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Horse Tracks: Trevor Siemian leads the NFL in touchdown passes

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Good morning Broncos Country!

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After Sunday’s week two NFL games concluded, Trevor Siemian led the NFL in touchdown passes. Not Tom Brady, not Aaron Rodgers, not Drew Brees, but our very own Trevor Siemian.

As of Monday morning(Matthew Stafford may pass him as I type this) Trevor Siemian leads the NFL with six touchdown passes. He also has one rushing touchdown bumping up his total touchdown total to 7. That’s pretty damn good after two regular season games.

This sort of play earned praise from Head Coach Vance Joseph who said that Siemian “played excellent once again”.

“I thought Trevor played excellent, once again. Very, very, very efficient with the football. He put us in good plays all night. Again, outside of the one interception, which was more of a unit issue than a Trevor issue, he played well. If he plays that solid for us, we’ll be hard to beat down the stretch.”

He’s right.

If Siemian continues to average 3.5 total touchdowns per game with this defense and revamped run game, look out. The Broncos will be around all season and will make some noise during the postseason.

Now it is very early in the season and it remains to be seen if this production will continue once defenses get more tape on Siemian in Mike McCoy’s offense, but so far so good. The offensive line looks better, the run game looks better and Siemian is playing his off, so hopefully, this play continues.

Go Broncos!

Horse Tracks:

Colts rule out Andrew Luck for Week 3 vs. Browns - NFL.com
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District judge denies NFL request for stay in Zeke case - NFL.com
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Falcons LB Vic Beasley (hamstring) to miss a month - NFL.com
The Falcons received some discouraging news on Monday. Atlanta will be without linebacker Vic Beasley for about a month after he suffered a hamstring injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Tomlinson: Ezekiel Elliott 'quit' on his team Sunday - NFL.com
Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL's 2016 leading rusher, did not receive a pass from a pair of Hall of Famers after his less-than-stellar showing vs. the Broncos.

Redskins place Su'a Cravens on reserve/left squad list - NFL.com
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Sam Bradford (knee) could return soon after treatment - NFL.com
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Vikings QB Sam Bradford is expected to return to the field next week, if he responds well to treatment.

My StubHub adventure: Chargers' home opener unique - NFL.com
What is it like watching an NFL game at a 27,000-seat bandbox? Marc Sessler attended the Chargers' home opener vs. the Dolphins at StubHub Center. This is his experience.

Greg Olsen (foot) expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks - NFL.com
The Panthers suffered a big loss Sunday vs. the Bills. Tight end Greg Olsen exited the game with a first-half injury that he later revealed to be a broken foot. Olsen is expected to miss about six games.

Injuries: Pats' Hightower (MCL) could return this week - NFL.com
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is expected to return to action either next week or the following after injuring his MCL in New England's Week 1 loss. Plus, other injuries we're tracking.

Rob Gronkowski unconcerned about groin injury, calling it “nothing serious” – ProFootballTalk
Rob Gronkowski called it "another Monday," meaning he worked out, watched film and feels good. The Patriots star tight end injured his groin in Sunday's game against the Saints but reiterated Monday what he said in postgame interviews Sunday.

Su’a Cravens may still show up on Tuesday – ProFootballTalk
Things are about to get even more interesting, and potentially messy, between Washington and safety Su'a Cravens. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cravens may still report to the team on Tuesday, consistent with a plan to return about which the team was aware before putting him on th...

Dolphins haven’t made any decisions about Lawrence Timmons – ProFootballTalk
The mystery of Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons continues to deepen not resolve. Despite reports suggesting that Timmons will return to the Dolphins and, presumably, everything will continue as if nothing happened, the Dolphins have made no decisions about what to do with Timmons, who signed ...

Cowboys-Broncos storm delay helps FOX cruise to ratings win – ProFootballTalk
Lengthy weather delays during NFL games can be good for business, especially when they happen during a nationally-televised game that creeps into prime time. Via Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily, Sunday's Cowboys-Broncos game on FOX generated a 16.1 overnight rating, up 18.