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2013 Broncos: vs. Tennessee

Published: January 27, 2014, 11:12 am, by Paul Klee

 

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Next up: vs. Tennessee, Week 14.

Beat up like a boxer, the Broncos defense played without Rahim Moore, Champ Bailey, Kevin Vickerson and Derek Wolfe. Duke Ihenacho and Wesley Woodyard didn’t finish the game. “It feels like we’re just hanging on right now,” defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie told me. Somehow, the Broncos defense has gotten stronger as more players dropped to the wayside due to injury.

“There’s no question we’re playing our best football over the last month of the season,” John Fox said today here in New Jersey (above).

The date: Dec. 8.

The game: Broncos 51, Titans 28.

The site: Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The notable: With the kickoff temperature at a frigid 18 degrees, Peyton Manning unloaded a career-high 59 passes, perhaps an attempt to shut down the theory he wilts in wintry elements.

The column: Polar Express? More like the Peyton Manning Express.

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