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2-0, 1st in AFC West
Miller OK with rules to keep QBs safe (1:29)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Monday, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said right tackle Jared Veldheer remains in the concussion protocol. Joseph said Billy Turner, who replaced Veldheer in Sunday's win over the Raiders (Turner played 35 snaps in the game), would play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens if Veldheer has not been cleared.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

If you thought the Broncos' defensive backs were giving the Oakland Raiders' receivers a little too much cushion before the snap Sunday when quarterback Derek Carr went 29-of-32 passing in the game (he was 18-of-19 in the first half), Broncos coach Vance Joseph agreed with you and said "that's on me.'' Monday, Joseph also said: “He held the ball twice and we got two sacks. At halftime he was 18 for 19 and it was really quick passes. That falls back on the corners, we have to press the receivers because if he holds the ball we know we can get pressure. If it comes out quick and we're seven, eight yards off, it's going to be a completed ball (the receiver) is going to fall for five or six (yards). Our corners have to play with great confidence all the time with press coverage. With our pass rush, as a corner, you should have confidence … that our pressure we'll get there ... And it starts with me as far as how we call a defense and being aggressive.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

It was overshadowed some by the Broncos' two-minute drive on offense to win the game Sunday -- a 20-19 victory over the Oakland Raiders -- but outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett's block of a Raiders' extra point in the second quarter turned out to be the difference. “(Special treams) coach (Tom McMahon) called in the play and it was for me to swim and come around free. The guys inside, (Derek) Wolfe, and I think Philly (safety Will Parks) outside, they got the eyes of the tackle, the tight end and the guard. I swam, and I was free,'' Barrett said. At the time the Raiders' touchdown, with the blocked extra point, had given Oakland a 12-0 lead at halftime. Broncos quarterback Case Keenum said: "Who knew that would be huge? It is incredible. It's little plays like that. You never know in this league.''

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Broncos P King takes shot at Gruden in video

Broncos punter Marquette King, who was released by the Raiders in March, appeared to take aim at his former coach Jon Gruden in a video posted to Twitter that featured a Chucky doll with money stuffed into its clothes.

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Broncos rally past Raiders 20-19 on McManus game-winner

Brandon McManus kicked a 36-yard field goal just inside the right upright with six seconds left, pushing the Denver Broncos to a 20-19 win over the hard-luck Oakland Raiders and denying Jon Gruden his first win as a head coach since 2008.

McManus nails game-winning field goal (0:29)
Keenum keeps it himself and runs it in (0:27)
Freeman scores Broncos' first TD of the game (0:15)
Broncos' Thomas shaken up after big hit (0:18)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Walker, a second-round pick in the 2017 draft, has now been a gameday inactive for the team's first two games. It means the Broncos will have just three players on from that draft in uniform today against the Raiders -- left tackle Garett Bolles, tight end Jake Butt and backup quarterback Chad Kelly. For Walker at least part of the reason is the changing face of special teams play with the new rules -- the Broncos have nine linebackers active for today's game, largely for special teams (four outside linebacker and five inside linebackers).

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: QB Kevin Hogan, G/C Sam Jones, LB Alexander Johnson, S Shamarko Thomas, DE DeMarcus Walker, T Elijah Wilkinson, CB Isaac Yiadom.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is the damage from opposing tight ends against the Broncos defense since Week 2 of the 2017 season (a 16-game span through last Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks): Jason Witten-97 yards, 1 TD; Charles Clay-1 TD; Evan Engram-82 yards, 1 TD; Hunter Henry-73 yards; Travis Kelce-133 yards, 1 TD; Trey Burton-43 yards, 1 TD; Rob Gronkowski-74 yards; Dwayne Allen-1 TD; Tyler Croft-1 TD; Julius Thomas-1 TD; Vernon Davis-1 TD; Will Dissly-105 yards, 1 TD. Next up is Raiders' tight end Jared Cook, who had nine catches for 180 yards in Oakland's Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. In two meetings against the Broncos last season Cook had 3 catches for 46 yards last Oct. 1 to go with 1 catch for 1 yard on Nov. 26.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Friday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said every player on the roster participated fully in the workout and would be available for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. "So we're lucky, obviously, to be Week 2 in the season and have everyone healthy and ready to go.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave channeled a little Joe Gibbs when talking about how quarterback Case Keenum can learn from last Sunday's three interceptions. Musgrave said: "A good quarterback knows what to do when it's there, but the great ones know what to do when it's not there ... we're just scratching the surface. Has Case got enough turns at these concepts to know what to do when it's not there? Probably not. So it's learning on the fly, a couple of those looks in the game on Sunday he had never seen before because it's just the first offseason we've ever had.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos had plenty of compliments ready Thursday for the Raiders' offensive line. Linebacker Von Miller called Oakland's line "the best offensive line in football, in my opinion ... to me the Oakland Raiders have the best offensive line in football and they made it a whole lot better with the Kolton Miller pick.'' Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the Raiders line up four "Pro Bowl'' level starters to go with the rookie Miller, the Raiders' first round pick this past April. Joseph said he thought Miller was the "best tackle in the entire draft.'' The Rams sacked Raiders quarterback Derek Carr just once this past Monday night, for a loss of 3 yards. Carr did throw three interceptions in the 33-13 loss to the Rams.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Wednesday's practice one of the things Broncos coach Vance Joseph said on of the biggest things that stood out to him during Sunday's win was how quarterback Case Keenum bounced back from each of three interceptions. Joseph said: "After watching the film numerous times, after the interceptions he had his best drives. So that speaks to his confidence, that speaks to him not folding. I was really impressed with Case on the sideline, I mean he didn't go into the tank at all, he kept his teammates going and obviously he kept the ball moving after his mistakes.'' The Broncos had two fourth-quarter scoring drives in a comeback win Sunday, both came after Keenum's third interception. Keenum said: "No matter what's happened, we're still in the game, we're going to run our offense, we're going to be in attack mode. I thought everybody trusted the process and kept moving right along.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second consecutive week every player on the Broncos' roster was a full participant in practice. Broncos coach Vance Joseph said after Wednesday's practice that none of the players was limited. "Our team is in great condition and it showed on Sunday ... Our guys played fast while they were tired and that's important. Some of it's luck.''

Team Stats

Passing Yards270.513th
Rushing Yards157.02nd
Points For23.5
Points Against21.5Tied-14th

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