- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

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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