Broncos QB Joe Flacco to miss Week 9 with neck injury

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"He's got a disk or neck injury", Fangio said. "He'll definitely miss this week and then we'll reevaluate after the bye and see where it's at". Unfortunately, however, league contests last an hour, and Denver has now choked away three of them in the last minute, including yesterday's 15-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

The 22-year-old Lock won a camp battle with Kevin Hogan to back up Flacco, but he was injured in the fourth preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers.

"I mean, come on", Flacco said to reporters.

The Broncos' struggles on offense have grown as the season has worn on. Indy had no more time out at that point, so a conversion to 4th could have slipped the game for the Broncos. A third-year pro out of Arkansas, Allen has never appeared in an National Football League regular-season game.

The Broncos want to play it safe with Lock, their 2019 second-round pick, but it's not really clear whether he or Allen would be better in Week 9. So its likely Brandon Allen gets multiple starts.

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"I think the guy has a little something to him and we'll devise a plan for him", Fangio said. "I think his thumb is fine", Fangio said. A running play was called, and the Colts stuffed Phillip Lindsay for no gain. "Once again, we're a 2-6 football team and it just feels like we're kind of afraid to lose a game".

The team has not yet decided who Allen's backup will be on Sunday.

The loss dropped Flacco and the Broncos to 2-6, as Denver is now all alone in last place in the AFC West standings. It's third and 5 at the end of the game, who care if they have a time out or not. Indianapolis went on to make a game-winning field goal on its possession. So you're just putting your defense in bad situations. Why can't we be aggressive in some of these situations? He alluded to the fact that the Broncos were not in contention for the playoffs and he felt like "it's like we're scared of losing the game".

"He's just frustrated, like the rest of us", Fangio said Monday. "Upset and mad about the game, the way it went".

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