3 players who must step up for the Denver Broncos in Week 3
Vic Fangio and the Denver Broncos are set to face off against the 2-0 Green Bay Packers in Week 3 action. After starting the season 0-2 and suffering a heartbreaking last-second loss last week against the Chicago Bears, the Broncos are desperately needing a tough win on the road at Lambeau Field.
There is no question that the Broncos have a lot of talent on their roster. Now, they simply have to put everything together and have a few players step up in a big way.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at which three players must step up for the Broncos against the Packers this week.
3. Phillip Lindsay, Running Back
First up, we had to add star running back Phillip Lindsay to this list. Green Bay just allowed Dalvin Cook to go off for a massive performance last week and the Broncos should be ready to utilize Lindsay early and often this week.
Green Bay has proven themselves as a top defense and they are capable of making big-time plays against the pass. The main question mark they do have right now, is whether or not they can stop the run. Denver should have a run-heavy offensive game plan this week and Lindsay has to rise to the occasion.
2. The Offensive Line
Next, we’re going to ahead and add the whole offensive line to the equation. Green Bay has a legitimate pass rush with guys like Preston and Za’Darius Smith leading the way.
Joe Flacco is a solid quarterback, but he is not the kind of guy that can extend plays by running away from pressure. The pressure that Green Bay will bring will be heavy and the line has to give Flacco time. If they are unable to keep him upright, this is going to be a very long game for the Broncos.
1. Chris Harris, Cornerback
Finally, Chris Harris is one of the top cornerbacks in the game and he has to step up this week. Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers have been unable to get things clicking on all cylinders thus far. Denver’s defense has to take advantage of any mistakes the Packers make.
If the Broncos wants to win this game on the road, they will need to force a turnover or two. They will also have to slow down Davante Adams. Harris is going to play a huge role if the Bronco want to pull off a win.