2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
3-3, 3rd in AFC West
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20hJeff Legwold

Broncos' LB Johnson tears pec, out for season

The Denver Broncos have lost their second-leading tackler for the season, with LB Alexander Johnson suffering a torn right pectoral muscle Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Monday wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, who has not played since suffering an ankle injury in the opener, will do some extra full speed work after the team's walk-throughs this week to gauge his recovery. Fangio had said after Sunday's loss it was "possible'' Jeudy could be ready to play Thursday against the Browns, but said Monday "we'll try and get a barometer on that, and we'll see, but I think the chances of him playing (Thursday) are less than 50 percent right now.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio, asked Monday about keeping the here-we-go-again feeling that can come with a losing streak from impacting the team, Fangio said: "Well, I have a sign in my office that says 'it's not time to worry, it's time to work.' And that's my motto.''

Noah Fant makes a TD grab in the back of the end zone (0:15)
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Courtland Sutton fights for a Broncos TD (0:25)
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Josh Jacobs scores easy Raiders TD (0:17)
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Kenyan Drake finds a hole to score a Raiders TD (0:21)
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Kenyan Drake tightropes the sideline for a Raiders TD (0:36)
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Derek Carr connects with Henry Ruggs for 48-yard score (0:26)
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Tim Patrick escapes a defender to score 23-yard TD (0:31)
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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: DE McTelvin Agim, T Cam Fleming, S Jamar Johnson, WR David Moore, LB Aaron Patrick, QB Brett Rypien, CB Kary Vincent Jr.

How Broncos LB Justin Simmons is honoring Justin Allen Simmons (5:58)
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Associated Press
3dPaul Gutierrez

Bisaccia, 3-2 Raiders activate backup QB Mariota

After his "good week of practice," the Las Vegas Raiders activated backup quarterback Marcus Mariota off injured reserve on Saturday, as interim coach Rich Bisaccia hinted on Friday in anticipation of Sunday's game in Denver.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos got a little boost on offense Saturday. As expected, after he had practiced well in recent weeks, the team returned running back Mike Boone to the roster from injured reserve. Boone has not played since suffering a thigh injury training camp. Wide receiver John Brown, who was signed earlier in the week, was elevated from the practice squad for the game against the Raiders. To make room for Boone on the roster, the Broncos put cornerback Mike Ford (knee) on injured reserve.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio also said after Friday's practice there is a "good chance'' WR John Brown, who was signed to the team's practice squad this week, would play at least some against the Raiders. "We like the way he's (practiced) ... See how much he actually does know (in the offense), but he's had a good week so far.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On CB Ronald Darby, who hasn't played since the season opener due to a hamstring injury, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Darby will play against the Raiders: "We're going to get him in there.'' Asked if Darby would start the game, Fangio said: "We haven't decided, but he's definitely going to play, be activated, ready to roll.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the Broncos -- after Friday's practice -- S Kareem Jackson (back) and RB Melvin Gordon (hip) will both be formally listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards250.813th
Rushing Yards117.514th
Points For21.0Tied-22nd
Points Against18.329th