While the Broncos are well versed at playing against pass-heavy offenses, the Panthers’ run-first offense will cause adjustments.
The Denver Broncos weren’t as potent as usual on offense and Peyton Manning turned the ball over twice on the day. But he and the offense bounced back and the defense got it together in the second half as well to push the team to a third straight victory.
Pro Bowl cornerback Tracy Porter is back to practice again, but he was held out of some drills, while Peyton Manning practiced through the cracked thumbnail on his throwing hand.
Denver has clearly been the class of the AFC West through seven games, but San Diego and Oakland are hanging around.
The Broncos earned almost all As on this week’s game report card and they were domineering in offense, defense and coaching. Only special teams blunders led to a low grade as they blew out the Saints 34-7 Sunday night.
New Orleans’ Drew Brees is one of the best passers in the NFL and he has a long list of weapons to utilize in the passing game. The Broncos and Saints should be in a shootout Sunday night with two of the most potent offenses around.
Starting cornerback Tracy Porter was a full participant Wednesday in practice while Peyton Manning and John Fox talked to the media about the big matchup afterward.
Denver’s most difficult schedule in the NFL has been front-loaded with their toughest opponents, and it should get easier very soon.
Colorado native and former Colorado State star Joel Dreessen has quickly become a top target for Peyton Manning in the Broncos’ high-scoring offense.
Denver leads the AFC West by being good, not great. There are many positives, and some negatives they can improve upon if they want to do damage come playoff time.