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There were two words uttered about Justin Simmons on Wednesday that you would never have expected to hear said about someone playing better than perhaps any safety in the NFL.

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The Denver Broncos made a major change with their signal-caller and play-caller in Week 6.

After missing the previous two starts with a badly bruised throwing shoulder, Drew Lock was back under center for Pat Shurmur's offense against the New England Patriots. But Lock's play-caller wasn't with him on the field.

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Exactly one year ago, Garett Bolles was still defined by his mistakes. Now, he's defined by nearly flawless play.

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There's still hope Von Miller will return for the 2020 season.

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The Broncos know what they have to do. They just have to commit to it. But at least they have a viable template now — which is more than they could say before Sunday.

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On Sunday, after throwing his fifth interception in the past five quarters, Drew Lock looked adversity in the face and quarterbacked the Broncos to an upset victory.

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What does Drew Lock need to do the rest of the season to prove he deserves more time as the Broncos' starting quarterback?

The DNVR Broncos Crew breaks it down and gives their pick for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

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Drew Lock took a positive step on Thursday to be able to play against the Dolphins.

He also made it clear he wants to play.

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With a wait-and-see approach, Vic Fangio described what he needs to see from Drew Lock throughout the week for the 24-year old to play against the No. 5 scoring defense in the NFL.

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Drew Lock doesn’t have any broken ribs, and for the him and the Broncos, that will elicit sighs of relief. But should he play this week?

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Throughout the entire 2020-21 season, DNVR will be giving you game grades from every Denver Broncos contest, evaluating all the starters and beyond to give you a better look at the team’s strengths and weaknesses on a game-by-game basis. The Las Vegas Raiders looked very similar to the Denver Broncos in scheme and disposition but entirely different in execution, depth…...

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For Drew Lock to improve, he needs to play. But health, not being benched, could hold him out of Denver's next game.

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In a 37-12 plastering that resembled Clark Griswold's last-ditch trip to an off-brand casino where he lost at war, coin toss and rock-paper-scissors, the Las Vegas Raiders shone not because of anything they did, but because the Broncos did what they’ve been doing — only worse.

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Drew Lock and the Broncos' offense had their worst performance of the year on Sunday.

However, Lock and the offense's struggles are bigger than just one game.

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Will the Broncos be able to pull off the upset victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday and keep their playoff hopes alive?

The DNVR Broncos Crew breaks it down and gives their mid-season grades.

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In the offseason, John Elway clearly made it a top priority to give his second-year quarterback as many weapons as possible to succeed.

So just how are the young talented pieces working out midway through the season?

Here's an extensive breakdown of where each position player stands through eight games and the stats they'll finish the season with on their current pace.

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For the most part, the 2020 Broncos have really only experienced the positives of the up-tempo offense thanks in part to their youth's experience with it. However, there's a "really, really bad" side to it as well that is holding Denver back from unleashing it for the entirety of a game.

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Vic Fangio hasn't lost confidence in Pat Shurmur or the Broncos' offense.

In fact, the head coach believes they still have a chance to be "really, really good." Here's why.

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Throughout the entire 2020-21 season, DNVR will be giving you game grades from every Denver Broncos contest, evaluating all the starters and beyond to give you a better look at the team’s strengths and weaknesses on a game-by-game basis. In another tough outing on the road, the Broncos couldn’t overcome their injuries against a similarly depleted Atlanta Falcons squad. After…...

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