He hasn’t done it often in his career, but on Sunday Peyton Manning threw a block for his running back. Teammate Rahim Moore was amused on the sidelines.
Multiple coaching mistakes in the first half kept the game close, but the Broncos were able to edge out the Chargers for the 22-10 win. It was a great day for defense and the special teams were at their best of the entire season.
Peyton Manning played through a thigh injury and flu-like symptoms and Connor Barth kicked five field goals to lead Denver to a 22-10 victory against the San Diego Chargers.
Once again this season, the Broncos failed to score a touchdown in the first quarter, but lead the San Diego Chargers 9-3 at halftime.
There weren’t many surprises when the Denver Broncos injury report was released on Friday afternoon. Montee Ball will continue to sit, along with two teammates, while high-flying tight end Julius Thomas should be able to play.
In dedicating themselves to running the ball, Denver has done two things: They’ve found their running back of the future and they have proven to the entire league that they can — and will — win without relying on Peyton Manning’s arm, according to CBSDenver.com’s Brett Heinzerling.
Peyton Manning is tied for the NFL lead with 36 touchdown passes and he’s 90 yards shy of his 14th 4,000-yard season.
Linebacker Danny Trevathan is eligible to return from IR this weekend, just in time to give Denver’s defense an added dose of nastiness for the stretch run.
The downshifting of Denver’s high-octane offense doesn’t mean the Broncos won’t “put our foot on the gas and throw it 50 times,” insists coach John Fox.
Bills safety Aaron Williams isn’t backing away from his criticism of NFL officials, and doesn’t care if he’s disciplined by the league.