Knowshon Moreno gave the Denver Broncos one more reason to smile Monday even as he tottered through the locker room with a walking boot on his right foot and a crutch tucked under his right armpit.
Peyton Manning’s four big targets have combined for 30 touchdown catches so far, yet the most important receiver the Denver Broncos have right now isn’t Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker or Julius Thomas.
Individually, their numbers don’t look like much. Collectively, the Broncos running backs are getting closer to giving Peyton Manning the help he needs.
Peyton Manning failed Sunday night in his first game against his former team. All the 37-year-old ex-Indianapolis Colts quarterback can do now is hope for a second chance.
CBS4’s Tom Helmer heard somewhere that Broncos running backs Ronnie Hillman, Knoshown Moreno and Montee Ball played a game of “rock-paper-scissors” to see who would get the ball at the goal line against the Oakland Raiders.
So it’s absurd to think Peyton Manning can keep this up, a pace to throw for 112 touchdowns and 7,392 yards this season. Don’t laugh. Defenses sure aren’t.
After last Thursday night’s big win for the Broncos, CBS4’s Vic Lombardi and Tom Helmer sounded off on questions posed to them by fans.
Ryan Lindley threw for two touchdowns for Arizona in a 32-24 victory over Denver on Thursday night that capped a wild offseason for the Broncos.
Montee Ball got most of the work Monday with Denver’s starters for the first time all summer.
Utilizing an up-tempo offense, Peyton Manning & Co. were virtually unstoppable against the Rams’ starting defense. That is, until the Broncos stopped themselves by turning the ball over four times.