12-10-13: Sloppy play early by Denver and solid play by the Titans gave the Broncos a scare early in week 14, as Tennessee jumped to a 21-10 lead. Peyton Manning and the Broncos rebounded as usual, however, as Manning fired in four touchdown passes to help Denver to a convincing 51-28 home victory.
12-3-13: The Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be well on their way to evening the season series with Denver in week 13, sitting on a 21-7 lead. Peyton Manning and co. wouldn’t be denied, however, as they flipped a switch and went on a 28-7 run to sweep the season series in Kansas City. Manning tossed five touchdowns and the Broncos defense stifled Alex Smith and the Chiefs on their final drive to help earn the 35-28 road win.
11-26-13: Knowshon Moreno pounded the rock an insane 37 times for over 220 rushing yards, but it wasn’t enough in the end to hold off the Patriots in New England in week 12. The Broncos built a commanding 24-0 lead thanks to Patriots turnovers in the first half, but couldn’t hold off a Tom Brady flurry and fell in overtime, 34-31.
Peyton Manning failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time all season and the Broncos scored the last amount of points they had all year, but Denver managed to hold on for a convincing 27-17 win over the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos ran the ball effectively and simply took what KC’s defense would give them, while the Chiefs were too lackluster on offense to every pose a serious threat.
11-12-13: Peyton Manning added to his potentially record-setting 2013 season with another four touchdowns as Denver built a 28-6 lead and held on for the 28-20 win on the road against the San Diego Chargers. Philip Rivers and Ryan Mathews both scores a touchdown late to help make it a one possession game, but Manning and co. soaked up the clock to earn their eighth win in nine tries and set up a huge showdown with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs in week 11.
10-30-13: The Broncos looked to be in trouble early against the Washington Redskins, as they fell into a 21-7 hole thanks to turnovers. Peyton Manning and co. wouldn’t be denied, however, as the offense punched in four touchdowns and teamed with their defense to put up 38 unanswered points in the week eight home win.
10-22-13: Peyton Manning’s return to his old stomping grounds in Indianapolis didn’t go quite as planned. Manning received a warm welcome prior to the game and helped Denver jump out to a quick 14-10 lead, but it was mostly all Indy from there, as the Colts jumped out to a 33-14 lead thanks to four sacks, a safety and three Denver turnovers. The Broncos made it interesting late as Manning put up nearly 400 passing yards and three touchdowns, but late miscues kept the Broncos from a miraculous comeback as they fell to the Colts on the road, 39-33. The loss marked Denver’s first defeat of the 2013 season.
10-15-13: Peyton Manning and co. were supposed to feast in week six. Instead, the Jacksonville Jaguars got a pick-six right before the half and were down just 14-12 at the break. They kept this one close until late in the third quarter, but in the end Denver was just too much for one of the NFL’s winless teams. Knowshon Moreno punched in three rushing scores and Denver picked Chad Henne off twice to help finish up a 35-19 home win.
10-8-13: Peyton Manning’s ridiculous start continued in Dallas in week five, as the Broncos overcame a sloppy start and early 17-7 hole to win on a late field goal, 51-48. Manning was in a flat-out duel with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, as the two exchanged blows all day, while combing for an insane 920 passing yards and 10 total touchdowns. Denver ultimately got the last laugh, however, as Romo tossed a costly interception with under two minutes remaining. The Broncos soaked up the remaining clock and Matt Prater kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired.
10-1-13: Peyton Manning stayed red hot and on a torrid pace for several NFL records against the Philadelphia Eagles in week four, as he tossed four touchdowns and sat out the final period in a 52-20 blowout win at home. Manning was simply surgical early in this one, as he helped Denver to a 21-13 lead at the break and put the finishing touches on a win in the third quarter, as he ended the day with 327 passing yards, while completing a ridiculous 82.4% of his passes. The Broncos running game helped grind the clock away the rest of the way, as Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman combined to run for over 100 yards and a score on the ground.
9-19-13: That wouldn’t be the case, as the Broncos leaned on running back Knowshon Moreno for over 100 total yards and two scores, while rattling Eli Manning early and often and forced the younger Manning into four interceptions. Peyton was solid for the Broncos on offense, completing 30 of 43 passes for 307 yards and two TDs. The win improved the Broncos to 2-0 who will next take on the Oakland Raiders in Denver on Monday night.
