ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos rookie cornerback Pat Surtain II has more pressing matters to tend to than celebrating the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award he won Wednesday.
While acknowledging “it's a pretty good accomplishment for me and this team,” Surtain clearly had taken to heart safety Justin Simmons' admonition to put aside the team's big win over the Chargers last weekend and go all-in so they might come out of Arrowhead Stadium with a rare win Sunday night.
After Von Miller left his Russian sable hat and the tears behind in Denver following his trade from the Broncos to the Los Angeles Rams, he cracked, “I went to bed 4-4 and woke up 7-1.”
Talk about a Hollywood ending for the Super Bowl 50 MVP.
Going into the start of the season, many people would be happy to see the Los Angeles Chargers with a 6-5 record and in contention for a playoff spot going into December.
DENVER (AP) — Vic Fangio didn't pay much attention when the Kansas City Chiefs stumbled to a 3-4 start. All he knows is they've fixed whatever was broken, haven't lost since October and “they're back to being the Chiefs again.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last time the Kansas City Chiefs had a week off at this point in the year, they didn't lose against until the next season.
There's a lot of reasons to believe this year's team can follow in the footsteps of the 2019 championship bunch.
DENVER (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs see similarities in this year’s team to the one that won the Super Bowl two years ago.
Monday, Nov. 29
Seattle at Washington, 8:15 p.m. EST. The Seahawks (3-7) are off to their worst 10-game record under coach Pete Carroll. They are looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak with Russell Wilson as the starting quarterback.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Leonard Fournette capped a four-touchdown game with a 28-yard scoring run with 20 seconds left Sunday, giving Tampa Bay a 38-31 come-from-behind victory at Indianapolis.
Tom Brady led the Buccaneers (8-3) on the eight-play, 75-yard tiebreaking drive after getting the ball back with 3:29 to go.
DENVER (AP) — Pat Surtain II showed off not only his sticky hands but his swift feet.
The rookie from Alabama picked off Justin Herbert twice, returning the second one 70 yards for a touchdown and sparking the Denver Broncos' 28-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
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Minnesota Vikings running Dalvin Cook has been taken off the field on a cart after injuring his shoulder in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers.
DENVER (AP) — Brandon Staley gets to face his mentor and maybe even his star pupil Sunday.
Staley's Los Angeles Chargers (6-4) visit Vic Fangio's Denver Broncos (5-5), who hope to get pass rusher Bradley Chubb back from a surgically repaired ankle that has sidelined him for two months.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Before Brandon Staley became one of the top young coaches in the NFL, Vic Fangio saw his potential.
But not even Fangio, who hired Staley in 2016 to be an outside linebacker coach with the Chicago Bears, could predict his rapid ascension up the ranks.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater insists the Denver Broncos can correct all the mistakes, miscalculations and misfires that have plagued them in the red zone this season.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — George Paton swears that committing $90 million to wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick over the weekend wasn't about making Denver an attractive landing pad for a veteran quarterback in 2022.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton ran extra routes after practice, making general manager George Paton and the assembled media sweat in the unseasonable 70-degree weather Monday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that wide receiver Tim Patrick and the Denver Broncos have agreed to a three-year extension worth $30 million with $18.5 million in guarantees.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Changes are coming to the Denver Broncos. Just not anytime soon.
Someone else will be signing the paychecks next year. Someone new almost certainly will be under center in 2022.
1961 — George Blanda of the Houston Oilers passes for 505 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-13 rout of the New York Titans.
1961 — Cleveland’s Jim Brown rushes for 237 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Browns to a 45-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
DENVER (AP) — For a guy who wouldn't put himself in harm's way or Darius Slay's path, Teddy Bridgewater sure didn't have any problem falling on the sword.
Or was he pushed?
Broncos coach Vic Fangio called out Bridgewater in a team meeting Monday for being a bystander instead of a barrier on Slay's 83-yard fumble return for a touchdown Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater admits he shouldn't have surrendered on Darius Slay's game-changing, season-defining 83-yard touchdown return of Melvin Gordon III's fumble Sunday.
Committing to the run has made the Philadelphia Eagles a better team.
The Eagles rushed for 214 yards in a convincing 30-13 win at Denver on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Playing without star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who entered the COVID-19 protocol on Saturday night, the Steelers slogged their way to a 16-16 tie with the Detroit Lions on Sunday in an ugly nearly four-hour marathon that produced more comedy than highlights.
