The Jets (5-8) went virtually nowhere on offense and lost quarterback Josh McCown, who was shaken up for the second time in the game when he took a hit from Broncos linebacker Shane Ray as he released a pass.
If McCown misses time, it will likely force the Jets to commit even more to the run, which figures to increase the fantasy value of both Powell and Forte. He may have played his last game in a Jets uniform.
Leading by 13, the Broncos extended their advantage with Siemian leading a 68-yard drive that Janovich finished with a third-down plunge from 1 yard out for a touchdown.
McCown struggled before his injury, too, going just 6 of 12 for 46 yards and an interception.More news: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Wray rejects Trump criticism
Also, Powell may be more involved in the passing game since it will be more hard for the Jets to push the ball downfield without McCown. Though he averaged only 2.2 yards per carry, the Broncos' healthy lead allowed them to pound away on the ground, a luxury they haven't had in more than two months. McCown was declared questionable to return, with Bryce Petty replacing him in the lineup.
Trevor Siemian threw for 200 yards and his favorite target was Thomas, who caught eight passes for 93 yards and a touchdown as the Broncos (4-9) avoided tying their franchise futility record of nine consecutive losses set way back in 1967.
Rejoice Broncos country, the nightmare is finally over.
After their opening drive stalled at the Jets 13, the Broncos settled for a 31-yard field goal by Brandon McManus. Miller now has at least 10 sacks in six of his seven National Football League seasons.
A crowd of more than 70,000 showed up to witness the Broncos' first win in 70 days, extending the team's sellout streak to 372 regular-season games.