9-10-13: The Broncos completely man-handled the defending champion Ravens, as Peyton Manning torched the secondary for over 460 passing yards, while tying an NFL-record with an insane seven touchdown passes. Denver’s defense was also surprisingly effective despite playing without cornerback Champ Bailey and pass-rushing specialist Von Miller as the Broncos won easily, 49-27. Denver looks to improve to 2-0 in Manning-Bowl 3 on Sunday afternoon at 4:25 PM at MetLife Stadium.
9-4-13: Broncos final roster cuts: RB Lance Ball, OL C.J. Davis, WR Tavarres King, T Vinston Painter, RB Jeremiah Johnson, OL Ryan Lilja, TE Jake O'Connell, DE Jeremy Beal, OL Philip Blake, T Paul Cornick, DT Romney Fuga, DT Ben Garland, CB Aaron Hester, LB Damien Holmes, S Ross Rasner, WR Gerell Robinson, WR Lamaar Thomas, DE John Youboty.
8-22-13: Linebacker Von Miller has been suspended for six games for for violating the NFL's drug policy. He will return in Week 7 against the Colts.
8-21-13: Denver got hammered by the Seahawks 40-10 in their second preseason game of the season. To make matters worse they were also hit with two injuries. Starting defensive end Derek Wolfe had to be carted off the field on a stretcher after injuring his neck in the 1st. Luckily, he was moving all of his extremities. Later in the game, starting right guard Louis Vasquez left the game with a left knee injury. This is on top of losing center Dan Koppen for the year with an ACL tear earlier in training camp.
Back to the game itself, Peyton Manning was one of the bright spots, completing 11 of 16 passes for 163 yards and an 11-yard touchdown to former Patriots Wes Welker. TE Julius Thomas caught 4 balls for a team-leading 70 receiving yards. This week, the Broncos host the Rams at Mile High.
8-11-13: Thanks in part to three first half turnovers by San Francisco, the Broncos were able to win their preseason opener 10-6 over the Niners. Peyton Manning threw just four passes and completed two for 13 yards. Brock Osweiler threw for 105 yards on 13 of 18 from the field. Running back C.J. Anderson carried the ball 15 times for 69 yards.
7-10-13: Peyton Manning walked into Denver and almost got the Broncos to the AFC title game. This year, it will be Super Bowl or bust for Peyton and co. The journey will at least be made a tad easier with the addition of slot receiver Wes Welker and solid rookie running back Montee Ball, but losses such as Willis McGahee and Elvis Dumervil are certainly worth noting. For the most part, not much has changed in Denver, save for the high expectations that have only gotten more pressing.
6-12-13: Denver was a stalwart at home in 2012, even though they bowed out of the divisional round in Denver (losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens). Things might not have ended as they’d hoped, but the fact remains that the Broncos made terrific strides with Peyton Manning under center, and were 13-3 a year ago.
The new year could boast the slogan “Super Bowl or bust”, and with those kind of expectations, it should be no surprise that Denver’s home games will cost $325 per game on average in 2013. Throw in the addition of elite slot receiver Wes Welker, and an already imposing offense solidifies that home game ticket price even more.
2013 Broncos Draft Overview:
Round 1, Pick 28: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
Round 2, Pick 26: Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
Round 3, Pick 28: Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
Round 5, Pick 13 (from Miami through Green Bay): Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
Round 5, Pick 28: Tavarres King, WR, Georgia
Round 6, Pick 5 (from Philadelphia through Cleveland, San Francisco and Green Bay): Vinston Painter, OT, Virginia Tech
Round 7, Pick 28: Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio)
1-9-13: Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos look to make a serious push at the title. Bouncing back from a serious neck injury and putting together an MVP type of season is only goal number one for Peyton and the Broncos. Getting over the Patriots bugaboo is also a goal they look to achieve but they will have to face the physical Ravens first. Don’t expect the Broncos to overlook the smarts of the Raven defense for one second. This is one of the marquee matchups of the year on Saturday so expect the competition to fit the bill. The Broncos impressively won 13 games and have the best record in the AFC. On Saturday, their record and their will has to be put to the test.
12-4-12: Peyton Manning has had a sensational year reinstating himself as one of the NFL’s elite Quarterbacks. With 29 touchdown passes and a QB rating of 104, Peyton has the Broncos in 1st place and poised to win the division. This Thursday the Broncos will be home to face the Oakland Raiders in what many expect to be a blowout win for Denver.