<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> broncos]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/broncos Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:04:21 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Shane Ray, Jake Butt make '17 debut at Broncos practice ]]> http://gazette.com/shane-ray-jake-butt-make-17-debut-at-broncos-practice/article/1613519?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shane-ray-jake-butt-make-17-debut-at-broncos-practice/article/1613519?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Amid all the handwringing over their meltdown against the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos got a booster shot Wednesday when outside linebacker Shane Ray and rookie tight end Jake Butt participated in practice.

It was Ray's first practice since he broke his left wrist in late July, and Butt's first chance to take snaps with the starters since being drafted in April while recovering from knee surgery.

"Felt great," Butt said as he hurried off to watch the film.

The star at Michigan slipped from a projected first-round draft pick to the fifth round after tearing his right ACL in the Orange Bowl.



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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:43:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Bears lean heavily to the run to protect rookie quarterback]]> http://gazette.com/bears-lean-heavily-to-the-run-to-protect-rookie-quarterback/article/feed/503069?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bears-lean-heavily-to-the-run-to-protect-rookie-quarterback/article/feed/503069?custom_click=rss

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Throwing 16 times a game runs contrary to popular methods for winning in the NFL, or getting a passer experience.

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Tribusky doesn't care if his offense continues playing it safe — as long as it's in a victory.

"As a quarterback, you want to be throwing the ball, but as a competitor and leader of this team, you're going to do whatever it takes to win," Trubisky said. "And if it's running the ball, if it's passing the ball, whatever it is, that's what we're going to do."

Trubisky goes into Sunday's home game at Soldier Field against Carolina with only 41 pass attempts in two games, as the Bears have leaned heavily on the running of Jordan Howard.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:08:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Shane Ray, Jake Butt make '17 debut at Broncos practice]]> http://gazette.com/shane-ray-jake-butt-make-17-debut-at-broncos-practice/article/feed/503064?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shane-ray-jake-butt-make-17-debut-at-broncos-practice/article/feed/503064?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Amid all the handwringing over their meltdown against the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos got a booster shot Wednesday when outside linebacker Shane Ray and rookie tight end Jake Butt participated in practice.

It was Ray's first practice since he broke his left wrist in late July, and Butt's first chance to take snaps with the starters since being drafted in April while recovering from knee surgery.

"Felt great," Butt said as he hurried off to watch the film.

The star at Michigan slipped from a projected first-round draft pick to the fifth round after tearing his right ACL in the Orange Bowl.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:52:35 -0600 <![CDATA[NFL receives overall B in racial, gender hiring practices]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-receives-overall-b-in-racial-gender-hiring-practices/article/feed/503049?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-receives-overall-b-in-racial-gender-hiring-practices/article/feed/503049?custom_click=rss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — During a time in which player activism in the NFL has become a polarizing issue, the league continues to receive high grades for racial hiring practices in a diversity report that also finds that gender hiring has slightly dipped.

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released its annual racial and gender report card Wednesday, giving the NFL its eighth straight A for its racial hiring — primarily on the strength of incremental increases in coaches and general managers of color. The league received just a C for gender hiring, and an overall B grade for race and gender hiring.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:12:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants CB Rodgers-Cromartie accepts blame for suspension]]> http://gazette.com/giants-cb-rodgers-cromartie-accepts-blame-for-suspension/article/feed/503044?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-cb-rodgers-cromartie-accepts-blame-for-suspension/article/feed/503044?custom_click=rss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A seemingly happy Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has returned to the New York Giants and is accepting the blame for a blowup with coach Ben McAdoo that led to a one-game suspension.

The cornerback practiced with the team on Wednesday for the first time since being suspended indefinitely a week ago after leaving the team headquarters before practice. The Giants reinstated the 10-year veteran Tuesday after he spoke with McAdoo.

The 31-year-old, who joined the Giants in 2014, insisted he mishandled the events leading to his suspension, both in how he acted during a game against the Chargers on Oct.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:44:26 -0600 <![CDATA[FANTASY PLAYS: Week 7 players to start or sit]]> http://gazette.com/fantasy-plays-week-7-players-to-start-or-sit/article/feed/503028?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fantasy-plays-week-7-players-to-start-or-sit/article/feed/503028?custom_click=rss

With two teams on bye this week, you figured setting your fantasy football lineup would be easy.

