ENGLEWOOD | Trevor Siemian’s season is over after the Broncos’ starting quarterback injured his left shoulder in Denver’s 25-13 win at Indianapolis, coach Vance Joseph said Friday. Joseph also hinted that Paxton Lynch and not Brock Osweiler would start next week at Washington.
INDIANAPOLIS | Denver and Indianapolis find themselves in the same place with three games left. Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, both coaches face questions about their futures and players from both teams are fighting to keep jobs. No, it’s not how the Broncos or Colts envisioned this season playing out.
ENGLEWOOD | Justin Simmons’ breakout season is over because of a sprained left ankle he sustained while celebrating a rare big play by the Denver Broncos in their first victory in two months. The Broncos placed Simmons on injured reserve Wednesday.
ENGLEWOOD | Approaching 30, Demaryius Thomas isn’t the same wide receiver who combined breakaway speed and superior size to join Tory Holt and Marvin Harrison as the only players in NFL history with five consecutive 90-catch, 1,000-yard seasons.
DENVER | From loser’s lament to winning formula, the Denver Broncos finally played the clean game rookie head coach Vance Joseph has been pining for ever since they started their eight-game spiral.
DENVER | This was the way the Denver Broncos thought they’d play against that other New York team all those months ago. “This is the kind of game we expected to play against everyone, not just New York,” Shane Ray said after the Broncos snapped their longest losing streak since joining the NFL in 1970 with a 23-0 shutout of the Jets on Sunday. “Everybody that we play, we should beat them like this. Period. We just haven’t been able to find that formula.”
ENGLEWOOD | The Denver Broncos placed defensive end Derek Wolfe on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday with a neck injury. Wolfe left the Nov. 26 game at Oakland in the first quarter due to the injury. He played in 11 games this season, with 31 tackles and two sacks.
ENGLEWOOD | Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph has conceded the postseason is lost but he won’t give up on the last four games of the regular season. The rookie coach said the Broncos haven’t quit despite an eight-game losing streak.
ENGLEWOOD | Frustration swept through Week 13 of the NFL schedule. Rob Gronkowski’s cheap shot on Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White. Tom Brady’s sideline spat with his play caller Josh McDaniels. Marcus Peters’ heave of an official’s yellow flag into the stands as the Chiefs fell into a three-way tie in the middling AFC West.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. | The Miami Dolphins took an early lead for a change, and it grew from there. Xavien Howard returned an interception for the Dolphins’ second touchdown in a seven-second span during the first half, and they went on to snap a five-game losing streak by beating the reeling Denver Broncos, 35-9.