The Broncos will take on the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2:05 p.m. MT.
In Week 14, the Broncos will look to rebound from their disappointing loss to the Chiefs by welcoming the 1-10-1 Lions to town. Detroit, coming off its first win of the season, is more dangerous than their record indicates, but injuries could take a serious toll (see below). Still, the Lions will have quarterback Jared Goff leading the offense, and rookie wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown is fresh off a career-best performance (10 catches, 86 yards, 1 touchdown). Denver's defense appears to be rounding into form, and the likes of safety Justin Simmons and cornerback Pat Surtain II will be a threat to Detroit's air attack.
Offensively, the Broncos will look to get their passing game in a groove after Sunday's inconsistent showing. Detroit's defense ranks last in yards per pass attempt allowed, and Teddy Bridgewater could push the ball up the field effectively to the likes of receivers Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick, and tight ends Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam. Denver's ground game is also emerging as one of the league's best behind Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams and a strong line. If Gordon's able to return from his hip injury, Denver's dominant tandem will return to form.
For the Broncos, outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (shoulder/ankle), defensive end Shelby Harris (ankle) and Gordon (hip) are listed as questionable for Sunday's game. Should Gordon be able to play, he would return after missing the team's Week 13 loss to Kansas City. Running back Mike Boone and safety P.J. Locke were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday, and their status for the game is in doubt.
Detroit's injury report is considerably longer. Running back D'Andre Swift (shoulder), outside linebacker Julian Okwara (ankle) and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (shoulder) are out and tight end T.J. Hockenson (hand) is doubtful. Defensive ends Michael Brockers (knee/illness), Levi Onwuzurike (illness) and Nick Williams (illness); outside linebackers Austin Bryant (shoulder) and Charles Harris (illness); guards Jonah Jackson (illness) and Halapoulivaati Vaitai (illness); nose tackles Alim McNeill (illness) and John Penisini (illness); tackles Matt Nelson (ankle) and Penei Sewell (shoulder/illness); and kicker Riley Patterson (illness) are all questionable.
The full week's injury report can be viewed here.
WATCH ON TV: FOX
Play-by-Play: Kevin Kugler
Analyst: Mark Sanchez
Sideline: Laura Okmin
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Analyst: Rick Lewis
Sideline: Susie Wargin
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