Trevor Siemian will remain the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos in their Week 17 matchup against the Oakland Raiders. However, first-round quarterback Paxton Lynch will get some playing time, too.
“Trevor deserves the right to go back out there as the starter,” Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday. “He’s done a lot of good things this year. He’s a young player; he needs to keep going.”
In his last game, a 33-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Siemian had his worst outing of the season. He completed just 39.5 percent of his passes for 183 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception. The loss officially eliminated the defending Super Bowl champions from the playoffs.
Kubiak said that he wanted Siemian to “get the Kansas City taste out of his mouth” in the Broncos’ final game of the season.
Running back Lamar Miller was second in the league last week in rushing with 113 yards. That was Miller’s second 113-yard game this season — his first was followed by a 175-yard performance. In addition to Miller’s 680 yards on the ground this season, he’s also recorded 346 receiving yards with a total of seven combined touchdowns.
Wideout Odell Beckham Jr. has continued to succeed for the Giants, coming in second for receiving yards in Week 13 with 149 and a touchdown. With 1,154 receiving yards this season — fourth among receivers — and 10 touchdowns, his success is vital to the Giants offense maintaining momentum. He’s made it clear “losing sucks,” and will be doing all he can to ensure a win over Miami to get his team back on track.
For Miami, Lamar Miller showed that with an increase in touches, he can add to the offense’s production. Under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, the run game was obsolete and ineffective, but since Lazor was let go, the Dolphins emphasized their commitment to the run last week with positive results. Miller showed he can bear the load, and will be a big contributor through the remainder of the season.