Broncos, Wilson edge Niners, Garoppolo 11-10 in prime time
Russell Wilson and the Broncos (2-1) won despite going three-and-out nine times. Bradley Chubb sacked Garoppolo for a 12-yard loss to the San Francisco 3. The only other game in NFL history that finished 11-10 came on Nov. 16, 2008, when the Steelers edged the Chargers. Robbie Gould's 51-yarder then gave San Francisco a 10-5 edge with 14 minutes remaining. UP NEXTThe 49ers host the Rams on Monday night, Oct. 3, and the Broncos visit the Raiders on Sunday.wftv.com
NFL teams taking extra precautions as COVID-19 cases spike
The Cleveland quarterback attended an event at a Boys & Girls Club, now has tested positive for COVID-19, and the youth organization had needed to take extra precautions. Jackson, a safety with the Broncos, canceled his appearance at his annual “Shop with a Jock” charity event. He and several teammates were supposed to host 50 youth ages 6-17 from the Boys & Girls Club of Denver and take them holiday shopping in suburban Parker, Colorado. Mayfield's venture on Monday with his wife, Emily, was to a Christmas event at a local Boys & Girls chapter, where they could have exposed themselves and others to the virus. We’ve done that in the past and it has worked smoothly.”___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
The Latest: Texans still lead despite 0-yard punt
Patriots Texans Football Houston Texans wide receiver Chris Conley (18) makes a touchdown catch against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Houston. —Steve Reed reporting from Charlotte___2:50 p.m.Davis Mills has thrown three touchdown passes, and the Houston Texans lead New England 22-9 in the third quarter. The Texans caught a break in the second quarter when New England's Damien Harris fumbled near the goal line, taking a scoring chance away from the Patriots. Nick Folk also missed the extra point on a touchdown by New England in the second quarter. Hill, the quarterback the Saints use in different roles, had one catch before being injured early in the second quarter.wftv.com
Smoky skies force Denver Broncos to move practice indoors
Denver Air Quality Smoke from western wildfires funnels along Colorado's Front Range and obscures the skyline Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — (AP) — The Denver Broncos had to move their only scheduled stadium practice indoors Sunday because of smoky skies from the California wildfires that made Denver's air among the world's most polluted. When the workout began inside the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse at the UCHealth Training Center, Denver's air quality was the second-worst globally, trailing only the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk in the middle of Siberia, according to IQAir's world air quality rankings. “I've definitely never seen that before,” safety Kareem Jackson said of moving things indoors because of bad air. Fangio said none of his players has reported any respiratory problems from the poor air quality, but he concurred with his medical staff, which recommended the indoors practice.wftv.com
Column: Broncos, Saints both defend teammate, unlike Cowboys
Hamler (13) celebrates his game-tying touchdown with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Denver. “Division rival, close game,” Chargers running back Justin Jackson explained, adding, “We weren’t too happy with 22′s hit on Buster,” referencing safety Kareem Jackson’s unflagged blasting of running back Troymaine Pope in the second half. “I’ll never watch something weak like that happen to a defenseless teammate and not defend him,” Anderson added. Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins jumped on Wims and soon players from both teams rushed in to break up the ruckus. Wims emerged from the pileup clapping and smiling as he was ejected and escorted to his locker room.
Broncos top winless Jets 37-28 for first victory of season
On third-and-6 and the Jets leading by one, Quinnen Williams sacked Brett Rypien — but grabbed the quarterback’s helmet and prolonged the drive. Brian Poole then intercepted Rypien, making his first NFL start, on the Broncos’ next possession, giving the Jets the ball at Denver’s 44. Darnold gave the Jets their first lead of the season with a dazzling run that would make running back teammates Frank Gore and Le'Veon Bell proud. Darnold was able to come back early in the second quarter on the Jets' next series — and was promptly sacked again. The Jets took advantage — eventually.
Smith inches closer to comeback 21 months since breaking leg
Smith was hospitalized for almost a month after the incident, had the leg stabilized with a giant brace and knew he had a long road ahead in rehab. Lying in the hospital bed and in the ensuing months after, Smith doubted his ability to return, especially as a player in his mid-30s. I was really excited for him," said New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who used to train with Smith in San Diego. The two have had conversations about this comeback path, and Rivera told Smith: The biggest thing is, you have to be able to protect yourself. Once he progresses to full, 11-on-11 football practice, the biggest hurdle remaining is him getting hit really hit like he was by Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt on Nov. 18, 2018.
Elway joins call for change after George Lloyd's killing
Fangio's remarks came during a media call Tuesday after the team addressed the widespread demonstrations that were sparked by a white police officers killing of a handcuffed black man in Minnesota last week. Broncos safety Kareem Jackson spearheaded the effort, saying players needed to do more than tweet and talk about systemic racism, social injustice and police brutality. It isnt known if Elway will join the players at the state capitol. On Friday night, Elway tweeted that he spent much of the week listening to his players and coaches and realized his views he's held for decades were wrong. I realize I have a long way to go, but I will keep listening and learning, Elway added.
Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd
Team president Joe Ellis addressed the offense and defense in separate Zoom calls that replaced the teams regular video conference sessions, which are a substitute for in-person training during the pandemic. Maybe we can get out and put together a march as a team or something like that.After the Zoom calls, the Broncos tweeted, We will stand by our players. Fangio said society could learn a lot from an NFL locker room, where skin color is no barrier. I look forward to the Broncos and the NFL leading that charge, Fangio said. We pledge our allegiance to the flag for freedom and justice for all and we do not have our justice.