Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns and Von Miller had three sacks, as the Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers 30-23 on Sunday to take a three-game lead in the AFC West.
The Denver Broncos dodged a couple of big scares against the Carolina Panthers. An MRI on pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil’s left shoulder Monday showed no tear. The Broncos also were relieved about Peyton Manning’s close call.
Eight players show up on Denver’s injury report this week, but the Broncos should be without only two starters in Tracy Porter and Chris Kuper this Sunday in Carolina.
Guard Chris Kuper and Tracy Porter were again out of Broncos practice Wednesday. Luckily for Denver, the Panthers like to run, which will limit the impact of Porter’s injury if he is indeed held out.
The Broncos defense has played lights-out the last three weeks, improving over the course of this season. It’s a sign that this Denver team is a true contender.
Just a month ago, Tracy Porter in street clothes on the Denver sideline was a welcome sight for any opposing quarterback.
Starting corner Tracy Porter will miss his third straight game Sunday, but all other Broncos are listed as probable for the game in Cincinnati, while the Bengals will be missing two of their own.
Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter missed his second straight game Sunday night because of symptoms he continues to experience following a seizure he had in August.
Some teams like to say the fourth quarter is theirs. The Denver Broncos are taking it to a different level.
Tracy Porter wants to play. At this point, though, the Broncos cornerback knows it’s his health, not his opinion, that counts.