Linebacker Danny Trevathan, who tossed away his chance at his first career touchdown when he dropped the ball before crossing the goal line after a 29-yard interception return, was contrite and more than slightly embarrassed. “That was kind of selfish, and that’s not the kind of player I am," Trevathan said. “I have to learn from that."
Kick returner Trindon Holliday (left lower leg), linebacker Wesley Woodyard (right ankle), cornerback Omar Bolden (left shoulder) and wide receiver Eric Decker (right shoulder) will all be evaluated further Friday. Woodyard’s injury, in particular, will bear watching. Trainer Steve Antonopulos retaped his ankle and Woodyard went back into the game, but that is an injury that may feel a lot worse in the coming days.
When Shaun Phillips signed a one-year deal during draft weekend to join the Broncos, he said it “was to come to a place to play in big games." He got his wish and finished with 2.5 sacks Thursday night. He had two 2.5-sack games on the way to 9.5 sacks for the Chargers last season.
Duke Ihenacho spent most of last season on the Broncos' practice squad. Thursday night he started at safety and led the team with 12 tackles, 11 solo.