Sep 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (23) runs the ball during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Normally I select two X-Factors for a game during the preview. However, for this game, there is one player that I have been keeping an eye on that deserves his chance in the spotlight.
Despite the running game having it’s difficulties, Ronnie Hillman has had some sort of success whenever he has seen the field. He appears to have gone from in the dog house to a change of pace backup for the Denver Broncos.
If C.J. Anderson ends up struggling, (which I hope as a fan he does not) then Ronnie Hillman might be able to take advantage. This could come especially true if they decide to split the carries with Anderson’s injury.
As I have explained early on, the running game could get going in this game with the front seven of Detroit a little banged up.