<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> broncos]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/broncos Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:11:58 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Texans place star DE JJ Watt on injured reserve]]> http://gazette.com/texans-place-star-de-jj-watt-on-injured-reserve/article/feed/403489?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/texans-place-star-de-jj-watt-on-injured-reserve/article/feed/403489?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt is out until at least December and could miss the rest of the season with an injured back, leaving the Texans searching for ways to deal with the loss of the NFL's best defensive player.

Watt was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, which means he'll be out for a minimum of eight weeks.

"You can never replace the best player in the NFL," coach Bill O'Brien said. "When someone like that goes down, it's a tough thing obviously, but at the same time ... this is a team.

"A team made up of some really good veteran leaders, some really good young players. We're looking forward to the challenges that are ahead."

O'Brien said Watt had re-injured his back and putting him on IR was the best thi

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:48:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Flaws and all, Denver's defense the NFL's gold standard]]> http://gazette.com/flaws-and-all-denvers-defense-the-nfls-gold-standard/article/feed/403698?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flaws-and-all-denvers-defense-the-nfls-gold-standard/article/feed/403698?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are working to plug the rushing lanes and escape routes that have fans missing Malik Jackson or at least his replacement, Vance Walker, who blew out his right knee in training camp.

If the Broncos can keep running backs and quarterbacks from breaking free, they should have a shot at fulfilling safety T.J. Ward's vision of becoming the best defense ever.

No team since the Chicago Bears of the mid-1980s has followed up a transcendent season with such sustainability.

Flaws and all, Denver's defense remains the gold standard around the NFL these days.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:47:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Newton: I have to get ball out quicker, get it to Benjamin]]> http://gazette.com/newton-i-have-to-get-ball-out-quicker-get-it-to-benjamin/article/feed/403686?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/newton-i-have-to-get-ball-out-quicker-get-it-to-benjamin/article/feed/403686?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he needs to get rid of the football quicker — and get it to his big wide receiver a little more, too.

The Panthers All-Pro quarterback took eight sacks on Sunday from the Minnesota Vikings, including one for a safety that led to Carolina's first home loss since Nov. 16. 2014.

A byproduct of the Vikings constant pressure on Newton was he only threw one pass to his favorite wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin — that resulting in an incompletion in the final minutes.

"That can't happen," Newton said Wednesday. "If I'm speaking for it, that won't happen again. He's too good of a player.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:56:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Ramsey blog: Yes, Tim Tebow really hits home run in 1st professional at-bat]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-yes-tim-tebow-really-hits-home-run-in-1st-professional-at-bat/article/1586588?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-yes-tim-tebow-really-hits-home-run-in-1st-professional-at-bat/article/1586588?custom_click=rss

Tim Tebow is 29,  and he has an unlikely dream. He wants to play Major League Baseball.

Doubters abound. There's little in life more difficult than hitting an MLB curveball.

But Tebow got off to a strong start when he hit a home run to left-center on the first pitch of his first at-bat in an instructional league game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Tebow was playing for the New York Mets (instructional league team) against the St. Louis Cardinals.

"I feel like every day I’m getting a little more comfortable,” Tebow told ESPN. “It’s great just to see live pitching and get live at-bats. I’m just getting a little bit better every day. That’s the goal.



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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:02:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Arizona signs long-snapper Brewer, punter Quigley, LB Bartu]]> http://gazette.com/arizona-signs-long-snapper-brewer-punter-quigley-lb-bartu/article/feed/403607?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arizona-signs-long-snapper-brewer-punter-quigley-lb-bartu/article/feed/403607?custom_click=rss TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed long-snapper Aaron Brewer, punter Ryan Quigley and linebacker Joplo Bartu.

Brewer replaces rookie Kameron Canady, who was released by the club Tuesday. Brewer was the long snapper of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos the past four seasons. He spent the preseason with the Chicago Bears before being released in the team's final roster cuts.

