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DENVER, Colo. — Here we are again. The Broncos lost 16-9 to the New York Jets on Sunday, extending their losing streak to four games. Denver is now 2-5 and facing dire straits. Here’s how the Broncos graded out… Offense Brett Rypien – D+ For the most part, Rypien did his job. He managed the offense decently. He converted a…...

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DENVER, Colo. — More of the same. The Broncos lost 16-9 to the New York Jets on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High. The loss was the fourth consecutive for Denver and drops its record to 2-5. The Jets improved to 5-2. Here’s what you need to know… Rypien plays his role Russell Wilson missed the game with a hamstring injury, leaving Brett Rypien to start at quarterback for the Broncos. Wilson’s poor play to start the year left fans wondering whether Rypien would show him up. He didn’t. He played about how you’d expect. He completed a little over half of his passes. He put up 225 yards and he turned the ball over once. Typical backup quarterback…

After five weeks spent nursing a hamstring injury, Quinn Meinerz was back on the field on Monday night. “I felt like a little kid on Christmas,” Meinerz said. The second-year guard was stellar in his return. He didn’t give up a single pressure. According to Pro Football Focus, he was the Broncos’ best offensive player. He was the highest-graded offensive player in DNVR’s game grades, too. “I’m a big believer in practicing. I love practice and practicing hard,” Meinerz said. “Given the circumstances of playing a game for the first time with limited reps throughout the week, I think I played pretty well, but still not to where my standard is.” The challenge grew when the Broncos swapped out right…

DENVER, Colo. — Bad news, Broncos fans. Denver opted to hold Russell Wilson out of Sunday’s contest against the New York Jets, the Broncos announced, as he recovers from a hamstring injury that occurred during last week’s game against the Chargers. Brett Rypien, 26, will start in Wilson’s place on Sunday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Broncos will re-evaluate Wilson ahead of the Broncos’ game against the Jaguars in London next week. Wilson played through the hamstring injury in the second half against the Chargers. He’s also played through a partially torn lat, which he sustained against the Raiders, for two-and-a-half games. Wilson’s status was in doubt all week, as he split starting reps with Rypien during practices. Rypien,…

Nathaniel Hackett wants to get Melvin Gordon in a groove. “We’re talking about all that stuff,” Hackett said. “We want to be sure we get Melvin going. At the same time, we want to be sure all those guys are going. When you have three guys that you don’t mind giving the ball to, you get excited when they have the ball in their hands, and they’re making big plays and running people over and all that stuff.” Last week, Hackett wasn’t able to get all three of his running backs going. Latavius Murray got the bulk of the work, with 15 carries. Gordon carried the rock three times and picked up eight yards. He didn’t touch the ball in…

Here we are again. The Broncos lost 19-16 to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. The game extended Denver’s losing streak to three games and knocked their record down to 2-4. Here’s how the Broncos graded out… Offense QB Russell Wilson – D Everything went well early. Wilson threw great balls to Eric Tomlinson and Courtland Sutton up the sidelines. One was a toe tap and the other drew a third-down pass interference. The quick game was working, with flat throws to Andrew Beck and Greg Dulcich, the latter of which was for a first down. Wilson extended a play with his legs and hit Jerry Jeudy deep downfield for a 37-yard gain. He stepped up in the…

New week, same story. The Broncos lost a 19-16 game in overtime to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night football. They sprinted to a 10-0 lead but couldn’t provide a knockout punch. Now, the Broncos hold a 2-4 record and face a severe uphill battle to make the postseason. Here’s what you need to know: Special teams provide the final blow The Broncos nearly got a third chance with the ball in overtime. Returner Montrell Washington waved for a fair catch at his own 32 but a Charges defender pushed PJ Locke into his lap and he wasn’t able to catch the ball. Los Angeles recovered the muff and a few plays later, the Chargers kicked the walk-off field…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Last season, when Dre’Mont Jones made a trip over to hang out at Bradley Chubb’s house, he brought a guest with him: Baron Browning. Browning and Chubb hit it off quickly. “He was really the first guy to take me under his wing when I got here,” Browning said of Chubb. As a rookie, Browning played inside linebacker almost exclusively. When Josey Jewell went down with an injury, Browning took over as a starter for the second half of the season. This year, Browning moved to outside linebacker and his chemistry with Chubb made the transition easy. “We already had that big brother-little brother relationship,” Browning said. The chemistry was on display last Thursday when the Broncos…

KJ Hamler still isn’t locked into a role. “That’s not up to me,” Hamler told DNVR. “It’s out of my control.” The Broncos’ third-year wide receiver has seen his usage bounce all over the place. Take a look at how often he was on the field to start the year: Week 1: 61% of offensive snaps Week 2: DNP (hip/knee) Week 3: 26% Week 4: 8% Week 5: 53% The ups and downs aren’t always easy to cope with. Players, including Hamler, don’t know how much they’ll be on the field until after kickoff. When Hamler played four total snaps against the Raiders, he stood on the sideline not knowing when his first rep would be until his number was…

