Sticks and stones may break their bones, but names will give them motivation.
For the two weeks—actually, let’s be honest, it’s been the entire year—the Broncos offensive line has heard the criticisms. They have no cohesion. They aren’t physical enough. They’re out of position.
From left to right tackle—all of them girlie men.
For a week, at least, they came to pump Broncos fans up, piling up 201 yards on the ground.
Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes, including three to Demaryius Thomas.
Despite that gaudiness, C.J. Anderson and Emmanuel Sanders were Denver's biggest stars of the day, amassing a whopping 323 yards from scrimmage.
Inactives: Broncos - Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, Julius Thomas, Tony Carter, Chris Clark, Marvin Austin, Michael Schofield
Dolphins - CB Cortland Finnegan, LB Jonathan Freeny, TE Charles Clay, DT Anthony Johnson, G Nate Garner, CB Jalil Brown, OT Billy Turner
Enjoy the games, and Go Lions (at New England)!
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Until late Thursday night, it appeared Denver would need a win against Miami just to maintain a share of the AFCW lead.
But thanks to the Raiders, the Broncos now have a golden opportunity to pull a game ahead of Kansas City heading into the Week 13 rematch at Arrowhead.
And if the Lions pull off the upset at Foxboro, Denver could jump back into a tie for the best record in the AFC, although the Patriots do hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.
As predicted by Lindsay Jones, the Broncos promoted running back Jeremy Stewart from their practice squad ahead of Sunday's game versus Miami.
To create room for Stewart on the roster, Denver cut Kapri Bibbs, with the intention of returning him to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Rams safety Rodney McLeod was not fined for his borderline hit that left Emmanuel Sanders with a concussion.
The wideout agreed with the league's decision from a rules standpoint, but he didn't appreciate how McLeod approached the play:
In terms of targeting, I felt like the guy could have gone for the ball. I think his intentions the whole time were to deliver a blow. That's the only thing I am not too happy about.
Emmanuel Sanders was cleared through the league's concussion protocol on Thursday, practiced on Friday, is listed as probable, and will play in Sunday's game versus Miami.
Tight ends Julius Thomas and Virgil Green were limited on Friday, and are questionable for Sunday. Expectedly, Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman are out.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Let's all continue to laugh at the Chiefs, shall we?
That the Raiders nearly blew the game by acting like they'd never been there before (well, it wasn't really acting; they hadn't been there before) was the icing on top.