NFL Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins

The Denver Broncos will take on the Miami Dolphins this Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.  Denver owns a 3-11-1 all-time record against the Dolphins and hasn’t beaten them since 2004.

“We won a Super Bowl in Miami, so we’ve won in that stadium,” Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said on Tuesday afternoon.

The Broncos will be looking for their 400th regular season franchise victory this week, aiming to improve their 399-368-10 (.520) all-time record.  The Broncos own a 16-6 all-time record following a bye week, while head coach John Fox owns a 6-3 record following a bye.

“It’s good news that (Head Coach) John (Fox)’s record is 6-3 after the bye,” said Elway.

Dolphins’ wide receiver Brandon Marshallplayed in Denver from 2006-2009, while Miami’s defensive coordinator, Mike Nolan, coached the Broncos defense during the 2009 season.  Broncos kicker Matt Prater (2007) and cornerback Andre’ Goodman (2006-2008) each spent time with the Dolphins.

Denver’s starting quarterback Tim Tebow has won two championship games at Sun Life Stadium — one at the high school level and one at the collegiate level.  In 2005, Tebow led Nease High School to a 4A State Championship before leading the Florida Gators to BCS National Championship in 2008.

“I’m very excited about it—not that it’s in Miami or in Florida,” said Tebow last week. “Just the opportunity to start for the Denver Broncos and that truly is an honor and a privilege.”

Tebow will make his fourth career start on Sunday and first against the Dolphins.  Going 1-2 as a starter, Tebow has completed 45-of-92 passes for 733 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions in twelve career games.  Tebow has also rushed 50 times for 264 yards (5.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns.

Changing the topic, the Broncos signed defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to the practice squad on Monday and waived fullback Austin Sylvester to make room for the move.  The team also signed safety Rafael Bush, as we reported early Tuesday morning.


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