Denver Broncos to Watch vs. Cincinnati

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Dec 14, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) makes a catch while defended by San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas had his first big play in over a month against the Chargers.

The struggles the Broncos have in the red zone could be directly tied to that fact.

Now that Thomas had that game action, he should take strides to get back to the form he was at earlier in the season before he got injured.

Denver needs to use him in those red-zone situations and take advantage of the mismatch.

Look for his role in the offense to expand further against the Bengals.

If PFM and the Broncos can get JT rolling again, that’s a another element that makes the offense even more difficult to defend.

Demaryius Thomas continues to prove he’s one of the best receivers in the NFL.

Emmanuel Sanders continues to prove he was the best free agent acquisition.

Wes Welker is still the best slot wide out in the NFL.

To get JT back to form is huge. No better place to start than Cincy.