Unfortunately, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, Denver wideout Emmanuel Sanders is out due to an ankle injury and Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette will try to play through his ankle injury.

Still, the matchups give several suggestions that can help you determine who to start in Week 7.

START 'EM

Quarterback

— Marcus Mariota, Tennessee at Cleveland

The Browns have yielded the second most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to opposing QBs and have given up the most passing TDs (14). Although Mariota didn't run the ball much, he threw for 306 yards in Week 7, and didn't re-inj

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:50:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Road teams above .500, AFC West dominating KC now at Oakland]]> http://gazette.com/road-teams-above-.500-afc-west-dominating-kc-now-at-oakland/article/feed/503010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/road-teams-above-.500-afc-west-dominating-kc-now-at-oakland/article/feed/503010?custom_click=rss No longer unbeaten, Kansas City now must concentrate on remaining atop the AFC West and, if the Chiefs can manage it, in front of the rest of the conference pack.

The first step toward that comes Thursday night at Oakland, not exactly a favorite destination for the Chiefs through the years.

Except that recently, KC doesn't lose within the division. Andy Reid's crew has won 12 in a row against the AFC West, five straight and seven of the past eight against the Raiders. Most of those wins weren't close.

"I wish I had the secret," Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith says. "I'm sure it's a ton of things. It's ultimately about the 53 guys.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:40:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Receiver River Cracraft says he's signed with Broncos ]]> http://gazette.com/receiver-river-cracraft-says-hes-signed-with-broncos/article/1613461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/receiver-river-cracraft-says-hes-signed-with-broncos/article/1613461?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Former Washington State slot receiver River Cracraft tweeted Tuesday that he's joined the injury-ravaged Denver Broncos, who lost Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie to ankle injuries last weekend.

Cracraft caught 218 passes for 2,701 yards and 20 touchdowns over four seasons for the Cougars. He went undrafted in April after missing the last three games of his senior season with a torn ACL.

On Tuesday, the Broncos (3-2), who visit the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) this weekend, released defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin and placed guard Billy Turner on injured reserve following surgery on his left hand, which he broke Sunday.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:42:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Receiver River Cracraft says he's signed with Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/receiver-river-cracraft-says-hes-signed-with-broncos/article/feed/502817?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/receiver-river-cracraft-says-hes-signed-with-broncos/article/feed/502817?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former Washington State slot receiver River Cracraft tweeted Tuesday that he's joined the injury-ravaged Denver Broncos, who lost Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie to ankle injuries last weekend.

Cracraft caught 218 passes for 2,701 yards and 20 touchdowns over four seasons for the Cougars. He went undrafted in April after missing the last three games of his senior season with a torn ACL.

On Tuesday, the Broncos (3-2), who visit the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) this weekend, released defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin and placed guard Billy Turner on injured reserve following surgery on his left hand, which he broke Sunday.

Rubin played sparingly in two games for Denver after signing Sept. 15. Rub

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:12:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Eagles top AP Pro32 poll for 1st time]]> http://gazette.com/eagles-top-ap-pro32-poll-for-1st-time/article/feed/502746?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eagles-top-ap-pro32-poll-for-1st-time/article/feed/502746?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — Fly, Eagles, Fly.

For the first time, the Philadelphia Eagles top the AP Pro 32 poll .

The Eagles moved up two spots to No. 1 after last Thursday's win over Carolina. The Eagles are 5-1 and have the best record in the NFC.

Philadelphia received five of 12 first-place votes for 376 points Tuesday in balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL.

"Carson Wentz has quickly come into his own, and the Eagles' hyper-aggressive defense has suddenly made Philly the team to beat in the NFC East ... and maybe even the NFL," Newsday's Bob Glauber said.

