With the injuries/suspension issues the Arizona Cardinals have had on defense this season, the game video shows defensive coordinator Todd Bowles sending extra rushers. That means single coverage on the outside for the most part, leaving Cardinals linebackers chasing wide receivers in the short and intermediate zones at times. It all points to potential big days for Broncos WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders because Peyton Manning will get the ball out fast with plenty of rub plays and crossing routes. Thomas has been quiet this year, but this could be his breakout game.
Thomas has had a quiet season thus far, catching 13 passes for 141 yards and a TD through three games. At this point last season, he had 20 catches for 307 yards and two scores. We're expecting Thomas to have a big game sooner rather than later.