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The Chargers know this week is a must-win and they’ll bring out all the stops in Denver.
Denver’s defensive line is playing the best of any in the NFL, while their offensive line is top-notch, too. The Broncos are winning in the trenches and winning games.
While there are many other notable free agents have contributed to the Broncos this year, likely the least known is safety Mike Adams, who’s played a vital role.
Trindon Holliday was again magical for the men from the Mile High City, and overall, Denver’s special teams unit played their best game of the year in the Broncos’ 36-14 win over Carolina.
While the Broncos are well versed at playing against pass-heavy offenses, the Panthers’ run-first offense will cause adjustments.
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.
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.
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.