For Virgil Green — and, presumably, every other Bronco — watching the Super Bowl on TV will be tough to swallow.
Peyton Manning said his plan was to spend the Broncos’ bye week getting healthy and he’s doing just that.
C.J. Anderson ran for three touchdowns, and the Denver Broncos earned a first-round bye and the AFC’s No. 2 seed with a 47-14 rout of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
The Denver Broncos haven’t missed tight end Julius Thomas – until they reach the red zone.
Just in time for nasty weather, the Denver Broncos have discovered a grinding ground game thanks to C.J. Anderson’s arrival and Virgil Green’s return.
The Denver Broncos might be sacrificing some kick return yards in exchange for more accuracy between the uprights.
The tight end turnstile keeps spinning in Denver, where Julius Thomas is hurting but Virgil Green is on the mend. Both are listed as questionable for Sunday’s showdown with the Miami Dolphins (6-4).
When the Broncos were beaten by the St. Louis Rams last week, they were also beat-up. Julius Thomas, Montee Ball and Emmanuel Sanders went down, but at least one could be back on the field this weekend.
By midweek, teams have seen the film, made the corrections and installed the new game plan. All of that did nothing to ease John Fox’s irritability or Peyton Manning’s sense of culpability Wednesday.
Running back Montee Ball is back from a groin injury for the Denver Broncos against the St. Louis Rams, but is the backup behind C.J. Anderson on Sunday.