Broncos Game Preview: vs. Detroit Lions Week 3

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Aug 29, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

It feels like it has been a while since we have seen the Denver Broncos take the football field. But after last Thursday’s thrilling victory, it is safe to say that the team and fans can use a bit of a rest.

On Sunday Night, the Broncos will be in prime time once again as they face their first NFC opponent of the season when they travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in what should be an entertaining showdown in the Motor City.

The Broncos and Lions have not squared off since 2011, when Tim Tebow was the quarterback. In that game the Broncos got beat badly, and that is putting it lightly, at Mile High. The Broncos will be looking to exact some revenge eight years in the making.

This game will feature two of the top rated wide receivers in the NFL today. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and Demaryius Thomas will showcase their talents to prove which one is the king of wide outs.

In this game, both teams are heading in opposite directions. The Denver Broncos are sitting at 2-0 after two “Kicking and Screaming” wins against the Ravens and Chiefs. The Lions are 0-2 after losses to the Chargers and Vikings.

Let us get right into the weekly Predominantly Orange preview of the Week 3 matchup with the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions.

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Peyton Manning Rests on Wednesday’s

In an interesting move by Gary Kubiak, he has announced that Peyton Manning will be sitting out of practice on Wednesday’s for the remainder of the season in order to keep him fresh.

This was something that John Fox did attempt to do last season, especially towards the end when he got hurt. But having Manning missing practice right away could give him the little bit of a breather after a game in order to mentally prepare for the game ahead.

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