Dumervil not looking for sacks this week

Elvis Dumervil has the most sacks in the NFL this season, but the Broncos outside linebacker is being realistic about his chances of increasing his lead this week.

The Broncos face the Colts and quarterback Peyton Manning, who is rarely sacked. Despite being second in the NFL in passing attempts, the Colts have allowed a league-low 10 sacks.

"This game, it's not about sacks, it's about being disruptive, getting to him and making him uncomfortable in the pocket," Dumervil said. "It may be farfetched to say you'll get two or three sacks on Peyton, because he knows what's going on behind him and he does a good job getting rid of the ball."

The Broncos know they can't blitz. Manning has always been masterful against the blitz, so don't expect Denver to send many extra defenders.

"I guess he watches a lot of film because he knows what's going on, knows what's coming and knows when you're blitzing," Dumervil said. "There's not much you can say but he knows the game. He's like the (Michael) Jordan of football, he's a really good player."

Even if the Broncos do get to Manning, he does a good job being just elusive enough in the pocket to buy time and deliver the ball.

"His ability to move or slide just slightly in the pocket to allow his linemen to push somebody past or have a better angle to make their blocks successfully -- that's what great movement in the pocket is and he does that as well as anybody else," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said.


--S David Bruton returned to practice on Thursday, after being held out Wednesday with an ankle injury. If he continues to make strides he should be available on Sunday.

--S Brian Dawkins practiced in full again Thursday. He missed some practice time last week but will play this week in a tough matchup against the Colts.

--LB D.J. Williams will be an important piece of the Broncos' defense this week. He stays on the field in all situations, and he will be the main run-stopper if the Colts decide to run against Denver's nickel package.

--QB Kyle Orton is still on the injury report with an ankle injury but has practiced in full for a few weeks. Orton has shown he is fully healthy from an injury that caused him to miss a start against San Diego.

--RB Knowshon Moreno leads all NFL rookies with 774 rushing yards. He is on pace for 1,032 yards. The Broncos haven't had a 1,000 yard rusher since 2006.

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