Broncos Sticking With Brock Osweiler As Starting QB Against Patriots

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Osweiler was named the team's starting quarterback last week after several turnovers by Trevor Siemian.

Quarterback Carson Wentz and his Philly teammates lashed the Broncos by land and through the air in a 51-23 beat down, a game that left Denver reeling at 3-5 and veteran cornerback Chris Harris to wonder if the season could sink any lower.

He did engineer four scoring drives - a touchdown and three field goals.

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Brock Osweiler of the Denver Broncos throws a pass as Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles him on November 5, 2017.

According to Klis, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph waited to watch film before deciding between Osweiler and Siemian this week. Osweiler also has experience in beating the Patriots at eventually-to-be-renamed Sports Authority Field at Mile High. In that contest, Osweiler went 23-42 for 270 passing yards with one touchdown pass and one interception. Upsetting New England would be the first step toward reaching the postseason.

Any hope that Osweiler's promotion to the starting role would be enough of a catalyst to jump-start a dead offense faded quickly. By then, Peyton Manning had returned as Broncos quarterback and he led Denver to a 20-18 win in the conference championship, before guiding them past Carolina for the Super Bowl 50 title.