Broncos look to stop slide
The Denver Broncos have seen a promising start to the campaign take a nasty turn with four consecutive defeats to the New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
Brock Osweiler was under center last week against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, but could only complete 19-of-38 for 208 yards and a touchdown while being picked off twice in a 51-23 loss.
Osweiler will continue under center for Denver this week against the visiting New England Patriots at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the Broncos are expected to evaluate further after the game.
First round draft pick Paxton Lynch, taken with the 26th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, would seem the obvious choice against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 of the campaign if he has fully recovered from injury.
There are questions as to how well the Broncos have managed Lynch in preparing him to start and the former Memphis star had the misfortune to be in a Draft in which everyone overlooked Dak Prescott as the Mississippi State signal caller fell to the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round.
That adds another layer of pressure to Lynch and it would not be a shock if the Broncos moved on from the quarterback and looked to address their needs for a franchise leader in the 2018 Draft.
Anything better than 7-9 seems unlikely for Denver and the Broncos may well be better off given up on the season and planning for next year.
The Broncos are now 1213.00 to win the AFC Championship.
New England are 1.20 to win the Conference, with Kansas at 1213.00.
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