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4-9, 4th in AFC West

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Four starters have been ruled out for the Colts for Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos

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Broncos place safety Simmons (ankle) on IR

Justin Simmons' breakout season is over because of a sprained left ankle he sustained while celebrating a rare big play by the Denver Broncos in their first victory in two months. The Broncos placed Simmons on injured reserve Wednesday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At Broncos Tuesday safety Justin Simmons (ankle) and quarterback Paxton Lynch (ankle) were the only players on the roster who did not participate in practice. Nose tackle Domata Peko (knee) was a limited participant.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

As expected the Broncos have moved guard Ron Leary (back) to injured reserve. The Broncos had been considering the move for several days and had designated him Monday night. As a result Leary was not listed on the team's injury report from Monday night's practice. Leary is the 10th player the Broncos have put on injured reserve this season and the fourth player who had been a starter -- Menelik Watson, Derek Wolfe and Jared Crick are the others.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller on how coach Vance Joseph didn't use a "rah-rah speech" as Joseph challenged the team leaders in Saturday night's team meeting: "Fringe guys need the rah-rah speech to go out and play. The ballers are just going to play regardless of the circumstances, regardless of the score, regardless of the game, they're going to go out there and ball. And the ballers, which we have a team full of baller -- and he challenged everybody just to go out there and ball.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At 700 rushing yards with three games to play Broncos running back C.J. Anderson is still hoping for his first 1,000-yard season -- "I still think I can get there if I grind ... just keep working."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

A couple milestones for a couple of Broncos in their 23-0 victory over the Jets Sunday: --Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas moved into second place all-time for the Broncos with his 56th career touchdown catch and his 93 yards receiving in the game meant he is also now second place all-time in receiving yardage with 8,475. Rod Smith leads both categories for the Broncos at 68 touchdowns and 11,389 career receiving yards. --Linebacker Von Miller had his 10th sack of the season so he's first Broncos player with six 10-sack seasons.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller as he sneezed several times as he stepped to podium after game -- "allergic to winning." Called the win "a great day, a great win ... to get a win the way we did is great."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos safety Justin Simmons just left locker room with walking boot on his left foot/ankle. Will get evaluated more Monday morning.

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Broncos end 8-game skid with 23-0 win over Jets

The Broncos snapped their longest losing streak since joining the NFL in 1970 with a 23-0 shutout of the New York Jets on Sunday thanks to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas' big game and a return of Denver's stingy defense.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Todd Davis, who has stayed down on the field after two plays in the second half, is being evaluated for a concussion.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos haven't run the ball as well as they have in some other games this season -- they have 41 yards at halftime -- but they have kept the tempo in their favor with some bigger personnel groupings and lead the Jets 13-0. Their only three-and-out of first half on offense came on their only series when they were in a three-wide set on every snap.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Maybe saved by a gorgeous day, but Broncos had 75,518 tickets sold today to keep their sellout streak alive and they reported 70,332 through the gates -- 5,186 un-used tickets. It has filled in since kickoff.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos safety Justin Simmons (ankle) will not return.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos lead 10-0 at end of first quarter and Jets have minus-14 yards worth of offense.

Team Stats

Passing Yards206.521st
Rushing Yards105.519th
Points For17.626th
Points Against24.224th