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September 29, 2020 07:16 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Nails 56-yarder
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McManus converted an extra-point and a 56-yard field goal during Sunday's 28-10 loss to Tampa Bay.

McManus' 56-yarder was his longest field goal since Week 1 of the 2015 season. McManus has held value in recent seasons, as he's on a team that has had enough offense to get into field-goal range, but not enough to get into the end zone. History is repeating itself as, with Drew Lock (shoulder) out for at least another game or two, the Broncos have a more question marks on offense than answers. Expect that to continue Thursday against the Jets with Brett Rypien or Jeff Driskel leading the offense.

September 22, 2020 11:40 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Boots two field goals
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McManus converted two of three field goals -- from 49 and 27 yards out -- and made an extra-point during Sunday's 26-21 loss in Pittsburgh. He missed a 58-yard attempt.

McManus attempted his first three field-goal tries of the season after signing his megadeal to remain in Denver just prior to the start of the season. No one will begrudge McManus for missing a 58-yarder in a very difficult stadium in which to kick, but how McManus performs with longer kicks bears watching. He's been nearly automatic from inside 50 yards since the start of 2018, converting 47 of his 49 attempts. Despite a huge leg, however, he's just six for 15 from 50 and out.

September 16, 2020 06:56 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Sinks two PATs in opener
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McManus didn't attempt a field goal in Monday's 16-14 loss to the Titans but made both his PAT attempts.

McManus didn't get many opportunities, as the Denver offense often failed to move the ball and got into the end zone both times that it got rolling. With a road date against the stingy Steelers defense on tap in Week 2, McManus' kicking opportunities likely will remain limited.

September 12, 2020 02:12 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Rewarded with extension
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The Broncos and McManus have agreed to a four-year, $17.2 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

McManus was set to play the season on a one-year deal with the opportunity to enter free agency in the offseason. However, he'll now be in Denver long term while being paid at least $9.5 million in fully guaranteed money. The contract rewards McManus for his accuracy, as he has made 82 percent of his kicks across six seasons in Denver, including going 29 of 34 in 2019.

February 25, 2020 04:36 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Coming back in 2020
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The Broncos picked up McManus' $1 million option for 2020, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

McManus is coming off another solid year with Denver, as he connected on 29 of 34 field goals (85.3 percent) and 25 of 26 extra points. The 28-year-old kicker hit four of seven kicks from beyond 50 yards, and he's poised to be the Broncos' starter again in 2020.

January 8, 2020 08:16 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Scores 112 points in 2019
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McManus converted 29 of 34 field goals, with a season high of 53 yards, and 25 of 26 point-after attempts in 2019.

A strong argument can be made that 2019 was McManus' finest statistical performance. He ended one field goal off his career high and a fraction of a percentage point off his career best conversion rate. More importantly was from where he was kicking them; his 14 field goals from 40 yards and farther out obliterated his previous season high of 10. He ended 2019 tied for fifth in the league with 29 total field goals, and his 14 field goals from 40 yards and farther also ranked fifth. If the offense can take some further steps with incoming sophomore Drew Lock at the helm, McManus' opportunities should only increase in 2020.

December 23, 2019 11:16 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Accounts for nine points
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McManus converted field goals of 34 and 26 yards and all three of his point-after tries during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Lions.

McManus snapped a two-game streak in which he kicked just a single field goal. Still, he's seventh in the league with 26 made field goals and his 11 conversion of at least 40 yards are tied for fifth in the league. The season ends Sunday against a Raiders team against whom McManus converted three of four field goal attempts in Week 1.

December 17, 2019 09:24 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Accounts for entire offense
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McManus converted a 32-yard field goal during Sunday's 23-3 loss in Kansas City.

Sunday was the second time in Denver's last four games in which McManus accounted for the Broncos' entire scoring output with a single field goal. Despite that modest production, McManus still ranks seventh in the league with 24 field goals. He will end the season in the Mile High air against Detroit and Oakland, owners of, respectively, the league's 26th- and 28th-ranked scoring defenses.

December 10, 2019 02:44 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Coverts all five PATs
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McManus connected on all five of his point-after attempts and a 36-yard field goal try during Sunday's 38-24 win over Houston.

Sunday's five point-afters were McManus' most since Week 7 of 2018, a testament to just how bad Denver's offense has been of late. The team has seemed to turn a corner with rookie Drew Lock, leading to more opportunities for McManus, but the Broncos will be tested Sunday in Kansas City. The Chiefs helped generate the only scoreless game of McManus' career in Week 7.

December 3, 2019 02:08 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Nails game-winner
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McManus converted both of his point-after attempts and field-goal attempts of 31, 52 and 53 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers.

You'd have to go back to Week 1 of 2018 for the last time McManus converted multiple kicks beyond 50 yards. McManus had a streak of seven straight misses from that distance dating back to 2018, but he now has converted three straight. He said after the game that he felt as though he exorcized some bad feelings after missing a key kick in Week 11 against Minnesota. A more confident McManus takes on a Houston team that has surrendered 18 opponent field goals this year, 17th in the league.

