Denver Broncos running back Khalfani Muhammad (33) looks for room in the second half of a 14-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason opener Thursday night at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. (Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos found a way to pull out a win.
Quarterback Brett Rypien threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Juwann Winfree with 1:26 to go in the game to give the Broncos a 14-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason opener for both teams at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
Rypien engineered a nine play, 38 yard drive after Trey Johnson intercepted Falcons quarterback Matt Schaub.
Broncos running back Khalfani Muhammad rushed for a team-high 50 yards on seven carries and scored on a three-yard run in the first quarter.
Kevin Hogan started the game at quarterback for the Broncos. He completedfive-of-eight passes for 37 yards. Drew Lock was seven-of-11 for 34 yards. Rypien ended up five-of-10 for 41 yards and the touchdown.
Broncos head coach Vic Fangio was hospitalized earlier in the day with a kidney stone and coached the game with the condition.
The Broncos continue preseason play next Thursday, August 8 at Seattle. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Check out the KOA postgame interviews including (in order) head coach Vic Fangio, QB Kevin Hogan, RB Khalfani Muhammad, DL Dre'mont Jones and WR Juwann Winfree.