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Broncos Announce QB Joe Flacco Won't Play This Week

Joe Flacco is sacked during a game against the Chicago Bears.

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 15: Joe Flacco #5 of the Denver Broncos is sacked by Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter of a game at Empower Field at Mile High on September 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Joe Flacco was not happy with the way the Denver Broncos played late in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He didn't hold back in his postgame press conference.

"I just look at it like, we're now a 2-6 football team and we're afraid to go for it in a two-minute drill, you know?" Flacco said to reporters. "Like, who cares if you give the ball back to the guys with 1:40 left? They obviously got the field goal anyway.

"And once again: We're a 2-6 football team. And it just feels like we're kind of afraid to lose a game."

Flacco thought his team played too scared on its penultimate possession of the game, calling four run plays and one short pass before punting and giving the ball back to Indianapolis with 3:37 remaining. Indianapolis went on to make a game-winning field goal on its possession.

The quarterback won't get the chance to try something different this weekend. Denver has announced Flacco won't play on Sunday with a "neck injury."

The timing is coincidental, of course. However, Flacco's injury is actually believed to be serious.

Denver and Cleveland are set to kick off at 4:25 p.m. E.T. on Sunday.

The game will be on CBS.