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2-0, 1st in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee), cornerback Adam Jones (thigh) and safety Dymonte Thomas (abdomen) did not practice Friday. The Broncos formally listed all three players as "questionable'' for Sunday's game. Marshall said he still expects to be play. "We've got two more days, so we'll see,'' Broncos coach Vance Joseph said.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Friday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said right tackle Jared Veldheer had been cleared from the concussion protocol. Veldheer practiced Friday and should play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens unless he has any symptoms over the next two days.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Peyton Manning once told me the best way to earn your team's confidence is to put in the work every day, without exception, and help the offense produce when the game is on the line. It's only two weeks into the season, but Case Keenum's teammates say the Broncos quarterback has consistently put in the work. And in the team's two game-winning drives Keenum is a combined 9-of-13 passing for 126 yards. The Broncos have a touchdown and a field goal on those two drives.

Ravens win with 10 days to prepare (0:25)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Thursday Broncos coach Vance Joseph was asked if rookie running back Phillip Lindsay continues to have a central role in the offense, would Joseph consider taking Lindsay off special teams -- Lindsay played 12 special teams snaps in the season opener and 10 special teams snaps against the Raiders this past Sunday. Joseph said: "We'll see, we'll see how much his workload increases ... Right now three backs are really working for us, who's hot that day gets reps, the gameplan determines who gets more turns, but right nowI think we're comfortable with him being a gunner and being an L-5 on kickoff and being a runner for us. We'll as the season goes how much his workload increases.'' At the moment Lindsay is third in the league in rushing (178 yards) and leads the Broncos in carries (29) and yards per carry (6.1).

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Thursday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said right tackle Jared Veldheer (concussion), who was in some light individual drills with a helmet on at the start of practice, did not participate in the padded practice, but Joseph added he's "hopeful there'' about Veldheer's chances to play Sunday in Baltimore. Cornerback Adam Jones (thigh) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee) also did not participate. Joseph was asked about who would return punts against the Ravens if Jones was not able to play and Joseph said: "I feel hopeful Adam will work (Friday) and play on Sunday.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Certainly it's still early in the Broncos season, and his four interceptions still represent a bit of a red flag in the early going, but quarterback Case Keenum's accuracy and the Broncos' improved athleticism for more catch-and-run plays in Bill Musgrave's offense can be seen a bit in the early passing numbers, especially in pass plays of 21 yards or more. In last season's 2-0 start, the Broncos had 15 pass plays of 11 yards or more, but just four pass plays of 21 yards or more. In this year's 2-0 start the Broncos have 17 pass plays of 11 yards or more, but 11 pass plays of 21 yards or more.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Wednesday, cornerback Adam Jones (thigh), linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee) and tackle Jared Veldheer (concussion) did not practice for the Broncos. Coach Vance Joseph said he was "hopeful'' Jones and Marshall would be ready to play Sunday in Baltimore. Veldheer is in the concussion protocol and Joseph said Veldheer has not yet been cleared for additional activity. It was the first practice of the season the Broncos have had any players held out due to injuries.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum on knee soreness that kept him out of Wednesday's practice: "I woke up Monday a little sore, so I could have practiced today, I wanted to practice, but they wouldn't let me ... Come back and be ready to go (Thursday).'' When asked if he injured it on one of his three running plays in Sunday's win over over the Raiders, including a 7-yard scramble in the game-winning drive, Keenum said: "Guess I need to slide a few more times rather than running, bouncing off defenders ... but I wanted to get a first down.'' Chad Kelly worked with the starting offense Wednesday, including the team's walk-through. Keenum reiterated, however, he expects to practice the remainder of the week and play Sunday in Baltimore.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum will not practice Wednesday because of a sore knee. Keenum did receive treatment after Sunday's win over the Raiders as well as this week. He is expected to practice at least some Thursday and play Sunday in Baltimore. Chad Kelly will work with the starting offense on Wednesday with Kevin Hogan getting the scout team work.

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Miller OK with rules to keep QBs safe (1:29)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Monday, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said right tackle Jared Veldheer remains in the concussion protocol. Joseph said Billy Turner, who replaced Veldheer in Sunday's win over the Raiders (Turner played 35 snaps in the game), would play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens if Veldheer has not been cleared.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

If you thought the Broncos' defensive backs were giving the Oakland Raiders' receivers a little too much cushion before the snap Sunday when quarterback Derek Carr went 29-of-32 passing in the game (he was 18-of-19 in the first half), Broncos coach Vance Joseph agreed with you and said "that's on me.'' Monday, Joseph also said: “He held the ball twice and we got two sacks. At halftime he was 18 for 19 and it was really quick passes. That falls back on the corners, we have to press the receivers because if he holds the ball we know we can get pressure. If it comes out quick and we're seven, eight yards off, it's going to be a completed ball (the receiver) is going to fall for five or six (yards). Our corners have to play with great confidence all the time with press coverage. With our pass rush, as a corner, you should have confidence … that our pressure we'll get there ... And it starts with me as far as how we call a defense and being aggressive.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

It was overshadowed some by the Broncos' two-minute drive on offense to win the game Sunday -- a 20-19 victory over the Oakland Raiders -- but outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett's block of a Raiders' extra point in the second quarter turned out to be the difference. “(Special treams) coach (Tom McMahon) called in the play and it was for me to swim and come around free. The guys inside, (Derek) Wolfe, and I think Philly (safety Will Parks) outside, they got the eyes of the tackle, the tight end and the guard. I swam, and I was free,'' Barrett said. At the time the Raiders' touchdown, with the blocked extra point, had given Oakland a 12-0 lead at halftime. Broncos quarterback Case Keenum said: "Who knew that would be huge? It is incredible. It's little plays like that. You never know in this league.''

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Broncos P King takes shot at Gruden in video

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Team Stats

Passing Yards270.513th
Rushing Yards157.02nd
Points For23.5Tied-13th
Points Against21.5Tied-14th

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