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Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) runs with the ball as Denver Broncos inside linebacker Todd Davis (51) defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos beat Raiders 16-15 to keep rival from playoffs

Dec. 29, 2019 10:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Shelby Harris capped his breakout season with a knockdown that officially knocked out the Oakland Raiders. The nose tackle who was cut three times by the Raiders before blossoming in Denver batted down Derek Carr's 2-point pass to Hunter Renfrow with 7 seconds left Sunday and the Broncos...

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr reacts after missing a two-point attempt during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Carr sees promise ahead as Raiders miss playoffs yet again

Dec. 29, 2019 10:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Here's a safe bet Derek Carr's willing to make: The Oakland Raiders are about to turn around their fortunes. It has nothing to do with their upcoming move to lucky Las Vegas, either. The Raiders quarterback appreciated the growth of his squad in what has been a snake-bit sort of season....

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is brought down by Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris, bottom, and linebacker Von Miller (58), during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Broncos hopeful after longest playoff drought for SB champ

Dec. 25, 2019 6:40 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — After changing his head coach or starting quarterback each of the past five winters, John Elway seems to have finally hit on rookies Vic Fangio and Drew Lock. A second-round draft pick from Missouri, Lock has won three of four starts, injecting a mix of nerve, novelty and mobility into a...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) lines up against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. Star linebacker Von Miller says his sprained left MCL that ended his 95-game starting streak might sideline him again Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 when the Denver Broncos visit the Houston Texans. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Rookie QB Lock leads Broncos after win in NFL debut

Dec. 5, 2019 8:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — It wasn't that long ago that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was in the position Denver's Drew Lock is in now. Watson was thrust into the starting role after the season was underway as a rookie in 2017, just as Lock was last week for the Broncos. Watson made his debut in the middle...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) lines up against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. Star linebacker Von Miller says his sprained left MCL that ended his 95-game starting streak might sideline him again Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 when the Denver Broncos visit the Houston Texans. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Von Miller says sprained MCL could keep him out vs Texans

Dec. 5, 2019 4:59 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he won't go on IR because of a sprained left MCL that ended his 95-game starting streak. But he's not sure if he'll start a new streak Sunday when the Denver Broncos (4-8) visit the Houston Texans (8-4). "I'm still taking it day by day,"...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams, center, makes a catch as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward, left, and defensive back Rashad Fenton, right, defend, during the second half of an NFL football game, in Mexico City. Williams has five straight games with a reception over 40 yards and has made some dynamic catches for the Los Angeles Chargers. The only thing the third-year receiver hasn't done this season is find the end zone. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Chargers' Williams emerges as deep threat, but no touchdowns

Dec. 4, 2019 7:04 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Williams has emerged as one of the biggest deep threats in the AFC and has made dynamic fourth-quarter catches for the Los Angeles Chargers in the past two games. The only thing Williams hasn't done is find the end zone. The third-year wide receiver is averaging 20.5 yards...

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

McManus furious he didn’t get shot at record field goal

Dec. 3, 2019 1:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Brandon McManus looked up and saw the bright orange streamers atop the goal posts hugging the yellow uprights in the north end zone. Perfect, he thought. No wind. Thirty degrees. One second before halftime. This was the moment he'd waited for, a shot at history. As he mapped out his steps for...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. Denver Broncos won 23-20. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Chargers resisting youth movement despite 4-8 record

Dec. 2, 2019 7:27 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn has no intention of turning the final four games of the Los Angeles Chargers’ season into an audition for younger players. The Chargers have dropped three straight and fell to 4-8 with Sunday’s 23-20 loss at Denver. With their playoff hopes essentially...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock passes under pressure form Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos QB shuffle a tired tune in Denver

Dec. 2, 2019 1:44 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio won't play any of those self-described silly games this week; he's already announced Drew Lock as his starting quarterback for the Broncos' game at Houston on Sunday. Lock became the Broncos’ first QB to win his first start in his rookie season since John Elway and...

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

McManus’ 53-yard field goal lifts Denver past Chargers 23-20

Dec. 1, 2019 9:56 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Take a chance before halftime? No way. Take a knee for overtime? Not a chance. Vic Fangio bypassed a shot at a historic field goal with 1 second left in the first half because “it wasn’t desperation time.” When the Broncos got the ball back at their 28 with 9 seconds left...