With three weeks of preseason football in the books, there are two clear takeaways from Broncos camp: excitement about the dominating defense and a concern about the lack of scoring on offense.
The Denver Broncos have owned the AFC West since Tebowmania swept the NFL in 2011.
Chris Clark is joining the superstar he couldn’t beat. The Broncos traded the tackle to the Houston Texans for a 2016 seventh-round draft pick Monday as they trimmed a dozen players in their first round of roster reductions.
Yet, Peyton Manning is thoroughly impressed — with his defense. The Broncos’ starters have allowed just six points in 11 drives this preseason.
Peyton Manning failed to get the Broncos into the end zone in seven possessions Saturday night, when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game to a 19-12 win over the sputtering San Francisco 49ers.
The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December.
Antoine Bethea faced Peyton Manning in practice when they were teammates for five seasons, so it was no surprise he intercepted the veteran during Wednesday’s joint session between San Francisco and Denver.
The signing of two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis turns Denver’s most glaring question mark into one of its strengths.
Not long after praising his young offensive line Tuesday, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak welcomed two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis to Denver. The 11th-year pro agreed to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4 million.
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