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5-2, 1st in AFC West
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1hJeff Legwold

Ware SB ring found; cops arrest burglary suspects

DeMarcus Ware's Super Bowl ring and other items taken in a weekend burglary of his home have been found, and the suspects in the robbery have been arrested, Denver police said.

NFL 60-second preview for Week 8 (1:06)
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Comparing the Broncos' top backs

With C.J. Anderson getting his knee evaluated, Devontae Booker is likely in for more work moving forward. The rookie has been more efficient than Anderson, and almost all of his runs have gained yardage.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Knee injury to Broncos' C.J. Anderson makes Devontae Booker an immediate fantasy add and potential RB1 for this week and beyond. Faces SD, Oak, Saints! next 3 weeks. Wow.

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3hJeff Legwold

Broncos' Anderson getting right knee evaluated

Running back C.J. Anderson missed practice Wednesday to have a right knee injury evaluated as the Denver Broncos try to determine how much time Anderson will miss.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said after practice Wednesday that running back C.J. Anderson arrived to the team's facility Tuesday "really sore" so the decision was made to send Anderson for a second opinion on Wednesday. The game video shows his right knee buckle slightly at the end of an 11-yard run to close out first quarter Monday night. At minimum Anderson is expected to miss multiple games, but doctors are now trying to determine if injury is more extensive. Full story up shortly at ESPN.com

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FPI: Bolts-Broncos one of weekend's best

Denver is favored by a touchdown, but this rematch should be full of fireworks as the Chargers go for their first season sweep of the Broncos since 2011. FPI game rater

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos Wednesday, center Matt Paradis, running back C.J. Anderson and backup center James Ferentz not on field during open period. Cornerback Aqib Talib on field but doesn't look like he's going to participate much.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Linebacker DeMarcus Ware is participating in practice today for the Broncos. It's the first time he's been in drills during the open period of practice since he suffered a fractured forearm in Broncos' Week 2 win over the Colts.

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Broncos back in great position in AFC

Monday's win over the Texans was impressive, while also aiding the Broncos in potential tiebreakers. As a result, both Football Outsiders and FPI have their playoff chances as second-best in the AFC. Playoff odds (Insider)


Could Shaquil Barrett be traded?

The Broncos aren't actively shopping Barrett, Jeff Legwold writes, but with their wealth of depth at OLB, he could be dealt if an overwhelming offer comes in. Potential trade targets

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday the coaches have given quarterback Trevor Siemuwn more freedom to make decisions at the line of scrimmage as Siemian progresses. And while Siemian was an efficient 14-of-25 passing for 157 yards and a touchdown in Monday's win over the Houston Texans, Kubiak said Siemian's influence dos show up in the Broncos' 190-yard rushing day. "Trevor did a great job (Monday) night of getting our team into some great runs,'' Kubiak said. "Trevor had a lot to do with us running the ball well," Kubiak said. "We're getting more comfortable with him, letting go up to the line of scrimmage, giving him some either-or type of football plays, you go handle it, so we're growing from that standpoint.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

One injury to watch for the Broncos this week is linebacker Brandon Marshall. Marshall left Monday night's win with a hamstring injury and coach Gary Kubiak said Marshall was still being evaluated Tuesday and offered "I'd say he's day to day." Corey Nelson played in Marshall's spot for 18 snaps in the game and would be the expected replacement if Marshall is unable to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Marshall is currently second on the team in tackles with 38, just behind safety T.J. Ward's 42.

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Broncos jump back up FPI's rankings

Denver's offense moved up five spots in efficiency this week, while its defense hopped two spots. Overall, the Broncos now sit behind only the Patriots by FPI's measure. Full FPI rankings

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Gary Kubiak said he understood the frustration from fans over Kubiak's decision to first run the ball with 39 seconds left in the half from the Broncos' 40-yard line and then to let the clock simply run out after C.J. Anderson's 4-yard run. Tuesday, Kubiak said: "(I) have my reasons, probably not good reasons, probably should stay aggressive right there … My fault. You want to blame somebody, blame me … But I do agree with y'all, we should be aggressive right there.'' The Broncos were concerned with their punt protection scheme if they didn't get a first down.

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1dJeff Legwold

Home of Broncos' Ware robbed during game

DeMarcus Ware's home was robbed during the Broncos' game against the Texans on Monday night, and the team is trying to gather more information.

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Saturday on Texans' game plan vs. Broncos

ESPN NFL analyst Jeff Saturday shares his thoughts on the Texans' loss to the Broncos, Brock Osweiler's fit with Houston and the Patriots' success.

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Broncos' backs cap big week for RB duos

Entering Week 7, no pair of teammates had each rushed for at least 80 yards in a game this season. Monday night, Devontae Booker and C.J. Anderson became the third duo to do so in Week 7 alone. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Week 8 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Chargers NFL Nation reporter Eric Williams and Broncos NFL Nation reporter Jeff Legwold preview the Week 8 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Osweiler had a bad case of the Mondays

Brock Osweiler's return to Denver didn't quite go as planned. His 131 passing yards on 41 attempts marked the second-lowest total on at least 40 attempts in a game in NFL history, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Team Stats

Passing Yards215.128th
Rushing Yards111.616th
Points For23.913th
Points Against16.76th

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