DENVER, Colo. — It’s time to relive the loss one more time. The Denver Broncos fell 12-9 in overtime in a brutal loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football. The edge rushers gave the Broncos a chance to win but the offense couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain. Here’s how everybody graded out… Offense QB Russell Wilson – F Maybe this grade is harsh. But if you place extra weight on the most critical plays in the game, I don’t think you can grade Wilson any higher. KJ Hamler was wide open for a game-winning touchdown on the final play, but Wilson didn’t see him. Hamler was wide open on two other occasions in the game…

DENVER, Colo. — The panic button has been pressed. The Denver Broncos blew a late lead in a 12-9 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football. No touchdowns were scored. Here’s what you need to know… Russell Wilson flops in the big moment If you’re looking to hand out blame one name stands out above the rest: Russell Wilson. With just over two minutes on the clock, Nathaniel Hackett trusted his star quarterback. The Broncos had a 3rd & 4, 13 yards from the end zone. All of the Colts’ timeouts had been burned. Wilson dropped back to pass and threw a post route to Tyrie Cleveland in the end zone. The problem is that Cleveland, who…

Four weeks down. Fourteen more to go. In honor of hitting the quarter-mark (or as close as we can get to it), it’s time to update the power rankings. Nobody is in the same place as they were before the season, the last time I made the rankings. I’m ashamed. The Jaguars and Eagles are the big risers. The Colts...

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The Broncos fell flat against the Raiders in a 32-23 loss in Las Vegas on Sunday. It was the fifth consecutive loss at the hands of the Raiders, and dropped Denver’s record to 2-2. Here’s how the Broncos graded out… Offense QB Russell Wilson – A- A few great throws stand out from Wilson. He hit Eric Saubert high between the linebackers and the safeties. He hit KJ Hamler deep when he got behind the defense. He hit Courtland Sutton across the back of the end zone and he pulled the trigger before he’s come free past a pair of defenders. All three balls were right where they needed to be. He finished the first half with one incompletion on…

The Denver Broncos lost 32-23 to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. The loss drops the Broncos’ record to 2-2 on the season. It was the Broncos’ fifth consecutive loss to the Raiders and seventh-consecutive loss when playing the Raiders on the road. Here’s what you need to know… The injuries stack up The biggeest news of...

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Melvin Gordon hates the Raiders, in his own unorthodox way. It isn’t about the black and silver, or the pirate logo or the fans in costumes. It’s more personal than that. “I just pick players to hate,” Gordon told DNVR. Gordon has played the Raiders 12 times since he entered the league in 2015. The hatred has been building since then. But over time teams change. “There’s guys on that team that you hang out with in the offseason,” Gordon said. “Then those guys get traded and you can’t just continue to hate them. That’s why I grabbed a couple players, and I easily get triggered.” Gordon doesn’t pick players to hate on other teams around the…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — One challenge stands out above all of the others when the Broncos head to Las Vegas next week: defending Davante Adams. “He’s hard to cover,” Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero said of the All-Pro receiver. “He’s got size, he can go up for the ball, and he can in-and-out you. He can do all of things that an elite receiver can do.” Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett has history with Adams; he was Adams’ offensive coordinator the past three seasons in Green Bay. While 2019 was a slow start (at least compared to Adams’ standards), he was a first-team All-Pro in each of the next two seasons. The numbers are remarkable. 2020: 115 receptions, 1,374 yards, 18…

The Broncos are streaking! Back-to-back wins have the Broncos in first place in the AFC West (well, they’re tied with the Chiefs). Can the Broncos hold on? Can the Chargers catch up? Why is Justin Field so bad. We’ve got plenty to talk about this week. Let’s Ride. For Better or Worse The Broncos have been a pretty average team...

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DENVER, Colo. — The Broncos are back on top. The San Francisco 49ers visited Denver for a Sunday Night Football matchup with the Broncos. Denver needed a fourth-quarter comeback to win a grimy 11-10 game. The win moves the Broncos into a tie with the Kansas City Chiefs atop the AFC West with a 2-1 record. Here’s how the Broncos graded out… Offense QB Russell Wilson – C- When push came to shove, Russell Wilson was able to guide his team to a game-winning touchdown. But almost everything up to that point was ugly. He missed on a back-shoulder ball to Courtland Sutton, and on third-down throws to Albert Okwuegbunam and Jerry Jeudy that should have been completed. He was…

DENVER, Colo. — A win is a win. The Denver Broncos struggled to score for most of their Sunday Night Football matchup with the San Francisco 49ers but a fourth-quarter comeback helped them to the second everr 11-10 win in NFL history. It wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done. Now, the Broncos’ 2-1 record is tied for first in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs and tied for second in the AFC with a host of other teams. Here’s what you need to know… The defense dominates The Broncos’ defense made a statement on Sunday, leaving the game as the No. 3 total defense and No. 2 scoring defense in the NFL. Nearly 25% of San…

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