Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Seven games don't quite make a season, but how about Emmanuel Sanders' 2014 campaign?
Denver's free agent bargain is now tied for fifth in the league in catches, is eighth in yards, and has just one touchdown fewer than he did in his first three seasons.
His season totals are already the second best of his career, and he needs only another 20 catches, 106 yards, and two scores to match his 2013 figures.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! With their emphatic win last night, Denver matched Dallas for the best record in the NFL.
Of course, that's pending the rest of this week's games, including a matchup between the two 5-1 squads, Philly at Arizona.
On a programming note, we've updated last night's recap to include links to videos and analysis.
It’s still a week away from Halloween, but the Broncos are getting scary.
Too many monsters. Too many ways for the opponent to die.
Tonight, the Broncos fed the Frankenstein that was Emmanuel Sanders.
The Chargers were torn limb from limb.
Be afraid, AFC West. Be very afraid.
Emmanuel Sanders caught three touchdown passes from Peyton Manning, and Juwan Thompson added two short rushing scores.
Ronnie Hillman had another big game, with 138 yards from scrimmage for his third straight 100-yard game in as many starts.
Inactives: Broncos - Montee Ball, Omar Bolden, Steven Johnson, Kapri Bibbs, Ben Garland, Mitch Unrein, Michael Schofield (Cody Latimer and Tony Carter are active)
Chargers - CB Brandon Flowers, LB Manti Te'o, RB Ryan Mathews, RB Donald Brown, CB Steve Williams, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, LB Cordarro Law (CB Jason Verrett is active)
The Broncos' promotion of Kapri Bibbs to the active roster was a response to reported interest from the Bills, who lost two backs to injury last week. Denver now has five active running backs, four of whom aren’t badly injured.
Ronnie Hillman leads the group for now, with Juwan Thompson backing him up. C.J. Anderson, with only 13 carries in the last three games, has apparently dropped to the third string. What can we expect from each, now that we’ve seen all but Bibbs in game situations?
Bibbs is an impressive young runner. He’s missing the receiving and pass protection aspects of his game. Those, along with building the NFL body that coach Fox likes to mention, are the things that he should be working on. It’s a full time job.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Not that anyone was expecting otherwise, but the Broncos put off contract talks with the Thomases until after the season.
In the spring, John Elway had set the start of training camp as a public deadline for extending Demaryius and Julius Thomas.
Once camp started, he stated that the team was willing to keep talking into the preseason.
The Broncos expectedly ruled out Omar Bolden (concussion) and Montee Ball (groin) for Thursday's game against San Diego.
Steven Johnson (ankle) is questionable, while five others are listed as probable.
Ball is reportedly progressing, and may practice on a limited basis next week, prior to Denver's game at New England.