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2018 Schedule
2-4, 3rd in AFC West
Von Miller on Cardinals' matchup: 'We're going to kick their ass' (0:24)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller just let it all all out and offered "we're going to beat their ass" on Thursday's game in Arizona. "That's just how I feel" and he added "we're going to bring our best and they have to bring their best."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos will have a walk-through practice at 5:30 today as safety Su'a Cravens, currently on injured reserve, and wide receiver Jordan Taylor, on reserve/PUP after offseason surgery on both hips, will both take part in the workout. Coach Vance Joseph said today the two will practice for the next two weeks before the Broncos will have to decide to either add them to the active roster or keep them on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. This week is an abbreviated one with walk-through practices only today and Tuesday with a light practice Wednesday before the team leaves for Arizona.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On the injury front for the Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray has a walking boot on his left ankle/foot and his status is uncertain for Thursday night's game against the Cardinals. Also, right tackle Jared Veldheer (knee) and cornerback Adam Jones (hamstring) are both still getting treatment and are question marks for Thursday night as well. And with guard Ron Leary having suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon tear against the Rams Sunday, rookie guard/center Sam Jones will be uniform Thursday night as a backup with Max Garcia in Leary's left guard spot and Connor McGovern at right guard.

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Barnwell Show: Lindsay Jones & Matt Bowen

Bill is joined by Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to take a look at where things stand for the teams in the AFC West after the Chiefs' loss to the Patriots on SNF (0:56), including the Broncos (14:59), Raiders (25:47) and Chargers (35:29). Also, Matt Bowen of ESPN stops by to discuss the high level of play from the Bears' defense this season aside from Sunday's performance against the Dolphins and more (42:30).

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Broncos 'fighting for our lives,' Elway laments

John Elway criticized the Broncos' mistakes and attitudes in their loss to the Rams, saying on Monday there isn't a "magic switch" to dig the team out of their current situation.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos are thin in the offensive line with a Thursday night game in Arizona already looming. Guard Ron Leary suffered what the Broncos fear is a season-ending Achilles injury in the loss to the Rams -- Leary will be examined more Monday by the team's medical staff -- and tackle Jared Veldheer missed his second consecutive game Sunday with a knee injury. Asked after Sunday's loss to the Rams if Veldheer would be ready to play Thursday, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said: “I'm not sure about that. We'll see (Monday) on that.''

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Sanders calls league 'soft' after taunting call

"I'm having fun. I didn't do anything crazy," Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders said after a taunting penalty affected a potential TD-scoring drive in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second time this season the Broncos take one of the league's heavyweights to the wire, but don't close the deal in a 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams pounded out 270 yards rushing as Todd Gurley finished with 208 of those. Broncos have to move on quickly as they play at Arizona Thursday night.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams remain undefeated (6-0), beating the Broncos 23-20. A late TD covers the 7-point spread for Denver. Game goes under total of 50.5.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rams with 13-3 lead at halftime against Broncos. Broncos defense has held Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff to 9-of-15 passing for 137 yards and has sacked Goff three times. Todd Gurley, however, has been another matter as the Rams running back has 88 yards rushing on nine carries. The difference has been Gurley and the Broncos' own penalties as the Broncos lost a chance to be at Rams' 1-yard line because of Emmanuel Sanders taunting penalty -- they later kicked a field goal instead -- and lost a chance at a field goal after two holding penalties during a second-quarter drive that pushed them out of field goal range.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Light snow still falling in Denver, but field conditions look clear, according to a picture posted on twitter from 9News Denver. Over/under holding steady at 50.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

From the fine folks at ESPN Stats and Information: Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff had played in just three games in either his pro or college career with a kickoff temperature of below 40 degrees. All three have been in the NFL (2016 at Seattle, 2016 at New England and 2017 at Tennessee) and the Rams are in 1-2 in those games. It is currently 19 degrees in Denver

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: QB Kevin Hogan, LB Alexander Johnson, CB Adam Jones, C/G Sam Jones, S Shamarko Thomas, T Jared Veldheer, DE DeMarcus Walker.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Denver Broncos are the only team in the NFL that hasn't covered in a game this season (0-4-1 ATS).

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

In the biggest betting decisions for Caesars Palace at this point, the book is rooting for Washington, Dolphins, Broncos and Cowboys.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Weather is expected to play a factor in Denver, where the Broncos host the Rams this afternoon. The over/under, which opened as high as 53, is down to 50.5 at sportsbooks. (Picture by ESPN's Lindsey Thiry).

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also with Adam Jones out Sunday the Broncos will have just four cornerbacks in uniform -- Chris Harris Jr., Bradley Roby, Tramaine Brock and rookie Isaac Yiadom -- against the Rams. The Rams are No. 1 in the league in total offense (468.4 yards per game) and No. 3 in scoring (34.6 points per game). "It is what it is, we've got who we've got,'' said Broncos coach Vance Joseph. "We got four corners healthy, we've got to go play, no one's going to feel sorry for us.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Friday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said tackle Jared Veldheer (knee) and cornerback Adam Jones (hamstring) will not play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Neither player has practiced this week. Joseph also said no decision has been made on who will start at right guard -- both Connor McGovern and Max Garcia have practiced with the starters this week.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.516th
Rushing Yards124.210th
Points For20.026th
Points Against25.7Tied-21st

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