The Denver Broncos returned to Dove Valley Monday after four full days off. They hit the practice field running in preparation for a big Sunday night game against the deceptively good New Orleans Saints (2-4).
“It’s like Coach Fox said, you don’t have to really worry too much about their record when you look at the tape,” tight end Jacob Tamme said. “They’re a very talented, really good football team.”
The Saints are coming off their second win in a row while the Broncos are trying to string two straight together for the first time this season. That brings up the issue of momentum. Did the bye week kill the team’s momentum after their huge win over the San Diego Chargers in week 6?
“I guess you’d like to have some of that momentum from the second half carry over, but having the bye week is a good thing,” Tamme said. “It’s good to get a little bit of rest, to get away from it for a second, and come back ready to go.”
The Broncos aren’t only on top in the AFC West, but they’re right there in the AFC race too. Only three teams are above .500 in the conference right now. (Houston, Baltimore, and New England).
Everybody participated in practice Monday, but cornerback Tracy Porter was ‘non-contact’ after missing the week 6 game due to illness.