Few Broncos benefited from the Broncos bye week more than starting running back Knowshon Moreno, who has yet to play a game (shoot, a practice, even) fully healthy this year after suffering hamstring injuries to each leg — first in August and again in September.
McDaniels said earlier this week that Moreno is now “as healthy as he’s been” all year, and added Thursday that he expects Moreno to carry most of the burden of getting the Broncos running game back on track. The Broncos are averaging only 67.3 rushing yards per game, with Moreno the leading rusher with only 252 total rushing yards.
“We’d like to get him going, you know what I mean,” McDaniels said. “That’s an important part for us coming off of the first half of the year. We didn’t get that phase of our team going. He’s an important part of getting that thing going in the right direction.”