Live scores, updates and analysis from Week 3 of the N.F.L. season. - From New York Times
At the start of the fourth quarter of his Week 3 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, Trevor Siemian, the young quarterback of the Denver Broncos, found himself facing something resembling adversity.
His team was down, 17-16, on the road, and his perfect 2-0 record as a starter was in jeopardy.
But Siemian, the man given the nearly impossible task of replacing Peyton Manning at the helm of the defending Super Bowl champions, was not intimidated, throwing two fourth-quarter touchdown passes — he had four for the game — as the Broncos beat the Bengals, 29-17.
He was forced to do the heavy lifting as Denver’s typically sound running game was absent, with a total of just 52 yards on 23 carries.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did not kneel during the national anthem on Sunday, but he addressed the unrest in Charlotte, N.C., by wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a quotation from Martin Luther King Jr.