Some fans had started to lose faith in the Broncos after they's lost two of their last three games in blowouts at New England and St. Louis.
The team knew Miami, which entered the game with a 3-2 road record, would be a tough opponent.
Denver, meanwhile, hadn't yet lost at home.
Enjoy the games, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Good Morning, Broncos fans, and Happy Thanksgiving! Denver's defense was short several players on Wednesday.
Aqib Talib (hamstring), Brandon Marshall (concussion), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) were held out, while Danny Trevathan returned to practice as he aims to return for Week 15.
But according to Troy Renck, the Broncos expect to have Marshall and Webster back for Sunday night's game at Arrowhead.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's hard to believe it's only been two years since Robert Griffin III was emerging as one of the NFL's brightest young stars.
On Tuesday night, for the second time in as many years, RG3 has been benched, this time in favor of one Colt McCoy (!).
The Broncos swapped kickers on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with Connor Barth and waiving Brandon McManus, who's missed four field goal attempts in 13 tries.
Among qualifying active kickers, Barth has the ninth best career FG percentage at 84.167% in four seasons with Tampa Bay and part of one season with Kansas City.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Tuesday is tryout day across the league. Most of the time, we hear about them post-fact.
But because Brandon McManus clanged a gimme off the upright on Sunday, word of today's auditionees (fairly) prompted a Breaking News email from the DP.
McManus is under fire, and deservedly so. He's missed four kicks already, although let's not forget that Denver has lost only one close game this year, and McManus made his lone attempt that day in Seattle.
If we're all being totally honest, we're never disappointed when a key opposing player is unable to play against our team due to injury.
Rooting for or celebrating an injury is definitely in poor taste, and suggests a complete loss of perspective. But, you know Packers fans were excited when Terrell Davis left SB 32 with his migraine, and who could blame them?
That said, we really wish Chiefs All-Pro safety Eric Berry were available for Sunday's game at Arrowhead.
According to Mike Klis, the Broncos will work out Jay Feely and Connor Barth on Tuesday. Brandon McManus has struggled on field goals, making nine and missing four on the season.
His misses have come from 33, 41, 53, and 53 yards, while his longest make was from 44. McManus's 33-yard miss after halftime on Sunday caromed off the right upright and prevented the Broncos from cutting Miami's lead to one.