The Denver Broncos are set to be without two key players for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Denver Broncos lost defensive end Demarcus Ware and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to season-ending injuries last week.
But the Broncos’ offense is still expected to be dominant despite losing Ware and Thomas.
With Ware and Lewis gone, the Broncos are expected to play with a mix of starters in the secondary and outside linebackers.
Denver’s offense was supposed to be better with Ware and Jones out.
It didn’t quite work out that way.
Broncos coach Vance Joseph was asked about Ware and what the Broncos will do with the two injured players.
He said, ‘The Broncos will still be in play.
We’re going to continue to play.
That’s how we always do it.’
Joseph said the Broncos have not made any moves to fill the void in the defense.
‘We have two great players, we have a good pass rush, we’re not missing anything in our defense, so I don’t think we’re going anywhere.’
The Broncos have a great pass rush.
They’re going into the Super Bowl.
They will play a lot of the same defense, they’ll continue to compete with them.
Joseph added that the team will not be ‘fleeing’ in the AFC Championship game.
The Broncos’ offensive line, in particular, has struggled in recent years.
Last year, the team’s starters played just two games.
They struggled to make plays against the run last season, and Joseph said the team has been working to improve the pass protection.
The offense will have its chance to shine in Sunday’s game.
The Broncos have scored a combined 40 points in their past three games against the Colts, but that’s a stretch for the offense.
Joseph said they will try to put up big plays with the defense on the field.
The Colts, who rank in the bottom 10 in points allowed per game, face a Denver defense that’s been better in recent weeks.
But they have allowed a league-low 34.3 points per game.