DENVER (AP) — From a blocked field goal to giving up a momentum-changing fumble return for a score, it all felt so difficult for the Denver Broncos.
DENVER (AP) — Cornerback Darius Slay seized both the loose football and the moment.
Slay scooped up the loose football on the final play of he third quarter and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown, sparking the Philadelphia Eagles' 30-13 upset of the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — This touch after a blocked punt was a touchdown for Dallas Cowboys rookie Nahshon Wright, and another special teams blunder for the Atlanta Falcons.
A week after touching a blocked punt that actually took the ball away from the Cowboys, Wright dived on one in the end zone just before halftime Sunday in their 43-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had already answered their worst showing of the season when the star quarterback took off on a fourth-down scramble near the goal line.
The powerful punctuating touchdown finished a blowout of Atlanta on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are making backup play-calling plans after offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur tested positive for the coronavirus Friday and went on the reserve/COVID-19 list along with a fourth player infected this week.
Bradley Chubb played in just one game this season before undergoing ankle surgery that is expected to keep him sidelined until later this month. But the Denver Broncos outside linebacker is still contributing to the community.
Your best player gets sidelined for a lengthy period, perhaps the rest of the season, and yet you prosper.
That's been the strange scenario recently in Music City, where the Tennessee Titans still have their groove despite losing running back Derrick Henry — also the top player in the AFC South — to a broken foot.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos still haven't found a way to rule the AFC West again but they can crown themselves kings of the NFC East with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Superman has returned.
Whether or not Cam Newton can rescue the Carolina Panthers' sinking season remains to be seen.
The Panthers (4-5) announced they've signed Newton to a one-year contract, bringing him back to the franchise that drafted him No.
PHILADELPHIA (3-6) at DENVER (5-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS
LINE: Broncos by 2½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday but the games have already begun.
Two months after losing cornerback Mac McCain III when the Eagles plucked him from their practice squad, the Broncos on Wednesday returned the favor, signing McCain off waivers from Philadelphia.
We’re more than halfway through the fantasy season and couldn’t be more excited to get these players in my lineups. These are my best bets to score going into Week 10.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos placed two more players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, 24 hours after vaccinated backup quarterback Drew Lock went on the list with a breakthrough infection.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling stood together on the sideline last month at Cincinnati admiring the work of De'Vondre Campbell.
The Packers' new inside linebacker had nine tackles, broke up a pass and snared another that day, helping Green Bay edge the Bengals.
All the broken tackles and hearts that pinballing rookie Javonte Williams left in his wake Sunday can't do justice to the elusiveness the Denver Broncos displayed in producing one of the season's biggest shockers.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos got good news on injured rookie cornerback Patrick Surtain II on Monday when medical tests revealed a sprained knee but nothing that will sideline the team's top draft pick for an extended time.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The recharged Denver Broncos head into the season's second half fresh off their biggest win since Super Bowl 50 and primed to meet GM George Paton's challenge to move past Von Miller's departure and end their long playoff drought.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott won't be repeating the remarkable run from their rookie seasons with the Dallas Cowboys five years ago.
The star quarterback and running back got more than halfway there with six consecutive victories following a loss in the opener before a jarring end to the streak in a 30-16 loss to the Denver Broncos.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville had the better Josh Allen on this Sunday, with the standout linebacker intercepting a pass, making a sack and recovering a fumble in a 9-6 upset of the Buffalo Bills.
Monday, Nov. 8
Bears at Steelers, 8:15 p.m. EST. Rookie quarterback Justin Fields rushed for 103 yards last week for the Bears, but he's spent much of his time running for his life.
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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker Von Miller will not make his debut for the Los Angeles Rams against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday night.
Miller is inactive with an injured ankle, the Rams announced 90 minutes before kickoff in the meeting of conference leaders at SoFi Stadium.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had their offense back on the field ready to line up deep in Broncos' territory after a big special teams play early in the second half. They didn't even get a chance to snap the ball.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonathon Cooper and the Denver defense pestered Dak Prescott a lot more than the rookie’s first two sacks in the NFL showed.
The final score wasn’t much of a reflection of the Broncos’ dominance either.
DENVER (4-4) at DALLAS (6-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
OPENING LINE: Cowboys by 8½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn't think twice about maximum effort in his first practice after missing a game because of a strained right calf.
Until the star Dallas quarterback had time to think twice about it.