Quigley is needed because punter Drew Butler is out with an ankle injury. Quigley punted for the New York Jets the past three seasons. He was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars on June 16.

Bartu played inside linebacker in 41 career games, 26 as a starter, in three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars. He wa

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:52:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Dolphins-Bengals Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/dolphins-bengals-capsule/article/feed/403554?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dolphins-bengals-capsule/article/feed/403554?custom_click=rss MIAMI (1-2) at CINCINNATI (1-2)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. EDT, NFL Network

OPENING LINE — Bengals by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 1-2, Cincinnati 0-2-1

SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 16-5

LAST MEETING — Dolphins beat Bengals 22-20, OT, Oct. 31, 2013

LAST WEEK — Dolphins beat Browns 30-24, OT; Bengals lost to Broncos 29-17

AP PRO32 RANKING — Dolphins No. 26, Bengals No. 14

DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (25), PASS (10).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (31), PASS (18).

BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (27), PASS (7).

BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (18t), PASS (13).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Miami playing third road game in first fo

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:22:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Bengals close to full strength vs Dolphins on Thursday night]]> http://gazette.com/bengals-close-to-full-strength-vs-dolphins-on-thursday-night/article/feed/403555?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bengals-close-to-full-strength-vs-dolphins-on-thursday-night/article/feed/403555?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is finished with his NFL suspension, looking to put his emphatic imprint on Cincinnati's struggling defense.

Tight end Tyler Eifert is close to full strength after recovering from ankle surgery, eager to become the top passing option near the goal line again.

The Bengals are finally back together, looking to dig out of their worst start in five years when they host the Dolphins on Thursday night.

The Bengals (1-2) have been out of sync on both offense and defense. They failed to make any game-turning plays in the fourth quarter of back-to-back losses against the Steelers and the Broncos. With Burfict back and Eifert close to form, they've got two of their top playmakers ava

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:16:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Burfict back. Will he be under control for Bengals?]]> http://gazette.com/burfict-back.-will-he-be-under-control-for-bengals/article/feed/403556?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/burfict-back.-will-he-be-under-control-for-bengals/article/feed/403556?custom_click=rss

Burfict's back, just in time for the Bengals.

Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has completed his three-game NFL suspension for repeated illegal hits. Cincinnati certainly hopes he returns with an edge to his game, but a controllable one.

We'll find out Thursday night when the Bengals (tied for No. 14, AP Pro32) are 6-point favorites over the struggling Dolphins (No. 26, AP Pro32). Cincinnati has lost its past two.

"I still want him to be an aggressive player," defensive coordinator Paul Guenther says. "I don't want any linebackers being passive. But again, at the same time, people are going to be looking for him, so he's got to understand that and do it the right way. Hopefully he learned his lesson off what happened.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:15:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian named AFC Player of the Week]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-quarterback-trevor-siemian-named-afc-player-of-the-week/article/1586566?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-quarterback-trevor-siemian-named-afc-player-of-the-week/article/1586566?custom_click=rss

Have an NFL road debut, Trevor Siemian.

The Denver Broncos’ quarterback was named AFC Player of the Week after he torched the Cincinnati Bengals for 312 yards and four touchdowns in a 29-17 win Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

Siemian is 3-0 after three career starts. He is the NFL’s 11th-rated passer entering the Broncos’ next game Sunday at Tampa Bay, on the strength of a 95.9 rating based off five touchdown passes, three interceptions and 756 yards on 63 of 94 completions.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:41:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Once Broncos stuff the run, it's Miller & Ray's time]]> http://gazette.com/once-broncos-stuff-the-run-its-miller-rays-time/article/1586533?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/once-broncos-stuff-the-run-its-miller-rays-time/article/1586533?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — If a quarterback wants to keep Denver's devastating pass rush at bay, it seems his only option is to hand the ball off to his running back.

Andy Dalton stayed upright while throwing just eight times in the first half Sunday, but once the Broncos adjusted to stuff the run, he was forced to drop back.