The Kansas City Chiefs slipped a spot to No. 2 after their first setback of the season, a 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh at Arrowhead Stadium on Sun

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:05:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants end suspension for cornerback Rodgers-Cromartie]]> http://gazette.com/giants-end-suspension-for-cornerback-rodgers-cromartie/article/feed/502650?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-end-suspension-for-cornerback-rodgers-cromartie/article/feed/502650?custom_click=rss EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Giants have ended their suspension of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for insubordination.

Team officials announced Tuesday that Rodgers-Cromartie was reinstated to the active roster after missing the team's game against Denver on Sunday night.

The team says Rodgers-Cromartie met with coach Ben McAdoo on Tuesday morning, then was taken off of the reserve/suspended by club list.

The 31-year-old veteran was suspended for leaving the team facility before practice last week. He also left the bench then returned in the second half of the Giants' loss to the Chargers, a move that prompted McAdoo to make Rodgers-Cromartie inactive for the Broncos game.

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:02:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Chiefs aim to run AFC West win streak to 13 in Oakland]]> http://gazette.com/chiefs-aim-to-run-afc-west-win-streak-to-13-in-oakland/article/feed/502664?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chiefs-aim-to-run-afc-west-win-streak-to-13-in-oakland/article/feed/502664?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have played nearly a season's worth of games against the AFC West without a loss, dominating one of the toughest divisions in football with ruthless efficiency.

They've figured out a way to solve their nemesis, the Broncos. They've found a solution to their hated rival, the Raiders. They've certainly had their way with the also-rans, the Chargers.

Good luck trying to explain how they've done it.

"I wish I could tell you," Smith said, when asked about the string of 12 straight division wins, which the Chiefs hope to push to 13 when they visit Oakland on Thursday night.

"I wish I had the secret," he said. "I'm sure it's a ton of things. It's ultimately about the 53 gu

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:46:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos could be without 5 offensive players Sunday]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-could-be-without-5-offensive-players-sunday/article/1613364?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-could-be-without-5-offensive-players-sunday/article/1613364?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos were struggling on offense even when they were healthy. Now, they'll have to navigate a spate of injuries to their quarterback, two receivers and two tackles.

Trevor Siemian briefly left the Broncos' 23-10 loss to the Giants on Sunday night after jamming his left (non-throwing) shoulder while trying to make a diving tackle on cornerback Janoris Jenkins' pick-6 just before the half.

"He's tough, mentally and physically," wide receiver Bennie Fowler said. "We know he'll be ready on Sundays."

Siemian's MRI on Monday showed no ill effects from the injury but he'll be without several teammates next week when the Broncos (3-2) visit the Los Angeles Chargers



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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:32:24 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL Overreactions: Romo will leave the booth, save Packers]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-overreactions-romo-will-leave-the-booth-save-packers/article/feed/502495?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-overreactions-romo-will-leave-the-booth-save-packers/article/feed/502495?custom_click=rss

Tony Romo will rescue the cheeseheads.

Soon after Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone , Romo's name was mentioned as a potential replacement for the injured Green Bay Packers quarterback.

Romo even hinted he may not stay retired Thursday night during the broadcast for the Eagles-Panthers game. Surely, he'd jump at a chance to leave his cushy job in the booth to return to the NFL and play in his home state.

The Packers (4-2) may be without Rodgers for the rest of the season. If so, they're finished. But Romo could jump right in and lead them to the Super Bowl, right?

The same Romo who hasn't thrown a pass since New Year's Day? The one who last started a regular-season game 23 months ago?

Romo was

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:08:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos could be without 5 offensive players Sunday]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-could-be-without-5-offensive-players-sunday/article/feed/502448?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-could-be-without-5-offensive-players-sunday/article/feed/502448?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos were struggling on offense even when they were healthy. Now, they'll have to navigate a spate of injuries to their quarterback, two receivers and two tackles.

Trevor Siemian briefly left the Broncos' 23-10 loss to the Giants on Sunday night after jamming his left (non-throwing) shoulder while trying to make a diving tackle on cornerback Janoris Jenkins' pick-6 just before the half.

"He's tough, mentally and physically," wide receiver Bennie Fowler said. "We know he'll be ready on Sundays."

Siemian's MRI on Monday showed no ill effects from the injury but he'll be without several teammates next week when the Broncos (3-2) visit the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4).

