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2017 Schedule
3-7, 4th in AFC West
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Osweiler connects with Thomas for 17-yard TD (0:21)
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Burfict causes Anderson fumble (0:16)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Bengals have gotten A.J. Green isolated on Bradley Roby -- on the offensive left -- several times today and quarterback Andy Dalton has been quick to throw that way when it's happened. They also got the same look when Roby was chasing Alex Erickson on Erickson's 29-yard touchdown catch and run in the second quarter.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Linebacker Shane Ray pointed to his right knee as the Broncos' medical staff walked with him off the field.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After three quarters the Broncos have held the Bengals to 134 yards, seven first downs and 27 yards rushing, yet the Broncos still trail, 13-10

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Brock Osweiler in at quarterback for Broncos.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Symbolic of Broncos season as kicker Brandon McManus had made a 61-yard field goal to close out first half, but the officials awarded the Bengals a timeout to negate the play. The second attempt was blocked and the half ended with the Bengals leading, 13-7.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Brock Osweiler got up shaking his right arm after first-down incompletion early in drive. He missed some practice time this week with sore right shoulder.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Von Miller in on defense.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Von Miller walking around bench area now.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Von Miller on sideline with medical staff pointing at his low back.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

C.J. Anderson just scored Broncos' first rushing touchdown in the first quarter of any game this season. Broncos have 7-6 lead with 41 seconds left in first quarter. It is also the team's first first quarter touchdown since the Week 4 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos in three wide receiver set on last possession: Incompletion, Osweiler scramble after protection breakdown, Devontae Booker run for no gain and Osweiler interception. Consistent story of the season. Interception came on on play that started at the Bengals' 4-yard line with Broncos in three wide and empty backfield.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos Hall of Famer Terrell Davis being honored before game and offered up Mile High Salute with "thank you and I love you"

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Might be a preview of the plan for the game, but Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor and cornerback Brendan Langley have spent plenty of time practicing fair catches on punts in warm-ups.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: CB Lorenzo Doss, RB De'Angelo Henderson, TE Jeff Heuerman, T Cyrus Kouandjio, WR Isaiah McKenzie, QB Trevor Siemian, DE/OLB DeMarcus Walker.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Today's gameday program reflects the celebration for the unveiling of Red Miller's spot in the Broncos Ring of Fame as well as Hall of Famer Terrell Davis, who will receive a ring to commemorate his enshrinement in the Hall's Class of '17.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Struggling Broncos favored at home

Denver has lost five straight, but FPI gives the Broncos nearly a 2-1 edge over the visiting Bengals on Sunday. Cincy is 1-4 as an FPI underdog this season, with the lone victory coming in a virtual coin flip (49.1 percent chance to win) in Week 4 at Cleveland.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After discussions among the coaching staff the Broncos have decided to make Paxton Lynch the No. 2 quarterback for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It means Brock Osweiler will start as scheduled and Trevor Siemian will have gone from starter to a gameday inactive in three weeks. It will be first time Lynch, who suffered a right shoulder injury in the preseason, has been in uniform for a game this season. Coach Vance Joseph said Friday the determining factor for Lynch to be in uniform would be Lynch's performance in practice this past week when he had worked as the No. 2.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos signed tight end Austin Traylor from their practice squad on Saturday and waived tight end A.J. Derby injured (shoulder). Derby, who was acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots last season, had not practiced this week. The Broncos had surrendered a fifth-round pick for Derby a little over a year ago. Derby was tied for the team lead in touchdown catches with two. Tight end Jeff Heuerman (knee) also did not practice this week.

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Elway on Broncos' skid: We got 'a little bit soft'

Broncos president and general manager John Elway said the team, currently in a five-game losing streak, "exhaled" after starting off the season strong and needs to learn how to overcome difficulties to get things back on track.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Friday night, John Elway also supported Broncos coach Vance Joseph's efforts. When asked if his confidence in Joseph has wavered with the current losing streak, Elway said: "Nope, you know there's going to be growing pains in the head coach and especially the first-time head coach as well as we've got a lot of youth on the staff when it comes to coordinators, too, so there's growing pains there. Just like with players you've got to give them a chance to grow and get better and learn from certain situations. Obviously, it's been a little bit tougher situation but sometimes you learn a lot more in tougher situations than you do when things are going good. So Vance in my mind is doing just fine and continuing to get these guys to fight hard and the energy is still there, so we'll work our way through it.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Some strong words from Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway Friday night on the team's current losing streak: "I think at this point we're still trying to figure out how we can get through it. So, there's no question at the end of the year we'll evaluate it and we'll look back and see what happened. But I will tell you I think we got a little bit soft. To be dead honest with you, we got a little bit soft. We went 4-0 in the preseason, we started out 3-1, then we get a bye week and if you exhale in this league, you're in trouble. To be dead honest with you I think we exhaled and it's hard to recover from that. So, it's a lesson that hopefully we all learned and prevent it from happening again.''

Team Stats

Passing Yards215.619th
Rushing Yards113.014th
Points For18.424th