Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox during the second half against the Washington Redskins at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - Coming off Sunday's wild 45-21 win, Denver Broncos coach John Fox said Monday the team is ready to "get recharged and ready for the second half of the season."
The bye week comes as the Broncos improved to 7-1 and get ready for two big divisional games. Denver next plays Nov. 10 at San Diego, then Nov. 17 at home against Kansas City. The Broncos have eight games left, and five are against AFC West foes.
"It's hard to measure halfway," Fox said. "We are second place in our division, one blemish on our record. It's what we do moving forward."
Denver trailed 21-7 to Washington early in the third quarter then scored 38 consecutive points as the Redskins and Broncos combined for nine turnovers in the second half.
The Broncos have practices Tuesday and Wednesday, then the players are off four days from Thursday-Sunday. Fox said his injured players will get some time to heal this week.
"We'll look at some younger guys, hold out some guys that are sore," Fox said.
He added that quarterback Peyton Manning "is not gonna get a whole lot of reps the next two days, I can tell you that."
Manning missed one practice last week because of a minor ankle injury. After Sunday's win Manning joked that he was going on the injured report for the rest of the season "under body."
"That's what I'm going with," the 37-year-old Manning said. "The bye week is coming at a good time for a lot of people physically, for me as well to get some rest. I think I'll do it and be good to go. Expect a full practice and participation and all that starting after the bye week."
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