A few short weeks ago when the Denver Broncos embarrassed the Kansas City Chiefs 49-29, it was WR Brandon Lloyd that lead the way in the passing attack. He caught 6 passes for 90 yards and 2 scores. After being inactive last year when the Broncos visited Arrowhead, the Blue Springs graduate returns home as a Pro Bowl candidate but knows what’s most important.
“It’s been a good season for me individually, but it’s tough when the team is losing,” Lloyd said. “You ask about balancing a good individual season with a season where your team is struggling to win and it’s not easy.
“I know if I go out and have a big game, it’s going to give the team a chance to win. And right now, that’s all I care about. The yards, the touchdowns – I want to keep having success because it gives us a better chance to win, and winning is what it’s all about.”
Nothing would thrill Lloyd more than helping the Broncos end their two-game skid this Sunday in his own back yard.
“I’m going to have some family and friends at the game,” Lloyd said, “but I didn’t have to worry about buying a bunch of tickets. They took care of all of that.”
It might be difficult, but remember to be nice to any group of Denver fans all wearing No. 84 jerseys. The rest of the Broncos fans? Well, that’s a different story.
If not for Bowe’s dominance over the past two months, Lloyd would be the story of the AFC West. It took him until his third season in the league to get over 1,100 yards, a number that he has already passed this season to go along with 9 touchdowns.
Bowe and Lloyd both failed to live up to their potential early in their careers. While we know all about Bowe’s off the field and focus issues, it was the injury bug that held back the super athletic Lloyd. If Brandon Flowers is unable to go on Sunday, Brandon Carr and Javier Arenas will have their hands full.