Thursday's Night net rundown: Sanchez impresses in debut

Night net null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null Mark Sanchez came out on fire in his first game appearance in a Broncos uniform.On the opening drive against the Bears, Sanchez drove the Broncos 76 yards for a touchdown, hitting 7 of 9 passes, including a 32-yard scoring strike to Demaryius Thomas. It seemed to be a good sign for Sanchez, who is vying for the Broncos' starting quarterback job alongside second-year quarterback Trevor Siemian. MORE: Carson Wentz leads group of rookies trying to take veterans' jobsOn his next possessi

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on, Sanchez threw an interception. That was not a good sign. Sanchez finished with a respectable performance in one quarter of play, completing 10 of 13 passes for 99 yards with the touchdown and interception. Siemian also played well, completing 7 of 12 passes for 88 yards and leading the Broncos to a field goal before giving way to rookie Paxton Lynch in the second half.Denver dialed up the passing game to give Sanchez and Siemian a chance to show their stuff."We came out with a purpose: Let those guys throw it around,'' Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told Denver TV station KUSA at halftime.Denver went on to beat the Bears, 22-0. And the quarterback debate continues.Injury roundup— Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell suffered a gruesome arm injury against the Saints in the second quarter after making a tough catch. X-rays after the game were negative, and ESPN reported he will miss about four weeks with a dislocated elbow.— ESPN reported that Ravens linebacker Chris Carter underwent the league's concussion protocol.— ESPN reported that Buccaneers tight end Brandon Myers suffered a knee injury against the Eagles.Impact rookies— Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles: The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 Night net Draft completed 12 of 24 passes for 89 yards and an interception in his Eagles debut.— Michael Thomas, WR, Saints: The second-round pick out of Ohio State looked great against the Pats, with four catches for 67 yards.— JD McKissic, Falcons: The undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State returned the opening kickoff of the second half 101 yards for a touchdown.HighlightsPatriots running back Tyler Gaffney, who missed all of 2015 with an injury, is back. And gone:Tyler Gaffney missed the 2015 season due to injury.First preseason game back...44 yards TO THE HOUSE! #NOvsNEhttps://t.co/ESipfZkpoh— Night net (@Night net) August 12, 2016Sanchez didn't take long to make his presence felt in Denver, finding Demaryius Thomas for an easy touchdown:Mark Sanchez going DEEP.Got 'em.6 points! 🔥 #DENvsCHI https://t.co/ueJvnetmWi— Night net (@Night net) August 12, 2016MORE: Night net preseason Week 1 may as well be QB showcaseNight net preseason scores Week 1Thursday’s ScoresFalcons 23, Redskins 17Eagles 17, Buccaneers 9Jets 17, Jaguars 13Ravens 22, Panthers 19Patriots 34, Saints 22Broncos 22, Bears 0Friday’s games (All times Eastern)Dolphins at Giants, 7 p.m.Lions at Steelers, 7 p.m.Vikings at Bengals, 7:30 p.m.Browns at Packers, 8 p.m.Raiders at Cardinals, 10 p.m.Saturday’s gamesSeahawks at Chiefs, 4:30 p.m.Colts at Bills, 7 p.m.Cowboys at Rams, 8 p.m.Chargers at Titans, 8 p.m.Sunday’s gameTexans at 49ers, 7 p.m.