Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is the Motorola Coach of the Week for games played on Sept. 14-15.
Shanahan led a Broncos team that stunned the San Diego Chargers in a last-minute 39-38 victory. The Broncos' offense gained a total 486 yards led by QB Jay Cutler, who passed for a career-best 350 yards and four touchdowns. WR Brandon Marshall was Cutler's favorite target, connecting on 18 receptions for 166 yards and one touchdown. With the Broncos down by one, following Cutler's final touchdown completion to rookie WR Eddie Royal, Shanahan went for the two-point conversion. Cutler hit Royal over the middle to seal the victory. The Broncos' defense forced one turnover and limited the Chargers to just 80 rushing yards.
Shanahan was selected as Motorola NFL Coach of the Week from among three finalists by voters on NFL.com. The other finalists were Bills coach Dick Jauron and Redskins coach Jim Zorn.
to a 20-16 victory in Jacksonville despite being down by three points entering the fourth quarter. Trent Edwards led the
' effort and posted a passer rating of 119.8 in the process, completing 20 of 25 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown. The defense caused two turnovers to contribute to the win on the road. With their second win, the
are now 2-0 for the first time since 2003.
team that stunned the
San Diego Chargers
in a last-minute 39-38 victory. The
offense gained a total 456 yards and QB
passed for a career-best 350 yards and four touchdowns. Following Cutler's final touchdown that was caught by rookie WR
, Shanahan went for the win, and elected to go for a two-point conversion rather than an extra point. Cutler then hit Royal over the middle to seal the victory.
recorded his first win in the NFL with a 29-24 victory over the
New Orleans Saints
. Zorn's decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the
' 32-yard-line with just under two minutes remaining paid off when
on an 8-yard pass for the first down. The conversion allowed the
to run out the clock. With Zorn calling the plays, the
offense controlled the ball for over 34 minutes and gained a total 455 yards.