Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/27/10

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Paige: A time to reap rewards with Tebow under center - The Denver Post
And the Broncos are planning to bring back the orange jerseys full time in 2012. (The league has to be notified of a uniform change by March, so it's too late for 2011).

Will Elway hinder Broncos' hire? - NFL - Rumors - FanNation
The Broncos have been doing their homework on hiring a general manager. Believed to be in their bullpen are Chargers senior executive Randy Mueller, CBS information man Charley Casserly, former Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist, Ravens player personnel director Eric DeCosta, Colts player personnel director Tom Telesco and Vikings player personnel director George Paton. It is believed the Broncos' first choice is to hire someone with general managing experience. If John Elway is part of the equation, however, the team is going to limit its potential choices.

Krieger: Joyful and triumphant, and not just about football - The Denver Post
The South Stands were rocking like the old days, the denizens on their feet throughout the Broncos' winning scoring drive and final defensive stand.

Tim Tebow's late TD leads Broncos past Texans 24-23 - The Denver Post
With the No. 1 draft pick a distinct possibility and a phenom quarterback named Andrew Luck lurking, Tim Tebow took his future into his large hands, his underrated arm and his powerful and elusive legs.

Tebow pumping passion back into Broncos fans - The Denver Post
Dixie and Ron Hitchler were oh-so-close to bailing on the rest of the Broncos' season. The couple from Littleton, season-ticket holders for 12 years, said they were disenchanted and seriously contemplated giving away their prime seats in the first and second row in the South Stands at Invesco Field at Mile High.

Bannan not sure of his impact on final interception - The Denver Post
Broncos defensive lineman Justin Bannan said he wasn't sure how much he got of Houston quarterback Matt Schaub's final pass of the day Sunday, but he was certainly happy to turn around and see the tipped ball intercepted by Syd'Quan Thompson to end the Texans' final possession and seal the Broncos' 24-23 win.

Broncos 24, Texans 23: Bests, worsts and the ex factor - The Denver Post
Tebow-fueled comeback: Tim Tebow had a memorable home debut as an NFL starter, leading the Broncos to 24 points in the second half while rallying to win. Tebow's 308 yards passing Sunday rank third best by a Broncos rookie.

In snapping skid, Broncos' good fortune came early vs. Houston - The Denver Post
For a defense that has bent, folded and been broken over and over again this season, Sunday was a welcome change of pace.

Tim Tebow catches eye of embattled Houston coach Gary Kubiak - The Denver Post
After watching his team lose the game in the fourth quarter for the fifth time in the past eight weeks, Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak wasn't much in the mood Sunday to talk about returning to Denver or what he thought about Tim Tebow's potential.

Broncos coach Eric Studesville earns deserved victory over Texans - The Denver Post
"Like Mr. Bowlen said after the game, he's not a virgin anymore," said running back Correll Buckhalter.

Pass or fail: Broncos 24, Texans 23 - The Denver Post
Offense: Pass Rookie QB Tim Tebow gave the people what they wanted with his first career 300-yard passing game to go with his first come-from-behind victory.

NFL Game Center: Houston Texans at Denver Broncos - 2010 Week 16
Tim Tebow showed off a big left arm that few knew he had and then resorted to his legs to secure his first win as a pro.

NFL.com news: Singletary fired after 49ers eliminated from playoff contention
Mike Singletary was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after two disappointing seasons, including a 5-10 showing this year for a franchise expected to win the NFC West.

NFL Game Center: San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams - 2010 Week 16
he No. 1 overall draft pick helped keep the St. Louis Rams' playoff drive motoring along, breaking Peyton Manning's NFL rookie record for completions in a 25-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

NFL.com news: Pats' Brady sets NFL mark for pass attempts without interception
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has set the NFL record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception.

NFL Game Center: Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Raiders - 2010 Week 16
Peyton Manning put Indianapolis in the lead with his arm and sealed the game with his legs. No matter what happened against the Oakland Raiders, Manning knew he'd need one more big game to get the Colts back into the postseason.

NFL.com news: Blizzard forces postponement of Vikes-Eagles game to Tuesday
Are you ready for some Tuesday Night Football?

Packers impose their strength on Giants - NFC North Blog - ESPN
Lambeau Field was growing tense midway through the third quarter Sunday. The Green Bay Packers had taken leads of 14-0 and 24-14 over the New York Giants, but they still hadn't put the game away. The Giants were hanging around and trailed by only seven points when the Packers took possession at their 30-yard line.

Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Recap - December 26, 2010 - ESPN
His kids started "going crazy." His phone started ringing off the hook. Todd Haley knew good things must be happening in Cincinnati.

San Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals - Recap - December 26, 2010 - ESPN
Carson Palmer's near-perfect showing left San Diego out in the cold.

Carolina Panthers get No. 1 pick in April's draft - ESPN
It took a rare Sunday off for the Carolina Panthers to finally win something big this season -- the No. 1 overall draft pick.

Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - Recap - December 26, 2010 - ESPN
With the game on the line and playoff implications at stake, David Garrard threw an interception.

Eric Mangini era likely ending in Cleveland - AFC North Blog - ESPN
ust as last season's December surge played a major role in Browns head coach Eric Mangini retaining his job, this year's December swoon could lead to his downfall.

John Clayton's Last Call - ESPN
The AFC playoffs are almost set. The NFC playoff picture is about as unclear as the snowy skies in Philadelphia that postponed the Eagles-Vikings game until Tuesday night.

Wrap-up: Broncos 24, Texans 23 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
What it means: Tim Tebow may not leave the field for the Broncos for quite some time. In his second NFL start, Tebow gave the home crowd something to be hopeful for when he threw for 308 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 6-yard run in the final minutes. Denver is 4-11 and will not get the No. 1 pick in the draft, which should end speculation by Denver great John Elway and others on whether the Broncos would take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, if he entered the draft. Luck will not be in Denver next year.

Eagles' Michael Vick leads deep group of NFL comeback candidates - Don Banks - SI.com
When Michael Vick and his first-place Eagles stunned the Giants with that comeback for the ages last Sunday in the New Meadowlands Stadium, it made for a fitting centerpiece of sorts for Vick's electrifying 2010 season: The comeback within the comeback, if you will.

Seahawks vs. Buccaneers - Recap - December 26, 2010 - NFL - Football - SI.com
The surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't wilting under the pressure of the NFL playoff race.

Brady's INT-free streak seals MVP debate - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
This was the weekend that sorted it out. The one that showed us Tom Brady(notes) isn’t competing with Michael Vick(notes) anymore. He’s not just carving out an MVP application; he’s competing with himself, circa 2007. He’s competing with history. That’s how good Tom Brady is right now … so good that we have to wonder if he’s actually playing better football now than in his record-setting season from three years ago.

Bears need charitable foes on playoff schedule - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The ball spiraled down through the frosty air and Devin Hester(notes) pumped his fist. Nobody much kicks to the Chicago Bears returner anymore. Not the way he darts around blocks, between tacklers and down the sideline.

Sadly, Seahawks can still reach playoffs - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
In a year when the entire NFC West has been the butt of jokes around the NFL, it’s appropriate that the division title might come down to a pain in the rear.


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