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 | 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.
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 | Von Miller has what Khalil Mack wants: a Super Bowl ring. And Mack has what Miller would love to add to his mantle: the NFL Defensive Player of the Year trophy. Mack beat out Miller by a single vote last year after the Raiders reached the playoffs for the first time since 2002 and the Broncos saw their five-year playoff run come to an end.
Von Miller pulled the old “too slow” trick on his buddy Tyrod Taylor, yanking back just as the Buffalo Bills’ prone quarterback was reaching up to grab the star linebacker’s helping hand. The two, who are friends, laughed off the whimsical middle school move.
ENGLEWOOD | Garett Bolles ditched his walking boot Monday, using only crutches to get around the Denver Broncos headquarters and get treatment for a lower left leg injury that’s not as serious as first feared.
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.