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]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:35:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants win with smash-mouth football/ DRC-McAdoo to meet]]> http://gazette.com/giants-win-with-smash-mouth-football-drc-mcadoo-to-meet/article/feed/502426?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-win-with-smash-mouth-football-drc-mcadoo-to-meet/article/feed/502426?custom_click=rss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ben McAdoo and the New York Giants finally rediscovered the secret to winning a football game.

With all their playmaking receivers lost for the season with injuries, the Giants (1-5) took a page from their past. They played smash-mouth football. They ran the ball. They stopped the run. They didn't turn it over, and they made the big plays when they needed them in a stunning 23-10 win over the Broncos in Denver.

McAdoo even changed. With his team in turmoil following five straight losses and his defense unhappy with his indefinite suspension of popular cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the second-year coach made sure he was more accessible to his team.

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]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:20:23 -0600 <![CDATA[FANTASY PLAYS: The ripple effects of Aaron Rodgers' injury]]> http://gazette.com/fantasy-plays-the-ripple-effects-of-aaron-rodgers-injury/article/feed/502380?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fantasy-plays-the-ripple-effects-of-aaron-rodgers-injury/article/feed/502380?custom_click=rss

The prime topic of conversation around fantasy football this week is clear: How does the broken collarbone injury for Aaron Rodgers affect the Packers and fantasy football for the rest of this season?

Rodgers' injury not only affects those who have him on their fantasy team, but also those who have Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Ty Montgomery on their rosters. The Packers have one of the best offenses in football but will now be relegated to hoping that a little-known backup, Brett Hundley, can hold down the fort. That seems unlikely.

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]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:59:58 -0600 <![CDATA[David Ramsey: Trevor Siemian throws Broncos season into chaos]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-trevor-siemian-throws-broncos-season-into-chaos/article/1613305?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-trevor-siemian-throws-broncos-season-into-chaos/article/1613305?custom_click=rss

DENVER – With Peyton Manning in the big house, with a chance to creep close to the Chiefs, with a winless team as the opponent, Trevor Siemian delivered a blundering performance that doomed his Broncos to defeat.

Sunday’s 23-10 loss to the Giants throws the Broncos season into chaos. Denver travels to Los Angeles next week to face the suddenly surging Chargers, followed by journeys to Kansas City and Philadelphia, where the hottest teams in the NFL dwell. The Broncos could soon be shackled with a losing record.

And the loss shakes Siemian’s status. Yes, he remains the clear leader of the Bronco offense, but another debacle against the Chargers will open the door to a quarterback controversy.



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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:05:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: That — whatever that was — was the worst: Mile High turns on Broncos in "pathetic" loss to New York Giants]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-that-whatever-that-was-was-the-worst-mile-high-turns-on-broncos-in-pathetic-loss-to-new-york-giants/article/1613304?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-that-whatever-that-was-was-the-worst-mile-high-turns-on-broncos-in-pathetic-loss-to-new-york-giants/article/1613304?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Booooo.

In the Age of Apologies, the Broncos should send one ASAP. That — whatever that was — was the worst performance I’ve ever seen by a Colorado professional sports team playing at home. And I was a Nuggets fan in the ’90s.

New York Giants 23, Broncozzzzz 10.

Here are some other nevers, if you’re scoring at home (since the Broncos aren’t): I’ve never heard a Mile High crowd so quiet, until it booed. And the boos were 100-percent deserved and not loud enough. Many of the 75,174 who attended left early. The Broncos experienced a premature evacuation.

“We got our ass kicked tonight,” running back C.J. Anderson said.



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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:29:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Giants take road less traveled to 23-10 shocker in Denver]]> http://gazette.com/giants-take-road-less-traveled-to-23-10-shocker-in-denver/article/feed/502203?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-take-road-less-traveled-to-23-10-shocker-in-denver/article/feed/502203?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — One suspension, three season-ending surgeries, six sidelined starters and seven lineup changes to accommodate this whole mess.

Not exactly the usual path to success, but one the New York Giants successfully navigated in a stunning 23-10 win Sunday night over the bewildered Denver Broncos .