That's when Von Miller picked up his NFL-best fifth sack and Shane Ray became the first player in 14 years to collect three sacks in his first NFL start as the Broncos (3-0) beat the Bengals 29-17 .

"I think it was obvious that they were trying to keep Von off of their quarterback," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said. "... But we hung in there. They key was us coming back in the second half and stopping the



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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:00:35 -0600
<![CDATA[AP Power Rankings: This time it's Pats, Denver tied at No. 1]]> http://gazette.com/ap-power-rankings-this-time-its-pats-denver-tied-at-no.-1/article/feed/403215?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-power-rankings-this-time-its-pats-denver-tied-at-no.-1/article/feed/403215?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — The Denver Broncos are off to a perfect start under quarterback Trevor Siemian. The New England Patriots also are 3-0 despite playing without superstar Tom Brady.

The past two Super Bowl winners also share the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll released on Tuesday.

The Patriots received six first-place votes and the Broncos earned five and both have 377 points from balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL.

It's the second consecutive week for a tie at the top spot in the poll. Last week the Patriots and Steelers were tied at No. 1.

The Patriots will play their last game without the suspended Brady when they host the Bills on Sunday.

"The genius of Bill Belichick has the Patr

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:12:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Bengals think they're better with volatile Burfict back]]> http://gazette.com/bengals-think-theyre-better-with-volatile-burfict-back/article/feed/403131?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bengals-think-theyre-better-with-volatile-burfict-back/article/feed/403131?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals aren't sure how many plays they'll get out of linebacker Vontaze Burfict in his first game back from a league suspension.

They know that no matter what the number, it'll likely make a difference.

Burfict sat out the first three games for his repeated illegal hits, including one during the Bengals' latest first-round playoff loss. His hit to receiver Antonio Brown's head drew a penalty that set up Pittsburgh's last-minute field goal for an 18-16 win at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals (1-2) had their defense shredded during a 29-17 loss to Denver on Sunday, with Trevor Siemian throwing a career-high four touchdown passes.

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:24:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Once Broncos stuff the run, it's Miller & Ray's time]]> http://gazette.com/once-broncos-stuff-the-run-its-miller-rays-time/article/feed/403067?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/once-broncos-stuff-the-run-its-miller-rays-time/article/feed/403067?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If a quarterback wants to keep Denver's devastating pass rush at bay, it seems his only option is to hand the ball off to his running back.

Andy Dalton stayed upright while throwing just eight times in the first half Sunday, but once the Broncos adjusted to stuff the run, he was forced to drop back.

That's when Von Miller picked up his NFL-best fifth sack and Shane Ray became the first player in 14 years to collect three sacks in his first NFL start as the Broncos (3-0) beat the Bengals 29-17 .

"I think it was obvious that they were trying to keep Von off of their quarterback," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said. "... But we hung in there. They key was us coming back in the second half and stopping

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:13:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Wentz is the real deal and Eagles are Super Bowl bound]]> http://gazette.com/wentz-is-the-real-deal-and-eagles-are-super-bowl-bound/article/feed/402874?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wentz-is-the-real-deal-and-eagles-are-super-bowl-bound/article/feed/402874?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yo, Philly: Book that trip to Houston in February.

Carson Wentz is the real deal and he's taking the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl.

Wentz's latest impressive performance came in a convincing 34-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Beating the Browns (0-3) and Bears (0-3) got fans excited. But dominating Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers (2-1) has them making reservations for the Big Game.

Nevermind it's only three games. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania now is Carson City, Wentzylvania.

Now, time for a reality check. It's September. Not for nothing, as they say in Philly, but there's a long way to go.

Here are other overreactions following Week 3:

OVERREACTION: The Browns are going 0-16

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:46:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Siemian won't find anyone griping about him this week]]> http://gazette.com/siemian-wont-find-anyone-griping-about-him-this-week/article/feed/402714?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/siemian-wont-find-anyone-griping-about-him-this-week/article/feed/402714?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — There won't be any griping from Trevor Siemian's critics this week, Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas included.

