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2 newcomers set to play for Denver on Sunday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos didn't bring cornerback Jamar Taylor and wide receiver Andre Holmes on board this week just to fill in at practice."They're both dressing" Sunday at …

Broncos' reliance on rookies only increases with injuries

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway's plan has worked brilliantly.After watching his 2017 rookie class crater in crunch time, the Broncos general manager placed high value on experience and …

Bengals-Chargers Preview Capsule

CINCINNATI (5-7) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-3)Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE - Chargers by 14 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bengals 5-7, Chargers 7-5SERIES RECORD - Chargers lead 20-15LAST MEETING - …

Shanahan glad to be with 49ers instead of dad's old team

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When Kyle Shanahan was up for a head coaching job in the NFL two offseasons ago, he had one of his interviews in a very familiar place.Shanahan met with Denver …

Broncos-49ers Preview Capsule

DENVER (6-6) at SAN FRANCISCO (2-10)Monday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE - Broncos by 5RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 6-5-1, San Francisco 3-9SERIES RECORD - Tied 7-7LAST MEETING - Broncos beat 49ers …

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders hurt

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Although the schedule gets easier for the Denver Broncos this month, the degree of difficulty in reaching the playoffs keeps going up.The Broncos (6-6) lost leading …

Broncos sign veteran CB Jamar Taylor with Chris Harris out

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor to add depth to their defensive backfield with star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. out with chip fracture in …

Broncos won't place star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. on IR

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are holding out hope that Chris Harris Jr . can return from a broken right leg in a month — and that they'll be in the playoffs to make it …

Bengals keep getting shredded as season slips away

CINCINNATI (AP) — The desperation was evident when coach Marvin Lewis fired his defensive coordinator and installed himself in the role the rest of the way.Another season was slipping away. …

Lindsay leads Denver to 3rd straight win, 24-10 over Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nobody's overlooking 5-foot-8 Phillip Lindsay anymore, not with the way he's run the Broncos right back into playoff contention.The rookie rushed for a career-high 157 yards …

Broncos' Chris Harris Jr. leaves with broken right leg

NEW YORK (AP) — Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. broke his lower right leg in the first quarter of the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Bengals on Sunday.It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined with a …

Bengals' season unravels more with 24-10 loss to Broncos

CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green took a couple of steps, tried to cut and crumbled to the ground, grabbing his right foot. He was carted off the field, along with the Bengals' hopes of a …

FANTASY PLAYS: Burning fantasy questions for Week 13

A look at some key fantasy football questions for Week 13:WHICH UNDER THE RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR A BIG GAME THIS WEEK?Broncos QB Case Keenum has a very favorable matchup against the …

Broncos promote rookie pass rusher Jeff Holland

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jeff Holland takes his inspiration from Von Miller on the practice field and Phillip Lindsay in the locker room.The former Auburn star met Miller while preparing for …

Case Keenum finds comfort level in Denver's offense

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Case Keenum has a simple answer for why none of his passes were picked off in November after throwing interceptions in each of his first eight games as the Denver …

Broncos try to extend late surge against reeling Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green has a collection of stories about quarterback Jeff Driskel's athletic exploits, such as the way he can dribble between his legs and dunk.Or outrun teammates. Or …

Chargers-Steelers Preview Capsule

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (8-3) at PITTSBURGH (7-3-1)Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCOPENING LINE — Steelers by 5RECORD VS. SPREAD — Los Angeles 6-5, Pittsburgh 6-4-1SERIES RECORD — Steelers …

Broncos-Bengals Preview Capsule

DENVER (5-6) at CINCINNATI (5-6)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Broncos by 3½RECORD VS. SPREAD — Denver 5-5-1, Cincinnati 5-6SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 21-10LAST …

Harris has gone from roster bubble to key cog in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — After the Broncos' stirring win over the Steelers, Vance Joseph held a game ball up high and called for the man he once wanted to cut."Shelby Harris!" Joseph hollered …

Steelers RB Conner on recent fumbles: "It's correctable"

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger cut off the question mid-sentence. The quicker to dismiss it, the better.No, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback stressed, there are no issues about …