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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Derek Carr is the king of the audacious audibles in 2020

Nov. 24, 2020 2:57 AM EST

A byproduct of the NFL playing its games in front of few, if any, fans because of the novel coronavirus is that viewers can hear loud and clear all the quarterbacks hollering out their calls, cadences and credos. Along with all those audibles wrapped in super-secret code. And Derek Carr has been the biggest star...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) throws under pressure from Miami Dolphins defensive end Zach Sieler during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Fangio's patience with Lock pays off in big win for Broncos

Nov. 23, 2020 5:16 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Good thing Vic Fangio doesn’t have a quick hook. His patience with his young quarterback paid off in the Denver Broncos' biggest win of the season. Drew Lock got off to another horrid start Sunday when he misfired on his first six passes, one of which was picked off for his...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) watches the final minutes from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Tagovailoa benched in 1st pro loss but move isn't permanent

Nov. 22, 2020 9:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The pain from getting pulled in the fourth quarter of Miami’s first loss in seven weeks might sting awhile, but Tua Tagovailoa’s benching won’t last. “No, no changes,” coach Brian Flores insisted after the Dolphins’ 20-13 loss at Denver on Sunday that...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) hands the ball off to running back Phillip Lindsay (30) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Better ground game would help settle Broncos QB Drew Lock

Nov. 20, 2020 5:29 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A good ground game could do wonders for scuffling quarterback Drew Lock and his health but the Denver Broncos’ 1-2 punch of Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay has been no haymaker in 2020. When Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million deal in free agency, the Broncos were...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to pass the football during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Tagovailoa seeks only second 4-0 start by rookie in 40 years

Nov. 19, 2020 5:46 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa isn’t putting up the “Star Wars” numbers that we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from quarterbacks coming out of today’s high-powered college offenses. Miami’s rookie QB is averaging just 172 yards passing in his three starts and has...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) looks to throw against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Lock misses practice, Rypien might get second career start

Nov. 18, 2020 7:15 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock’s bruised ribs prevented him from practicing Wednesday when the Denver Broncos installed their game plan for Miami with backup Brett Rypien running their patchwork offense. Joining Lock on the sideline was Denver's leading receiver, tight end Noah Fant, who also has...

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Broncos are 3-6 for fourth consecutive year, Drew Lock hurt

Nov. 16, 2020 5:36 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio’s Denver Broncos look a lot like Vance Joseph’s Denver Broncos. Head-scratching decisions. Unceasing special teams gaffes. Substitution problems. Wretched quarterback play. All of these factors preceded Joseph’s firing from his first head coaching...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) takes off his helmet after a play against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Fangio: Drew Lock's bruised ribs might sideline him Sunday

Nov. 16, 2020 3:41 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio is adamant about Drew Lock playing through his growing pains — bruised ribs willing. While reiterating that he's not about to bench his struggling second-year quarterback, Fangio said Monday that Lock might miss Wednesday's practice and that his availability also...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) takes off his helmet after a play against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Off-target: Lock throws 4 picks, Broncos routed by Raiders

Nov. 15, 2020 9:43 PM EST

Drew Lock insisted the ribs were just fine. His confidence, too. But this could leave a mark on the psyche: An off-target Lock threw four interceptions as the Denver Broncos fell 37-12 to the Raiders on Sunday in Las Vegas. It was an altogether forgettable afternoon in which the young QB completed nearly as many...

Las Vegas Raiders players celebrate a fumble recovery by Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson (26) against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders run over mistake-prone Broncos 37-12

Nov. 15, 2020 8:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For most of Derek Carr's career with the Raiders, he's had to carry a heavy load whenever the team had success. That's what made this game so enjoyable with a powerful running game and opportunistic defense stepping up. Josh Jacobs ran for 112 yards and two TDs and Jeff Heath had two of...