Broncos snap losing streak with shutout victory over Jets

When the Broncos dropped their eighth consecutive game and the playoffs moved far out of reach, the momentum in Denver shifted in a way few could have imagined. Their season was unofficially over. Their sixth losing season in the Pat Bowlen era was officially in the books and was undeniably an embarrassment.

But the players — the coaches, too — felt they had plenty to prove in the final four games.

“We can’t put bad film on tape for nobody, because there’s going to be a change,” receiver Demaryius Thomas said last week. “We don’t know what it is going to be, but it’s going to be a change.”

On Sunday the Broncos finally put something good on tape with a 23-0 win over the New York Jets to snap their losing streak and rediscover some hope that had faded with their season.

Perfect, it wasn’t. But it was respectable, efficient and much needed for a franchise that had lost its identity amid its slide.

The tone was set early and this time sustained, as quarterback Trevor Siemian guided the Broncos on a 12-play scoring drive on their first possession, and Denver’s defense quickly gave them another shot to extend it. Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall recorded a tackle for loss on the Jets’ first play, then strip-sacked Jets quarterback Josh McCown to force a fumble. Adam Gotsis recovered, Siemian followed with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Thomas and, just like that, the Broncos had a 10-0 lead, the first double digit lead since Oct. 1 against Oakland.

The Broncos entered Sunday’s game reeling on offense and their minus-16 turnover margin was the worst in the league. Their 4.7 yards per play ranked 29th and their paltry 17.2 points per game put them 27th. In fact, some metrics portrayed the Broncos as the worst team in the …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

Video: Carson Wentz Leaves Game With Knee Injury

@ProFootballDoc Any idea what this injury could possibly be on Carson Wentz, Doc? Resulted in him leaving the game. pic.twitter.com/8E5fYik0XP

— J.R. (@JReidDraftScout) December 11, 2017

Carson Wentz got drilled by a group of Rams in the end zone on a scramble, on a touchdown that was ultimately negated by a penalty. While Wentz remained in the game long enough to hit Alshon Jeffery for a touchdown, he headed to the injury tent and then the locker room after the series.

Nick Foles is Wentz’s backup.

It goes without saying that hopefully Wentz, one of the league’s brightest young players, is alright here.

UPDATE: Wentz will not return today:

#Eagles Injury Update: QB Carson Wentz (knee) will not return.

— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 11, 2017

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Source:: The Big Lead

Roar of the Rings Live Blog: Koe meets McEwen in final

OTTAWA — Calgary’s Kevin Koe collides with Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen in Sunday’s Roar of the Rings men’s final for the right to represent Canada at the Winter Olympics.

Keep it here for updates live from Canadian Tire Centre.

1ST END: Koe opens with the hammer.

NOTES: Koe topped the round-robin table at 7-1 with the lone blemish on his record being a 6-3 decision Friday night to Brad Gushue. … McEwen, who earned the third seed with a 5-3 record, defeated Gushue 6-4 in Saturday’s semifinal. … Earlier, Ottawa’s own Rachel Homan is heading to the Winter Olympics after defeating Calgary’s Chelsea Carey 6-5 in the women’s final.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca