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Horse Tracks: Disaster in Denver against the Giants

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Broncos come out flat in loss to the New York Giants on Sunday

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Well that was.... just awful. Broncos Country is waking up this Monday morning to the reality that their beloved team not just lost to one of the worst teams in football, but was soundly worked by them. What an embarrassment.

Sunday’s loss at home to the New York Giants was a total team effort. To lose in all three phases of the game is incredible, but to completely blow it like the Broncos did was truly remarkable.

I honestly don’t know how Trevor Siemian got 376-yards in Sunday’s game. Logic would dictate that Denver would have mustered more than 10-points, but that just didn’t happen. Drives bogged down and passes looked sloppy. The run game never got going and was abandoned early. Folks, the Broncos offense was downright putrid on Sunday.

Thankfully for Trevor and the boys, there is a bigger problem on the Broncos this Monday morning. There is something wrong with Brandon McManus. For a player as consistent as he has been in recent years, it’s shocking to see him not just struggle, but completely flail around like a fish out of water. Dude needs to start making these kicks or something drastic will need to be done.

The defense had a tough night. Frankly, I’m not even mad about that. For the last couple years, they’ve dragged around this lifeless cadaver of an offense around and luck was bound to run out sometime.

So there you have it. A total collapse in all three phases of the game contributed to a discouraging loss to one of the worst teams in professional football. That taste you have in your mouth this Monday morning ain’t from the winds of Greeley blowing this way, but rather reality. Ugh... What a damn disaster.

Needless to say, there’s plenty that needs to be fixed with this Denver Broncos football squad. Where to start? The answer is anywhere. Take your pick. There’s plenty of blame to go around and the Broncos best own up to their failures and quick, or this season is in jeopardy.

HORSE TRACKS

Giants 23, Broncos 10: Six winners, and two losers in the Giants’ stunning upset - Big Blue View
Who were the winners, and losers, in the Giants’ victory over Denver?

Denver Broncos eye toll of injuries to Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie, Trevor Siemian, Demaryius Thomas
Broncos receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie will each have MRI exams on ankle injuries, and Trevor Siemian will likely have an MRI on his left, non-throwing shoulder. Receiver Demaryius Thomas will also be further evaluated for a leg injury.

Defining Moments: Giants 23, Broncos 10
These were the key moments in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants.

Siemian Says: Turnovers the story of Broncos' loss to Giants
After the Broncos' 23-10 loss to the Giants, Trevor Siemian said the offense's turnovers defined why they lost.

Why it happened: Giants 23, Broncos 10
The Broncos' loss to the Giants was a result of some old problems and a new one, as the top-ranked run defense struggled to contain Orleans Darkwa.

Giants get first win in shocking upset of Broncos - NFL.com
In arguably the most stunning result of the young season, the Giants (1-5) earned their first win of the season at Mile High, beating the Broncos (3-2), 23-10, in a Week 6 prime-time game.

Giants at Broncos final score, takeaways: New York gets first win vs. no-show Denver - CBSSports.com
The Giants didn't look like a winless team against the Broncos on Sunday night

Denver Broncos eye toll of injuries to Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie, Trevor Siemian, Demaryius Thomas
Broncos receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie will each have MRI exams on ankle injuries, and Trevor Siemian will likely have an MRI on his left, non-throwing shoulder. Receiver Demaryius Thomas will also be further evaluated for a leg injury.

How the New York Giants pulled off an upset of the Denver Broncos - New York Giants Blog- ESPN
The recipe for success that worked for the Giants last season (play good defense, create turnovers and do just enough on offense) produced an upset.

Key Broncos await further evaluation Monday after suffering injuries vs. Giants
Initial X-rays were clean for Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie and Demaryius Thomas.

Emmanuel Sanders out with ankle injury – ProFootballTalk
The Giants aren't going to feel sorry for them, for sure. But the Broncos are running out of wide receivers. Emmanuel Sanders was just carted off the field after he was hit low by Giants safety Landon Collins. Sanders had to be helped off the field, unavble to put any weight on his right leg.

Jameis Winston injures shoulder in loss to Cardinals - NFL.com
Tampa Bay starting quarterback Jameis Winston suffered a shoulder injury in the first half and did not return in the Bucs' loss to the Cardinals.

New York Jets upset, baffled by apparent touchdown turned into fumble after replay review
Following a replay review in the New York Jets' 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, the Jets were upset and baffled by an apparent touchdown that turned into a fumble and a touchback.

Titans snub was last straw for Kaepernick – ProFootballTalk
Colin Kaepernick remained patience for months. His patience finally ran out, and he filed a claim for collusion. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the final straw came when the Titans snubbed Kaepernick after the hamstring injury suffered two weeks ago by starter Marcus Mariota.

Report: Martavis Bryant unhappy in Pittsburgh, requests a trade – ProFootballTalk
Talented but troubled Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant could be on the way out, if he gets his way. Bryant has requested that the Steelers trade him, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The report says the Steelers are well aware that Bryant is unhappy.

Adrian Peterson runs roughshod over the Buccaneers in first game as a Cardinal - CBSSports.com
Peterson ripped off 134 yards on the ground in his Arizona debut

Colin Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL owners - CBSSports.com
The former 49ers quarterback believes he's being blackballed

49ers bench Brian Hoyer mid-game, name rookie C.J. Beathard starter going forward - CBSSports.com
Hoyer is a reminder that San Francisco desperately needs a franchise quarterback

Steelers at Chiefs final score, takeaways: Pittsburgh ends K.C.'s unbeaten season - CBSSports.com
Four takeaways from the Steelers' huge upset in Kansas City on Sunday

Aaron Rodgers 'could miss the rest of the season' after breaking collarbone - CBSSports.com
Rodgers was taken to the Packers' locker room after injuring his right shoulder