Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/16/12

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Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

California Comeback
The Broncos completed a historic comeback in San Diego, winning 35-24 to move into a first-place tie in the AFC West.

Broncos Believed During Second-Half Surge
Down 24-0 at halftime, the Broncos kept battling en route to 35 consecutive points and a win.

Defense Dominates Second Half
Denver's defense delivered a second-half shutout while forcing five turnovers to fuel Denver's comeback victory at San Diego.

Notebook: Win Provides Bye-Week Momentum
The Broncos head into the bye week on a high note; Tony Carter and Chris Harris stepped up in the secondary; Broncos Country traveled to Qualcomm Stadium.

Peyton Manning steps up, Philip Rivers screws up as Broncos win | ProFootballTalk
What a Monday night comeback. What a difference between two halves. And what a difference between two quarterbacks.

Denver Broncos Videos

NFLN: Broncos at Chargers Highlights
The Broncos scored five straight touchdowns after facing a 24-point halftime deficit to beat the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium, 35-24.

Broncos at Chargers: BTV Highlights
Pregame audio and field level action from the team's 35-24 win over the Chargers.

Sounds from the Locker Room
Players react after Monday night's 35-24 comeback win over the Chargers.

Broncos at Chargers: Manning
Peyton Manning talks about Monday night's 35-24 win over San Diego.

Broncos at Chargers: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Monday night's comeback win over the Chargers.

EXCLUSIVE: Locker Room Celebration
Go inside the Broncos locker room moments after the team's comeback win over the Chargers.

NFLN: Manning Has Defining Moment
NFL Network analysts explain why Monday's victory is a defining moment for Peyton Manning and could mean big things for the Broncos in the future.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos erase 24-point deficit to drop San Diego Chargers 35-24 - The Denver Post
It seemed as if Peyton Manning was saying it because he had to say it. It was after the New England game last week and the Broncos fell way behind before making a spirited comeback, only to again fall short in the end.

Broncos’ special teams miscues give Chargers early lead | ProFootballTalk
Trindon Holliday got cut last week. He might get cut this week, too.

Tuesday Morning QB: Peyton Manning ranks at No. 2 after rousing rally - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
It was a week when two quarterbacks (Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning) who had long been considered as the best reestablished themselves as the very best.

Broncos 35, Chargers 24: Peyton Manning directs comeback at San Diego - The Denver Post
Other than an early interception that was returned for a touchdown, quarterback Peyton Manning powered the Broncos' offense to an improbable comeback win against a bitter division rival.

Denver makes a game of it after disastrous start in San Diego | ProFootballTalk
Usually, when the score is 24-0 at halftime, that means the rout is on.

Bests and worsts: Broncos commit 2 turnovers on special teams in 1st quarter - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
Bests: Dull? Not the Broncos

Canepa: Broncos leave Chargers unplugged - The Denver Post
The Chargers are finished. Done. Perfectly cooked — seared on the outside and moist and tender on the inside for the NFL's holiday dining pleasure.

Rapid Reaction: Broncos 35, Chargers 24 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at an all-time Monday Nighter by the sea:

Mark Kiszla: Broncos play legendary game that will be remembered - The Denver Post
One night, decades from now, as the fire in the hearth burns bright orange, you will grab a tattered No. 18 jersey from the closet, gather your grandkids and tell them tall tales from the game when Peyton Manning became a Broncos legend.

Champ Bailey glad Broncos can finally finish a comeback - The Denver Post
Finally, Champ Bailey can stop talking about the comebacks that weren't.

Broncos DBs Harris, Carter turn into unlikely heroes - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
When Tony Carter arrived at Dove Valley to prepare for the Broncos' trip to San Diego on Sunday, he figured he would play only a little Monday night at Qualcomm Stadium.

Chargers don't pressure Peyton Manning, which means big trouble - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
In the days leading up to what became Norv Turner's October nightmare, the San Diego coach said his defense was hitting opposing quarterbacks "more than we have before."

Woody Paige: Broncos' must-see-to-believe television - The Denver Post
Yes, it happened. But, what just happened?

View From San Diego After Epic Chargers Collapse - NYTimes.com
The Chargers led, 24-0, at halftime against the visiting Broncos on Monday night. What happened next will go down as one of the worst performances in Chargers history.

Manning ties comeback record with amazing second half | ProFootballTalk
Through a string of recent comeback attempts that didn’t pay off, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning kept talking about working through the adversity.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Manning's three TD passes spur Broncos' comeback
It took a quarterback the caliber of Peyton Manning to pull off this kind of comeback.

Division News

Norv Turner asked if seat is hot after embarrassing collapse | ProFootballTalk
It seems like Chargers coach Norv Turner has been on the hot seat as long as he’s had a seat.

ProFootballWeekly.com - AFC West Spin cycle: What are Chiefs doing with Charles?
The Raiders nearly pulled off what would have been one of the season's most stunning upsets, and the Chiefs plunged to new depths without maligned QB Matt Cassel in Week Six.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chiefs have no need to go back to Quinn at QB
The Chiefs gave Brady Quinn a shot vs. what was the NFL’s worst pass defense statistically entering the game, and he struggled with two interceptions

At the bye: Kansas City Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here is a look at the Chiefs and what needs to be done after the break.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel mum on QB - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs are beginning their bye week, but that doesn’t stop talk about the most pressing issue for the 1-5 team. Who is the quarterback?

Moving on: Oakland Raiders - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Oakland Raiders need to focus on after a 23-20 loss at Atlanta on Sunday:

NFL News

Trade deadline isn’t tomorrow | ProFootballTalk
Last year at this time, the NFL was on the eve of the annual trade deadline. This year, the trade deadline has been moved, from the Tuesday after Week Six to the Tuesday after Week Eight.

Miscellaneous Stuff

ProFootballWeekly.com - Ravens' Lewis, Webb done for the year
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed on Monday that LB Ray Lewis and CB Lardarius Webb are out for the rest of the season.

Haloti Ngata will keep playing through minor MCL strain | ProFootballTalk
After losing linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb for the season, the Ravens finally have some good news on defense.

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