New York Jets
After watching Denver’s start slow against the New York Jets on Sunday, former Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley thinks the team still lacks the killer instinct against a lesser squad.
The Denver Broncos’ defensive backfield has turned a corner, so to speak, and performed better this season. Just don’t tell John Fox.
The Denver Broncos were supposed to blow out the New York Jets. But it was a close game for most of the first half and got tense in the fourth quarter, resulting in poor grades for some facets of the team.
Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes, leaving him two shy of Brett Favre’s career mark, and the Denver Broncos beat the New York Jets 31-17 on Sunday.
The Denver Broncos went to halftime with a 17-7 lead over the Jets but had starting linebackers Von Miller and Danny Trevathan leave Sunday’s game because of injuries.
For the Denver Broncos, it’s been a lucky year in terms of injuries. Though, one key strain is hurting the running back position, as well as a key backup.
Rookie Juwan Thompson gave a big boost to the Broncos’ thin running back rotation by participating in all of Friday’s final tuneup for the New York Jets.
A little time off helped get Demaryius Thomas back on track.
While the Denver Broncos are fresh off handing the Arizona Cardinals their first defeat of the season, in blowout fashion nonetheless, the New York Jets can’t find a way to win. It should make for an interesting match up this weekend.
It’s not lost on Brandon Marshall that the Broncos are returning to the scene of the Super Bowl blowout when they head to New York this week. But only the stadium is the same.