Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th92.8 (27th)230.3 (21st)
Defense4th130.3 (28th)185.8 (1st)

Schedule

Thu Sep 8
W 21 - 20CAR
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Sun Sep 18
W 34 - 20IND
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Sun Sep 25
W 29 - 17at CIN
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Sun Oct 2
W 27 - 7at TB
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Sun Oct 9
L 23 - 16ATL
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Thu Oct 13
L 21 - 13at SD
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Mon Oct 24
W 27 - 9HOU
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Sun Oct 30
W 27 - 19SD
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Sun Nov 6
L 30 - 20at OAK
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Sun Nov 13
W 25 - 23at NO
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Sun Nov 27
L 30 - 27KC
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Sun Dec 4
W 20 - 10at JAC
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Sun Dec 11
L 13 - 10at TEN
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Sun Dec 18
L 16 - 3NE
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Sun Dec 25
L 33 - 10at KC
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Sun Jan 1
W 24 - 6OAK
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Standings

AFC
West
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Kansas City12-4-06-0-0
Oakland12-4-03-3-0
Denver9-7-02-4-0
Los Angeles5-11-01-5-0
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Broncos' Trevor Siemian: Backed to compete this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to Broncos general manager John Elway, the team will "stay the course" at quarterback, where Siemian (shoulder) and Paxton Lynch will compete for snaps this spring, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Siemian earned Denver's starting quarterback job last season despite the team drafting Lynch in the first round last year. Although Siemian generally performed admirably, Lynch's long-term potential leaves him looking at another competition for snaps this spring. While that's hardly anything new for the Northwestern alumnus, who's also coming off a minor January surgery on his left shoulder, Elway's comments seem to suggest the Broncos may no longer be interested in acquiring Tony Romo. In that scenario, Siemian would only need to beat out Lynch again to start, which is far more likely than him potentially keeping his place over Romo.

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Broncos' Paxton Lynch: Receives support from Elway
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to Broncos general manager John Elway, the team will "stay the course" at quarterback, where Lynch and Siemian will compete for snaps this spring, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Lynch's rookie season was spent vying for reps behind Siemian, so his continued competition there is nothing new, but Elway's comments seem to suggest the Broncos may no longer be interested in acquiring Tony Romo. In that scenario, Lynch would seemingly have a much better chance of earning Denver's starting job this season, since dethroning Siemian is far more realistic than Lynch potentially playing over Romo. Whether Elway sticks with Siemian and Lynch as his top options this offseason remains to be seen, but his most recent comments appear favorable for the Broncos' current signal-callers.

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Broncos' Paxton Lynch: Working out in Florida ahead of spring practices
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lynch, who is working with a private tutor in Florida, has been in contact with new head coach Vance Joseph ahead of next month's team activities, the Broncos' official site reports.

Joseph told reporters that while Lynch has the physical traits to be a successful quarterback, taking up that mantle requires leadership and study -- a challenge Lynch is ready for. The comments seem to address rumors that have circulated claiming that Lynch showed some immaturity during his rookie season, which was primarily spent serving as Trevor Siemian's backup. So long as Lynch heeds his new coach's words, it'd be a surprise if he doesn't win the starting job come August. The second-year passer has a unique blend of size, athleticism and arm strength, and the switch in systems from the West Coast offense Denver used last season to a hybrid scheme under new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy would seem to fit those traits.

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Broncos' Devontae Booker: Will see fresh faces on offensive line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos have committed nearly $24 million in guarantees to free agent acquisitions Ronald Leary and Menelik Watson, 9News Denver reports. The newcomers are likely bolster an offensive line that gave Booker little room to run in 2016.

Leary comes to Denver from Dallas, where he helped form one of the league's top offensive line units. He is likely to play opposite Max Garcia in one of Denver's guard spots. With a revolving door at right tackle -- both in terms of rotation of players and how opposing rushers treated them -- in recent years and last year's left tackle Russell Okung off to Los Angeles, Watson provides Denver with the necessary athleticism to compete for either spot. The additions signal a commitment to fixing an offensive line that was sixth worst in the NFL in providing Booker and his stable-mates yards before contact, according to Pro Football Focus. Provided Denver, as expected, continues to address the line in the draft, expect Booker to have a somewhat easier time during his sophomore campaign.

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Broncos' C.J. Anderson: To run behind reinforced line in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos have committed nearly $24 million in guarantees to free agent offensive linemen Ronald Leary and Menelik Watson, 9News Denver reports. The duo could both wind up paving rushing lanes for Anderson this season.

Much, perhaps too much, has been made of Denver moving away from Gary Kubiak's zone blocking scheme this season and new head coach Vance Joseph saying on multiple occasions that the team will mix gap and zone schemes. The real issue last season was mediocre talent along the offensive line, with Denver's line ranking as the sixth worst in the NFL in terms of yards before contact, according to Pro Football Focus. Leary, who played left guard in Dallas, should join the Broncos' top linemen from last season per Pro Football Focus, center Matt Paradis and guard Max Garcia, to form a quality interior line. Expect Watson, whose athleticism got him drafted in the second round in 2013, to compete in the wide-open competitions at both left and right tackle provided his injury woes don't follow him from Oakland. With further upgrades likely coming in the draft, look for Denver's line to give Anderson more room to work with in 2017.

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