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2-3, 3rd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the Broncos Wednesday, TE Noah Fant (ankle) looked more comfortable moving around in practice than he did Friday. Also, WR KJ Hamler (hamstring) was practicing and RB Melvin Gordon, who was held out of practice Friday with strep throat, was back in practice.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos kicker Brandon McManus was named the AFC's special teams Player of the Week for his six field goals in the Broncos' win over the New England Patriots. It is the second time this season McManus has won the award -- he also won it after the Broncos' Oct. 1 win over the Jets. McManus made four field goals of at least 44 yards Sunday, including two of more than 50 yards, to go with 20- and 27-yard efforts. His 56-yarder against the Patriots is the second-longest FG in the league this season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Timmy Jernigan, who the Broncos released Tuesday, played 10 snaps in Sunday's win over the New England Patriots.But Monday Broncos coach Vic Fangio had said both DE DeMarcus Walker and DE Dre'Mont Jones, who are on injured reserve at the moment, have a chance to play Sunday against the Chargers. So the Broncos will need roster spots for one, or both, of them if they are indeed ready to play. Cornerback A.J. Bouye, also on injured reserve right now, is close to returning as well.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

More from Broncos' win in New England: --Phillip Lindsay had five carries for 9 yards or more in the game by himself and that was the most the Broncos have had of 9 yards or more, overall, in any game this season. --Also in the run game, however, the Broncos three running backs (Lindsay, Melvin Gordon and Royce Freeman) have now had 23 percent of their carries go for no gain or negative yardage. Broncos have faced some difficult defensive fronts, but they've been spotty at point of attack.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After going through the game a couple more times, some items from Broncos' win in N.E.: --Trouble still found in 3 WR with two interceptions and sack allowed Sunday. Season totals for all QBs in three-wide is 11 sacks allowed, 8 interceptions and 2 lost fumbles. Broncos have scored three TDs from three-wide sets this season. --Fangio's pressure packages worked with three sacks and an interception in 16 snaps against the Patriots w/ five or more rushers, including scrambles and penalty snaps.


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Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss Aaron Rodgers' poor performance against Tampa Bay, the Patriots having a sub-.500 record, the Dodgers advancing to the World Series and much more.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Monday WR KJ Hamler (hamstring), TE Noah Fant (ankle) and CB A.J. Bouye (shoulder) all have a chance to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Bouye hasn't played since suffering his injury in the season opener and the Broncos will certainly need any and all available defensive backs against the Chiefs.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Only seven placekickers since at least 1950 have scored more fantasy points in a game than Brandon McManus just did. McManus' 24 points are the most by a kicker since Jason Myers' 27 in Week 6 of 2018.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: McTelvin Agim, OLB Jeremiah Attaochu, QB Jeff Driskel, TE Noah Fant, RB Melvin Gordon, WR KJ Hamler, G Netane Muti.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos' HC Vic Fangio on Melvin Gordon: “He's come down with an illness that is totally unrelated to COVID and to his situation Tuesday night. It's nothing too serious, so until we get the report on it and where he's at (Saturday), that will have a major impact on our decision.”

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Broncos' Lock likely to start; Gordon has illness

Broncos QB Drew Lock will start against the Patriots on Sunday if there is no soreness in his throwing shoulder Saturday after practicing all week. RB Melvin Gordon, meanwhile, did not practice Friday and was sent home with an illness.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After practice Friday here is what Broncos coach Vic Fangio said about playing Sunday: “We're under the assumption and the understanding that this game is going to go off on time. And anything that happens otherwise will happen when it happens.'' Asked what he told the players after practice: “I told them there was a report that they had another positive test. We're to assume and press forward as if we're playing on Sunday until we're told officially otherwise. Our guys we're good with that.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Thursday's practice Broncos coach Vic Fangio on potential Drew Lock starts at quarterback against the Patriots: "He definitely could start Sunday as it looks now, but we'll hold off on making that final.'' Fangio added that Lock reported no soreness or other issues after throwing more in Wednesday's practice than in any other since his return to the practice field.Lock has played just 72 snaps this season -- 59 against the Titans in Week 1 and 13 against the Steelers in Week 2.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Thursday's practice Broncos coach Vic Fangio said TE Noah Fant (ankle) was "50-50'' to play Sunday against the Patriots. Fangio also said it was "doubtful' CB A.J. Bouye would be moved off injured reserve this week and play against the Patriots.

Team Stats

Passing Yards204.227th
Rushing Yards101.025th
Points For20.029th
Points Against22.0Tied-21st

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