Peyton Manning’s torrid start to the season has cooled off a bit in the last three weeks.
Manning’s thrown six interceptions while struggling to find the same level of success with the receiving corps and running backs depleted by injuries. Throw in a leaky offensive line and things are shaky all over the Broncos offense right now.
The Dolphins aren’t counting on things staying that way. Wide receiver Mike Wallace said the defense “will need a little more help” this weekend and cornerback Cortland Finnegan is expecting to see the same Manning that he’s been seeing for years.
“Peyton Manning is Peyton Manning,” Finnegan said, via ESPN.com. “He’s going to move the football. The biggest thing for us is points. He could have 500 yards passing. As long as we limit the points, that’s big for us.”
The Dolphins have a defense capable of doing that. They rank second in the league against the pass and they have a defensive line capable of creating the same kind of havoc up front that the Rams did last Sunday.