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Sunday Night wrap-up: Broncos errors mean easy Patriots win

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:32
We’ve established at this point that the Patriots are good at a few things. They have a manic attention to detail when it comes to special teams. They like spreading it around to backs and tight ends in their passing game. And they don’t need a lot of help. The Patriots clocked the Broncos 41-16, [more]

Patriots up big at halftime, lead Broncos 27-9

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:01
The Patriots didn’t need much help. But the Broncos are willing to provide. On a night of special teams miscues by the Broncos, the Patriots are up 27-9 at halftime. The Broncos have muffed a punt, allowed a 103-yard kickoff return, and had a punt blocked, which almost seems unfair against the Patriots. Tom Brady‘s [more]

Another special teams miscue stakes Patriots to early lead

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:58
Last week it was their defense. This week, the Broncos special teams are the unit that’s not helping. After giving the Patriots easy field position with a muffed punt, the Broncos made them run farther the second time. Patriots running back Dion Lewis took a kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown and a 14-3 lead, [more]

Patriots score first after getting second chance

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:42
Things started so promising for the Broncos. After getting strafed for 51 points last week, holding the Patriots to a three-and-out was a welcome start. But when wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie muffed the ensuing punt, it became too easy. Tom Brady hit Rex Burkhead with a 14-yard touchdown pass, and the Patriots have a quick [more]

Martellus Bennett active for Patriots, Mike Gillislee sits out

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:05
Tight end Martellus Bennett wanted to have shoulder surgery when he was playing for the Packers, but he’s well enough to play now that he’s a member of the Patriots. Green Bay waived Bennett with a failure to disclose injury designation this week, which led to an angry response from Bennett alleging the Packers knew [more]

Geragos to Texans: Thank you for making Kaepernick’s case stronger

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:37
Ten days ago, attorney Mark Geragos predicted that quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be signed within 10 days. It hasn’t happened yet. And Geragos has two words to say about that: Thank you. “I have to say I just thought it was a no-brainer that somebody would do the right thing and sign him and the [more]

Patriots hope to create rare winning streak in Denver

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 14:43
The Patriots under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have thrived in most places. Except Denver. Losers against the Broncos in the venue still named for a defunct company both during the 2015 regular season and postseason, the Patriots churned out a 16-3 win last December in Denver, besting Trevor Siemian in his first career start [more]

Week 10 injury report roundup

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 22:59
Week 10 kicked off on Thursday with a Seahawks win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Chris Hogan ruled out by Patriots

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:59
We’ll see Sunday night if tight end Martellus Bennett is ready to play for the Patriots. But we know at least one of Tom Brady‘s targets who won’t. Wide receiver Chris Hogan was ruled out for this week with a shoulder injury. Defensive tackle Malcom Brown and tackle Marcus Cannon are also out with ankle injuries. [more]

Broncos defense says it hasn’t lost swagger after blowout loss

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:42
The Broncos gave up 51 points and 419 yards to the Eagles last Sunday, which was a low-water mark for a defense that had kept the Broncos in other games while the offense stumbled. It was the first time the Broncos had given up more than 276 yards this season and they hope to show [more]

Broncos place Menelik Watson on IR, sign Cyrus Kouandjio

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:31
The Broncos signed Menelik Watson to a two-year contract as a free agent this offseason, but he won’t be helping them in the second half of his first season in Denver. Mike Klis of KUSA was the first to report that the Broncos are placing Watson on injured reserve Wednesday and the team announced it [more]

Broncos sign Joseph Jones off Seahawks’ practice squad

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:10
The Broncos have signed rookie linebacker Joseph Jones off the Seahawks’ practice squad, Mike Klis of 9News first reported. The team waived linebacker Kevin Snyder in a corresponding move. Jones originally was signed as the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern. He made a team-leading 15 total tackles in the preseason. The [more]

Chris Harris says T.J. Ward’s departure has scarred Broncos

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:46
Halfway through the season, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris finds it just as hard to play without veteran safety T.J. Ward as he did in the season opener. The Broncos have lost four in a row and five of their past six. Harris was asked Tuesday if the release of Ward had affected the Broncos, who [more]

Paxton Lynch feels close to being ready, but “it’s up to training staff to decide”

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:51
The Broncos announced on Monday that Brock Osweiler will be making another start at quarterback when they take on the Patriots in Denver on Sunday night, which wasn’t much of a surprise given coach Vance Joseph’s take on where Paxton Lynch is after dealing with a right shoulder injury in the first half of the [more]

Where will Eli Manning play next year?

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:58
Sure, Ben McAdoo currently is trying to smooth over something other than his hair. But no matter what the second-year Giants coach says about Eli now or for the balance of the year, the question becomes whether the Giants will move on from Eli in 2018. He turns 37 on January 3, and he carries [more]

Broncos shut Jake Butt, Chad Kelly down for season

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 21:21
The Broncos will have to wait until at least 2018 before they have a chance to see how two of their 2017 draft picks look as part of their lineup. Coach Vance Joseph announced that tight end Jake Butt and quarterback Chad Kelly will both be placed on injured reserve after opening the season on [more]

Brock Osweiler will start again for Broncos

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 20:42
The word after Sunday’s loss was that the Broncos would give Brock Osweiler another start when they face the Patriots in Denver next weekend and nothing changed on Monday. Broncos head coach Vance Joseph announced that Osweiler will start his second game of the year and second game in a row next Sunday night. Osweiler was [more]

Eagles scored so much, they ran out of fireworks

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:26
Fireworks go off at Lincoln Financial Field every time the Eagles score. At least until the end of yesterday’s game. The Eagles’ offense scored seven touchdowns on the way to beating the Broncos 51-23, and by the end of the game they couldn’t do any more fireworks displays because they ran out. “Apologies, we actually [more]

Von Miller: Broncos aren’t a good football team right now

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:19
For much of the Broncos’ four-game losing streak, the focus has been on their offensive shortcomings but the defense can’t avoid criticism after Sunday’s 51-23 loss to the Eagles. Linebacker Von Miller said the unit “pissed the bed” while allowing 419 yards to an Eagles team that pretty much closed up shop after three quarters [more]

Chris Harris: Eagles run a college offense

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 23:07
A popular recurring question among sports fans is whether the best team in college football in any given year could beat the worst team in the NFL. We’re unlikely to ever see a game that definitively answers that question, but we did find out what happens when a pro team running a college offense runs [more]