Pat Bowlen reacts during a press conference at Broncos headquarters. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Makes Sacrifices to Win

The Denver Broncos travel to New York Friday, giving themselves an extra day to acclimate to a different time zone after a long flight.

“It’s just something that we’ve done as an organization,” John Fox said of traveling early. “Money is not the object; it’s just the team’s performance, which I appreciate.”

That’s one of the reasons why Pat Bowlen is one of two three-decade owners in pro football history to post a 60% career winning percentage. He knows that sacrifices, money included, have to be made.

The Broncos had a walk-through before heading to the airport, which is common on Fridays when there’s a Sunday game.

Fox announced that neither cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) or tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) would play against the Giants. This doesn’t come as a surprise since neither has practiced since training camp.

This is only the fourth time in Bailey’s 15-year career that he’s missed consecutive games.

Fox said that Bailey has had no setbacks. They’re just giving him ample time to get back to 100%.

“He’s on schedule,” Fox said. “He’s making great progress. He’s being watched over by our medical staff and he’s getting closer.”

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