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Behind Enemy Lines: A Quick Look at the Denver Broncos


NASHVILLE – The Titans face the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High.

Here's a look at the Broncos:

Record: 1-4.

Last game: Beat the Chargers, 20-13.

Points for/against in 2019: 18.0 ppg/21.2 ppg.


Offense: 19th overall, 349.4 ypg (14th rushing, 19th passing).

Defense: 7th overall, 328.6 ypg (22nd rushing, 5th passing).


Head coach: Vic Fangio.


QB: Joe Flacco (112-of-168, 1,258 yards, 6 TDs, 4 INTs, 90.8).

Top RB: Phillip Lindsay (69 carries, 401 yards, 3 TDs).

Top WR: Courtland Sutton (26 catches, 401 yards, 3 TDs).

Top TE: Noah Fant (12 catches, 136 yards, 1 TDs).


Sacks: OLB Von Miller (2).

Leading tackler: ILB Josey Jewell (27).

Interceptions: LB Alexander Johnson, FS Justin Simmons (1).

Take/Give: minus-4.

Kicker: Brandon McManus (7-8 FGs, 9-11 PATs).

Punter: Colby Wadman (45.1).

Last meeting: December 11, 2016: Titans 13, Broncos 10

Injury Report

-CB Bryce Callahan (foot)

-LB Justin Hollins (knee)

-DB Kareem Jackson (hamstring)

-T JaWuan James (knee)

-LB Josey Jewell (hamstring)

-S Trey Marshal (lower leg)

-NT Mike Purcell (knee)

-WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee)

-WR Courtland Sutton (lower leg)

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on Denver's running game:

"I think that's going to be a huge key is being able to the best of our ability, control these runners. Obviously, a veteran quarterback, has seen a lot, two really dynamic players with different skillsets on the edges, but with (Phillip) Lindsay and (Royce) Freeman combining for 33 targets or touches, you're either handing it to them or throwing it to them. That's a lot of production. They had a great day in (against the Los Angeles Chargers), so that's probably a lot of confidence with them coming in."

Broncos coach Vic Fangio on what he's seen so far from Marcus Mariota and the Titans offense this season:

"They're doing a really good job of running and running their play action game off of their run game. Obviously with (Marcus) Mariota, you've always got to be concerned about the zone read where he can pull it and take it along the edges there. He's got extremely good speed for a quarterback, and if he gets outside, then he can go the distance. He can run past a lot of defensive players out there. He's been throwing the ball good. They've got a good offense schematically, and I think it's carried over from what they were doing last year. I think Mariota is doing a good job."


Titans Online looks back at the all-time series against the Denver Broncos. (AP Photos)

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