Denver Broncos: Three Keys Against the San Francisco 49ers

The Denver Broncos roller-coaster season continues on Sunday with a trip out west. They head to Santa Clara, CA to take on the San Francisco 49ers. The Broncos come into the game riding a three-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the 49ers are losers of three straight. This is a game that the Broncos could win going away. Much like they did last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. What do they need to do in order for that to happen? Here are the three keys for them on Sunday.

Phillip Lindsay

Lindsay has been a catalyst in the Broncos offense all season. Early on, he was splitting carries evenly with fellow rookie Royce Freeman. However, Lindsay took over the starting role in week eight and has since been a wrecking ball. With the recent injury to Emmanuel Sanders, it may behoove the Broncos to feed the Tasmanian Devil a little more.

Defense

Over the last three games, the Denver Broncos defense has been playing lights out. They are giving up an average of 16 points during this winning streak. Now, we should note, they suffered a major injury to their secondary last week. Chris Harris Jr. went down with a broken leg. However, Isaac Yiadom stepped in nicely. The defense should be able to have another quality performance this week against the San Francisco 49ers.

Wide Receivers

In October, the Denver Broncos traded the long-time veteran, Demaryius Thomas. This was due to the growing play of rookie WR Courtland Sutton. Earlier this week Emmanuel Sanders was lost for the rest of the year with a torn Achilles. Now the other rookie, DaeSean Hamilton will need to step up and state his case. John Elway drafted these guys for the future. The future is now.

The Denver Broncos have put themselves back in the playoff race with great play from both sides of the ball. The next three weeks will be big for the team. All are winnable games starting on Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers.

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