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Broncos end 8-game skid with 23-0 win over Jets

DENVER (AP) This was the way the Denver Broncos thought they'd play against that other New York team all those months ago.

''This is the kind of game we expected to play against everyone, not just New York,'' Shane Ray said after the Broncos snapped their longest losing streak since joining the NFL in 1970 with a 23-0 shutout of the Jets on Sunday. ''Everybody that we play, we should beat them like this. Period. We just haven't been able to find that formula.''

Until Sunday.

Their skid began with a shocking 23-10 loss at home to the then-winless Giants, one of seven double-digit losses during a losing streak that cost offensive coordinator Mike McCoy his job and put rookie head coach Vance Joseph on the hot seat.

It was the Broncos' first win in 70 days.

''It feels like 100 years,'' declared quarterback Trevor Siemian, who hooked up with Demaryius Thomas eight times for 93 yards and a touchdown as the Broncos (4-9) avoided tying their franchise futility record of nine consecutive losses set way back in 1967.

The all-round dominance left Joseph wondering where that team had been.

''Somewhat, but we knew if we played clean football, it could look like that,'' Joseph said. ''... Our defense can be a difference if we're in the football game.''

Of the 480 minutes of game clocking during their eight-game losing streak, the Broncos had led a mere 12 minutes, 36 seconds and they came into the game with 16 more turnovers than takeaways. They were plus-2 Sunday.

The Broncos' first shutout since Nov. 20, 2005, a 27-0 win over the Jets, was fueled by a defense that held the Jets in check all afternoon.

Coming off a big win over the Chiefs in which they scored 38 points and had over 500 yards of offense, the Jets (5-8) were limited to just 100 yards - 59 on the ground and 41 through the air - by a defense missing injured linemen Domata Peko and Derek Wolfe.

Jets quarterback Josh McCown was knocked from the game twice by hard hits, including a clean shot by Ray in the third quarter that left McCown with a broken left hand and fighting back tears at the postgame podium.

McCown finished just 6 of 12 for 46 yards, and his replacement, Bryce Petty was 2 of 9 for 14 yards.

After Denver's opening drive resulted in a 31-yard field goal by Brandon McManus, Denver's defense took over. On the Jets' third snap of their first possession, linebacker Brandon Marshall sliced through for a strip sack and defensive end Adam Gotsis recovered McCown's fumble at the Jets 20-yard line.

Two plays later, Siemian hit Thomas for the 20-yard score, giving Denver its first double-digit lead since Oct. 1 against Oakland, the date of their last victory.

McManus added a 53-yarder just before halftime that gave the Broncos a 13-0 lead heading into the locker room, and fullback Andy Janovich bulled his way in from the 1 to make it 20-0 before McManus capped the scoring with a 40-yard field goal.

''I don't know what happened,'' Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said after catching just one pass for a single yard. ''This week, we were the worst offense. We played terrible. We didn't do our jobs. It was embarrassing, frustrating and it's on all of us. I don't know what to say.''

Down the hallway, the Broncos finally had something to celebrate.

''It's been a long time coming,'' Aqib Talib said. ''We were due for a win. We ain't THAT bad.''

MOVIN' ON UP: Thomas' TD catch was the 56th of his career, surpassing Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe for second in franchise history. Wide receiver Rod Smith's 68 TD receptions are the most all-time.

''I challenged our guys last night, all of our team leaders to play better football. And he came out and he played inspired football,'' Joseph said of Thomas, who received a game ball, as did the entire defense.

TERRIFIC TAYLOR: The Broncos finally benched rookie punt returner Isaiah McKenzie for good after he returned from his first benching last week only to fumble for the sixth time, this one for a safety in a loss at Miami.

So, they went back to Jordan Taylor, who had done nothing wrong for two weeks to get supplanted by McKenzie, and he rewarded them by returning five punts for 62 yards Sunday, an average of 12.4 yards.

That helped give the Broncos great field position all afternoon.

''Aside from D.T., Jordan Taylor's the MVP of the game,'' Siemian said.

INJURIES: Jets running back Elijah McGuire (ankle) and long snapper Thomas Hennessy (head) were knocked out of the game in the first half.

