They are former kids who played in their backyards and dreamed of scoring the winning touchdown, making the big play on defense and somehow sharing in the spotlight of helping a team win the Super Bowl.
Maybe it’s because the forecast calls for the mercury to push toward 60 degrees Sunday, when plenty of fans will be tempted to get in a quick nine holes before heading down to the stadium to fire up the grill.
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.
The Denver Broncos are 13-3 and own the AFC’s top seed, just like last year. Only this time, they’ve lost to each of the three remaining teams in the bracket.
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.
DWIs. Drugs. Injuries. Illnesses. Ambulances. Surgeries. The Denver Broncos have seen it all in this drama-filled season.
Jeremy Mincey, the defensive end who was released by the Jaguars on Friday after missing two team meetings and falling out of favor with a front office that gave him a four-year $20 million contract last year was all smiles after his first practice with the Broncos
On Tuesday, the Denver Broncos signed former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey. Mincey will help with depth on the defensive line, which has been an issue due to injuries this season.
The Denver Broncos bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms with defensive end Jeremy Mincey, who was released by Jacksonville after a falling-out with management last week.