Champ Bailey will enjoy some time off before the Broncos travel to San Diego. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Broncos Defense Thinks Time Off Will Help


John Fox gave the Denver Broncos Saturday and Sunday off. In a way, the Broncos are experiencing another bye week after playing two games in five days.

After the Broncos big 17-13 win over the New York Jets, the team watched film on Friday and then were cut loose for the weekend.

That raises a little bit of concern. Sometimes an extended period of time off can hurt a team like the Broncos who have built up some momentum, winning their last three games. Other times it’s beneficial, giving guys the chance to rest, recover, and recognize what they’ve done and what they need to do.

The Broncos defense who has set quite the pace over the last three weeks thinks that the time off will be most beneficial.

“It’s a good thing,” Champ Bailey said. “We need some rest. We’ve got some guys banged up so we’ll get everybody fully healthy for us.”

The Broncos are allowing just 12.3 points per game in their last three games, and they have continually given the offense a chance to win games for them.

“It’s great. Let our bodies rest a little bit after the short week and we can smooth some stuff out,” Von Miller said.

The Broncos will resume practice on Monday to prepare for the San Diego Chargers next Sunday. It will be a normal week for them which means that they will practice on Thanksgiving.

Fox is very good at getting his teams ready to play after extended time off. Coming out of the bye week, he is 7-3 as head coach.

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