Buffalo-oh no! The perfect season is no more after the Broncos, felled by penalties and turnovers, lost to the Bills 26-16 at Orchard Park, N.Y.
Despite the setback, there were bright spots. Running back Jamaal Charles scored his first touchdown as a Bronco, linebacker Von Miller moved within two sacks of Karl Mecklenburg on the team’s all-time list, and Garett Bolles–after being carted off the field with a left leg injury last week against the Cowboys—started.
Something bigger than football also started on Sunday: A drastic increase of players kneeling or sitting during the national anthem. The number rose from four in Week 2 to over 200 after Sunday’s games. Team-by-team breakdown. Photos from across the league.
Team captains Von Miller and Demaryius Thomas were among 32 Broncos players who knelt as a direct response to President Donald Trump’s comments on Friday calling out NFL players who protested during the anthem.
Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla: “Trump picked a fight with NFL players, and it only steeled the Broncos’ resolve to protest.”
+ Photos from Sunday’s Broncos-Bills game.
+ Broncos report card and game balls from Week 3.
+ Broncos actives-inactives for Week 3.
+ A familiar face was lurking in Buffalo, itching to ruin the Broncos’ 2-0 start.
+ Trevor Siemian is defying the “seventh-round stigma.”
+ Siemian’s teammates have a man crush on him. Here’s why.
+ C.J. Anderson is back to “playing undrafted.”
+ Third down was a nightmare for the 2016 Broncos’ offense. So, what’s changed?
+ The growth of Adam Gotsis, in a…
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