To make things worse, top pass rusher Ziggy Ansah left the game with a groin injury.
Ahead of the regular season starting, some analysts had been questioning whether Peyton Manning was in decline and whether he could really lead the Broncos to another Super Bowl or not.
The plan to transition Peyton Manning into a game manager at the helm of a run-based approach is not going well despite the Broncos’ 2-0 record.
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) and Detroit Lions wide… He was battered in Detroit’s first two games and once again took a beating. Sanders meantime tops team receiving. Collisions go both ways however, and Thompson was knocked out of the game against the Lions with what was described as a neck injury.
The Lions did target him 13 times, and he caught eight passes for 77 yards.
Before each game, coach Jim Caldwell goes up and down the lines of players while theyre stretching in the pre-game warmups.
]Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) is hit by Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Detroit. The Broncos led the all-time series 6-5 but the Lions won the last two, including a 45-10 romp on October 30, 2011…. The interception was an incredible feat of athleticism, and it was clutch, too. If you do manage to score a touchdown on their watch, don’t expect the extra point, so often a foregone conclusion, to come easy, either.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson left in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion, but was cleared and returned in the second half. Denver was confronted with a 4 and 1 from Detroit’s 45.
It looked as if Detroit’s defence was going to prevent the Broncos from taking advantage of Stafford’s second turnover, but it negated a missed field goal by being in an illegal formation. The running part of the equation hasn’t come through yet, and Kubiak may eventually realize he’s hammering something with corners into a hole that is round. Thomas ran up the sideline and was open, Manning under-threw him but DT made an awesome adjustment to go up and attack the ball at its peak. Slay stumbled, and Thomas raced into the end zone untouched.
At the end of the first quarter, the Broncos had the ball.
When Manning and the Broncos (2-0) travel to play Detroit (0-2) in its home opener, Lions safety Glover Quin insists he and his teammates won’t make the “huge mistake” of underestimating one of the game’s best quarterbacks.
-P Sam Martin was arguably the Lions’ most effective weapon on Sunday night. The Broncos defense stopped the run attempt that would have tied the game at 14.
Tom Brady became only the fourth National Football League quarterback to throw 400 touchdown passes in the New England Patriots’ 51-17 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Dallas Cowboys 39-28 and the Indianapolis Colts pipped the Tennessee Titans 35-33. The team would be more than capable of finding a replacement capable of matching his 0.52 yards a carry. Denver has to focus on playing with emotion but not committing silly personal fouls. We have to make certain we keep pushing forward. On defense, Detroit is allowing 417 yards per game including 270 passing and 147 rushing. But Kubiak’s team doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit”.