Heading into his fourth game as the Broncos' starting center, Montgomery has settled in nicely, which reflects his experience at the position – he started every game over the last three years at center for Washington. Last week, the coaching staff showed plenty of trust in Montgomery by allowing him to handle 6-3, 346-pound Dontari Poe one-on-one at times, primarily on stretch runs or sweeps that forced Poe to move laterally.
The 6-3, 331-pound Dareus may present an even bigger challenge than Poe, having picked up 10 sacks in his first nine games this year – including two three-sack games – before cooling off the last three weeks. Given the wealth of talent elsewhere on the line, Montgomery may be asked to single-block Dareus at times on Sunday.
"It's going to be a challenge for those three guys," Adam Gase said of the interior O-line. "The good thing is I like the size of our two guards and then what Will brings to the table as far as his ability to laterally get to that second level. I really like our matchups."