Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/28/11

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Broncos at Chargers: BTV Highlights | DenverBroncos.com
Field level highlights and 850 KOA broadcast audio from Sunday's 16-13 overtime win against the Chargers.

NFL Videos: Tebow in 2012?
Does John Elway go with Tebow in 2012? Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin break down the decision that the former QB has to make about the current QB.

NFL.com news: Tebow magic would be impossible without Broncos' stingy D
Broncos QB Tim Tebow keeps winning games in remarkable fashion, but he should thank Champ Bailey and the defense for putting him in the position to pull off his heroics.

NFL.com news: Broncos players are learning to tune in, turn on to Tebowmania
While a nation of football fans becomes polarized by his every word and deed, Tim Tebow's Denver Broncos teammates are learning how to hang on and enjoy the ride.

Broncos' defense playing fast and furious - The Denver Post
The Broncos want to play defense with intelligence, with the ability to smoothly change from one personnel group to another, with players who get themselves in the right spot because they put in the time in the meeting room.

Matt Leinart's injury leaves Texans' Super Bowl hopes deflated - Peter King - SI.com
The recipe for the Broncos winning five of six is not Tebow, Tebow and more Tebow. It's defense and the running game keeping things close. It's Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil rushing the passer and keeping him uncomfortable, and a reborn Willis McGahee (4.8 yards per carry at age 31) pounding defenses with the changeup ability of Tebow thrown in.

Denver Broncos Videos

Sounds from the Locker Room | DenverBroncos.com
Players talk about the team's 16-13 overtime win against the Chargers.

Broncos at Chargers: Fox | DenverBroncos.com
Head Coach John Fox talks about Denver's 16-13 overtime victory in San Diego.

Broncos at Chargers: Tebow | DenverBroncos.com
Quarterback Tim Tebow talks about Denver's 16-13 victory in overtime against the Chargers.

NFL Videos: GameDay: Broncos vs. Chargers highlights
Tim Tebow keeps rolling as he leads the Denver Broncos to a victory over the San Diego Chargers in an overtime thriller.

NFL Videos: WK12: Tim Tebow highlights
Tim Tebow leads the Broncos to another comeback victory, putting his team right in the thick of the AFC West race.

NFL Videos: When will the critics believe?
As the critics keep making excuses, Tim Tebow keeps winning. Find out what Deion Sanders, Steve Mariucci and Michael Irvin have to say about Tebow's run.

Denver Broncos News

Tebow leads Broncos to another comeback win, beating Chargers 16-13 in overtime - The Washington Post
Tim Tebow had a better quarterback rating than Philip Rivers. Tebow also carried 22 times, the most by an NFL quarterback since at least 1950, and led the Denver Broncos to a 16-13 comeback win against San Diego in overtime Sunday.

Week 12 Quick Hits: Denver's Defense Wins Another - NYTimes.com
It was another miraculous performance by the Denver Broncos’ defense. Elvis Dumervil capitalized on San Diego’s glaring weakness at left tackle (backup Brandyn Dombrowski in for the injured Marcus McNeil) to lead the pass rush with two sacks.

NFP Sunday Rewind | National Football Post
Time to buy into the Broncos’ style: There’s no need to sit here and talk throwing mechanics, play calling or the route tree with Tim Tebow and this Denver offense anymore—because the QB is 5-1 as a starter. Once again, Tebow (who had 22 rushing attempts) made some plays in the 4th quarter.

Denver Broncos Analysis: Why Trading Brandon Lloyd Was a Great Move
Since the Broncos traded receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams, Denver has turned to the ground game and gone 4-1 while the previously winless Rams have gone 2-3, getting 322 yards and three scores out of Lloyd in the process.

Tebow leads Broncos to OT win, 16-13 over Chargers | SF Gate
Tim Tebow had a better quarterback rating than Philip Rivers.

Philip Rivers: Chargers Season 'Just Snowballed Out Of Control' | Huffington Post
The San Diego Chargers were effectively pushed over the brink on Sunday. Really, though, it's been coming since they blew an 11-point halftime lead to the New York Jets on Oct. 23.

Tebow Time goes OT in 16-13 win vs. Chargers - NFL - SI.com
Still, there was Tim Tebow, doing enough to help lead the Denver Broncos to a 16-13 win over the staggering San Diego Chargers. After Nick Novak missed a 53-yard field goal, Denver's Matt Prater kicked a 37-yarder with 29 seconds left, making Tebow 5-1 since he was elevated to starting quarterback.

Tebow rallies Broncos to OT win - NFL - CBSSports.com Game Recap
Tim Tebow wasn't watching as San Diego's Nick Novak lined up to attempt a 53-yard field goal that would have given the Chargers an overtime victory over the Denver Broncos. He was praying, of course.

