Broncos-Lions Capsule

DENVER (2-0) at DETROIT (0-2)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Broncos 2-0, Lions 0-2

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 6-5

LAST MEETING - Lions beat Broncos 45-10, Oct. 30, 2011

LAST WEEK - Broncos beat Chiefs 31-24; Lions lost to Vikings 26-16

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 3, Lions (tie) No. 22

BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (29), PASS (26)

BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (18), PASS (1)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (T-25), RUSH (31), PASS (11)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (29), PASS (24)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Broncos QB Peyton Manning (5,977) needs 23 completions to join Brett Favre (6,300) as only players with 6,000. ... Manning is 3-0 vs. Lions. ... Since entering NFL in 2010, Denver WR Demaryius Thomas has 41 TD catches, tied for first among AFC WRs. ... Broncos opponents have converted 10 percent of third downs, lowest rate in league. ... Denver opponents averaging 0.31 yards per play in red zone. ... Manning has been sacked seven times through two games after being sacked only 17 times all of last season. ... Detroit QB Matthew Stafford has 19,444 yards passing since 2011, second most in league. ... Stafford has won five straight starts at home. ... Lions rank last in NFL in opponent field position, allowing teams to start, on average, at 36-yard line. ... Detroit has committed league-low 10 penalties. ... Fantasy Tip: Stafford has been bothered by injured ribs but has been able to practice. If he's scratched from start this weekend, Dan Orlovsky is backup.

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