Shutouts are always encouraging. When the Broncos' third string managed a stellar goal line stand, the team and fans went wild.
That is, except for Peyton Manning, who quietly stood and watched San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh as if he could read Harbaugh’s mind. Given Manning’s skills around football, he probably could. The newly built Levi's Stadium would forever be broken in with a 34-0 shutout.
It’s fair to say that both teams withheld many of their real strengths for their Week 7 Sunday night clash, but there's still plenty to take away from the contest.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Emmanuel Sanders returned to practice on Thursday and may even see some action on Saturday evening.
That decision will be made sometime this evening; Sanders has been hampered throughout the summer by a quad injury.
Meanwhile, Wes Welker was excused for personal reasons for the second straight day, and might be held out for the game against Houston.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! As tends to happen in joint practices, things got a bit heated between the Broncos and Texans during Wednesday's practice.
Montee Ball's workload increased somewhat, but he's unlikely to play on Saturday.
Just when the Broncos thought they had found a punt returner, Jordan Norwood suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday, and is done for the year.
Norwood had been listed behind Wes Welker at both slot receiver and punt returner, but was likely to field punts if he made the 53-man roster.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! It took a bit longer than expected, but the Browns have finally announced their choice of a starting quarterback.
In typical Browns clumsiness, the team is putting out word that Manziel's off-field behavior contributed to their decision.
Outside of an injury to Peyton Manning, Danny Trevathan is one of the toughest players for the Broncos to lose. The good news is that this isn’t a dangerous injury - it will take a month or two to heal, but it could have been vastly worse.
Trevathan had been fighting for his professional life since leaving college. Two years ago, he fought through a pulled hamstring to perform his combine drills. Yet, all the pundits seemed to see was a guy who was too small, too light, and too slow.
Denver got him into camp and found that without the pulled hamstring, he was a lot faster. The player who had led the SEC in tackles for the previous two seasons was showing signs that he was a lot more than a small, slow linebacker. He still tackled just as much.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver will be hosting Houston at Dove Valley for the next three days, leading up to their game on Saturday at SAF@MH.
Although the week will provide the opportunity to spice up practice, the two sides will not be tackling to the ground.
Lamin Barrow (leg) may practice today, while Gerrell Robinson (knee) is expected to be out for two weeks.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! As always, please check our recap for updated links on Sunday's win.
Montee Ball remains sidelined as he recovers from his appendectomy, but hopes to receive medical clearance today.
But according to Mike Klis, the Broncos may keep Ball out for another week, even if he's cleared medically.
It’s too bad the preseason means about as much as a political campaign ad. If things were different, the Broncos would be the hottest team in the NFL right now. In consecutive weeks, they’ve dispatched the Seahawks and 49ers, arguably the two toughest teams in the NFC.
Still, it’s okay to keep hope alive. The Broncos are going to be the frontrunners for awhile—at least until the playoffs.
And don’t forget, they’re still short veterans Chris Harris and Von Miller.
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