Broncos vs. Commanders: Live updates and highlights from the NFL Week 2 game

Sean Payton and the Broncos are looking to bounce back from their narrow 17-16 loss to the Raiders in Week 1. Stick here for live updates and analysis as Denver takes on the Commanders at Empower Field at Mile High.

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Scouting report (noon): Check out how the Broncos match up with the Commanders in Ryan McFadden’s scouting report.

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Broncos-Commanders NFL Week 2: Must-reads

Kiszla: Have we seen the first hint Russell Wilson can’t play quarterback for Sean Payton?

Their margin of error in this new football season already gone, the Broncos are one bad loss away from tanking for the best available quarterback in the 2024 NFL draft.

Should Denver be left with little choice but to move on from Russell Wilson before the worst contract in team history even kicks in, we’ve already seen the play that could get him fired.

“We’ve got to treat every game as a championship game,” Wilson said Wednesday.

While it might be one of those football cliches Wilson tosses more frequently than touchdown passes, in this case, his words are laced with a harsh reality. Read more… 

Disruptive Commanders DTs Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen have Broncos’ full attention: “They’re great power rushers”

To find the key matchup Sunday between the Broncos offense and the Commanders defense, look no further than the football.


Whenever the ball gets spotted, Washington defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne won’t be far away.

The strength of the Commanders’ defense is right in the middle of the field.

In their season-opening win against Arizona, the pair logged two tackles for loss apiece, three quarterback hits and a sack for Allen. Read more…

Broncos Journal: In search of speed, Denver should push pace with RB Jaleel McLaughlin, LB Drew Sanders

Win or lose, Week 1 in the NFL provides the first batch of data for teams to begin figuring out out who they really are.

The Broncos in Week 1 looked like a team that lacks explosiveness on both sides of the ball.

They have some — cornerback Pat Surtain II, receiver Jerry Jeudy once he’s back on the field, left guard Ben Powers in the run game – but not enough.

Coach Sean Payton isn’t going to throw out his entire blueprint and re-write it because of 60 minutes, nor should he. In fact, Week 1’s dink-and-dunk style suggests he suspected his team might struggle to run past Las Vegas. But one interesting development Sunday against Washington and into the coming weeks will be whether he and his staff show a willingness to give young players with explosive traits more opportunities. Read more…

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