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Horse Tracks: Did Paxton Lynch just take Trevor Siemian's job?

Despite losing Siemian to injury, it doesn't get much better than 4-0.

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Despite the Broncos terrific defensive performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the buzz coming out of Sunday's game is all about Denver's quarterback.

Trevor Siemian was off to a terrific start, going 5 of 7 for 68-yards and a touchdown. Then he was slammed into the turf and was carted into the locker room. All that talk about how Trevor was now and Paxton Lynch was the future came to a head. The future was now.

When it looked like hope could be lost, Paxton Lynch entered the game.

Pirate jokes aside, the kid did a masterful job playing in the shotgun and under center. Throwing for 170 yards and a touchdown isn't a bad way to debut. Heck, former first round pick Jameis Winston only got 9 more yards on many more attempts with no touchdowns, and he played the entire game.

So what now?

Paxton Lynch was selected to be the future, but Trevor Siemian has brought us this far. The word on the street is that Siemain's injury isn't severe and so the Broncos will have some tough decisions to make. No matter what that decision is, Broncos Country will have feelings about it. Don't expect the debate to die down anytime soon. No matter who is picked to start, not everybody will be happy.

Personally, I think we have to stick with Lynch. He looked good out there against Tampa and if his ceiling is indeed higher than what we saw on Sunday, let's help him reach that potential with a start against Atlanta this week. If not now, when? Then there's Trevor Siemian. His trade value may not get any higher than it is right now. He's demonstrated he can play at this level and I'm all for him getting a shot somewhere else... if the price is right. You hear that, Jets? I'm talking loudly in your direction.


Who wants some recaps?

Watch Denver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers [10/02/2016] -

Denver Broncos-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Breaking down the Bucs' 27-7 loss by the numbers | Tampa Bay

TimesBad weather only delays Broncos' beatdown of Bucs - Orlando Sentinel

Broncos improve to 4-0 with clean relief performance by Paxton Lynch | ProFootballTalk

Trevor Semian went down, but Paxton Lynch impressed in relief.

Broncos injury report vs. Tampa Bay: Trevor Siemian leaves with shoulder injury | Denver Broncos

Trevor Siemian of Denver Broncos suffers left shoulder injury against Tampa Bay Buccaneers | ESPN

Paxton Lynch steps in for injured Trevor Siemian in Broncos' win | USA TODAY

Semain's injury doesn't seem too severe. Kubiak thinks Trevor Siemian could have returned to game if needed | ProFootballTalk

Aqib Talib dominated in his return to Tampa.

Victory speech: Buccaneers game | Denver Broncos

Aqib Talib shines in return to Tampa Bay | Denver Broncos

So why did the Broncos win?

Five key moments: Broncos storm the ship | Denver Broncos

Three Keys Unlocked: Broncos 27, Buccaneers 7 | Denver Broncos

C.J. Anderson ascended on the list of all-time Denver Broncos rushers. Anderson Passes Hillman On Broncos All-Time Rushing List " CBS Denver

How tired are you of hearing this: "The Broncos are good, but...." When will people start to believe in the Broncos? |

How did the rest of the 'contenders' do on Sunday? Sorting the Sunday Pile: Several contenders looking hung over after four weeks -

Are advanced stats the secret to the Denver Broncos success? Broncos continue to embrace advanced stats, hire second analyst – The Denver Post

Don't look now, but the Oakland Raiders are making a case that they're the Broncos primary competition in the AFC West. Michael Crabtree wills Raiders to win over Ravens with three TDs - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN

The Chiefs, on the other hand, are making a very different case. Sunday Night wrap-up: Steelers make it rain on the Chiefs | ProFootballTalk

That said, the Broncos continue to get no respect. Steelers look like AFC's best team after destroying Chiefs 43-14: 8 takeaways -

It's hard to believe that Drew Brees hadn't been back in San Diego since 2005. He made the most of it. Watch Drew Brees fight back tears after Saints' narrow win over Chargers | FOX Sports

The Patriots lost badly to the Buffalo Bills at home.

Sunday was the first time the Patriots have been shut out at home in a very long time -

Rex Ryan: 'My sources inside Patriots building' told me Brissett would start -

Four best things Rex Ryan said after the Bills embarrassed the Patriots | FOX Sports

Brady is back! Would have liked to see a few more Patriots losses in his absence, but I'll take one in November when they play at Mile High. After a monthlong hiatus, Brady returns to Patriots (Oct 3, 2016) | FOX Sports

Cam Newton and the Panthers have taken a very large step back. Cam Newton, blasted by Falcons LB he taunted, has a concussion | FOX Sports

Redskins DB Josh Norman had very little to say on the the Panthers loss. Norman on Julio Jones' 300-yard day: 'I'm just gonna sip my tea on that one' -

Ryan Fitzpatrick got paid and now doesn't seem interested in just who catches the footballs he throws. WATCH: Ryan Fitzpatrick throws ninth interception in the last eight quarters -

The Seahawks embarassed the Jets... or allowed New York to do it to themselves. Russell Wilson shreds Jets' secondary in Seahawks win -

Carson Palmer is injured again. Carson Palmer suffers concussion, status in doubt for 'Thursday Night Football' -

Cowboys beat the 49ers. Ezekiel Elliott leads the way as Cowboys beat the 49ers | ProFootballTalk

Jerry Jones got hit in the face. Watch Jerry Jones get smacked in the face by a helmet thrown his way | FOX Sports

...and it's about to get much worse for the 49ers. Niners' Bowman believed to have torn Achilles in loss -