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Horse Tracks: Will the Broncos struggles on the road and in Indianapolis continue?

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Good Morning Broncos Country!

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The Broncos are coming off an impressive shutout victory on Sunday to end their lengthy losing streak. However, they will travel to Indianapolis on a short week to face the Colts on Thursday Night Football. The Broncos will be looking to end another not so great streak. They haven’t won a road game since Paxton Lynch and the Broncos defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 4th in 2016. That is over a calendar year ago.

They’re currently 0-6 in 2017 on the road and 0-8 on the road dating back to their last road win last season. So they will be looking to end that road losing streak on Thursday.

One thing working against them is where they are playing. The Broncos have had some real struggles playing in Indianapolis. The Broncos haven’t won in Indianapolis since 2003 and are 0-6 in Indianapolis since then. Obviously having Peyton Manning and now Andrew Luck there for nearly two decades is a big reason why but it’s something to watch.

Another thing to watch is Trevor Siemian’s play on the road. He’s 0-4 on the road and his play in those games was not all that great either.

Trevor Siemian road stats

Week Opponet Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp % QB Rating
Week Opponet Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp % QB Rating
3 Buffalo Bills 24 40 259 0 2 60% 58.2
7 Los Angeles Chargers 25 35 207 0 1 71.40% 74.3
8 Kansas City Chiefs 19 36 198 1 3 52.80% 43.5
13 Miami Dolphins 19 41 200 0 3 46.30% 30.5

So in four road starts this season, Trevor Siemian has thrown just 1 touchdown with 9 interceptions and 1 lost fumble mixed in. That is downright awful play for any NFL quarterback.

Add Siemian’s play on the road in with the Broncos road losing streak and their history in Indianapolis and you have the makings of a rough go of it on Thursday Night.

Now with all that said, the Broncos are the much better and talented football team and should win Thursday.

So what will happen? Will the Broncos carry their momentum from Sunday’s game into Thursday night or will their road woes continue?

Horse Tracks:

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Saints RB Alvin Kamara expects to play against Jets - NFL.com
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Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Ike Taylor suspended by NFLN after harassment suit filed – ProFootballTalk
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Carson Wentz vows to come back “stronger than ever” – ProFootballTalk
Carson Wentz admits he's had a "tough" day after the medical staff confirmed he tore the ACL in his left knee during Sunday’s loss to the Rams. But in a video message he posted on social media, the Eagles quarterback said the injury will not "stop me" and vowed to return "stronger than ever.

Packers unsure whether Aaron Rodgers will play this week – ProFootballTalk
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is eligible to return from injured reserve and play against the Panthers on Sunday, but no decision has yet been made on whether he will. Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers underwent tests today and is now being evaluated by team physician Dr.

Titans expect Marcus Mariota, Taylor Lewan will be fine – ProFootballTalk
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals that his play needs to improve and shrugged off concerns about a left knee injury that coach Mike Mularkey said he suffered early in the game. That seems to be the Titans' feeling about any potential problem as well.

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Pierre Desir undergoes surgery on torn pectoral muscle – ProFootballTalk
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Xavien Howard gets second pick of Tom Brady; Dolphins score another TD – ProFootballTalk
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