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Paxton Lynch’s first half as a starter is a forgettable one

Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) scrambles as Atlanta Falcons defensive end Derrick Shelby (90) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) AP

Broncos first-rounder Paxton Lynch stepped in last week and played pretty efficiently.

But he walked into that game against the Buccaneers with a lead, and without one today, hasn’t looked as sharp.

Lynch has been a little inaccurate and inconsistent in the first half, as the rookie quarterback’s team trails the Falcons 13-3 at the half.

Lynch is 3-of-8 for 45 yards passing, and fumbled once (he recovered his own), as the Broncos have sagged against a Falcons defense which is playing beyond expectations, holding the Broncos to 76 yards in the first half.

Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley has two sacks already, and they’re doing a good job of confusing the rookie, who is starting for an injured Trevor Siemian.

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5 Responses to “Paxton Lynch’s first half as a starter is a forgettable one”
  1. nolaisadump says: Oct 9, 2016 5:50 PM

    I guess when Atlanta wins Bronco fans can blame it on the rook. Where is that defence ? Atl offence is for real.

  2. iseek11 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:03 PM

    Oh well. Bad day. Out of conference game. Good learning experience. Let’s get ready for a division game on a short week.

  3. realfootballfan says: Oct 9, 2016 6:05 PM

    Kind of a huge indictment on Tampa’s coaching staff because Atlanta’s defensive personnel isn’t any better than theirs.

  4. aljack88 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:08 PM

    Lynch is no where near ready to be a starter and the Falcons know it.

  5. tyelee says: Oct 9, 2016 6:12 PM

    Check the history books… Yes Lynch looked good last week BUT the bucs have a history of making second and even third string qbs look like 1st starts…

    Falcons against the top defense look for real!

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