The Broncos lost starting safety Justin Simmons to an ankle injury in the first quarter and he was replaced by Will Parks. Inside linebacker Todd Davis was evaluated for a possible concussion in the fourth quarter, and safety Jamal Carter (left shoulder) also was knocked from the game.

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Key Players
M. Forte 22 RB
13 RuYds, 21 ReYds, 2 RECs
3
FPTS
T. Siemian 13 QB
200 PaYds, PaTD, 13 RuYds
15
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 11:33
B.McManus 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Kreiter, Holder-R.Dixon.
8
plays
37
yds
4:44
pos
0
23
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:30
B.McManus extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Kreiter, Holder-R.Dixon.
plays
yds
pos
0
20
Touchdown 6:30
A.Janovich up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
68
yds
6:19
pos
0
19
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:32
B.McManus 53 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Kreiter, Holder-R.Dixon.
10
plays
28
yds
5:58
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:16
B.McManus extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Kreiter, Holder-R.Dixon.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 7:16
T.Siemian pass deep right to D.Thomas for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN [J.Martin]. Penalty on NYJ-M.Claiborne, Defensive Pass Interference, declined.
2
plays
20
yds
0:12
pos
0
9
Field Goal 9:02
B.McManus 31 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Kreiter, Holder-R.Dixon.
12
plays
62
yds
5:58
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 22:25 37:35
1st Downs 6 17
Rushing 4 5
Passing 1 10
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 3-13 7-17
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 100 273
Total Plays 48 68
Avg Gain 2.1 4.0
Net Yards Rushing 59 84
Rush Attempts 23 35
Avg Rush Yards 2.6 2.4
Net Yards Passing 41 189
Comp. - Att. 8-21 19-31
Yards Per Pass 2.0 6.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-19 2-11
Penalties - Yards 4-20 3-21
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 8-45.6 5-49.4
Return Yards 26 86
Punts - Returns 1--1 5-62
Kickoffs - Returns 1-27 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-24
Kicking 0/0 5/6
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 0/0 3/4
Red Zone Eff. 0-0 -0% 1-4 -25%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Jets 5-8 00000
Broncos 4-9 1037323
41 PASS YDS 189
59 RUSH YDS 84
100 TOTAL YDS 273
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. McCown 15 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 46 0 1 25.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.3% 2926 18 9 94.5
J. McCown 6/12 46 0 1 0
B. Petty 9 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
22.2% 14 0 0 39.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
22.2% 14 0 0 39.6
B. Petty 2/9 14 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
B. Powell 29 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
133 537 3
B. Powell 13 35 0 12 3
M. Forte 22 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
88 338 2
M. Forte 6 13 0 5 3
B. Petty 9 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
B. Petty 1 7 0 7 0
J. McCown 15 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 124 5
J. McCown 2 7 0 8 0
E. McGuire 35 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
80 297 1
E. McGuire 1 -3 0 -3 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Anderson 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 27 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 848 7
R. Anderson 6 3 27 0 13 2
M. Forte 22 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 276 1
M. Forte 3 2 21 0 14 3
L. Thomas 44 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 43 0
L. Thomas 1 1 7 0 7 0
J. Kearse 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 681 5
J. Kearse 6 1 4 0 4 0
A. Seferian-Jenkins 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 323 3
A. Seferian-Jenkins 4 1 1 0 1 0
A. Stewart 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 36 0
A. Stewart 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Davis 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
81-28 0 4.0
D. Davis 10-2 0.0 0 0
J. Adams 33 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-11 0 2.0
J. Adams 5-0 0.0 0 0
S. McLendon 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-12 0 1.0
S. McLendon 4-1 0.0 0 0
D. Lee 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-22 0 3.0
D. Lee 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-12 0 3.0
J. Jenkins 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Wilkerson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-20 1 3.0
M. Wilkerson 3-3 1.0 0 0
D. Bass 47 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-9 0 3.0
D. Bass 3-0 1.0 0 0
M. Maye 26 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-18 2 0.0
M. Maye 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Martin 95 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-13 0 1.0
J. Martin 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Skrine 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-3 1 1.0
B. Skrine 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Williams 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-22 0 2.0
L. Williams 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Ealy 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-3 1 1.0
K. Ealy 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Claiborne 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-7 1 0.0
M. Claiborne 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Brooks 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 2 0.0
T. Brooks 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Pennel 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-12 0 0.0
