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Broncos, Briefly: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

The Broncos, ranked 11th of the NFL's most valuable franchises, saw their valuation increase 2 percent between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, according to Forbes. The team generated $427 million in revenue last season, and posted $106 million in operating income.

O'Halloran: Even if the Broncos lose to Kansas City, it doesn't mean their division hopes are dashed. Remember, the Chiefs started 5-0 last year before losing six of their next seven games. Any team coached by Andy Reid has a chance to be a come-from-ahead-to-lose story. Plus, there is always the chance Patrick Mahomes cools off just enough to make things interesting.

"If teams want to throw the ball that quick, then we have to play closer in coverage and make some plays early," Joseph said. "It's a blue-print on tape now the last couple weeks — throw it quick, challenge the DBs and keep Von Miller and (Bradley) Chubb and those guys at bay."

Help arrives in Week 4 on Monday night against the Chiefs, with two cornerbacks set to return from injury: Tramaine Brock and Adam Jones.

Brock suffered a left groin strain against the Ravens, had an MRI, and Joseph said "it looks to be OK." Brock is expected to practice Wednesday, Thursday and then play Monday night against the Chiefs. Jones missed the week of practice leading up to Denver's trip to Baltimore and joined the inactive list with a hamstring injury. Joseph said he is also expected to be back Monday.

Another person close to the process said that the penalties will be called differently, with evidence of the changing emphasis to be explained by officiating videos (so perhaps they'll become useful).

While the offseason talk was largely about the league's new lowering-the-helmet rules, that has since faded from view, as roughing the passer penalties have created a much greater furor. And the people with the ability to influence those rules appear to have heard it.