In leading Denver (3-0) to a 29-17 win at Cincinnati on Sunday, Siemian became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and four touchdowns without an interception in his first road start.

When coach Gary Kubiak awarded him a game ball in the jubilant locker room at Paul Brown Stadium afterward, Siemian's teammates acted like they'd just won the lottery .

"That's just the type of team that we got, just wild, crazy guys," said Von Miller, who's sure this was just the first of many accolades coming Siemian's way.

"He's just got that aura about him," Miller s

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]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:54:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Siemian won't find anyone griping about him this week]]> http://gazette.com/siemian-wont-find-anyone-griping-about-him-this-week/article/1586436?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/siemian-wont-find-anyone-griping-about-him-this-week/article/1586436?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — There won't be any griping from Trevor Siemian's critics this week, Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas included.

In leading Denver (3-0) to a 29-17 win at Cincinnati on Sunday, Siemian became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and four touchdowns without an interception in his first road start.

When coach Gary Kubiak awarded him a game ball in the jubilant locker room at Paul Brown Stadium afterward, Siemian's teammates acted like they'd just won the lottery .

"That's just the type of team that we got, just wild, crazy guys," said Von Miller, who's sure this was just the first of many accolades coming Siemian's way.

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:51:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Vontaze Burfict back to try to help 1-2 Bengals regroup]]> http://gazette.com/vontaze-burfict-back-to-try-to-help-1-2-bengals-regroup/article/feed/402645?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vontaze-burfict-back-to-try-to-help-1-2-bengals-regroup/article/feed/402645?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is back with the Bengals, looking to inject some energy into a team off to its worst start in five years.

Burfict was suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the season because of his numerous illegal hits on opponents.

His hit to receiver Antonio Brown's head drew a penalty that set up Pittsburgh's last-minute field goal for an 18-16 playoff win last season.

The Bengals have numerous problems to fix, and not much time before the next game. The defending AFC North champions are already two games behind Baltimore and one behind Pittsburgh. Their offense is out of sync and their defense has given up a lot of big plays, both running and passing.

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]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:17:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Wentz, strong defense have Eagles off to 3-0 start]]> http://gazette.com/wentz-strong-defense-have-eagles-off-to-3-0-start/article/feed/402602?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wentz-strong-defense-have-eagles-off-to-3-0-start/article/feed/402602?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz has already been compared to Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, the defense is dominating, and the Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0.

No one saw this coming except maybe coach Doug Pederson.

"I told the team way back in OTAs that it just takes a little bit of belief; belief in themselves, trust the process, believe in the coaches and the coaches believe in one another," Pederson said. "Am I surprised? A little. But at the same time, I know that locker room, I know those guys and I know what they are building. By no means have we accomplished anything yet, the season is still extremely young. But what they did (against Pittsburgh) just proves that they are coming together as a football

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]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:01:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos' T.J. Ward joins Brandon Marshall with gesture during national anthem]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-t.j.-ward-joins-brandon-marshall-with-gesture-during-national-anthem/article/1586392?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-t.j.-ward-joins-brandon-marshall-with-gesture-during-national-anthem/article/1586392?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI — Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward raised his right fist during the national anthem before the game Sunday, the first time he's made such a gesture. 

Brandon Marshall again went to his knee behind the front line of players.

INJURIES

Ward hurt his neck late in the first quarter but returned. The Broncos were already missing safety Justin Simmons. ... Bengals kicker Mike Nugent suffered a shoulder injury while helping to make a tackle during a kickoff return in the second quarter but later made a field goal.

UP AND RUNNING ... BRIEFLY

After two games of getting virtually nothing out of their running game, the Bengals made it a point of emphasis and got immediate results.



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:27:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Siemian shows that Broncos have all they need in 29-17 win]]> http://gazette.com/siemian-shows-that-broncos-have-all-they-need-in-29-17-win/article/feed/402299?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/siemian-shows-that-broncos-have-all-they-need-in-29-17-win/article/feed/402299?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Broncos' defense was back in force, led by Super Bowl MVP Von Miller.

