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Broncos desirous to return to Empower Discipline, re-establish home-field benefit in opposition to Jets

In Teddy Bridgewater’s lone begin in Denver in October 2015, the quarterback was sacked seven instances in entrance of a raucous orange crowd because the eventual Tremendous Bowl champion Broncos beat the Vikings by a area purpose.

Now, Bridgewater is hoping that very same impolite reception greets rookie QB Zach Wilson and the Jets on Sunday afternoon. The Broncos’ 2021 house opener can be a sellout, with 76,125 frenzied followers anticipated to pack Empower Discipline for the group’s first full-capacity regular-season recreation since 2019.

“It was loud, and on third downs you simply needed to buckle down and attempt to block out the noise,” Bridgewater recalled. “Hopefully, we will make the Jets really feel what I felt in 2015.”

The Broncos are double-digit favorites in opposition to winless New York, however their house area hasn’t been a lot of a bonus in recent times. Denver’s 19-21 at house over the previous 5 seasons, a .475 profitable proportion tied for fifth-worst within the NFL.