The Denver Broncos came away with a win in their 2015 season-opening game against the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, but their performance left a lot to be desired.
Although the Broncos defense was in great form, Peyton Manning struggled to get anything going in the air, and C.J. Anderson found few holes to run through as the ground game lacked punch.
All in all, Broncos fans will be hoping for better things when Denver open up week two against the Kansas City Chiefs. News out of Sunday evening's game, though, revealing a worrying injury for one offensive star, won't do much to convince them.
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After spending time on the sidelines late on versus the Ravens, C.J. Anderson revealed after the victory that he has a sprained toe.
With just a four-day turnaround before they head to Arrowhead Stadium, it looks like the hyped running back faces a race against time to be fit for the AFC West contest.
Indeed, Yahoo! Sports columnist Brad Evans is already hypothesizing that Ronnie Hillman could be set to take the lead role.
The reaction of Broncos reporter Vic Lombardi to the injury also suggests it isn't something easily run off:
Gary Kubiak's offensive system was supposed to play into the hands of C.J. Anderson as the Denver Broncos placed more emphasis on the running game.
But, with just 29 rushing yards against Baltimore, Anderson had a tough start to the 2015 NFL season.
If he can play Thursday, the young back already knows he has work to do:
Broncos fans: Who do you blame for the team's poor offensive showing on Sunday? Have your say in the comments below...