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Report: Brock Osweiler will start against Patriots

According to Mike Florio, the Denver Broncos will continue to roll with Brock Osweiler against the New England Patriots

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Update: Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph and his coaching staff has reviewed the tape and determine that Brock Osweiler has earned another crack at it. Drawing his first start against a defense like the Eagles was probably not a good litmus test for a guy coming in cold off the bench, so we’ll get to see what he can do against a much weaker defense in the Patriots.

Original post: Before the debacle in Philadelphia, Mike Klis of 9News had reported that Paxton Lynch is not ready to play and that Brock Osweiler would continue to start if he played well. Few people would claim Osweiler played well on Sunday, which is why I suggested that Trevor Siemian might be in the mix to start against the New England Patriots.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk put that idea to rest not long after the 51-23 blowout loss was over. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Denver Broncos initial thinking this week will be to stick with Osweiler.

Head coach Vance Joseph was publicly noncommittal about the quarterback situation after the game.

“We’ll see,” Joseph said when asked if he’ll stick with Osweiler. “I have to go back and watch the tape and see how the game was played from that position before I make any decisions.”

Osweiler and the Broncos offense went up against the best defense Denver has faced all year and went 19 of 38 for 208 yards a touchdown and two interceptions. Not terrible, but not good either. The team scored as many points as the offense did in previous contests against inferior opponents, so maybe giving Osweiler a shot against a really bad defense in the Patriots is worth considering.

As for Lynch, he wasn’t listed on the injury report and appears to be fully healthy. However, the reports circulating now is that he is no where close to being ready mentally. That appears to be one heck of a big red flag for the long-term prospects of the Broncos 2016 first round pick.