Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/25/12

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Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Not Overlooking New Orleans
The Broncos are not viewing the Saints as a typical 2-4 team.

Manning Striving for 60 Minutes
The Broncos have found a way to finish strong throughout the first half of the season, but the team wants to put together a complete effort this week.

Notebook: Starting a Streak
The Broncos hope to post their first winning streak of the season; The defense is ready for another tough test against a Pro Bowl quarterback; An injury update from both teams.

Denver Broncos Videos

Saints Week - Wednesday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about carrying momentum over from Denver's Week 6 win at San Diego and preparing for the team's Week 8 matchup vs. New Orleans.

Saints Week - Wednesday: Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about Denver's upcoming game against New Orleans on Sunday Night Football.

Build, Build, Build
Eric Decker, Peyton Manning and Kevin Vickerson talk about why it's important to string a winning streak together coming off the bye week.

Countdown Daily AccuScore: NO-DEN - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Saints-Broncos

Countdown Daily AccuScore: OAK-KC - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Raiders-Chiefs

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter back to full pads - The Denver Post
It appears Broncos starting cornerback Tracy Porter will be cleared to face his former team Sunday night when Denver hosts New Orleans for the national NBC telecast.

Broncos' Peyton Manning looks forward to facing hometown Saints - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning was born in New Orleans, where his father starred for the NFL's Saints, and where he and his family spend much of their time in the offseason.

Bronco D.J. Williams to serve 30 days in-home detention — but after Super Bowl - The Denver Post
A Denver County Court judge Wednesday sentenced Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams to 30 days of in-home detention for his most recent driving-while-ability-impaired conviction,

Broncos need to defuse the Saints' big-play offense with Drew Brees - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will simply refer to them as "explosives." And in the grand scheme of things there are few things Del Rio dislikes more from his defense than when it allows big plays.

Brees, Saints lead NFL in passing but rank last in rushing - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Yes, the New Orleans Saints are paying Drew Brees the big bucks.

Broncos RB Willis McGahee going against a weak Saints run defense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The New Orleans Saints have struggled mightily on defense this season, including in run defense.

Peyton Manning, Broncos know they can't start slowly against Saints - The Denver Post
Six games into their season, the Broncos are searching for their first wire-to-wire effort in a game.

Broncos' maturity will be tested over next 10 games, starting vs. New Orleans - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: From in the middle of Steelers country, I'm wondering how the Broncos think they're positioned to make a playoff run?

Week 7 Film Review: Saints So-So on Defense - NYTimes.com
New Orleans failed to pressure Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, but Drew Brees's brilliance carried the Saints to a victory.

Division News

By the numbers: Best in West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 7:

Lamarr Houston takes home AFC defensive player of the week | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jaguars 26-23 in overtime last Sunday and one of the drivers of that victory has been recognized for his efforts in making it happen.

Peyton Hillis returns to Kansas City Chiefs' practice, could play Sunday vs. Oakland Raiders - ESPN
Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis was back at practice Wednesday and could play this weekend against Oakland for the first time since Week 3.

NFL News

AFC West roundup: Ex-Broncos backup QB Brady Quinn to start for Chiefs - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
It's been a week of turmoil in the division. The perpetually embattled Norv Turner again wrestles with the growing criticism around his 3-3 Chargers team. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel benched a $60 million quarterback.

NFL Communications - NFL to use pink penalty flags — as suggested by 11-year-old fan — for Dolphins-Jets game on Sunday "
Marlboro, NJ Boy Made Recommendation in Letter to Commissioner Goodell

NFL sheds light on bye-week scheduling quirks | ProFootballTalk
Every year, a small handful of teams has legitimate complaints about the number of games played against teams emerging from a bye week.

Tagliabue wanted more time to answer NFLPA question, deadline forced NFLPA’s hand | ProFootballTalk
The NFLPA has announced that it will file a motion to recuse former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue from his position as arbitrator in the bounty cases.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Fan poll finds Ndamukong Suh is NFL’s least-liked player | ProFootballTalk
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said this week in response to the latest accusation that he’s a dirty player that he doesn’t care what people think.

NFL & College Scouting - "The trending of Tight Ends" | TheFootballEducator.com
In the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football, tight end Heath Miller split out right and eluded press coverage with a nifty arm over.

NFL players vote Tim Tebow "most overrated" | ProFootballTalk
In a poll asking NFL players to name their most overrated colleague, Tim Tebow won in a landslide.

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