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Is Paxton Lynch's future in jeopardy? (2:00)
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Siemian earned the starter's job

Last season the Broncos were 7-1 in Trevor Siemian's starts when he dropped back fewer than 40 times in a game, and 1-5 in starts when he dropped back more than 40. The Broncos' offense ranked 22nd in offensive efficiency last season, which actually was an improvement from their 29th-place ranking in that department during their 2015 Super Bowl winning season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vance Joseph said "it's about performance and not potential." Joseph also said Garett Bolles would be left tackle -- "he's won that job."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Trevor Siemian was a "clear choice." On Paxton Lynch he added "some guys need more time."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph: "Trevor played better than Paxton in games." Said Trevor Siemian was more consistent, better accuracy in practice and games overall. Said Lynch is a"rare talent" and is important coaches keep Lynch involved.

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No surprise that Siemian is Broncos' starting QB (1:38)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos are not expected to have an on-field practice Monday, but are expected to bring the players in for meetings, treatment and weight-room work. The team's usual practice time would have been during the solar eclipse.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

In the Broncos' win over the 49ers Saturday night, wide receiver Jordan Taylor led all Denver players with 38 snaps as tackle Menelik Watson, tackle Garett Bolles, guard/center Connor McGovern and guard Ron Leary each played 37 snaps. Defensive end Adam Gotsis led all players on defense with 32 snaps as linebacker Kasim Edebali and defensive end Zach Kerr each finished with 29.

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Siemian strong in win over 49ers (0:49)
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Bolden returns the kick off for 104 yards (0:22)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

FINAL: Broncos 33, 49ers 14. The Broncos moved to 2-0 in the preseason as they forced four turnovers when the first- or second-teamers were in the game and they forced a fifth turnover in the fourth quarter. And now the wait will begin to see when coach Vance Joseph makes the decision at quarterback.

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Kittle becomes the hammer for a 49ers touchdown (0:22)
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Siemian throws a dart for a Broncos TD (0:17)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Broncos quarterback Brian Griese on preseason telecast on Paxton Lynch -- "he's not ready...as far as as Day 1 starter I don't think he's done enough to earn that."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

HALFTIME: Broncos 20, 49ers 0. The Broncos forced four turnovers in the opening half and turned all four into points. Paxton Lynch finished his night's work 9-of-13 passing for 39 yards to go with 27 yards rushing. Trevor Siemian had the last Broncos' possession of the first half and went 4-of-5 passing for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Coaches will likely tell Paxton Lynch he has to recognize that rusher pre-snap and get the ball out rather than take the sack. If his night is over he has 39 yards passing, 27 yards rushing with three scoring drives after three 49ers' turnovers.

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.3Tied-21st
Rushing Yards92.827th
Points For20.822nd
Points Against18.64th

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