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An opportunity to regain hope for the season

The Denver Broncos may have been given a bit of fortune with their bye week moved up by surprise in the form of getting back Drew Lock at QB.

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I’m leaning towards being thankful to the Patriots organization and players for being so bad at adulting in a post-covid19 world. I was pretty bummed to not have our game this week to watch and cheer about, but honestly I don’t think this kind of thing could happen at a better time.

Even though Vic Fangio is only giving Lock a 50 / 50 chance at playing, I am leaning towards that being coach gamesmanship more than anything.

What do the Broncos have to lose? If Lock’s shoulder is ready why shouldn’t we be trotting him back out there?

On one hand the New England defense is never a joke, but on the other hand if the ship is going down, you may as well get your young QB every bit of experience you can. I’m honestly curious on the pulse of this from all of you out there in Broncos Country. Hit up the poll and drop a comment to let me know your thoughts on to Lock or not to Lock this week.

Broncos News:

Mile High Morning: Vic Fangio reveals how COVID-19 has hit close to home
King’s story also details Fangio’s day, including when he got the news and the decisions it forced him to make.

Ranking the Broncos’ top plays of the 2020 season’s first quarter
The Broncos have had several memorable plays through their first four games. Which ones top the list?

Other NFL News:

Roger Goodell says NFL 'cannot grow complacent' with COVID-19, stresses 'flexibility and adapting'
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with reporters Tuesday and his message quickly became clear: Updating, enhancing and strictly following the league's COVID-19 protocols are of utmost importance.

NFL Hot or Not: Alex Smith inspiration, Dak Prescott devastation
Week 5 featured two quarterback storylines on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. Marc Sessler explores the inspiration of Alex Smith's return ... and the devastation of Dak Prescott's exit.

Week 5 DVOA Ratings | Football Outsiders
It's a weird week with some scrambled DVOA ratings. Minnesota and Houston rank among the best 1-4 teams we've ever measured, while Chicago and (sort of) Cleveland are among the worst 4-1 teams.

New York Jets release disgruntled running back Le'Veon Bell
The New York Jets announced Tuesday that they released running back Le'Veon Bell.

NFL's chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills against shifting to bubble environment
While the shift to a bubble environment is still under consideration, the NFL's chief medical officer voiced his aversion to the idea Tuesday.

Business of Football: Dak Prescott's injury won't significantly hurt his career earnings - Sports Illustrated
Much has been made of Dak Prescott's contract situation, before and after his injury in Week 5, but he will likely end up in the same position next February he'd be in anyway. Plus, the NFL playing through the pandemic and why Bill O'Brien was destined to fail.

Trevor Lawrence looms over the 2020 NFL season - Sports Illustrated
It's clear that Trevor Lawrence is top of mind for teams at the bottom of the standigs. Plus, more Jets dysfunction, how the Eagles kept in pursuit of Travis Fulgham, the Andy Dalton signing looks smart, praise for the Ravens' defense and more notes from around the league.

Dan Quinn’s firing was inevitable, but the Falcons didn’t have to do it in-season - Sports Illustrated
We've known Dan Quinn would be out if Atlanta didn't rebound in 2020. But does his dismissal after five games solve any actual problems?