/Bell: Peyton will need to adapt in order to play

Bell: Peyton will need to adapt in order to play

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has a big quarterback quandary looming.

Yes, he’s got at least a few more weeks before he must make a decision if Peyton Manning is healthy and Brock Osweiler is still humming. But the Broncos are rolling now — with Osweiler — and Kubiak’s system facilitating a deadly run game.

Osweiler stung the previously undefeated New England Patriots with a smattering of timely throws Sunday night, adding to his growing legend in the Broncos’ 30-24 upset while providing more fuel to the debate of whether Manning will get his job back when he recovers from his foot injury.

But it was C.J. Anderson’s 48-yard touchdown run that lifted Denver to its huge overtime win.

The Broncos have produced their two biggest rushing games of the season with Osweiler in the lineup. They rushed for 179 yards Sunday night (5.6 yards per carry), which included a 19-yard touchdown by Ronnie Hillman on the same type of toss play as Anderson’s game-clinching run. A week earlier, against the Chicago Bears, Denver put up 170 yards…

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