Through three-and-a-half quarters on Oct. 1, that strategy worked well for the Broncos. If they can extend that effort for the whole game, the Broncos should get a win worth more than just a record-evening victory.
Instead, Denver could find itself with a win that convinces more than just Broncos fans that this season has playoff potential.
It could convince the locker room.
“Obviously, this is the type of game that if we win, we sit back and say, ‘You know, we are the team that we thought we were,’” Emmanuel Sanders said Wednesday. “It’s just like looking in the mirror and sitting back and saying, ‘Are you the person you think you are?’
“We’re going to find out on Sunday.”