OAKLAND, Calif. – After playing two games in five days, the Broncos will have 10 days to rest up for their Week 15 matchup at Baltimore.
The players will have the next three days off before returning to work at Dove Valley on Monday.
“I think the guys are tired,” quarterback
Though it was tough to get back on the field so quickly after Sunday’s win against Tampa Bay, the silver lining is that now the players now have a mini bye week as they prepare for the final three games of the regular season.
“These are tough games to prepare for in a short period of time,” Manning said. “It was a physical game we were coming off of against Tampa, so I think we’ll use it well and we have a tough test going to Baltimore next week.”
With their free time this weekend, the focus will be on relaxing the players’ minds and bodies from the grueling NFL Schedule.
But, some players plan to use that time to get in their playbooks and get ahead on preparations for the Ravens.
“Coach gave us a few days off,” linebacker
The extra rest comes at an opportune time for the team before a pivotal game in the AFC seeding picture.
At 10-3, the Broncos currently hold a slight lead over the 9-3 Ravens in the race for the No. 2 seed in the AFC, but a Baltimore win this weekend would make the teams even going into next week’s game.
“It’s huge,” cornerback