ENGLEWOOD | 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.
DENVER | 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 […]
DENVER | Filter out the string of salty words, and defensive end Derek Wolfe’s take on what happened was pretty clear: It simply wasn’t the Denver Broncos’ night. Tread carefully, though, on accusing Wolfe and the mistake-prone Broncos of overlooking the struggling New York Giants, who snapped a five-game skid with a shocking 23-10 win over heavily favored Denver on Sunday.
DENVER | It was a wipe-out all right, just not the one expected by just about everyone outside the New York Giants. “I don’t think anyone picked us to win this game,” Eli Manning said after the Giants’ first victory Sunday night, a 23-10 romp of the Denver Broncos in a prime-time stunner.
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.
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.
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.
ENGLEWOOD | The Denver Broncos will soon find out whether their roll of the dice on tight end Jake Butt has a chance to pay off this season. Coach Vance Joseph said Butt will practice next week for the first time, triggering a 21-day window for the team to decide whether to activate him or officially turn his rookie season into a redshirt year.
ENGLEWOOD | Scoot over, “No Fly Zone.” Make room for “Ground Control.” The Broncos are allowing a league-low 50 yards rushing through the first month of the season, helping them hit their bye week at 3-1, a game behind the lone unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.
ENGLEWOOD | Brandon McManus has been anything but money since signing an $11.25 million extension last month. The fourth-year pro has missed a field goal in each of Denver’s three home games so far, including a 29-yarder Sunday that would have removed much of the drama from the Broncos’ 16-10 win over the Oakland Raiders.