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Tim Tebow of Denver Broncos says confidence 'fine' after 4-INT defeat - ESPN
He's revived a foundering franchise with last-minute magic and put the buzz back in the Broncos. Tim Tebow's next challenge is rebounding from the worst game of his career.

NFL.com news: Up next for Tebow and Broncos? Their old pal Kyle Orton
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow hopes Sunday is the day he beats the guy he couldn't beat out in training camp -- Kyle Orton, who brings the Kansas City Chiefs (6-9) to Denver with a shot at spoiling the playoff hopes of a team that shunted him aside.

Opponents are running roughshod over the Broncos' nickel package - The Denver Post
The Bills showed early and often Saturday they had done their homework on the Broncos' defense.

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos Looking At Another Drop Following Loss To Buffalo Bills - SB Nation Denver
The Denver Broncos are looking at taking another drop in the various NFL power rankings after Saturday's loss to the Buffalo Bills.

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John Fox Press Conference
Head Coach John Fox talks about Saturday's loss to Buffalo and approaching week 17 as a playoff game.

NFL Videos: Hey Denver, remember me?
Chiefs QB Kyle Orton returns to Denver to face the team that released him just a few weeks ago. But will that story overshadow Tebowmania in the Mile High City? Broncos beat writer Lindsay Jones weighs in.

NFL Videos: The return of Orton
01:22 – Did the Broncos make the right decision by cutting Kyle Orton and keeping Tim Tebow? The two will face off on Sunday for the first time this season.

VIDEO: Michael Irvin Riding A Tim Tebow Christmas Bronco, Pretty Much - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
Not sure how else to say it, because that's exactly what's happening here:

Orton could get revenge on Broncos, but Elway not worried | NFL.com
Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton, who once vied for the starting quarterback spot in Denver's training camp, find themselves facing off again in Week 17 with significantly higher stakes.

Denver Broncos News

Week 17: Quick Hits from Fox " DenverBroncos.com
Head Coach John Fox met with the media Monday morning, touching on a variety of subjects as the Broncos begin preparations for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Broncos must hide their many faults in key games - The Denver Post
As far as coach John Fox is concerned, the Broncos are already in the playoffs. At least thats how he looks at Sundays home matchup against Kansas City.

John Elway says Broncos treating Chiefs game like NFL playoffs - The Denver Post
Officially, it won't be decided until Sunday if Broncos make the playoffs or not.

Submit Your Questions For ‘Elway Live’ " DenverBroncos.com
John Elway will join Broncos TV’s Chris Hall for another ‘Elway Live’ show at 2 p.m. MST Tuesday

Notes: Cast Impacting Miller
In his first game after thumb surgery, Von Miller wore a club cast on his right hand

Bailey says Broncos must stop pressing and begin trusting each other - The Denver Post
NFL reporter Jeff Legwold analyzes the Broncos' 40-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and looks ahead.

Kiszla: Orton victory Sunday will put Tebow, Elway on trial - The Denver Post
The Broncos are choking. Can Tim Tebow save them? Better not fail, or else Tebow will make his boss look dumb and cheap.

Broncos' Fox downplays QB angle for sunday's game - The Denver Post
During Broncos coach John Foxs weekly Monday briefing with the media, he was naturally asked about the quarterback battle between Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton on Sunday. Wrong question, apparently.

Tebow vs. Orton? 'Time will tell,' says Broncos coach John Fox - The Denver Post
During his weekly briefing with the media this afternoon, Broncos coach John Fox was asked whether Denver or Kansas City will have the better quarterback Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Several things to consider as Week 17 begins
With playoff football no longer a possibility, it’s time for the Kansas City Chiefs to start thinking about the future.

Romeo Crennel -- Kansas City Chiefs won't lay down vs. Denver Broncos - ESPN
Romeo Crennel has already earned a reputation for being a straight shooter in Kansas City.

Chiefs may be playing for Romeo Crennel in season finale - NFL - SI.com
The Kansas City Chiefs were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday, their roller-coaster season taking one more dip when they lost to the Oakland Raiders in overtime.

Well, it was a really fun ride. Stop laughing, I’m serious. It was a blast going 7-1 down that magical stretch when things just started falling into place for the Denver Broncos. Unfortunately every lucky streak — and that’s what it was, don’t kid yourself — must come to an end at some point.

NFL News

NFL.com news: Week 17: Top teams hold onto spots; Lions make a move
The Green Bay Packers may not have an unblemished record, but they're perfect in the Power Poll.

Ex-Players Sue Over Concussions; Current Players Hide Them - NYTimes.com
More than half of the players interviewed in an Associated Press article said they would try to conceal a possible concussion rather than exit the game.

Some NFL Players Still Willing to Hide Concussions - NYTimes.com
Ask Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew whether he would try to play through a concussion or yank himself from a game, and he'll provide a straightforward answer.

All Day's Nightmare | National Football Post
The severe knee injury on Sunday to the Vikings’ franchise player Adrian "All Day" Peterson illustrates the stark fact that the careers of even the best and most secure professional football players can be irrevocably altered in the blink of an eye.

Mike Shanahan says fixing Washington Redskins harder than thought - ESPN
Having lost at least 10 games for the second consecutive season, Washington coach Mike Shanahan admitted Monday the rebuilding project he took on was a more difficult task than he expected.

Report: Gruden preparing to return to coaching in 2012 | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this year, Jon Gruden signed an "exclusive" five-year contract with ESPN, which was scheduled to commence in 2012. And it's so "exclusive" that Gruden may be gone before the first day of the new deal.

Want to be an NFL scout? Start with the history of scouting | TheFootballEducator.com
"How do you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been?" – An ancient proverb

Brees’ Sets Single-Season Record For Passing Yards As Saints Clinch NFC South | Pro Player Insiders
Drew Brees threw for 307 yards on Monday night, breaking Dan Marino’s 27-year old record of 5,084 single-season passing yards and helping the New Orleans Saints knock off the Atlanta Falcons 45-16 to clinch the NFC South.

The Best Part of Sports | Pro Player Insiders
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