The Giants (1-5) controlled the trenches, rolling over the league's best run defense for 148 yards and limiting the NFL's third-best ground game to a meager 46 yards.

"It was good that we could play this style of football and get a win," Eli Manning said in his first game without injured wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris, all of whom got hurt last week.

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]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:56:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Rapid Reaction: Broncos, Siemian collapse in baffling loss to previously winless Giants]]> http://gazette.com/rapid-reaction-broncos-siemian-collapse-in-baffling-loss-to-previously-winless-giants/article/1613303?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rapid-reaction-broncos-siemian-collapse-in-baffling-loss-to-previously-winless-giants/article/1613303?custom_click=rss

DENVER – Wow. That was ugly.

The Broncos could have crept right behind the Chiefs. The Broncos could have marked themselves as a strong candidate for the playoffs.

Instead, the Broncos turned in one of their worst performances of the past 10 seasons in a 23-10 loss to the New York Giants, who stumbled into Mile High winless and riddled with injury and bereft of any serious hope for the playoffs.

The loss leaves the Broncos riddled with questions. The running game was virtually non-existent. The passing game was erratic. A winless team dominated the Broncos at home.



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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:43:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Brock Osweiler could find himself in spotlight vs. Giants]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-brock-osweiler-could-find-himself-in-spotlight-vs.-giants/article/1613257?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-brock-osweiler-could-find-himself-in-spotlight-vs.-giants/article/1613257?custom_click=rss

Only three current NFL quarterbacks reached the postseason every year from 2012-16 as their teams won division titles and playoff games, played in the Super Bowl twice and earned one or two World Championship rings.

Name them.

I’ll give you time to think.
(Pause)
Tom Brady. Of course.
Aaron Rodgers. Wrong.
Russell Wilson. Correct.
And the third is… wait for it.
Brock Osweiler. Gotcha!

Will Osweiler play Sunday night against the Giants because of a Broncos’ blowout or flame out?

Is it Brocktober?

Back with the Broncos, Brock has become H. G. Wells’ “Invisible Man’’.

Related:Ramsey blog: How impressive are Denver Broncos' three victories?

Nobody seems to realize



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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:08:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Giants at Broncos: Report card and prediction]]> http://gazette.com/giants-at-broncos-report-card-and-prediction/article/1613181?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-at-broncos-report-card-and-prediction/article/1613181?custom_click=rss

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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:37:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: The winless Giants on 'Sunday Night Football'? Trevor Siemian and Broncos offense should pass]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-the-winless-giants-on-sunday-night-football-trevor-siemian-and-broncos-offense-should-pass/article/1613180?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-the-winless-giants-on-sunday-night-football-trevor-siemian-and-broncos-offense-should-pass/article/1613180?custom_click=rss

DENVER — If Mike McCoy, Trevor Siemian and the Broncos offense are more than a one-trick pony, "Sunday Night Football" is a perfect time to show it.

The NFL’s newest doormat comes to Mile High. The Broncos should stomp on the winless Giants and remove the specks of dirt from their profile.

There’s not much dirt on the Broncos. They aren't the pushover that so many experts expected. The running game is bruise (C.J. Anderson) and burn (Jamaal Charles), the defense is the “No Fly Zone” and “Ground Control” (and hasn’t missed Wade Phillips), the new coach has handled the divisive and self-defeating national anthem protests like an old pro.



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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:36:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey blog: How impressive are Denver Broncos' three victories?]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-how-impressive-are-denver-broncos-three-victories/article/1613146?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-how-impressive-are-denver-broncos-three-victories/article/1613146?custom_click=rss

The Broncos boast the AFC's second-best record, behind only the 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

But . . .

The Broncos three victories were against shaky competition. The Chargers, Cowboys and Raiders all are struggling this season with a combined 5-10 record. Remember, the Broncos barely defeated the Chargers and Raiders.

When the Broncos dominated the Cowboys, it seemed a big statement of their might. The Cowboys were expected to be among the NFC's most powerful teams.

That expectation has faded, perhaps on its way to vanishing.

The Chiefs, meanwhile, have defeated opponents with a combined 13-12 record, including a win over the 5-1 Eagles.

