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vs. Pit
W 24-17
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@ Cin
W 24-10
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@ SF
L 14-20
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vs. Cle
L 16-17
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@ Oak
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vs. LAC
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Broncos lose another heart-breaker in fourth quarter

DENVER (AP) Even down to one healthy cornerback, another spitting up blood, three sidelined with injuries and one ejected for throwing a punch, Vance Joseph trusted his defense more than his offense.

The Denver Broncos' embattled second-year coach sent kicker Brandon McManus out for a field goal rather than go for it on fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6 with the Broncos trailing by four points and less than five minutes remaining.

"I trust our defense to get a stop there," Joseph explained after the Broncos' 17-16 loss to the Browns on Saturday that all but eliminated them from the wild-card chase. "If we don't get points there, a touchdown has to win it. It was my decision to take points."

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AFC West Division
TeamWLTPct
x-Kansas City 1130.786
x-Los Angeles 1130.786
Denver 680.429
Oakland 3100.231
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: C. Keenum3396
Pass TDs: C. Keenum15
Rush Yds: P. Lindsay991
Rush TDs: P. Lindsay9
Rec Yds: E. Sanders868
Rec TDs: E. Sanders4
Int: C. Harris Jr.3
Sacks: V. Miller14.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4932 (11)
Passing Yards: 3436 (18)
Rushing Yards: 1725 (5)
Points per game: 21.9 (19)
Yards per game: 352.3 (19)
Touchdowns: 34 (15)
Field Goals: 19 (21)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5293 (29)
Passing Yards: 3897 (29)
Rushing Yards: 1683 (24)
Points per game: 21.4 (9)
Yards per game: 378.1 (24)
Touchdowns: 33 (14)
Field Goals: 24 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/11 T. Marshall active/prac. squad
12/11 S. Thomas cut
12/11 J. Moore cut
12/11 S. Fields pract. squad add
12/11 J. Moore off IR undisclosed
12/5 A. Holmes acquired from waiver
12/5 E. Sanders on IR torn Achilles
12/4 C. Kouandjio cut
12/4 J. Taylor signed
12/3 A. Johnson pract. squad add
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/15 S. Barrett hip (Out)
12/15 C. Harris Jr. fibula (Out)
12/15 D. Wolfe concussion (Questionable)
12/15 I. Yiadom shoulder (Out)
12/11 C. Sutton thigh (Day-to-Day)
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