The spotlight in the Broncos rushing attack this season has been on Willis McGahee, and rightfully so.
The first-year Bronco has three 100-yard games under his belt already this season.
But Knowshon Moreno has been involved as well, rushing for 54 yards and tacking on 92 yards and a touchdown through the air after recovering from a hamstring injury suffered in Week 1.
With McGahee recovering from a fracture in his fourth metacarpal, Moreno might get a chance to get even more involved this Sunday against Detroit.
“I feel good right now,” Moreno said. “It’s a new part of the season coming off the bye, coming out with a win. Now we just have to keep on moving.”
Head Coach John Fox said Moreno’s production this season has been slowed by his injury, but he appreciated the way Moreno battled when he and Lance Ball stepped in for the injured McGahee last week.
“I don’t know if he’s 100 percent (healthy) yet, but I thought he stepped in and did a tremendous job (Sunday) — both he and Lance Ball — particularly in protection, because we were in pass mode at that point. When he ran the ball, he slammed it in there well. As I’ve said all along, I think competition makes players better, and I’ve like his demeanor and how he’s handled it.”
Moreno said he’s anxious to help the team take on an “explosive” Detroit Lions club.
“It’s just going out there and playing ball,” Moreno said. It’s not necessarily showing anyone. It’s just going out there and playing ball, doing the things I need to do to help this team win. That’s all it comes down to, really.”