Pacing the sideline in street clothes for nine games this season was downright difficult for 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey.
Denver’s defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio handed the keys back to Fox this week after guiding the Broncos (10-2) into the driver’s seat in the AFC playoff race.
Starting defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson dislocated his hip on Sunday night, which could end his season. He wasn’t the only player to be hurt in the loss, as Knowshon Moreno and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were also injured, but unlike Vickerson, Moreno and DRC should be good to go soon.
The Denver Broncos are hitting a critical stretch with two games against Kansas City wrapped around a trip to New England over the next three weeks that figures to either bolster or blister their Super Bowl credentials.
More accolades are coming in for Broncos players. The NFL on Wednesday named cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
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 overcame four turnovers and Denver scored the last 38 points Sunday in a come-from-behind 45-21 victory over former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and his new team, the Washington Redskins.
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.
Champ Bailey is torn between gratitude and regret as he watches the Denver Broncos steamrolling opponents without him.
Kayvon Webster has risen up Denver’s depth chart as quickly as he climbed up the Broncos’ draft board, and not just because of injuries in the secondary, either.