Brock Osweiler to start vs. Patriots

The Denver Broncos will roll with Brock Osweiler under center for the second week in a row when they take on the New England Patriots on Sunday. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen confirmed the report.

Brock Osweiler will make another start for the Broncos against the Patriots on Sunday night, per team sources. More on NFL Insiders, 2:30 ET

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 23, 2015

Denver’s usual starter, future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, is dealing with injuries to his ribs and foot and did not play yesterday against the Chicago Bears. Osweiler stepped right up and dazzled in the team’s 17-15 victory, completing 20 of 27 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots are a bigger challenge than the Bears, especially with this game being the Sunday Night contest, but it’s clear that Broncos coach Gary Kubiak sees something in the 25-year-old former second round pick. Manning’s career is in a downward spiral, and the team will likely keep him out “for precautionary reasons” even if he is cleared to play.

Kickoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. on NBC on Sunday, so be sure to tune in!

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