Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/9/11

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Broncos deciding whether to go option full-time - The Denver Post
History is funny sometimes. Its always waiting for a chance to come around and go around again.

Chiefs will try to take away Tim Tebow's favorite throw, the short out - The Denver Post
How Tim Tebow fares as a passer against the Chiefs secondary will determine how the day goes at Arrowhead Stadium for both he and the Broncos.

Broncos Healthy Again In Time For 2nd Half Run " CBS Denver
The Denver Broncos are in contention at the halfway point of the season thanks to a middling AFC West and a return to health.

In the Third Phase, Something Special’s Afoot | MaxDenver.com
Eddie Royal’s 85-yard sprint through Oakland’s punt coverage to the game-winning touchdown Sunday not only propelled him to AFC special-teams player of the week honors, but confirmed a trend that had been building throughout the season — that the Broncos’ overall special teams were profoundly improved from last year.

Broncos Marcus Thomas' "false start dance" going YouTube viral | First-and-Orange
Marcus Thomas is a big guy who can move. Perhaps you remember seeing photos or video Thomas’ standing black flip during a training camp practice when he was a rookie in 2007?

AccuScore: Bengals more than double playoff chances - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
AccuScore provides football predictions and projections by calculating the precise probability teams have of... - National Football League news

Denver Broncos News

Broncos healthy for second-half run - Boulder Daily Camera
The Denver Broncos are in contention at the halfway point of the season thanks to a middling AFC West and a return to health. In their 38-24 win at Oakland on Sunday, the Broncos got key contributions from four players who had been sidelined for a combined nine games earlier this season: Eddie Royal, Willis McGahee, Elvis Dumervil and Champ Bailey

Broncos' Royal named AFC special-teams player of week - The Denver Post
All it took was a game-breaking, 85-yard punt return touchdown for the Broncos to earn their first individual honor of the season.

Broncos in Afghanistan? Fans want Denver's games there on TV - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Sgt. Scott Graham, who is currently deployed in Kuwait.

Advanced NFL Stats: Another Argument for Tebow
Everybody loves to talk about Tim Tebow.  He is one of the few polarizing figures in the NFL; everyone has their own opinion of him - one that does not often change. 

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos Perfect Remedy for KC Chiefs: Fan Take - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Denver Broncos are the perfect remedy for the Kansas City Chiefs as they look to rebound from a humiliating loss. When the Chiefs were downed 31-3 at home by the winless Miami Dolphins Nov. 6, it was the third blowout of the year suffered by the Chiefs.

The Shutdown Corner Halfway Point All-Overrated Team: Offense - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
C'mon. Don't act like this is a surprise. No man has gotten more publicity for doing less on a football field. He was pushed by Denver fans as the next best thing since John Elway, engineered one victory, and then was hailed as a king. Never mind that he has given up 96 yards in 15 sacks, or that he hasn't thrown for more than 172 yards, or that Sunday's win was due to Eddie Royal(notes) and Willis McGahee(notes).

Turnover Ratio Key For Broncos' Season - Predominantly Orange
When it’s all said and done, whoever wins the turnover battle will likely win the game. According to Patrick Smyth of the Broncos’ PR department, teams that are +3 in the turnover ratio in a game are 17-0. The Broncos were +3 against the Raiders on Sunday.

Broncos’ RB Willis McGahee Nominated for Weekly Award - BroncoTalk
Following his 163 yard, two touchdown performance against the Raiders on Sunday, Broncos running back Willis McGahee has been nominated for a weekly award on NFL.com.

Royal wins AFC special teams player of week honor | First-and-Orange
Eddie Royal has returned only one punt all year, but he made that one return count. Royal weaved his way through Oakland players for an 85-yard touchdown return Sunday. His touchdown gave the Broncos a 31-24 lead late in the fourth quarter.

NFL News

Aaron Rodgers takes aim at MVP honors – USATODAY.com
The timing was good. The nucleus of the NFL's only unbeaten team, in the midst of one the most prolific passing seasons in league history, had just finished a clinic of a performance against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Fan Take: 2011 Week 10 NFL Power Rankings - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
22. Denver Broncos (3-5): Did Tim Tebow(notes) prove himself to be a legit NFL quarterback? No, but he was good enough to win. That's all that matters.

Week 10 NFL Picks: AFC West Goes Intra-Division This Week - SB Nation Bay Area
The Oakland Raiders travel down to face the San Diego Chargers in the first Thursday Night Football contest of the 2011 NFL season. It is the first of two divisional matchups for the AFC West, which is looking to get some clarity at the top of the standings.

NFL Replay: Rivers' performances heading south – USATODAY.com
After spotting the scoreboard-friendly Green Bay Packers, of all teams, 14 points in the first quarter with two bungled throws that went for pick-6's, the beleaguered Chargers quarterback was presented the chance to author a goat-to-hero script for himself in the waning seconds on Sunday at The Q.

WalterFootball.com: NFL Picks Against the Spread - Week 10, 2011
RECAP: I like the Broncos a bit. They're playing better football right now, and I feel like the Chiefs exerted way too much energy in that fluky Monday night victory over the Chargers. I don't think they'll win more than two games the rest of the way.

Denver Broncos Fans

Denver Broncos vs Raiders: Breaking Down The O-Line Film - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos win a big game against the Oakland Raiders, 38-24. It appears that the Broncos have finally found an identity in 2011, run the football down your throat.  Which isn't a bad idea considering the personnel that is currently on Denver's roster.

An upgrade on the DTs we passed this year - Mile High Report
It's a common sense that for this past offseason our major need was at the defensive tackle position. I knew it, you knew it, all the fanbase knew it and for sure our front-office knew it. They surprised us all a lot with a different and smart strategy, letting the other franchises battle for the deep DT class while we filled some big needs with some top-borders of other positions.

Selling Tebow Soduku for the Price of a Chalupa... Plus S&H - Mile High Report
Think back to the beginning of the NFL season, the end of the NFL Lockout, and the renewing of hope springs eternal that we wouldn't be forced to spend an entire fall dejectedly walking the aisles of Target shopping for new thermal underwear. As a sidenote, if you've never been dejected and walked the aisles of Target looking for thermal underwear, it is an exercise worthy of a few minutes of your time.

La - Mile High Report
I can hate or love, do wrong or right, and play Demon or Savior. I hold no throne of authority, posses no skills of magic; yet, my power, controlled by the force of human emotion, appears beyond measure. Rendered dormant by the darkness, after the fall of Rome, I slept for many years.

BIG PLAYS #8: Denver at Oakland - Mile High Report
We're again referring to AdvancedNFLStats' game log to analyze the game and come up with the biggest plays of the game.  Our definition of a big play is a play that changes the likelihood of the outcome of the game.  We're looking at WPA to judge them.  At the start of the game, WPA is 0.50, meaning each team has a 50% chance of winning.

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