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

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Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Treating Every Quarter Like the Fourth
The Broncos are hoping they're not in need of another fourth-quarter comeback this week.

The Stage is Set
Denver's next game comes on Monday Night Football against a rival with a chance to earn a tie atop the division entering the bye week.

Rivers: ‘It Doesn’t Get Much Bigger Than This’ " DenverBroncos.com
With a win against the Chargers on Monday Night Football, Denver can tie them atop the division at 3-3 while tilting both the head-to-head and divisional record in their favor.

Broncos more popular than American Idol, Voice, NCIS, Mike & Molly | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
Since Labor Day, Bronco games have drawn three of the four-most viewed televisions shows -including the top-rated program, the Sunday night opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 9 that marked the return (and arrival) of Peyton Manning.

Denver Broncos Videos

Focus Fixed on Playing With Sense of Urgency
The Broncos know they need to change playing in bursts to playing a full 60 minutes to beat the Chargers on Monday night.

Chargers Week: Thursday - Fox
Head Coach John Fox gives an injury update following Thursday's practice and talks about this week's matchup at San Diego.

Chargers Week: Thursday - Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about facing the Chargers defense and the importance of the Broncos' upcoming game at San Diego.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Broncos-Chargers - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Denver at San Diego

Cold Hard Facts - ESPN Video - ESPN
Cold Hard Facts looks at Michael Vick, Packers, Broncos, Victor Cruz, Vernon Davis, Tim Tebow, Texans, Falcons and Matt Ryan

Countdown Daily Prediction: Raiders-Falcons - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Oakland at Atlanta

Countdown Daily Prediction: Chiefs-Buccaneers - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Kansas City at Tampa Bay

The Word: Unruly Sports Fans - ESPN Video - ESPN
How far is too far when it comes to fan behavior? Julie Foudy, Prim Siripipat and Ramona Shelburne weigh in.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning finds importance of AFC West game at San Diego - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning doesn't need the bright lights of Monday Night Football to help prepare for this week's game at San Diego.

Broncos' Keith Brooking back on field prepping for Chargers - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
Bruised egos aside, the Broncos emerged from last week's game at New England remarkably healthy.

Demaryius Thomas trying to focus on the little things | ProFootballTalk
Even though Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is among the best receivers in the league based on recent stats, he’s still being treated like an unproven one.

Mark Kiszla: Manning's mission: Silence pest of West - The Denver Post
For a Broncos team in search of a signature victory, zipping the ever-yapping lips of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers would do the trick.

Broncos say they have what it takes to be a prime-time team - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The good news for the Broncos is that their three losses have come to teams that are a combined 13-2. That's also the bad news.

Peyton Manning likes to keep all Broncos receivers busy - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: There was a lot of talk in the preseason about (Peyton) Manning throwing more to (tight end Jacob) Tamme and (wide receiver Brandon) Stokley because they played in Indy? Is it still true?

Will projections become reality for Peyton Manning and the Broncos? - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Sometimes you do have to be careful with projections, those if-the-election-were-held-today numbers that are supposed to predict how things will go.

Peyton Manning in elite territory among mistake-free QBs - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has had back-to-back games with three touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Broncos rookie report: Holliday signing may impact Omar Bolden's time - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The draft class — Wolfe was plenty busy Sunday night, having played 84 snaps on defense to go with five more on special teams.

Division News

One guy to watch - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One player to watch from each AFC West team in Week 6:

Norv Turner: Jared Gaither should have taken himself out on Sunday | ProFootballTalk
Chargers left tackle Jared Gaither gave up the game-sealing sack at the end of Sunday night’s loss to the Saints, and Chargers coach Norv Turner says Gaither shouldn’t have been on the field.

Ryan Mathews back in good graces - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Ryan Mathews roller coaster continues.

Chargers hope for more production from former Broncos WR Eddie Royal - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
Norv Turner watched from the sideline of a 2008 game in which Eddie Royal caught two late touchdowns against the Chargers in Denver, and from a 2009 game in which Royal ran back two kicks for scores in San Diego.

Philip Rivers: The long and short - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Philip Rivers has long been known as one of the NFL’s premier long-ball passers. While Rivers still owns a top-notch gun, he isn’t throwing the ball deep as much as he did in recent years.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chiefs QB Cassel ruled out for Sunday
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Brady Quinn will start in his place

Raiders want to run the football more | ProFootballTalk
Running back Darren McFadden has been healthy through the first four games of the Raiders season, but their rushing attack has not been as robust as hoped.

NFL News

ProFootballWeekly.com - Jaguars to host 49ers in London in 2013
The Jaguars will host the 49ers at London’s Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27, 2013, the NFL announced Thursday.

Calvin Johnson: Get concussed, keep playing, it’s part of football | ProFootballTalk
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says a concussion isn’t necessarily going to take him out of a game.

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