Jets quarterback McCown breaks hand in defeat

John Elway embarrassed by the state of his Broncos

John Elway embarrassed by the state of his Broncos

This was their first win in 70 days - and their first shutout since November 20, 2005, a 27-0 win over the Jets, was fueled by a defense that held NY in check all afternoon. They actually made Trevor Siemian look like a good football player. But as the season unfolded, it was the Broncos that faded after a 3-1 start, while Gang Green seemed to gain steam with each surprisingly competitive week. On the Jets' third snap of their first possession, linebacker Brandon Marshall sliced through for a strip sack and defensive end Adam Gotsis recovered McCown's fumble at the Jets 20-yard line.

So, they went back to Jordan Taylor, who had done nothing wrong for two weeks to get supplanted by McKenzie, and he rewarded them by returning five punts for 62 yards Sunday, an average of 12.4 yards.

The Jets came out flat and stayed flat line for the entire game.

The Jets were shut out in an embarrassing 23-0 loss to the Broncos Sunday that seemingly ended any faint hopes of making the playoffs.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles said he didn't know if McCown would play again this season. Bryce Petty took over for the Jets. His first half consisted of three completions and two turnovers. McCown will undergo further testing Monday to determine the next step. Yet the team put together arguably its worst showing of the season - and that includes that awful loss in Tampa when the Buccaneers were without its starting quarterback (Jameis Winston) and top receiver (Mike Evans), and journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick led the way for the Buccaneers.

Two plays later, Siemian threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas who snagged it over cornerback Morris Claiborne in the right front of the end zone.

Any time you record the second fewest total yards in franchise history (100), you probably deserve a G or H. Six first downs is a flat-out embarrassment.

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The Jets fell to 5-8 with next week's road game at New Orleans ahead, while Denver improved to 4-9.

For a team that prides itself on giving it their all each and every week. the Jets just didn't show up. And this loss in the Mile High City may be the death knell to what was once a very promising campaign.

- Denver's last shutout home win was November, 2005, ironically enough against the Jets.

Denver got on the board first and maintained the lead throughout the game.

Wide receiver Robby Anderson has been on fire as of late.

The Jets listed only three players on the official injury report.

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