BRONCOS VS. PATRIOTS: DENVER CORNERBACK OUT WITH INJURY

Broncos CB Chris Harris is out of the playoffs with a torn ACL

According to a reliable YouWager news source, Chris Harris, a cornerback for the Denver Broncos will miss the rest of the 2013 NFL football wagering season’s postseason. An MRI has detected a torn ACL in the player’s left knee.

John Fox, head coach of the Denver Broncos, told YouWager’s source, “There’s no doubt he’s one of our better performers on defense throughout this season, but … we’ve lost some pretty good performers throughout the season and this team’s been resilient.”

Last Sunday, Harris got hurt during the third quarter when Denver defeated San Diego 24-17 in the AFC divisional playoffs. With Harris out, San Diego’s quarterback, Philip Rivers, was able to rally the team to challenge Denver’s 17 point lead, as veteran cornerback Quentin Jammer failed to replace Harris on the Broncos defense. Fortunately for the Broncos, Peyton Manning was able to convert a series of third downs.

Harris had been an active part of Denver’s defense, with 65 tackles, 3 interceptions and 15 pass breakups. Paris Lenon, a linebacker for Denver, told YouWager’s source, “It’s another disappointment for us. Somebody else that we’ve been battling with that has been a huge part of this team and this defense that is down. It’s an opportunity for somebody else to step up and play big.”

Coach Fox would not tell reporters if Jammer would continue as a replacement for Harris in the AFC Championship match on Sunday. The 14-3 Broncos have struggled to overcome numerous injuries in the 2013 NFL football wagering season, especially on their defense. Losing Harris at cornerback, some experienced online sportsbook bettors point out, could really cost them.

Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, known as “Pot Roast” to buddies on the Broncos, said, “It’s terrible news. You hate to see a guy having a great year, going into a contract year (get hurt). I wish him the best. I wish him a speedy recovery, but we just have to focus on the task at hand right now and that’s New England. Whoever will fill his shoes, whoever we put in there, has to step up.”

Coach Fox does have other options. Besides Jammer, he may be able to count on Champ Bailey, a veteran player returning from a foot injury. Bailey holds Denver’s record for interceptions. He’s been in 11 Pro Bowls and is considered by online oddsmakers to be one of the best pass defenders in the history of the NFL.

Chris Harris is the fifth key defensive player that Denver has lost to injury in the 2013 NFL football wagering season. His absence on the field immediately made a noticeable difference in San Diego’s point production. Peyton Manning said, “Philip got hot there in the second half. I did not want to give him the ball back there at the end. There was some real want-to on our offense’s part to stay on the field on that last series.”

Harris will have the summer to recover. Usually, according to a senior NFL analyst at YouWager, a player needs 6 to 9 months off after a torn ACL.

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