The offense has gifted receivers with Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. C.J. Anderson was there to run the ball.

Could they even come close to replacing Peyton Manning? That was Denver's overriding question heading into the season. In his first road game, Trevor Siemian answered emphatically and impressively.

Siemian had the best game by a Broncos quarterback in two years — since Manning was running the show — as Denver stayed unbeaten with a 29-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday. He threw four touchdown passes — Manning was the last Bronco to do that — and passed for 312 yards.

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]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:29:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Paul Klee: Get to know Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian, America]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-get-to-know-denver-broncos-qb-trevor-siemian-america/article/1586367?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-get-to-know-denver-broncos-qb-trevor-siemian-america/article/1586367?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI - Contrary to expectations, Trevor Siemian did not sip from a glass of milk to celebrate Denver's 29-17 triumph against the Bengals here Sunday.

Although, as Siemian might put it, milk would've been "neat." His worn-in Birkenstocks - the pair of sandals he wears with knee-high socks - stayed at his condo near Denver Tech Center. To spice things up, the Broncos' unlikely (and undefeated) quarterback strode to the podium Sunday in a snazzy suit, replete with red power tie. That, after he borrowed a stick of deodorant from Paxton Lynch, because Siemian forgot his own. "Thanks, buddy," Siemian said.

The best story of this young season is the most unassuming NFL quarterback you've ever seen.



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:20:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Siemian's 4 TD passes lead Broncos over Bengals]]> http://gazette.com/siemians-4-td-passes-lead-broncos-over-bengals/article/1586358?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/siemians-4-td-passes-lead-broncos-over-bengals/article/1586358?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI — Trevor Siemian threw a career-high four touchdown passes in his first road start and was nearly perfect under fourth-quarter pressure on Sunday, rallying the Denver Broncos to a 29-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The defending Super Bowl champions are 3-0 under Siemian, who took over after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler went to Houston. He completed 11 of 12 passes while rallying the Broncos to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns.

The previous Bronco to throw for four touchdowns was Manning in 2014 against the Dolphins. Siemian went 23 of 35 for 312 yards and a passer rating of 132.1.



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:52:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey Rapid Reaction: 3 reasons why Broncos thumped Bengals]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-rapid-reaction-3-reasons-why-broncos-thumped-bengals/article/1586359?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-rapid-reaction-3-reasons-why-broncos-thumped-bengals/article/1586359?custom_click=rss

The Broncos have made an art of winning close games. They win, but they barely win. For the past 13 months, dramatic Sunday afternoons have been the norm on the Front Range.

 After struggling to conquer the Colts and, especially, the Panthers, the Broncos arrived in Cincinnati as 3.5 point underdogs.  Skepticism followed the Broncos to Ohio. The Super Bowl champs have struggled to find believers outside Colorado.

The Broncos demolished the doubters with a 29-17 win over the Bengals. This was a steady, convincing victory. The Broncos defense is as mighty and violent and frightening as last season.

And the offense is improving each week. The Bengals rank among the NFL’s top teams, but there was little



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:37:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos Brandon Marshall kneels again during national anthem]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-brandon-marshall-kneels-again-during-national-anthem/article/1586356?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-brandon-marshall-kneels-again-during-national-anthem/article/1586356?custom_click=rss

Brandon Marshall kneeled during the national anthem prior to the Broncos game vs. the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Marshall’s kneeling has been done in alliance with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Marshall and Kaepernick, and others, are protesting what they see as police mistreatment of African Americans. Marshall has kneeled before each of the Broncos three games this season.

“I know what I’m hoping for,”  Marshall said last Sunday afternoon, less than four hours after he kneeled before the Colts game. “I’m hoping to do what I can, to do my part to create to create some kind of change and to create some kind of conversation. … It’s really a



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:56:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Broncos vs. Bengals report card]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-broncos-vs.-bengals-report-card/article/1586353?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-broncos-vs.-bengals-report-card/article/1586353?custom_click=rss

That notion of Cincy's offense falling off a cliff when former offensive coordinator Hue Jackson took the Browns gig? Not so much. A.J. Green and the NFL's second-ranked passing game meets the "No Fly Zone" on Sunday.



