The Denver Broncos will once again grace the primetime television screens across the fruited plain with a home tilt vs. the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. After years and years of turning in cringeworthy performances on primetime, Broncos Country had become a little traumatized in anticipation of those games, which, pre-Russell Wilson arriving in Denver, had become precious few, albeit.
However, change is in the thin Mile High air as the Broncos handled their business last Monday night in a 24-22 upset win over the Buffalo Bills on primetime. Riding the wave of a three-game winning streak, it'll be interesting to see how the Broncos comport themselves vs. a red-hot Vikings squad.
There are several Broncos within striking distance of statistical milestones in Week 11. Here's what to watch for on Sunday night.
Allen Needs a Sack
DE Zach Allen needs one-half sack to become the fifth active defensive lineman since 2020 to record totals of at least 15 sacks and 15 passes defended.
Bonitto Needs One Too
OLB Nik Bonitto needs one sack to tie Detroit Lions LB James Houston for the fifth-most sacks by a player selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Throw Cooper in As Well
OLB Jonathon Cooper needs one sack to become just the fifth Bronco selected in the seventh round or later of an NFL Draft to record at least 10 sacks in a Broncos uniform.
McMillian in Search of TFLs
CB Ja'Quan McMillian needs one tackle for loss to set a single-season franchise record for tackles for loss by a cornerback (6).
Simmons Climbing Broncos' All-Time List
S Justin Simmons needs one interception to surpass safety Dennis Smith (30) for the third-most interceptions by Denver safety and the first Bronco since cornerback Champ Bailey in 2006 to record an interception in three-straight games.
Surtain Lookin' to Break it Up
CB Patrick Surtain II needs three passes defensed to tie cornerback Deltha O'Neal (35) for the second-most PDs by a Bronco in his first 43 career games.
Sutton Needs 80
WR Courtland Sutton needs 80 receiving yards to become just the fifth Bronco to reach 4,000 receiving yards in his first 75 career games.
Wilson Poised to Join Broncos Royalty
QB Russell Wilson needs two passing touchdowns to become the fifth Broncos quarterback to record 20 passing scores in the first 10 games of a season and two passing scores with zero interceptions to become the first Denver quarterback since Hall-of-Fameer QB Peyton Manning (2014) to have three consecutive games with multiple TDs and no picks.
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