It Wasn't Pretty, but Tim Tebow and the Broncos Defense Do it Again: A Fan's Reaction - Yahoo! Sports
I can't really explain it. Can you? How does an NFL team, in this era of prolific passers, field such a conservative running offense and continue to win games?

Matt Leinart's injury likely eliminates Texans from Super Bowl contention - Don Banks - SI.com
Did you see that postgame shot of a smiling and clapping John Elway after the latest Tim Tebow-orchestrated Broncos victory? Denver's executive VP of football operations made sure he flashed his pearly whites and looked sufficiently enthusiastic this time, after taking grief that he didn't seem happy enough for his starting quarterback following Tebow's game-winning touchdown in Week 11 against the visiting Jets.

Canepa: Chargers' Norv Turner blows game to Broncos - The Denver Post
This was football in retreat. Norv Turner played it scared. He played to keep his quarterback in one piece. He played not to lose. While he should have been playing fast and loose with house money, he squeezed his coin purse and nickel-and-dimed it.

Tebow-to-Decker pass saving grace in fourth quarter - The Denver Post
It was the kind of down-and-distance that would make even the most-polished, veteran quarterback nervous.

Tebow hurts Chargers with arm after they sell out to stop him from running - The Denver Post
This was the phenomenon that is Tim Tebow. And this, too, shall pass. Not terribly well. Not terribly often.

Von Miller's big-play effort helps save Broncos - The Denver Post
The defensive play of the game, as ordered by Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, was called "single strong." It meant that Broncos strongside linebacker Von Miller could blitz in from the outer right edge.

Broncos' Cassius Vaughn may miss rest of season with broken fibula - The Denver Post
Broncos cornerback and special-teams standout Cassius Vaughn suffered a broken fibula after his 36-yard kickoff return in the first quarter against the Chargers in San Diego on Sunday.

What fans are saying: Who knew we'd wind up here? - The Denver Post
What a sweet, clutch overtime win for the Broncos in San Diego. Were all waiting for Tim Tebow to become a better and more efficient passer. But it will take time for that to happen.

Broncos rally again behind Tim Tebow, Matt Prater FG in OT to beat Chargers 16-13 - The Denver Post
In a remarkably hard-fought, muscle-wearing rival matchup that took a fifth extra quarter to decide, Tim Tebow and the Broncos defeated Philip Rivers and the Chargers, 16-13, on a warm Sunday afternoon on San Diegos home field.

Woody Paige: Broncos get luck, and whatever it takes to keep winning - The Denver Post
TeboWWWWW! The Broncos got their fifth "W" — four wins in a row, two in overtime, three on fourth- quarter comebacks, every one dramatic in the second half — since Tim Tebow became quarterback.

Kiszla: Tebow's Ironman sermon - The Denver Post
Quarterback Tim Tebow no longer prints Bible verses on his eye black, but the Broncos believe what their quarterback is preaching. On the eve of Denvers 16-13 overtime victory against San Diego, Tebows message to teammates was Proverbs 27:17.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Notebook: Broncos at Chargers | DenverBroncos.com
Prater delivers game-winning field goal; The run game set up the victory; Clutch catches kept drives alive.

Thriving Under Pressure | DenverBroncos.com
The Broncos completed another come-from-behind victory Sunday in San Diego.

Overtime Field Goal Caps Comeback | DenverBroncos.com
The Broncos came from behind to beat San Diego 16-13 in overtime.

Broncos-Chargers Notes: McGahee’s Return to Form | MaxDenver.com
It was as if Willis McGahee was back in Oakland, driving the Raiders batty as he shot up the middle after taking the handoff on another zone-read option play.

Broncos 16, Chargers 13: By the Numbers | MaxDenver.com
Numbers of note from the Broncos’ fifth win in their last six games, a 16-13 overtime triumph over the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium here on Sunday afternoon.

Broncos 16, Chargers 13: Your Thoughts … in Six Words or Less | MaxDenver.com
At some point, I’ll create a playlist that is inspired by your weekly sentiments during a multi-week period of Broncos history that will forever be known as "Tebow Time," no matter what happens in the weeks and years to come.

Broncos 16, Chargers 13: Three Observations | MaxDenver.com
Three observations from the Broncos’ 16-13 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium here Sunday.

Broncos Defeat Chargers 16-13 In Overtime - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos three game winning streak was extended to four games as the visiting Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers 16-13 in a thrilling overtime game.

Tim Tebow does it again: Broncos over Chargers 16-13 in overtime - BroncoTalk
At this point, the ability for Tim Tebow to construct a fourth quarter game-winning drive isn’t the thing of legend; it’s trivial.

