The Denver Broncos’ first-half rout morphed into an anxiety-filled second half in Sunday night’s season opener.
With the Broncos projected No. 1 running back out of the lineup for medical reasons this preseason, several other backs are getting a chance to strut.
The Denver Broncos look like they’re ready to start the season. They had an impressive preseason debut against the Seattle Seahawks, and they christened San Francisco’s new stadium with a 34-0 shutout of the 49ers.
A couple Broncos hoping to enhance their stock, including Brandon Marshall and C.J. Anderson, did so Sunday in the Broncos’ preseason win over San Francisco.
Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium.
Brandon Marshall is embracing the opportunity to make a name for himself with the Denver Broncos.
The Denver Broncos are content to wait for running backs Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson to heal.
As running back Montee Ball recovers from appendicitis, the Broncos are looking at their options in the offensive backfield. Thursday’s preseason game offered them ample opportunity.
Denver Broncos starting running back Montee Ball is sidelined with appendicitis and isn’t expected back until the AFC champs’ opener against Indianapolis on Sept. 7.
Montee Ball acknowledges he was “a little bit” intimidated by Peyton Manning last year, something he says contributed to his slow start.