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.
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.
DENVER | The Denver Broncos throttled running back Marshawn Lynch and put the hurt on quarterback Derek Carr. They limited Lynch to 12 yards on nine carries and sent Carr to the locker room with a back injury in their grind-it-out 16-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD | Trevor Siemian is finally starting to get some love around the NFL. Through two weeks, the Denver Broncos’ third-year pro is tied for the league lead with six TD passes and the Broncos (2-0) are tops in the NFL with a 57 percent third-down conversion rate.
DENVER | Trevor Siemian tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the Denver Broncos held Ezekiel Elliott to the worst game of his career — 8 yards on nine carries — in a 42-17 blowout of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a game that included an hour-long lightning delay.
ENGLEWOOD | The Denver Broncos eluded a crushing collapse thanks to Shelby Harris. Trevor Siemian dodged injury — no thanks to his new tackle tandem. A restless few hours after watching Siemian get clobbered in Denver’s 24-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Vance Joseph called out his offensive linemen for their poor pass protection.
ENGLEWOOD | Brock Osweiler was so excited to be back in Denver he swore he would have signed for a buck, played in bare feet or even been the Broncos’ water boy. Of course, he’s getting $16 million this season, all but $775,000 of it from the Cleveland Browns, so he’s good for a round of drinks, and he had his pick of shiny white cleats in his locker next to starter Trevor Siemian.
DENVER | Jamaal Charles’ impressive Denver debut included four rushes for 27 yards Saturday night in the Broncos’ 20-17 preseason win over the Green Bay Packers.
ENGLEWOOD | Vance Joseph was admittedly enamored of the idea of a towering, chuck-it-or-tuck-it quarterback with first-round pedigree and a lightning bolt for a right arm leading the Denver Broncos in 2017. Even more captivating for the rookie head coach was the notion of his egghead seventh-rounder with the sneaky fastball and penchant for making the right decisions calling the signals.