Denver coach John Fox makes it pretty clear: running backs have to hold on to the ball to hang on to their jobs. Rookie Ronnie Hillman is just hoping he’s not in the Broncos’ doghouse as long as Knowshon Moreno was.
The fans behind the south end zone who earlier had a great view of Peyton Manning’s heart-skipping effort to tackle cornerback Brandon Flowers held up their index fingers as the final seconds ticked away on Denver’s 38-3 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Eric Decker was the first of Peyton Manning’s workout buddies, sneaking onto high school football fields in the spring to work on his rhythm and rapport with his new quarterback.
So much is made of what Peyton Manning’s passes look like after four neck operations and a season away from football. No matter, they’re almost always on target.
Tight ends are no longer an afterthought in Denver’s passing game. In 2009, they had all of 27 catches. Last year, that number was just 30 – not a single one of them in the end zone.
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.
Colorado native and former Colorado State star Joel Dreessen has quickly become a top target for Peyton Manning in the Broncos’ high-scoring offense.
Peyton Manning’s arrival alone would have made John Elway’s second year as boss of the Denver Broncos a success.
After the Denver Broncos 37-6 rout of the Oakland Raiders last Sunday it appears Peyton Manning and his receivers are getting on the same page.
Peyton Manning finished with 338 yards and three touchdown passes Sunday to lift the Denver Broncos to a 37-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders.