ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – With Week 3 in the books – and on the tape – Pro Football Focus has released its Team of the Week and it includes three Broncos plus an honorable mention.
After setting the record for the most touchdown passes in the first three games of a season, quarterback
He connected on 86.5 percent of his passes – the best mark of his career when throwing more than 20 times – and hit 9-of-12 passes aimed more than 10 yards in the air.
“I think he has started where he left off last year and improved on that,” Head Coach John Fox said of Manning after the Monday night win. “We added some weapons, I think personnel-wise our guys have brought in some guys that have helped us. And he’s an incredible player as far as the way he prepares and he communicates things to his teammates.”
Former college teammates
Hillman credited the offensive line after the game for the Broncos’ success in the running game.
“The line made it easier to get into a groove this week,” Hillman said. “They had gashing holes. We were just going downhill. We didn’t have to read anything. They were just playing so soft that it just kind of helped us as a running back crew to get a rhythm.”
In Week 2, the Broncos had two players listed as honorable mentions –