When running back C.J. Anderson joined 10 teammates on the Pro Bowl roster Monday, the Broncos set a franchise record with 11 players earning all-star honors, eclipsing the 10-player mark from the 1998 Super Bowl season.
When Colts owner Jim Irsay scans the field Sunday, he’ll see in the Denver Broncos the kind of team he admittedly couldn’t surround Peyton Manning with nearly enough during their 14 years together in Indianapolis.
To Andrew Luck and Chuck Pagano, studying Denver’s secondary this week must have seemed like watching the Pro Bowl announcements.
The physical scar serves as Rahim Moore’s motivation. So, too, the emotional one.
Judging by the scarcity of players working with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson to the side, the bye week did the battered Denver Broncos an abundance of good.
The Indianapolis Colts took care of the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon, meaning a matchup between Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos and his former team.
Instead of revving their high-octane offense like they did a year ago, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos pumped the brakes heading into these playoffs.
As the dandy dozen prepare for the playoffs, here’s a look at the signature strength of each team along with their most worrisome weakness.
Aside from Von Miller, Denver’s once-deep linebacker corps has been reduced to four guys playing their first NFL season and an undrafted third-year pro who’s started just five games.
He hasn’t done it often in his career, but on Sunday Peyton Manning threw a block for his running back. Teammate Rahim Moore was amused on the sidelines.