For the second consecutive season, the Denver Broncos can make plans to play a home playoff game. The Broncos not only defeated the miserably fading San Diego, 27-16, Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, they buried the Chargers’ hopes of contending for the division title.
Mitt Romney took some time off from practicing zingers for the first big debate to welcome the support of John Elway in Denver earlier today.
This was the Peyton Manning that Denver Broncos fans have been waiting for. The doubters who found a voice after Peyton Manning struggled in his first two preseason games in a Denver Broncos uniform have been silenced. Manning was nearly perfect in Week Three against the San Francisco 49ers. The 36-year-old looked to be in his prime against Jim Harbaugh‘s heralded defense, completing 10 of 12 passes (83%) for 122 yards in under one quarter of work.
The September issue of ESPN The Magazine is now available on newsstands and online. An NFL Preview edition, the mag features playoff picks and predictions by ESPN contributors—and they apparently think highly of the 2012 Denver Broncos. Preseason Power Rankings had Denver ranked 14th (with San Diego, Kansas City and Oakland ranked 16th, 17th and 25th respectively). The mag’s playoff picks had Denver going all the way to the Super Bowl.
Peyton Manning is not 100 percent healthy. It’s been said over and over in Denver, and it’s getting old. Manning has been able to play, and he’s just as cerebral as he ever was. But physically he’s not himself.
via Bleacher Report
The Denver Broncos signed veteran safety Jim Leonhard and linebacker Keith Brooking a few weeks ago with the idea of putting them on their 53-man roster. Both players filled needs at thin positions.The Denver Post notes, however, that they are hardly locks to make the team because of injuries. Brooking "popped" his hamstring and hasn’t been back to practice since. Leonhard was activated off the physically unable to perform list, but still isn’t fully ready for practice.