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Broncos vs. Browns — a roundup of Denver’s Week 9 win over Cleveland

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Brandon Allen (2) of the Denver Broncos throws a pass to Diontae Spencer (11) against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.
Brandon Allen (2) of the Denver Broncos throws a pass to Diontae Spencer (11) against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.


It’s always nice to enter the bye week on a high note.

After losing a heartbreaker — and their starting quarterback — last week in Indianapolis, the Broncos bounced back in Week 8 with a strong 24-19 win over the Cleveland Browns at home. Quarterback Brandon Allen had a solid NFL debut, completing 12 of 20 for 193 yards and two touchdowns — and leaving many to ponder if he’s the fix to what ails Denver’s seemingly never-ending quarterback conundrum.

There’s plenty of time to speculate on that moving forward. Here’s what you may have missed from Sunday’s game:

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What’s on Tap?

  • Avalanche: At Dallas Stars, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, ESPN, ALT | Buy tickets
  • Nuggets: Miami Heat, 7 p.m. Tuesday, ALT2 | Buy tickets

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NFL: Broncos 24, Browns 19Full story | Box score

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The Denver Nuggets bench watches the ...
The Denver Nuggets bench watches the action against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of Dallas’ 106-109 win on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

Nuggets’ deep bench critical component for team looking to contend for NBA title: “I’d take our group versus anybody else”

All-Stars Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic steal the spotlight as Denver’s answer to the NBA trend of super-duos, but earning a high playoff seed requires a larger vision. Five starters are why the Nuggets are considered contenders. Their wealth of reserves will likely make the difference in how Denver crosses the finish line. Or so we thought, Kyle Fredrickson writes. Read more…

Nolan Arenado (28) of the Colorado ...
Nolan Arenado (28) of the Colorado Rockies comes off the field during the middle of the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on Monday, July 29, 2018.

Mike Schmidt says Rockies’ Nolan Arenado on Hall of Fame path

GOAT. Greatest of all time.

When it comes to third basemen, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is indeed the GOAT. So, when Schmidt speaks glowingly about Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, his words carry their weight in gold, Patrick Saunders writes. Read more…

New University of Denver hockey coach ...
University of Denver hockey coach David Carle.

David Carle, 29, embraces expectations established in DU hockey’s first 70 years

David Carle, despite his age, enjoys looking over seven decades of success.

Carle is just 29, only in Year 2 of his head-coaching tenure at the University of Denver, but he’s thrilled to be the mouthpiece of a hockey program currently ranked No. 1 nationally and celebrated its 70th anniversary this past weekend, Mike Chambers writes. Read more…

Quick Hits

+ Brandon Allen’s family traces journey to chance to start for Broncos: “He’s been waiting for this moment.”

+ Broncos Journal: Keeping Chris Harris a necessity for cornerback-needy team.

+ Nuggets survive long, strange trip as Nikola Jokic snaps out of funk, Jamal Murray finds his voice.

+ How an Eritrea refugee ran to daylight — and to Denver.

+ Chambers: Jim Montgomery sought the hot start the Avalanche has enjoyed.

+ Keeler: From Nebraska to Fort Collins, how CSU Rams QB Patrick O’Brien found his touch again.

+ Saunders: Adding veteran starting pitcher tops Rockies’ must-do list.

+ Christian McCaffrey hears “MVP” chants after Panthers’ win over Titans.

+ Kiszla: Legalized sports gambling in Colorado will be fun, except for the Broncos QB whose interception costs bettors money.

+ Kickin’ It with Kiz: Have Twinkies and SpongeBob ruined MVP candidacy of Nikola Jokic?

+ AP college football poll: Navy gives AAC 4 teams, 3rd-most by conference.

Ask The Experts

+ Broncos Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Ryan O’Halloran here.

+ Nuggets Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Singer here.

+ Avs Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Chambers here.

+ Rockies Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Patrick Saunders here.

By The Numbers


How many Gold Gloves awards Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has won. His streak of seven consecutive Gold Gloves to begin his career is the second-longest streak in major league history, trailing Ichiro Suzuki’s streak of 10 in a row. Read more…

Parting Shot

Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods (13) ...
Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods (13) tackles Colorado quarterback Steven Montez (12) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.

Keeler: It’s time Mel Tucker, CU Buffs turn the page from Steven Montez

“You’re either trying to win in 2019 or trying to win in 2020 and 2021. There’s no middle ground anymore, no happy medium. And after the Buffs (3-6, 1-5 Pac-12) dropped their fifth straight tussle late Saturday night at UCLA, 31-14, that first option has probably already sailed, no matter how many times Tucker, CU’s first-year coach, says he’s committed to it, no matter how much he wants to stay true to it,” Sean Keeler writes. Read more…

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