After suffering an apparent back injury on a first down scramble, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown briefly departed the game and was replaced by backup quarterback Bryce Petty. "So we might just dump the Gatorade on V.J. We ain't won in two months".
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The win snapped the Broncos' eight-game losing streak that had been the second-longest within a single season in franchise history.
The Broncos cranked up the pressure on the Jets early, as Brandon Marshall engulfed Jets running back Elijah McGuire for a 3-yard loss on the Jets' first snap of the game. The prohibitive possession time, third-down mastery and red zone excellence displayed near the East Coast were not available in the first three quarters in the Mountain Time Zone.
A second-quarter interception by Darian Stewart further sunk the Jets on their deepest foray into the game. McCown walked to the Jets sideline holding his hand gingerly. That ended what proved to be the Jets' best scoring threat of the day. Regardless, Anderson should still continue being a force to reckon with and have another strong game against the Broncos. The Denver defense has been stingy, suffocating and opportunistic. ". Our defense can be a difference if we're in the football game". "You look around the league, you see quarterbacks take their licks and I feel I've taken my fair share, no doubt, but it's all on me", the 25-year-old Siemian said of his struggles.More news: Palestinian President Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move
A good start. No turnovers. Denver could also be facing more issues this week on the defensive line, as Adam Gotsis and Peko Sr. are both listed as questionable and will be game-time decisions. "You play from behind, you play from ahead, they're two way different things".
Lachlan Edwards averaged 45.6 yards on eight punts.
Nothing went New York's way. Thomas made a ideal brake on the football, overcoming pass interference from Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne for the score.
"Aside from D.T., Jordan Taylor's the MVP of the game", Siemian said. Rod Smith is the all-time Broncos' leader with 68 touchdowns. During one point late in the third quarter, Thomas had more yards receiving (88 yards) than the Jets had total yards (82), and that's inexcusable for a team on the playoff bubble that was battling a team who quit on those dreams weeks ago.
The Jets allowed a bad offense to convert way too many third downs to help dominate the time of possession.