M. Pennel 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Miles 45 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
R. Miles 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Roberts 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-3 1 0.0
D. Roberts 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Edwards 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 45.6 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
71 46.7 24
L. Edwards 8 45.6 0 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Natson 87 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 27.0 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 21.9 32 0
J. Natson 1 27.0 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Natson 87 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 -1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 0.7 17 0
J. Natson 1 -1.0 -1 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Siemian 13 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.3% 200 1 0 90.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.1% 2218 12 13 74.4
T. Siemian 19/31 200 1 0 15
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Anderson 22 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 48 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
181 700 2
C. Anderson 22 48 0 7 6
D. Booker 23 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 192 1
D. Booker 9 22 0 6 3
T. Siemian 13 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 127 1
T. Siemian 3 13 0 9 15
A. Janovich 32 FB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 13 1
A. Janovich 1 1 1 1 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Thomas 88 WR
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 8 93 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 68 771 4
D. Thomas 12 8 93 1 25 15
C. Latimer 14 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 227 1
C. Latimer 3 2 37 0 27 3
C. Anderson 22 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 179 1
C. Anderson 2 2 25 0 13 6
E. Sanders 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 40 487 2
E. Sanders 4 1 16 0 16 1
J. Charles 28 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 129 0
J. Charles 3 3 12 0 7 1
D. Booker 23 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 216 0
D. Booker 2 2 12 0 7 3
J. Heuerman 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 79 1
J. Heuerman 2 1 5 0 5 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Marshall 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
62-27 0 3.0
B. Marshall 6-1 1.0 0 1
V. Miller 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-3 0 10.0
V. Miller 4-0 1.0 0 0
W. Parks 34 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-10 0 0.0
W. Parks 3-2 0.0 0 0
Z. Anderson 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-4 0 0.0
Z. Anderson 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Davis 51 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-28 0 1.0
T. Davis 3-2 0.0 0 0
K. Peko 90 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Peko 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Gotsis 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-10 0 1.0
A. Gotsis 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Stewart 26 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-10 2 0.0
D. Stewart 1-0 0.0 1 0
B. Roby 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-5 1 0.0
B. Roby 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Harris 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-10 0 4.0
S. Harris 1-1 1.0 0 0
C. Harris 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-8 2 0.0
C. Harris 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Walker 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Walker 1-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Kerr 92 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-5 0 0.0
Z. Kerr 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Talib 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-4 1 0.0
A. Talib 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Carter 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Carter 0-1 0.0 0 0
S. Ray 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 1.0
S. Ray 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. McManus 8 K
11
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 2/2
SEASON FG XP
21/28 22/22
B. McManus 3/4 53 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Dixon 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 49.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
63 46.0 18
R. Dixon 5 49.4 2 60
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Taylor 87 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 12.4 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 12.1 24 0
J. Taylor 5 12.4 24 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:02 NYJ 25 1:34 3 -5 Fumble
7:16 NYJ 25 1:31 3 -9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:57 NYJ 20 5:29 10 41 INT
8:29 NYJ 20 1:59 3 9 Punt
0:32 NYJ 25 0:32 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYJ 25 2:11 5 11 Punt
6:30 NYJ 25 1:16 3 5 Punt
3:45 NYJ 22 2:28 8 37 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:33 NYJ 21 1:17 3 4 Punt
8:32 NYJ 20 1:11 3 7 Punt
5:51 NYJ 11 1:20 3 6 Punt
2:09 NYJ 15 1:37 3 1 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DEN 25 5:58 12 62 FG
7:28 NYJ 20 0:12 2 20 TD
5:45 DEN 49 5:48 11 40 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:28 DEN 39 0:59 3 1 Punt
6:30 DEN 37 5:58 10 28 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:49 DEN 32 6:19 13 68 TD
5:14 DEN 33 1:29 3 5 Punt
1:17 DEN 41 4:44 8 37 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:16 DEN 35 1:44 3 7 Punt
7:21 DEN 31 1:30 3 4 Punt
4:31 DEN 42 2:22 3 7 Punt
0:32 DEN 42 0:32 1 -1 Game