Broncos looking to be 'elite' in final two games (DenverBroncos.com)
After a tough loss at home vs. New England, the Broncos discuss what needs to be accomplished during the final two games of the season.
Broncos look in mirror after 16-3 loss to Patriots: 'We're beating ourselves' (Andrew Mason)
In every corner of the Broncos' glum locker room after Sunday's 16-3 loss to New England, you heard similar sentiments about being in playoff mode, must-win mode, desperation mode.
Broncos leaders keep team united (DenverBroncos.com)
After a frustrating day against the Patriots, the Broncos say they are sticking together as a team, thanks in part to veteran leadership in the locker room.
Siemian Says: After promising start, offense's opportunities dry up (Ben Swanson)
"We were moving the ball real well and don't get any points to show for it and give it to them," Siemian said of his interception in the red zone at the beginning of the second quarter.
Three Keys Unlocked: Patriots 16, Broncos 3 (Andrew Mason)
Unlike last week, the offense sprinted out of the gate. But just like last week, it sputtered and ultimately stalled, leaving the Broncos in dire straits in the AFC playoff race.
Conference combat: Broncos vs. Patriots (DenverBroncos.com)
Photos of game action during Denver's Week 15 battle against the Patriots.
Watch: Tom Brady sacked by Ray (DenverBroncos.com)*
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray. *
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Broncos' defense not turning on offense amid woes (Lindsay Jones, USA Today)
"This is a tough loss," Miller said. "I want to gather my thoughts. I never want to jump to conclusions."
Broncos' playoff to-do list: Keep locker room together, win out (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
The bottom line is now crystal clear.
AFC Wild-Card Race: Broncos lose control of destiny, face challenge to make it (Cameron Wolfe, Denver Post)*
The Broncos' loss puts their playoff chances in peril. *
Miller did it. Many tried, but there could be only one. (Dan Hanzus, NFL.com)
The Broncos linebacker has the most ridiculous cleats, in this, The Year Of The Ridiculous Cleats.