There were a few Broncos players who returned home to New Jersey in week two for the team’s 41-23 win over the New York Giants.
Knowshon Moreno really stepped up his game for the homecoming. The former Middletown High School South star averaged 7.2 yards per carry on 13 touches and threw in a couple of touchdowns.
The region really couldn’t have been that surprised by his performance. After all, he’s second all-time in high school rushing yards in state history. In fact, one time he ran for 420 yards and seven touchdowns in one game.
Moreno got the Broncos off on a great foot, especially after Montee Ball’s fumble in the end zone on the opening drive.
Defensive end Robert Ayers was another guy returning home. He had three tackles including a big stuff for a loss. Ayers was born in Jersey City and reportedly had a lot of family and friends at the game. This is the year for Ayers to step up. It’s been some time coming considering the Broncos took him in the first round (18th overall) of the 2009 draft.
Finally, safety Mike Adams had four tackles including a hit on Eli Manning. Adams was born in Paterson, NJ, and attended Passaic Country Technical Institute before transferring to Delaware.
It turns out the land of strip malls and diners offers much more than that, especially to the Broncos on Sundays.