Denver Broncos Offense Finding Added Versatility Through Deep WR Corps

September 29, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Denver Broncos are getting their passing game on track this season. That was shown in Week 3 as the Broncos beat the Detroit Lions 24-12 on Sunday night.
The Broncos used the pistol formation to help jump-start Peyton Manning and the passing attack. In the game against the Lions, they ran 29 plays out of the pistol, 29 plays out of the shotgun and only three plays from under center. Out of the pistol, Manning went 11-13 with 118 passing yards.
The team got huge contributions from both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders against the Lions. Thomas ended the game with nine catches for 92 yards with one touchdown. Sanders made some key catches to extend drives and ended the game with six catches for 87 yards against the Lions.
Behind those two stars, the Broncos also got contributions from some talented reserve receivers. Overall, six wide receivers were active against the Lions in Week 3 and all but one of them caught at least one pass.
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