Tonight in Denver, fall was in the air.
For the first time, it felt like football.
For the first time, I got antsy for the preseason to end.
Or maybe it was just the thought of Wes Welker headed to the locker room with a possible concussion.
As least Welker will have another week to heal. Otherwise, I’d say let’s skip Dallas and get right to the Colts.
Peyton Manning threw for 243 yards and two picturesque long touchdowns to Emmanuel Sanders, who returned from a nagging quad injury in electric fashion.
After having some (strong) sangria at an afternoon birthday party, I'm going to be live-blogging after the jump. Check it out!
Good Morning, Broncos fans! In the traditional final preseason tuneup for starters, several key Broncos are expected to play tonight against Houston.
According to Mike Klis, Von Miller, Montee Ball, and Kevin Vickerson will make their preseason debuts, while Emmanuel Sanders will return from his one-week absence.
Of Denver's 22 starters, only Chris Harris will not play.
The No Fun League issued a pair of ridiculous fines this week to remind us all of where its priorities lie.
First, Browns QB Johnny Manziel was reportedly fined $12K for having flipped the bird at the Washington sideline on Monday night.
On Friday, Saints TE Jimmy Graham was hit with a $30K whopper over a pair of touchdown celebration goalpost dunks.
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.