November 26, 2019 10:20 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Accounts for entire offense
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McManus converted a 45-yard field goal during Sunday's 20-3 loss in Buffalo.

Thanks to a miserable offensive output, McManus' only attempt of the afternoon was a 45-yard attempt into a stiff wind, which the Temple product converted. Despite attempting just one field goal in three of his last five games, McManus still ranks ninth in the league in field-goal attempts with 23 and is sixth in the league in converted field goals of 40 or more yards with nine. Next up is a matchup against the Chargers, against which he converted field goals of 46 and 40 yards in Week 5.

November 18, 2019 03:56 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Misses key kick in loss
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McManus converted three of four field-goal attempts and a lone extra-point try in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Vikings.

McManus connected on two kicks from beyond 40 yards and made another 29-yarder, but he pushed a 43-yard attempt wide right late in the fourth quarter. If McManus made that kick, it likely would've afforded the kicker a shot at a potential game-winning field goal on the Broncos' final drive. Instead, down four points, the offense was forced to go for the touchdown, and it was unsuccessful. McManus has nailed every kick under 40 yards this year, but he's misfired on four of 12 tries from beyond.

November 4, 2019 11:56 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Flawless versus Browns
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McManus converted his only field-goal attempt, from 43 yards, and all three extra-point tries during Sunday's 24-19 win over the Browns.

McManus did all he was asked during the Week 9 victory. He's made 15 of 18 field-goal attempts and 12 of 13 extra-point tries on the year. After the Broncos' bye, McManus is slated for a tough Week 10 contest against the Vikings.

October 30, 2019 02:04 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Converts chip shots
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McManus converted both of his field-goal attempts, from 29 and 21 yards, and a point-after attempt during Sunday's 15-13 loss in Indianapolis.

The Broncos probably wish they saw McManus on the field under different circumstances Sunday as both of his field goals came after promising drives died near the Colts' goal. The Broncos' offensive woes have helped McManus -- the offense's inability to get into the end zone has contributed to the Temple product ranking seventh in the league with 14 field goals on the season.

October 23, 2019 05:12 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Blanked against Chiefs
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McManus missed a 45-yard field goal on his only attempt in Week 7's 30-6 loss to the Chiefs.

McManus watched the Broncos fail on their two-point conversion after they scored on their first drive, then he missed wide right once called upon in the second quarter. His goose egg brought his season average down a full point, but he'll hope this Sunday's game in Indianapolis' dome helps him finally move past 44 points.

October 14, 2019 11:08 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Snaps poor luck from 50
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McManus converted a point-after attempt and all three of his field-goal attempts from 53, 48, and 31 yards out during Sunday's 16-0 win over the Titans.

McManus had previously missed seven consecutive attempts of 50 yards and longer, dating back to Week 1 of the 2018 season. He nailed his 53-yard attempt in the second quarter to put Denver up 6-0. With that monkey off his back, McManus has a fair amount of value given his consistency from inside 50 yards. The Temple product is seventh in the league with 12 field goals this season, five of them from 40 yards out or further.

October 8, 2019 09:32 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Hits two field goals, two PATs
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McManus converted field goals of 40 and 46 yards and two point-after attempts during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Chargers. He missed a 54-yard attempt during the contest.

McManus has now converted 30 consecutive field-goal tries from inside 50 yards, a streak that dates back to Week 15 of the 2017 season. That sort of consistency, paired with his just recently snapped streak of 90 consecutive point-after attempts, provides the kind of reliability kickers seldom offer. McManus is not, however, your guy for the big-point kicks. Despite a powerful leg, he has now missed seven consecutive tries from 50 yards and out, last converting such a kick in Week 1 of last season.

October 2, 2019 12:08 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Picks up six points
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McManus converted all three of his point-after attempts and a 33-yard field goal during Sunday's 26-24 loss to Jacksonville.

McManus put aside some concern that he had a case of the yips after back-to-back weeks with shanked PAT attempts (though one was erased by a defensive offsides call). If all checks out, McManus is pretty darn reliable from inside 50 yards, but fans would be justified in their concern, given McManus' place on a team that just scored over 20 points for the first time since early December 2018. Additionally, Denver draws a matchup against a tough Chargers team in Week 5.

September 24, 2019 11:36 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Shanks PAT
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McManus hit a 30-yard field goal and converted just one of two point-after attempts during Sunday's 27-16 loss in Green Bay.

The missed PAT broke a league-best streak of 90 conversions for the veteran kicker. Typically automatic inside 50 yards, some concern that the Temple product has a small case of the yips might be warranted after he missed a PAT last week against Chicago but was rescued by a penalty. He returns to the friendly confines of Mile High in Week 4 against the Jaguars.

September 17, 2019 08:40 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Connects on two attempts
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McManus hit field goals of 43 and 32 yards during Sunday's 16-14 loss to Chicago.

McManus almost nixed Denver's comeback attempt with a missed PAT that was called back for offsides. McManus remains fairly automatic inside 50 yards, and -- though probably not ideal for Broncos fans -- continues to benefit from being on a team that consistently puts together drives, yet struggles once entering opponent territory.

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