ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - With a 35-24 comeback win over the Chargers still fresh in their minds, the Denver Broncos look for a little rest and relaxation during their bye week.
After Wednesday's light practice, the Broncos will be off for the next four days. This will be the first time they've had an extended time away from the gridiron since training camp.
Some players, like starting right tackle Orlando Franklin, will spend the time in sunny Miami, as he tweeted early Thursday morning. Others, like safety Rahem Moore, will take the days off to return home and see their families, according to the Denver Broncos website.
Quarterback Peyton Manning will head back to his old stomping grounds at the University of Tennessee to help honor his former college coach Phil Fulmer as he will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Fulmer, who coach Manning from 1994-97, will be honored when Tennessee hosts No. 1 Alabama on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
The Broncos hold a 3-3 record and are on top of the AFC West standings, due to their head-to-head record against San Diego.
They will be back on the practice field Monday, as they prepare for their Sunday night tilt against the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 28 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.