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:37:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Three with Klee: Von Miller, quarterback? Broncos-Bengals prediction]]> http://gazette.com/three-with-klee-von-miller-quarterback-broncos-bengals-prediction/article/1586352?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/three-with-klee-von-miller-quarterback-broncos-bengals-prediction/article/1586352?custom_click=rss

Klee with Three

Von Miller, QB1?

Do the Broncos have another quarterback controversy on their hands? “What if I could play quarterback and rush the passer,” Von Miller said Thursday. The NFL’s best defensive player — if not the league’s best player, period — took his quandary to Fred Pagac, who coaches the outside linebackers. “I talked to coach (Pagac): ‘Do you think I maybe have a shot?’” Miller said. “He quickly shot me down.” To his credit, Miller said he would be open to running any type of system and wouldn’t be afraid to air it out. (That's Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders you see smiling in the background.



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:14:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Quiz: How well do you know the Broncos after a 2-0 start?]]> http://gazette.com/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-the-broncos-after-a-2-0-start/article/1585956?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-the-broncos-after-a-2-0-start/article/1585956?custom_click=rss

The Broncos face their first road test of the season. How well do you know the Broncos? Take our quiz and find out.



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:56:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos receivers need to deliver on field, not verbally]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-receivers-need-to-deliver-on-field-not-verbally/article/1586349?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-receivers-need-to-deliver-on-field-not-verbally/article/1586349?custom_click=rss

The Broncos have two of the superior shut-down cornerbacks in the business. In Cincinnati they require two shut-up wide receivers.

Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders should hush-and-play, catch-and-run on Sunday against the Bengals.

Rather than support their new quarterback, who is gaining experience on the fly, the Denver Diva Duet chose to gripe, groan, grouse publicly the past week about not getting enough attention.

T&S went after T.S.

Poor rich babies. The receivers receive $21.3 million in salary and bonuses this year. That sum is $2.9 million more than Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib combined. Chris and Aqib rank among the top five cornerbacks in the league, according to former Steelers cornerback Ike



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:58:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Gary Kubiak's game plan: Honesty matters]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-gary-kubiaks-game-plan-honesty-matters/article/1586237?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-gary-kubiaks-game-plan-honesty-matters/article/1586237?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The NFL press conference is where honesty goes to die.

It’s where linemen “did a great job” after allowing three sacks, where quarterback announcements are saved for the day after never, where you always have to look at the tape. They could hold these things in Sunday church and lightning would strike the steeple.

Save for Gary Kubiak. What’s his deal, anyway? One day under a sizzling sun at Dove Valley, the Broncos coach revealed a player had undergone a knee scope when no one had known James Ferentz was even injured. On another, when “arm injury” would have been just fine, Kubiak said DeMarcus Ware had sustained a bone fracture.



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:06:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Kubiak: Time for Heuerman and Sambrailo to step up]]> http://gazette.com/kubiak-time-for-heuerman-and-sambrailo-to-step-up/article/1586242?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kubiak-time-for-heuerman-and-sambrailo-to-step-up/article/1586242?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — High draft picks Ty Sambrailo and Jeff Heuerman can shake their monikers as men of mystery this weekend.

Both are being pressed into duty when the Broncos (2-0) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1).

Sambrailo, a second-round draft pick last year, stepped in at left tackle in 2015 when Ryan Clady went on injured reserve but his own season was over within three weeks because of a shoulder injury. This summer, he missed his chance to regain a starting job because he hyperextended his right elbow early in camp and only recently returned to health.

"I think this game will be a full year of time not playing football," said Sambrailo, who was injured last Sept. 27 at Detroit.



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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:57:32 -0600