A couple Broncos hoping to enhance their stock, including Brandon Marshall and C.J. Anderson, did so Sunday in the Broncos’ preseason win over San Francisco.
Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium.
Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
As running back Montee Ball recovers from appendicitis, the Broncos are looking at their options in the offensive backfield. Thursday’s preseason game offered them ample opportunity.
Denver Broncos starting running back Montee Ball is sidelined with appendicitis and isn’t expected back until the AFC champs’ opener against Indianapolis on Sept. 7.
Montee Ball acknowledges he was “a little bit” intimidated by Peyton Manning last year, something he says contributed to his slow start.
I recently read through Pete Prisco’s article on CBSSports.com that spells out his picks and names his most overrated and underrated players on each NFL roster. (It’s a great read. Click here. You’ll thank me.) Naturally, being a Bronco fan since birth, I was most interested in his thoughts on the home team.
Manny Ramirez had a season to remember and a Super Bowl to forget.
At Dove Valley the Denver Broncos have already handed the starting running back job to Montee Ball, so now it’s a battle of backups.
Peyton Manning has thrown 100 touchdown passes in his two seasons in Denver. Although the five-time MVP has another group of tantalizing targets with the additions of Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer, the Broncos want more balance in 2014.