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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) throws against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Denver hands Tagovailoa first loss with 20-13 win over Miami

Nov. 22, 2020 8:50 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos sent rookie Tua Tagovailoa tottering to the sideline, benched early in the fourth quarter after his worst game as a pro, one that included six sacks and just 83 yards passing. For doing such a good job, they nearly paid a big price. Justin Simmons intercepted Ryan...

Tagovailoa can become 2nd QB in 40 years to start out 4-0

Nov. 19, 2020 12:34 PM EST

MIAMI (6-3) at DENVER (3-6) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Miami by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 7-2, Denver 5-4 SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 12-6-1 LAST MEETING— Dolphins beat Broncos 35-9 on Dec. 3, 2017 LAST WEEK — Dolphins beat Chargers 29-21, Broncos lost to...

Raiders seek 3rd straight win when hosting Broncos

Nov. 12, 2020 12:26 PM EST

DENVER (3-5) at LAS VEGAS (5-3) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Raiders by 4 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Broncos 5-3; Raiders 5-3 SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 65-54-2 LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Raiders 16-15 on Dec. 29, 2019 at Denver LAST WEEK - Broncos lost at Falcons 34-27; Raiders won at Chargers 31-26...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) works in the pocket against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Slow-starting Denver Broncos aim to quit playing catch-up

Nov. 9, 2020 5:21 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have a knotty path to avoid infamy. They need a strong second-half surge to avoid becoming the first franchise in NFL history to miss the playoffs for a half decade following a Super Bowl triumph. Making such a run is a daunting prospect for an injury-riddled...

Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler (13) celebrates his game-tying touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-30. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: Saints get OT win; Broncos top LA on last play

Nov. 1, 2020 8:15 PM EST

The Latest on Week 8 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 8 p.m. Wil Lutz has given New Orleans a 26-23 victory over Chicago, with a 35-yard field goal in overtime. The Saints have won four straight games. Lutz made four field goals, never an easy task in November at Soldier Field. Bears kicker Cairo Santos had tied...

Denver Broncos fans look on before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Chiefs rout Broncos 43-16 as Mahomes barely breaks a sweat

Oct. 25, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a freezing afternoon in the snow, Patrick Mahomes barely broke a sweat. The Kansas City Chiefs routed the Broncos 43-16 for their 10th consecutive win over Denver despite failing to convert a single third down (0-for-8) and getting just 200 yards and at touchdown from their star...

Denver Broncos linebacker Anthony Chickillo, left, sacks New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Vic Fangio has turned the Denver Broncos loose on the blitz

Oct. 19, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio isn’t known as a blitzing kind of guy, although he insists he was once the “leading blitzkrieger in the NFL.” “I’ve been calling defenses now for 20-something years, but the last few years with the defenses that I had in San Francisco...

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles, left, congratulates kicker Brandon McManus in the second half of an NFL football game after his sixth field goal against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

McManus' 6 FGs lift Broncos over Pats in COVID-delayed game

Oct. 18, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Denver Broncos waited two weeks to finally play again and they were rewarded with their biggest win of the season. Brandon McManus had six field goals and linebacker Malik Reed came up with a big sack late to help the Broncos hold on for an 18-12 win over the New England...