While the Broncos wait on their bye week, four AFC teams will go into battle this weekend. Which would provide the most favorable matchup for Denver and which is most likely to be playing in the Mile High City next Saturday?
It was early November in Cincinnati. The Broncos quarterback dropped back to pass and found a receiver open for a 30-yard gain.
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.
Peyton Manning overcame his two interceptions by throwing for three touchdown passes on Sunday, leading the Denver Broncos to a 31-23 victory over a Cincinnati Bengals team that can’t find a way to top him.
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn’t the only one haunted by the “Immaculate Deflection.” So is Brandon Stokley.
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.
A.J. Green is one of the NFL’s top receivers and he’ll be a lot to handle for the Broncos’ secondary Sunday, as will the many other weapons Cincinnati and Andy Dalton have at their disposal.
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.
The tentacles of Hurricane Sandy stretched all the way to Dove Valley as a few Denver Broncos have been affected by the storm — they have family on the East Coast.
Brandon Stokley, who made one of the most famous catches in Broncos history, is returning to Denver to play with old friend Peyton Manning.