Broncos News: Brock Osweiler to Start vs. Bengals


Dec 20, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) runs for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have decided on their signal caller for Monday’s game against Cincinnati as they roll with Brock Osweiler for the sixth consecutive game.

Well ladies and gentlemen, it is time to Brock ‘N’ Roll for at least another week. And another week for Osweiler to show us what he is capable of.

This matchup will feature two backup quarterbacks for playoff contending teams. Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron will get his second start of the season while Andy Dalton nurses a thumb injury.

I know that I would have never had guessed that the Bengals vs. Broncos matchup would feature two backup quarterbacks. But we are getting it, and it should be a dandy of a game.

Osweiler has had flashes of brilliance in the first half, but has struggled in the second half. His late interception against the Steelers was ultimately the deciding factor as they went down the field and scored the go-ahead touchdown after Ryan Shazier picked off Osweiler’s pass.

While Osweiler has done a solid job in preventing turnovers, the issues with him lie on him holding onto the ball for too long or his subpar performance throwing the ball in the second half.

Like the rest of the team, Osweiler has to play an entire 60 minutes of football. This sixth start for the Broncos could very well be his dress rehearsal. If he can lead the Broncos to a win, which hasn’t happened since San Diego, he could see himself in orange for a bit longer.

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It will not be easy against a Bengals defense that is top in the league in points allowed and top ten in yards allowed per game. Osweiler has a lot of work to do if beating the Bengals is going to be a reality.

It is time Brock. Show them what you can do. Go Broncos!