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4-8, 3rd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Interesting point from Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello today in terms of what the Broncos' lineup against the Chargers looked like after guard Ron Leary left the game with a concussion. Looking at the game video there a large group of snaps when the Broncos had four rookies, four second-year players, two third-year players and the 26-year-old Connor McGovern was most tenured player in the formation, now in his fourth season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos LB Von Miller will be limited in Thursday's practice. "We expect him to do a fair amount, I think,'' coach Vic Fangio said. Miller said he has an MCL injury and "cried real, grown-man tears'' when he couldn't play last week against the Chargers. About playing this week in Houston, Miller said "I'm still taking it day by day ... like I said if I can't get my exotic movements back then, in my opinion, I don't think I need to be out there .. I'm doing everything I can possibly do.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Wednesday Broncos quarterback Drew Lock said rookie guard Dalton Risner is the one who talks the most in the huddle, other than Lock: "Dalton Risner likes to give me a lot of crap in the huddle. Especially in practice, he'll go up to the ball and he'll ask me, and say the exact opposite of the play pretty much, just trying to get me all riled up ... Buzz Lightyear was used 'Infinity and Beyond' with the (wristband), they got all of it ready for me.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vic Fangio said Broncos guard Ron Leary remains in the concussion protocol and will not practice Wednesday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vic Fangio said Wednesday linebacker Von Miller (knee) would practice on a limited basis. On tackle Ja'Wuan James (knee), who hasn't played since re-injuring his knee 10 plays into the Broncos' Week 8 loss to Indianapolis, Fangio said: "I expect that he should be ready to go, how we'll play him, if we play him, remains to be seen. One of the things is Elijah (Wilkinson) has been playing pretty damn good too. (James) is not ready to play an entire game anyway, so we'll figure that out.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Lock said he got his first look at this week's gameplan Tuesday night and that he reviewed it more Wednesday morning. On last week's gameplan, he said: "I wouldn't necessarily say last week was simple, but we definitely tried to keep a clear head for me, make some of our plays, you know, what we're checking to and this and that, a little easier. I might get a little more this week.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Wednesday, Lock said one of his biggest takeaways after reviewing the win over the Chargers was "in college I might have been away to get away with a couple decisions like (his interception). These guys are quicker, these guys are faster, these guys are smarter, I'm not going to get away with things as much as I did in college ... Being able to realize the little decisions throughout the game can really affect the big picture of the game.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Wednesday Broncos quarterback Drew Lock said Archie Manning and Peyton Manning were among those who reached out to him after his first start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Lock said Archie Manning sent him a text "you can't win them all if you don't win your first.'' ... It was pretty cool to get a text from him, Peyton as well,'' Lock said.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Here are the "my cause, my cleats" selections for the Broncos. The players participating will wear these this weekend in Houston.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Derek Wolfe, with his sixth and seventh sacks on the season Sunday, has set his single-season high for sacks. Wolfe, who is likely headed to injured reserve, will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end. Asked Monday if he hoped Wolfe was back next season, coach Vic Fangio said: "Sure.'' Fangio doesn't have oversight over contracts with the team -- John Elway does -- but in recent weeks Fangio has said he'd like to see Wolfe, Chris Harris Jr. and Justin Simmons all back next season

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio confirmed Monday what defensive end Derek Wolfe said following Sunday's game -- that Wolfe suffered a dislocated left elbow with 2:22 left in the game. Fangio said Monday he did not expect Wolfe to play again this season and Wolfe could be moved to injured reserve in the coming days. "Right now it's now official, but I don't know that he'll be able to play again this year,'' Fangio said. "I don't think that it needs surgery.''

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Broncos' revolving QB door has winner in Lock

Drew Lock and the Broncos' offense were the beneficiaries of two Chargers turnovers for an early 17-3 lead, and they held on for a 23-20 victory.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Today Drew Lock will be the seventh quarterback to start a game for the Broncos since Week 9 of the 2017 season -- a span of 37 games including today's affair, or a different quarterback every 5.3 games.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

This will be the first game Broncos linebacker Von Miller has missed since 2013 when he missed the last regular-season game and all of the Broncos' playoff games, including Super Bowl XLVIII, due to a torn ACL.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: T Calvin Anderson, DL Johnathan Harris, T Ja'Wuan James, LB Von Miller, CB Shakial Taylor, DE DeMarcus Walker, WR Juwann Winfree.

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.431st
Rushing Yards108.316th
Points For16.529th
Points Against19.8