The last top seed to open its playoff run against a team it had just lost to at home in December was the 2008 New York Giants, who were beaten again by Philadelphia in the rematch.
Nate Irving knows he’s no Von Miller. Still, he’s relishing the chance to serve as his stand-in for the Broncos’ playoff run now that Denver’s star is awaiting surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.
The Broncos find themselves with the ultimate reboot after their weekend furlough from football.
The Denver Broncos shrug off double-digit deficits like Peyton Manning dismisses his cold-weather critics: with a proverbial body slam.
Pacing the sideline in street clothes for nine games this season was downright difficult for 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey.
Knowshon Moreno gave the Denver Broncos one more reason to smile Monday even as he tottered through the locker room with a walking boot on his right foot and a crutch tucked under his right armpit.
Denver cornerback Chris Harris couldn’t get away from football during the Broncos’ bye, eagerly tuning in to watch the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs face the Buffalo Bills last weekend.
While Peyton Manning was off the charts in the first half of the season, Denver’s defense went from dominant to dismal without Von Miller, Champ Bailey and Wesley Woodyard.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos returned home with their first regular-season loss in 378 days, which left them looking up at Kansas City in the AFC West standings.
The Denver Broncos will welcome back Von Miller with a 6-0 record if they take care of business against the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.