The Broncos have seen quarterback Peyton Manning throw for under 200 yards in each of the last two games, something that’s out of character for the Denver offense since Manning joined the team.
Coach John Fox said Monday that he’s not concerned that those results are a sign of any larger problem for the Broncos passing game, although we imagine that no one in Denver would mind too much if things went the other way as they try to nail down a first-round playoff bye and stay alive for the top seed in the AFC.
The return of tight end Julius Thomas could help that happen. Thomas has missed three games and most of a fourth because of an ankle injury, but says that he’s ready to make his return against the Chargers this Sunday.
“I’m looking forward to this week,” Thomas said, via the Denver Post.
Thomas had 12 touchdown catches before getting injured and that kind of production would be welcomed under any offensive circumstance. That’s all the more true with the playoffs fast approaching in Denver.