Colts have won eight of last nine meetings
The Indianapolis Colts may be a six-point road underdog but history is on their side. There is one simple way to stop the Colts…stop Andrew Luck, who had four touchdowns in week one of the season.
Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips looks to do just that with both DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller expected to get after Luck. If the pass rush can force Luck into mistakes, then the Broncos should walk away with the win against the Colts, who lost 39-35 despite a four TD game from Luck.
Chuck Pagano will have his squad ready.
“All 11 guys over there [concern me] and the guys they bring in, the backups that they have,” Pagano said Wednesday. “They’ve got a great front seven. We know that they can put a tremendous amount of pressure on your quarterback. We’ve got to do a great job in protection. They’re stingy against the run. The back end, the second level and the third level, they’ve got speed, athleticism and they’re very, very deep. Excellent on the outside at the two corner spots and the nickel spot. They fly around and they’re physical. They do a great job. Wade [Phillips] does a great job with that group. It’s by no chance that they’re ranked where they are and where they finished last year. They can hurt you in a lot of different ways from all levels so we have to be on point.”
The match up will be the first between the two teams in 23 years that there was not a player named Peyton Manning on either roster.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Denver Broncos this weekend!!
Denver enters as a three point underdog
OLB Von Miller may have to lay some money down in Vegas after they have his Denver Broncos as three point home underdogs. Miller has pledged to make Cam Newton’s game miserable as he intends to get back to what he does best…sack quarterbacks. The coaching staff have noticed Miller’s more vocal attitude after signing a hefty $114.5 million contract.
“He seems to be more comfortable at everything, more focused,” Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips said. “He wanted to prove to everybody that maybe he’s the best player, maybe he’s the defensive player of the year. He was the MVP in the Super Bowl, but I think his next goal is to be the defensive player of the year.”
Cam has taken notice of the not so subtle Miller and had nothing but praise for the reigning Super Bowl MVP.
“He’s a great and exceptional talent, one of top players in this NFL by far, and we’ve got to account for him,” said Newton, who went 18-of-41 for 265 yards and an interception in the Super Bowl. “But not focusing everything on 58, because they have a very talented defensive line as a whole. And we’ve got to control DeMarcus Ware. We can’t let those guys dictate to us.”
As the week continues on, excitement is building for the team and fans alike. Thursday cannot come quickly enough.
“It doesn’t matter to us. You could have a Dorito on your shoulder for all we care,” Broncos safety T.J. Ward said. “But you still have to come in here and beat us.”
Great seats and affordable tickets are still available for the game so be sure to grab yours today and get out to cheer your Denver Broncos!
The Denver Broncos parted ways with Peyton Manning’s backup Brock Osweiler in the off season whereupon he joined the Houston Texans. The Broncos then traded a conditional 2017 draft pick for Jets QB Mark Sanchez.
While Sanchez has been okay in preseason, it should be noted that he is going up against the Broncos starting cornerback, one of which, Bradley Roby, intercepted him twice and both times Sanchez was targeting receiver Emmanuel Sanders and both were returned for touchdowns. But, in seven on seven’s against the first team defense, Sanchez went 7-8 and 3-4 in the red zone for a touchdown.
“We’re playing against some of the best DBs in the league,” Sanchez said. “Roby’s been making some really great plays out there. That’s good. It’s good for us to see and good for us to learn from.”
Sanchez is competing against journeyman Trevor Siemian who has proven that he has what it takes…in practice.
“Practice is one thing, but you’ve got to be able to do your job when it matters in the games,” he said. “I know it’s preseason, but it’s a good opportunity for all of us, regardless of what group we’re going out with, to execute and carry over some of the things we’ve been working on out here.”
Also in the mix for a backup role is rookie Paxton Lynch who has shown off his wheels early on.
“That’s something that I stated picking up on (rushing/running) and feeling more comfortable with,” Lynch said. “If something’s not there the first, second, or third read, and I feel the pocket breaking down, I’ll get out and run with it like you would in the game.
It will be interesting to see the outcome and who will get the first snaps at the first preseason game this Thursday against the Chicago Bears. The Broncos then return home to Mile High to take on the San Francisco 49er’s on Saturday August 20th. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Denver Broncos!!