Broncos snap long losing streak by whipping Jets, 23-0

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According to, McCown exited the game and was replaced by Bryce Petty before being ruled out for the remainder of the contest.

For the Broncos it's a return to the style of football they feel they can play every week and hopefully a sign of things to come to finish out the season. In the 35-27 loss to the Panthers, McCown was 19-for-36 for 307 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Last season, he attempted 133 passes while playing in six games, with four starts.

Siemian opened the game with a 12-play drive that took up almost the first 6 minutes of the game.

On the first series by the Denver defense, inside linebacker Brandon Marshall blitzed and stripped the ball from McCown. And the Jets left Sports Authority Field with a day they'd probably like to forget: a fumble, an interception, eight punts, a drive that ended on downs and zero points.

Two plays later, Siemian threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas who snagged it over cornerback Morris Claiborne in the right front of the end zone.

This was their first win in 70 days - and their first shutout since November 20, 2005, a 27-0 win over the Jets, was fueled by a defense that held NY in check all afternoon.

Thomas also had 93 yards receiving, enough to pass Sharpe again, this time with 8,475 receiving yards for No. 2 on the team's receiving yard list.

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The Broncos looked good all day.

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Later in the fourth quarter, a 40 yard field goal from McManus made it 23-0.

The Jets entered the game with a 5-7 record that had exceeded expectations.

This wasn't an overwhelming performance by any individual Broncos player, but finally a team win like we've been longing to see.

The win prevented the Broncos from tying the longest losing skid in franchise history. The Broncos have a short week this week against the Indianapolis Colts, so they'll have to turn it around really quick.

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