But Shane Ray led a swarming pass rush that brought down Andy Dalton for sacks on the next two plays, and by the time the Bengals surrendered the football on a punt, Cincinnati had lost 16 yards. The Bengals were one spot worse.
Miller leads the National Football League with four sacks - three of which came in Week 2 against Indianapolis - and will get the chance to take advantage of the Bengals' struggles.
All in all - Siemian threw for four touchdowns on Sunday, throwing no interceptions. This 55-yard touchdown strike to Demaryius Thomas is your clutch play of the game.
After a 29-17 loss to the Broncos (3-0) on Sunday, they'll certainly do that a few times.
I'll take my 2-0 record going with or against Denver and say Siemian and his pals improve - but not enough for a win.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Broncos pass defense once again displayed their dominance, holding Andy Dalton to just 206 yards passing. The Bengals don't have time to dwell on the 1-2 start. Anderson carried the ball 14 times, but could only convert the touches to 37 yards on the ground. Ray exploded despite a very tough matchup with All-Pro left tackle Andrew Whitworth.
"We've had a couple of missed assignments that could have helped us have a couple bigger runs".
Former offensive coordinator Hue Jackson - now head coach of the Cleveland Browns - knew exactly how to combine the Bengals' run with the pass, constantly keeping opposing defenses guessing.
There were the almost-plays, a dropped interception by Shawn Williams and a would-be pick that seemed to be floating toward Rey Maualuga before Vincent Rey, also intending to get the interception, deflected the ball as he accidentally ran into his teammate.
These are just as much highlights for the Broncos' stud receivers as they are for Siemian, but look at the two clutch touchdown throws each coming on third down. Simply put, the Bengals' offense is not built to rely exclusively on the passing game. Hill has 85 yards on 11 carries and the team's two touchdowns of the day, but the rest of the group only managed 81 yards in the first two quarters. It ultimately put Denver on a path to get homefield advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs and knocked the Bengals off the path of a first round bye. Through his first two games, Hill had rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown.
The Denver Broncos continued rolling on Sunday, bulldozing the Cincinnati Bengals in yet another stunning victory.
The Bengals entered Week 3 last in the league in rushing defense, but the Broncos O-line couldn't get it done.
Sanders continued to be an incredible receiving threat, beating defenders for a lengthy 41-yard reception.