Sunday evening will not give Bronco fans a clear look at their



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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:26:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Loss of OBJ steals some thunder from Giants-Broncos game ]]> http://gazette.com/loss-of-obj-steals-some-thunder-from-giants-broncos-game/article/1613118?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/loss-of-obj-steals-some-thunder-from-giants-broncos-game/article/1613118?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Aqib Talib is bummed out, although not nearly as much as Eli Manning.

Like so many football fans, the star Denver Broncos cornerback was eager for his marquee matchup with Odell Beckham Jr. before the Giants star receiver broke his left ankle against the Chargers last week.

"I love going against the best, and just to see him go out like that is just ugly," Talib said. "I don't even like to think about it. I definitely was looking forward to the matchup. Maybe next year."

The Giants (0-5) stagger into Denver (3-1) a team in turmoil.



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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:09:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos QB Paxton Lynch throwing again, aims to return soon ]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-qb-paxton-lynch-throwing-again-aims-to-return-soon/article/1613117?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-qb-paxton-lynch-throwing-again-aims-to-return-soon/article/1613117?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Paxton Lynch has resumed throwing after almost seven weeks and said that he aims to return to action this season.

"Yeah, yeah, for sure," Lynch said, dismissing any notion of this being a "redshirt" year for him.

The former first-round draft pick sprained his right shoulder Aug. 26 in an exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers shortly after he was officially beaten out by Trevor Siemian for the starting job.

That injury led the Broncos to re-sign Peyton Manning's former backup, Brock Osweiler, and for just $750,000 because the Cleveland Browns are on the hook for the remaining $15.25 million on Osweiler's contract.



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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:49:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Super Bowl hero, former Bronco, Tracy Porter arrested on drug, battery charges]]> http://gazette.com/super-bowl-hero-former-bronco-tracy-porter-arrested-on-drug-battery-charges/article/1613078?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/super-bowl-hero-former-bronco-tracy-porter-arrested-on-drug-battery-charges/article/1613078?custom_click=rss

BATON ROUGE - A Super Bowl Saint was arrested in Baton Rouge on drug and battery charges.

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, officers arrested Tracy Porter on Oct. 10 after a woman claimed he attacked her five days earlier.

According to the affidavit, the unidentified victim came to police on Oct. 5 and told them she was in an argument with Porter that turned physical. The victim stated that she met with Porter to get the keys to her home back, but he was upset and pushed her up against his car.

Porter also played for the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears from 2012 to 2016.



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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:15:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos insist star receivers will get their chances ]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-insist-star-receivers-will-get-their-chances/article/1613034?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-insist-star-receivers-will-get-their-chances/article/1613034?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Emmanuel Sanders called Denver "wide receiver heaven " after Mike McCoy returned this year for a second stint as the Broncos' offensive architect.

It hasn't exactly been nirvana for Sanders and fellow star Demaryius Thomas so far.

Blanketed by defensive backs, the veteran receivers have combined for just 38 catches and two touchdowns.

Sanders has both of the scores but his 20 catches for 190 yards work out to 9.5 yards per catch, well below his career average of 13.4.

He is on pace for a 760-yard season, which would be his worst since joining the Broncos in 2014 and embarking on three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Thomas is averaging 13.7 yards a catch on 18 grabs,



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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:28:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Peyton Manning elected to Colorado Sports Hall of Fame]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-elected-to-colorado-sports-hall-of-fame/article/1612961?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-elected-to-colorado-sports-hall-of-fame/article/1612961?custom_click=rss

Peyton Manning will add another accolade to his lengthy resume.

In April, the two-time Super Bowl champion will be inducted as the 33rd Bronco in Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Joining Manning in the Class of 2018 is late Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam, former Northern Colorado football coach Joe Glenn, former Fairview High football coach Sam Pagano, former basketball player Tracy Hill and late Colorado State football and track star Alex Burl.

Manning signed with the Broncos in free agency of 2012 after playing his first 14 NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. In 2013, he starred in one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history (606 points, 55 passing touchdowns, 5,444 passing yards), while guiding the Broncos



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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:29:22 -0600