Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning believes that the team needs to step up these last six games if they have any chance at getting back to the Super Bowl.
After losing to the Rams last Sunday, Manning and the Broncos will take on the Dolphins this weekend.
“Just your sense of urgency has to increase,” Manning said following Wednesday’s practice. “Realizing there aren’t many games left and we better get on it, better get going. Need to play better, I need to play better … You can say all you want, you can talk about doing it, but you’ve got to go and do it.”
“We’re not happy about last week’s game [against the Rams] by any means, with the way we played offensively … You can want a lot of things, but you have to go and do it.”
The Broncos started the season 6-1, but have dropped two out of the last three games.
“We’re doing everything trying to improve and get better,” Manning continued. “We’d love nothing more than come out and play better.”
The Broncos trail the New England Patriots for the best record in the AFC and Manning knows how important home field throughout the playoffs is.
“I don’t think we’ve not been playing with fire … I just thought offensively it wasn’t a lack of fire, it was a lack of execution,” Manning said. “That starts with me, got to play better. I certainly think there’s plenty of fire there, but you’ve got to have more than that.”
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