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.
Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone. Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance , saying NFL owners colluded to keep him out of the league because he knelt during the national anthem. And a play that looked like a touchdown to everyone — EVERYONE — except the head of officiating was, somehow, not a TD. Not just that, but it was tantamount to a turnover, because of a rule many find nonsensical.
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.
No matter how many yards and points Tom Brady manages to generate, his New England Patriots are not going to go very far this season if they can’t get their defense straightened out. Coach Bill Belichick’s reigning Super Bowl champions looked surprisingly vulnerable on that side of the ball yet again in a 33-30 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD | Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall says he appreciates NFL teams supporting the rights of their players to protest during the national anthem. He also suggests they show it by giving Colin Kaepernick a job.
Trump, and those who think American racism doesn’t warrant the spectacle of NFL kneeling and arm-holding, only underscores the protesters’ point of how critical their fight is by attempting to trivialize it