Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT Broncos Bowl Broncos Bowl
    Date: Saturday 8/13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Annual youth and NFL FLAG Football event at stadium
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 8:00 AM MDT 2016 Back to Football 7k The 2016 Broncos Back to Football 7k date is Sunday, September 4, 2016! Click here for more information
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 8:30 AM MDT Health & Wellness Expo Broncos 7K, followed by Health & Wellness Expo
  • Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT PLAY 60 Kickoff PLAY 60 Kickoff
    Date: Monday 9/12 4-6 pm
    Location: Owen Boys & Girls Club
    Description: Annual kickoff for the Fall PLAY 60 Challenge
  • Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Mom’s Football Safety Clinic Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
    Date: Monday 9/12 6-9 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Third annual Mom’s Football Safety Clinic.
  • Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT PLAY 60 Kickoff PLAY 60 Kickoff
    Date: Tuesday 9/13 4-6 pm
    Location: Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club
    Description: Annual kickoff for the Fall PLAY 60 Challenge
  • Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Mom’s Football Safety Clinic Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
    Date: Tuesday 9/13 6-9 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Third annual Mom’s Football Safety Clinic.
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT Hometown Huddle Hometown Huddle
    Date: Monday 10/3 5-7 pm
    Location: UCHealth Training Facility
    Description: Annual celebration of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver kids participating in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge.
  • Tue., Nov. 01, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT Drive for Life Drive for Life
    Date: Tuesday 11/1, 8 am – 5 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: 19th annual community blood drive in partnership with Bonfils Blood Center. Appointments are not needed, for more information please visit: www.bonfils.org
  • Tue., Nov. 22, 2016 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST Denver Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
    Date: Tuesday 11/22 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: The Denver Rescue Mission will distribute Thanksgiving food boxes and turkeys to families who have pre-registered with them. Broncos Country is encouraged to donate a vehicle to the Denver Rescue Mission: https://www.denverrescuemission.org/vehicle.
Print
RSS

All Eyes on Houston

Posted Dec 18, 2013

Despite potential distractions the Broncos are focussed on preparing for Houston.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – There are plenty of potential distractions looming for the Broncos this weekend. With the right scenarios, the Broncos can clinch both the division and the home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

The single-season record for passing touchdowns is on the horizon and there are several other records within the reach of the Broncos by season's end.

And Sunday, they’ll be matching up with a team that hasn’t won in three months. Regardless, the focus remains squarely on traveling to Houston and taking care of business.

“We don’t look at records, we look at the tape,” quarterback Peyton Manning said. “On offense, we see a good defense. We see some outstanding players when you’re talking about guys like (Antonio) Smith and (J.J.) Watt and guys that can dominate a football game. We’re still getting to know them. They kind of had some injuries. They got some new players playing from the last time we played them so that’s what we’re focused on and I think we’ll do a good job getting ready to play.”

The Texans are 2-12, with their two wins coming in the first two weeks of the season. Injuries have been problematic for them this year as both running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate are now on the injured reserve list.

In addition, quarterback Matt Shaub is expected to play Sunday after playing only twice in the last eight games.

“Matt Shaub is a good quarterback,” linebacker Von Miller said. “He’s been a great quarterback for a long time. He’s made some mistakes – probably more mistakes than what he’s usually been doing but he’s a great quarterback. He can make all the throws. We certainly saw what type of quarterback he was last year. They have the same team, same players as they had.”

Miller went on to say that the Texans record is “not a clear indicator of what type of team they are.”

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. agreed.

“Regardless of what their record is, they’ve got good players,” he said. “So I think they’re always a dangerous team and we have to look at them like they’re coming to beat us.”

And as other Broncos concurred, the same can be said for any team playing professional football.

Head Coach John Fox believes that as well.

“It’s professional football, they’ve got good players,” Fox said. “I mentioned earlier in the week, their two inside guys on defense might be as good—or playing as good—as anybody in the league. They’re all dangerous, that’s why we line up and play.”

And so preparation for the Texans has been no different than it would be for any opponent on the schedule with the minor exception being that the Broncos have had a few extra days to get ready.

Though there will be nine days in between games as opposed to the normal six, the team has approached them as they normally would – one day at a time, one game at a time.

“It’s all about Houston,” Manning said. ‘I think we’ve done a good job taking things week-to-week. I think we’ve prepared well each week. We haven’t always played as well as we would have liked. You like to transfer good practices to the playing field and thought we had a good day today. We need to have a good rest of the week. Its Houston, it’s on the road and that’s really all the focus is.”

 

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.