Tim Tebow should genuflect to Von Miller after Broncos' latest miracle vs. Chargers - The Latest Word
Did watching Jesus perform miracles ever become routine? No -- and we're sure as heaven not bored seeing Tim Tebow do likewise week after week. But thanks and praise for the Broncos 16-13 win over San Diego must be shared with The Chosen One's apostles.

Tim Tebow Week 12 Fantasy Update: Denver Broncos QB Solid In BVictory - SB Nation Denver
Sunday brought another win for the Denver Broncos as well as another modest performance by Tim Tebow through the air--he completed nine of 18 pass attempts for 143 yards and a touchdown.

Tebow wins again despite 29.7 Total QBR - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
He continued his usual trend -- playing poorly for three quarters before turning it on the fourth quarter. Tebow finished with a 29.7 QBR on 44 action plays in Denver’s win against the San Diego Chargers.

Chargers, Norv Turner in trouble - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers are basically dead in the AFC West -- and expect there to be repercussions.

Sorting the Sunday Pile: Week 12 - CBSSports.com
Every week, Tim Tebow takes the field as the Broncos quarterback, and every week everyone sits around and snarks at the Broncos running the ball an obscene number of times. Sunday's 16-13 overtime victory in San Diego featured Tebow toting the rock a ridiculous 22 times.

Quinton Carter "Tebows" after winning field goal | First-and-Orange
Broncos rookie safety Quinton Carter was so confident that kicker Matt Prater would make the 37-yard field goal attempt to beat the Chargers that even as the team was preparing to line up for the kick, Carter was already planning a celebration.

Tebow takes in local church service before game | First-and-Orange
Tim Tebow and a couple Broncos teammates grabbed a taxi for a quick side trip away from the Broncos’ team hotel Sunday morning.

For 33 players, a first win against Chargers | First-and-Orange
769 days. Two years, eight months, 1 day. That’s how long it has been since the last time the Broncos beat the Chargers, on Oct. 19, 2009.

NFL News

Week 12 NFL Game Recaps | WalterFootball.com
In a must win for San Diego, the Chargers' failure to control the line of scrimmage cost them all game. The afternoon started well for them. After a San Diego field goal, Denver had a promising drive ended with a dropped pass by Eddie Royal.

NFL roundup week 12: Tebow pulls off OT win - CBS News
Yet again, Broncos QB Tim Tebow manages late game heroics, beating Chargers in San Diego 16-13 in OT.

NFL roundup: Sanchez keeps Jets' playoff hopes alive | STL Today
Mark Sanchez threw a career-high four touchdown passes, including the winning 16-yard score to Santonio Holmes with just over a minute remaining, as the Jets kept pace in the AFC playoff race with a 28-24 comeback victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Steelers' D holds on for 13-9 win over Chiefs - Houston Chronicle
The way quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sounded Sunday night, the Steelers not only should have lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, they shouldn't be allowed to show their faces in Pittsburgh any time soon.

At least 2-game ban likely for Ndamukong Suh of Detroit Lions, sources say - ESPN New York
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is expected to be suspended at least two games for shoving Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith's head, stomping on him and then not owning up to it in his post-game comments, league sources told ESPN.

NFL TV talk: Clip 'n saves on Packers, Tebow, Peyton Manning | USA Today
Turn away unless you want the suspense ruined, because NFL TV analysts Sunday explained what the future holds.

Hanie throws 3 INTs, Bears lose 25-20 to Raiders  | ajc.com
Caleb Hanie received the snap, looked right, took a couple steps back and finally spiked the ball in front of an approaching defender to stop the clock.

Denver Broncos Fans

A Case of Mistaken Identity - Mile High Report
There is something changing in Bronco Country. There is something changing and it doesn't look like Bronco fans were ready for it, or if they were ready for it nobody expected it to be like this. However it happened, excitement has returned to this franchise and we no longer the worst team in the NFL over the last so many weeks.

Broncos @ Chargers: Observations, Playcalling breakdown, Stats - Mile High Report
That makes it 4 in a row and 5/6 folks!!!  BTW how great is it that our victory not only puts us in prime position for the playoffs, but also pretty much puts the nail in the coffin for the S.D. Chokers?  For once WE can deliver the death blow!!!  Before we get to the offensive stats and breakdown, here are a few thoughts and a rant. 

Bronco Fan Rapid Reaction - Mile High Report
1. Denver Won -  It’s ugly, but a good kind of ugly.  As long as Denver keeps winning I can’t complain too much.  However, I do have some things I would like to see differently so Denver doesn’t have to comeback in the fourth quarter.

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