Sep 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to Indianapolis Peyton Manning.
The Broncos travel to Lucas Oil Stadium, otherwise known as the house that Peyton built, to take on the future Hall of Fame quarterback’s former team, the Indianapolis Colts.
This will mark the fourth time in the last three years that these two teams have squared off. Even though that Manning is now playing for the Broncos, the team still has its struggles with the Colts, having lost two of the last three matchups. This includes a heartbreaking loss in the divisional round last year.
A lot has changed for the Broncos since then. John Fox is gone and Gary Kubiak has moved right in along with the majority of a good personnel. The defense took a complete 180 and things are looking up.
For the Indianapolis Colts, what was a team with Super Bowl aspirations has completely disappointed so far this season. They currently sit at 3-5, with their three wins coming from teams in their own division. Safe to say that they have struggled with teams outside of the division, which is quite remarkable.
Of course, we all know that this is a rematch of the AFC Divisional Round game that took place last season, which was John Fox’s last game as head coach for the Broncos. The team out of Denver will be looking to exact some revenge.
Here is some quick information about the game, as well as some interesting stories surrounding Predominantly Orange this week.
Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts
When: Sunday November 8th, 2015
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Time: 4:25 PM EST/ 2:25 PM MST
Television Station: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
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An article written by Adam Malnati points out how the Denver Broncos are still not satisfied despite the fact that the team is undefeated. That is a great attitude for the team to not be satisfied until they complete the mission of winning a World Championship.
He also points out that this team did well in their game against the Packers and welcome the challenges that the Bengals and Patriots will bring. A very good read, so you should take a look.
Unless you have been under a rock the past few days, the Broncos went out and got another tight end. This time via trade before the deadline hit on Tuesday. There seems to have been a void still left from when Julius Thomas was on the team, when he was not injured/other things.
So what do the Broncos do? Trade their 2016 6th and 7th Round Picks as well as a 6th Round Pick in 2017 in order to get Vernon Davis from the San Francisco 49ers.
This should help the offense greatly. Do not get me wrong, Owen Daniels and Virgil Green played well against the Packers, but having a third tight end on the roster will help wonders. The Broncos will get a chance to boost the running game with three tight end sets now.
In Aric Manthey’s latest edition of the Unsung Heroes segment, he talks about Broncos linebacker Lerentee McCray. His role with the Denver Broncos is not as big as Von’s or Demarcus’, but he can make the plays when needed.
There is no doubt that McCray can become one of the key players for the Broncos this season. It is very interesting to see how he will perform this season.
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