Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
We have to stay in Denver this week because the Broncos were the only team in the division to win again this week.
And we’re giving the nod to quarterback Kyle Orton. Orton proved he can win a game for the Broncos and he led Denver to a 20-17 overtime win over the New England Patriots. Orton outplayed the great Tom Brady to lead the victory.
Orton led Denver on a 98-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter and led a field goal drive on the only series of overtime. Orton threw for 331 yards.
Orton is proving he can be an effective quarterback for the Broncos and he is proving he can be the AFC West player of the week.