Well, we’ve won nine straight now, and I think every week offensively as a whole we’ve gotten a lot better. Peyton does a great job of finding the open guy, and every week it becomes someone different. Our mentality as a receiver room as a skill set is just to work hard every day, stay focused and know that when the opportunity comes, to take full advantage of it. That’s kind of how we all prepare every week.
Throughout this streak, it’s really about us together showing what kind of football team we are. Setting an identity of tough-minded, hard-working guys that are very unselfish. The way we’ve been getting better every week just shows the character of every guy, how much they want it, how hard they work. It’s never good enough. You can always get better. You can always make progress. That’s a tribute to a championship-type team.
It’s still one game at a time, and it’s really one day at a time for us right now. Our focus is on getting better, period. Whether it’s little details in a pass play, in a run play, if it’s finishing every play in practice and carrying that over to a game, that’s our focus right now. Really when it comes to Sunday, that stuff will take care of itself.
We’ve got the Cleveland Browns next, and they have a talented defensive secondary. They’ve got a great defense. They’re in a tough conference and they played Pittsburgh tough — they beat them. They played Cincinnati tough — they beat them. This is going to be a challenge for us with them coming to our home field. We know what’s at stake. We’ve got to make sure that we prepare every day like this is the most important game, because it is. I think everybody’s focus is on that.
It’s always nice to play at home. Especially during the holiday season, we’ll be able to play on Sunday and have Christmas to celebrate at home. I think just having that home-field advantage with the fans and the excitement level that I know Denver has about this program and about this team, that’s what makes it fun coming home and finishing the season up.
Looking forward to it.