 yards. He scored on a 1-yard run and a 64-yard screen pass.

He had eclipsed 100 yards rushing by halftime, and his 214 yards from scrimmage are the most by a Buccaneer since Warrick Dunn racked up 221 yards against Dallas, Dec. 3, 2000. Martin is the only NFL rookie in the last 25 years to accumulate more than 135 rush yards and 75 receiving yards in the same game.

Titus Young was targeted nine times in his start for the Detroit Lions, and he caught all nine passes, racking up 100 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown was a 46-yarder, and his second touchdown with 20 seconds remaining in the game gave the Lions a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Martin and Young were just two of six former Broncos to start a game during week eight, a list that also includes defensive tackle Billy Winn, who registered a sack for the Cleveland Browns.

Entering tonight’s Monday Night Football game, former members of the Boise State football team played in 9-of-13 games during this week’s NFL slate.

Arizona Cardinals starting left guard Daryn Colledge should put that number at 10-of-14, as the Broncos continue their streak of having at least one player in each of the first eight weeks of Monday Night Football.

Colledge and the Cardinals host the San Francisco 49ers at 6:30 p.m. (MT) on ESPN.

--broncosports.com--