The Broncos will take on the Jets at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2:05 p.m. MT.
With a win over the Jaguars in Week 2, Head Coach Vic Fangio improved his record against rookie quarterbacks to 19-9, and the team will have a chance to add to the win column on Sunday against the Jets and second-overall pick Zach Wilson. A week ago, Wilson struggled against the Patriots, throwing four interceptions and zero touchdowns, and Denver will hope to force him into a similar performance. With pressure from OLBs Von Miller and Malik Reed, who is stepping into a starting role again with Bradley Chubb on injured reserve, Wilson will have to think fast — but if he's too hasty with his decisions, safeties Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson, and the entire Denver secondary, could capitalize in a big way. New York has some talented playmakers in WRs Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder, but it may be a tough day at the office going up against Broncos CBs Kyle Fuller, Bryce Callahan and Pat Surtain II.
For the Broncos' offense, the big question is simple: Can QB Teddy Bridgewater keep up his hot start? Bridgewater has completed more than 77 percent of his passes for nearly 600 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions, but the Jets' defense ranks in the top 10 in points allowed and yards allowed. As the team displayed last week in Jacksonville, Denver's passing attack is still plenty dangerous with WRs Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler, as well as TEs Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam, but it could be RBs Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams who grind out the game for Denver, draining time off the clock and chewing up yards.
The Broncos lost two more starters to injured reserve in Week 2, as ILB Josey Jewell (pectoral) and Chubb (ankle) were placed on the list for the foreseeable future. Fangio said he expects Chubb to be out six to eight weeks as he recovers, so he could make his return in time for a playoff push. Reed and second-year linebacker Justin Strnad are expected to fill in for Chubb and Jewell, respectively. Additionally, two Broncos — NT Mike Purcell (knee) and G Graham Glasgow (illness) — are listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
As many as three Jets players on their active roster may miss the Week 3 matchup due to injury. RB Tevin Coleman (non-COVID illness) is out, Crowder (groin) is doubtful and DL John Franklin-Myers (calf) is questionable.
The full week's injury report can be viewed here.
WATCH ON TV: CBS
Play-by-Play: Spero Dedes
Analyst: Jay Feely
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Analyst: Rick Lewis
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