The Denver Broncos first-team offense and defense has progressively played more in each game. The offense played just six snaps in the first game due to two consecutive three and outs Authentic Bradley Chubb Jersey , but ended up playing a solid quarter and a half in the second game.Head Coach Vance Joseph isn’t going to base the first-team’s playing time off of snaps against the Washington Redskins. He’ll be looking at overall progress before he starts shifting in the backups.“We’re not going to count snaps, we’re going to count progress again,” Joseph said on Wednesday. “We’ll see. Last week we played about a quarter and a half, hopefully we can play more.”That likely means an entire first half, but Joseph isn’t ruling out some second half action for the first-team.“We’ll see,” Joseph said of the starters playing in the second half. “I’m not going to count snaps this week, I’m going to count progress and see where we are. We played a quarter and a half last week, so we’re going to play more this week.”Joseph stressed the idea of counting progress, which he alluded further as meaning seeing positive football plays. Making progress for the Broncos is moving the football on offense and generating some stops on defense. The first-team did a lot of that on both sides of the ball last week against the Chicago Bears.As for the quarterbacks, it should end up being the Case Keenum and Chad Kelly show in this preseason game. It is unlikely we’ll see much of Paxton Lynch - if at all.“Case [Keenum] goes up first and Chad [Kelly] is going to be second, and we’ll see what’s left for Paxton [Lynch],” Joseph said. “Every man dressed has a chance to play. That’s how we’re going to proceed right now with the quarterbacks.”Broncos vs Jets preview: Is this a must-win game for Denver? There is something ominous about a must-win game in Week Five.That’s where the Denver Broncos sit as they head east to face the New York Jets on Sunday. Yes, there’s that sense for the game, but also for what lies ahead; especially if Denver loses. After New York http://www.denverbroncosteamonline.com/jared-veldheer-jersey , in two of the next three games the Broncos host the Los Angeles Rams and are on the road for the Kansas City Chiefs.As Adam Malnati and I talked about on the latest MHR Radio Podcast, if Denver (2-2) gets back on track against the Jets (1-3), it doesn’t guarantee squat, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the alternative. If the Broncos lose, they’re staring down a four-game losing streak, and, in the best case scenario, will win one of six games. Not to compound that ominous sentiment, but Denver’s lack of success on the road doesn’t help. In the last six games played in the East Coast, the Broncos are 1-5. Overall, in the last nine road games they’re 1-8 and 4-13 in the last 17. Buckle up, Broncos Country.Offensive RankingsDenver: Thirteenth in overall offense (383.3 yards), third in rushing (148.3), 19th in passing (235.0) and 25th in points (21.0).New York Jets: Twenty-ninth in overall offense (289.3 yards) http://www.denverbroncosteamonline.com/brandon-mcmanus-jersey , tied for 25th in rushing (88.0), 27th in passing (201.3) and 21st in points (22.3).Defense RankingsDenver: Seventeenth in overall defense (366.8 yards), eighth in rushing (93.8), 20th in passing (273.0) and 17th in points (24.3).New York Jets: Thirteenth in overall defense (355.5 yards), 16th in rushing (108.3), 14th in passing (247.3) and 13th in points (22.3).Here are our keys to the game. Run. The. Damn. Ball If you read MHR after the loss to the Chiefs, it seemed all of our stories hammered Bill Musgrave for the lack of running game, play calling and whom he had on the field in key situations. There’s a reason for that — the Broncos offensive coordinator played a major role in their loss. For the life of me, over two days later, I still can’t wrap my head around calling 22 run plays and rookie Royce Freeman gets only eight. Eight freaking carries for a guy Kansas City still hasn’t tackled. And he wasn’t on the field in the most crucial drive of the game midway through the fourth quarter. That has to change on Sunday. As the stats show, it’s what Denver does well and the Jets can’t stop. Run the damn ball, and get Freeman 15-20 carries. — Ian St. Clair Take advantage of matchups Sign up for FanPulse, our weekly Broncos survey.When the Broncos do pass, Keenum needs to find crossers over the middle of the field. The Jets are an elite pass defense on the boundaries but their backers are exploitable in coverage. I talk about this in GIF Horse http://www.denverbroncosteamonline.com/darian-stewart-jersey , but the Jacksonville Jaguars did this masterfully. — Just_JoRoPaging Von Miller The Broncos need a bounce back game, and their star linebacker is taking a little flack from fans right now. Miller is supposed to be a game changer, but the last two games have seen him vanish a little. With a rookie quarterback under center for the Jets, this seems like the type of game that Miller could tar over. With the lack of turnovers created by the defense, pressure on the QB could lead to a few picks, and strip sacks. Miller needs to be a true game wrecker, and the defense needs to grab some turnovers. — Adam MalnatiPete Trifecta First: Cut Devonte Booker. Any playing time he has is stolen playing time from Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, who I have watched pass block plenty well.Second: Feast on a rookie QB. Listen to Chris Harris Jr and stay aggressive. Don’t give up the easy plays.Third: Start Chad Kelly. Guess what? Last I checked, he hits receivers/tight ends running free down the sideline in stride for touchdowns. He doesn’t overthrow them by a country mile. — Pete Baron Utilize Courtland Sutton One pleasant surprise we got from Monday Night’s loss to the Chiefs was the rookie receiver. He showed us the unique ability to maintain focus on passes, even when wearing defenders as a blanket. This isn’t new to those who have been watching him since training camp, but it is something that should continue. He’s big and strong, and knows how to make plays. I feel like whomever is throwing to him just has to get the ball within his radius and you will get the effort it takes to make the catch. I look for the second- and third-string players to be more impactful this week. There’s too much talent not to take advantage of it. — Casey Barrett Calm the f@$k down! This is for players, coaches and fans. Focus on playing mistake-free football. No hook-and-ladders, no end-arounds (well www.denverbroncosteamonline.com , OK, one of those with Emmanuel Sanders scoring a touchdown is fine), no putting Shaquil Barrett in coverage downfield. Play aggressive pass-rush defense with the Orange Rush and utilize the playmakers on offense. I know it’s trendy in here to call for more Freeman, and I’m not against that, but mostly I would do anything that takes advantage of Andy Janovich’s talent because he’s the true hero in that rush attack and apparently is damn good catching 32-yard passes too. — Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann The MHR Radio Podcast is now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn. Please subscribe to the one that fits your fancy, and also rate and review what you hear.What are your keys to victory for the Broncos?