Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/1/12

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Quarterback Peyton Manning appeared on Wednesday's injury report, but said his thumb is 'OK' as the team looks for a third straight win this Sunday.

Hurricane Hits Home
Hurricane Sandy's effects were felt by some of the Broncos with friends and family on the East coast.

Porter Making Progress
Cornerback Tracy Porter returned to the practice field on Wednesday afternoon at Dove Valley.

The Alley-Oop Attempt " DenverBroncos.com
You guys might have heard about a plan Demaryius and I had last week. We had this idea to throw an alley-oop after his touchdown.

Denver Broncos Videos

Bengals Week - Wednesday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox updates Tracy Porter's status and talks about getting ready for the Bengals.

Bengals Week - Wednesday: Manning
Peyton Manning talks about his role in Brandon Stokley's return to the Broncos, how is thumb is doing and preparing for the Bengals.

Porter Limited, Manning Full
Tracy Porter returns to practice after not dressing Sunday again the Saints and Peyton Manning says his thumb is a non-issue.

NFL Live OT: Off-Field Distractions - ESPN Video - ESPN
Eric Mangini, Mark Schlereth talk about how teams deal with off-field distractions.

Hurricane Sandy's Impact On NY Sporting Events - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley talks about the postponement of the season opener between Knicks-Nets and the latest on Sunday's New York City Marathon and Steelers-Giants game.

Countdown Daily AccuScore: DEN-CIN - ESPN Video - ESPN
Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Broncos-Bengals

Fantasy: Chiefs vs Chargers Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
Christopher Harris discusses who to start in Chiefs vs Chargers.

Countdown Daily AccuScore: KC-SD - ESPN Video - ESPN
Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Chiefs-Chargers

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' Manning throws well Wednesday despite sore thumbnail
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said Wednesday following practice that he threw with no problems and that the sore thumbnail on his right, throwing hand didn’t give him any problems.

Broncos' Peyton Manning shows no ill-effects from smashed thumbnail - The Denver Post
According to reports from the team, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw well with no adverse effects during Wednesday's practice, which no doubt allowed everyone within the organization to exhale.

Broncos' Tracy Porter participates in some drills wearing full pads - The Denver Post
Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter, on the inactive list for the past two games, was in full gear for Wednesday's practice but did not participate in all drills.

Mark Kiszla: Broncos' Porter may be odd man out at corner - The Denver Post
As a stark reminder the NFL is a brutal business, we offer Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter, who doesn't know when he will be a starter in the league again and can no longer be certain his opportunity will come in Denver.

Broncos figure to work D.J. Williams into lineup quickly, creatively - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I'm as frustrated at the D.J. Williams issues as anyone, but I also recognize his talent. And given how well things are going for the Broncos now, it's exciting to think that we could be making a midseason "acquisition" of a linebacker with Williams' skills.

Denver Broncos among NFL teams closing the deal in the red zone - Jeff Legwold
Seven teams in the NFL have scored at least 16 touchdowns on their possessions inside an opponents’ 20-yard line, including the Broncos.

Stokley, Broncos return to scene of the Immaculate Deflection in 2009 - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
It's all good now for Brandon Stokley.

Bengals coach urging QB to "take control" exiting bye week vs. Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
After seeing a 3-1 start evaporate in a three-game losing streak before their bye last Sunday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said his team, particularly his quarterback Andy Dalton, needs to raise all the boats with the Broncos set to visit Sunday.

Bengals' Andy Dalton to A.J. Green presents major problem for Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
One of the biggest tasks for the Broncos defense Sunday will be to push Bengals' quarterback Andy Dalton over the line.

Bengals are team "that scares you," Broncos' Jim Leonhard says
To a man, the Broncos say they believe upcoming opponent Cincinnati is more talented than the Bengals’ 3-4 record might suggest.

Pat Sims returns to practice for Bengals | ProFootballTalk
The window for allowing players on the physically unable to perform list or the non-football injury/illness list to return to practice will soon close.

Dwight Freeney would like to hit Peyton Manning | ProFootballTalk
There’s still plenty of football left to play this season, which makes it a bit premature to start thinking about any potential playoff matchups.

Division News

Thursday night's game: Chiefs at Chargers - The Denver Post
The skinny: Most of America may take a pass on this game, but it brings together two of the NFL's most drama-filled franchises.

Chiefs-Chargers storylines - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here’s a look at two key storylines for both the Chiefs and Chargers headed into Thursday’s game at San Diego:

ProFootballWeekly.com - Exploit or avoid: Chargers' Mathews has ideal matchup
In "Exploit or Avoid," we take a close look at some of the week's more favorable — and tough — matchups for skill-position players. Here's who we like on each side of the ledger in Week Nine:

Meachem: "You don’t want to be somebody that got your coach fired" | ProFootballTalk
It has to be hard for a Charger to not beat himself up at the moment.

Meachem questionable for Thursday night | ProFootballTalk
Chargers receiver Robert Meachem doesn’t want to be the guy who gets his coach fired. He may not get another chance to be that guy on Thursday night.

Chargers hurting at receiver - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers' offense is facing another obstacle as it tries to get out of a slump.

Thursday's Matchup: Chiefs at Chargers - NYTimes.com
In the midst of a three-game losing streak, Chargers fans will embrace their inner Golden Girls while singing, "Thank you for being a friend."

Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers: The Desperation Bowl - NFL.com
Before the season started, the midseason matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers seemed like it might have playoff implications.

L.T.: Norv Turner, A.J. Smith gone if Bolts miss playoffs - NFL.com
LaDainian Tomlinson possesses firsthand knowledge of how coach Norv Turner operates the San Diego Chargers.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Dawning of the age of Denarius
This is the dawning of the age of Denarius.

NFL News

ProFootballWeekly.com - Brady, Woodyard, Vernon named AFC Players of the Week
Patriots QB Tom Brady, Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard and Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon were named the AFC’s Players of the Week for Week Eight.

Current cap space, NFLPA version | ProFootballTalk
Broncos $12.1 million

Roger Goodell is not happy with DeAngelo Hall | ProFootballTalk
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall may view himself as a great guy, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't like what he saw from Hall on Sunday.

Ex-players reply to NFL motion to dismiss concussion lawsuits - ESPN
Arguing that "football has become the site of perhaps the gravest health crisis in the history of sports," lawyers for thousands of former NFL players asked a judge to reject the league's bid to dismiss their lawsuits about concussions.

Miscellaneous Stuff

ProFootballWeekly.com - Bucs place OLG Nicks on I.R.
The Buccaneers placed OLG Carl Nicks on injured reserve with a toe injury. They promoted OG Roger Allen from the practice squad.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky
The NFL’s twice-extended trade deadline — once in the offseason from Week Six to Week Eight, then this week by two days because of Hurricane Sandy — looms.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Today's TV guides are lacking color
For lovers of technical analysis, the information coming from the NFL broadcast booths each Sundays has never been more exact or sophisticated.

Panthers prepared to take cap hit if right Williams deal comes along | ProFootballTalk
Steve Smith closed the door on any rumored trade talks Wednesday, saying he intends to retire a Panther (although that one was a non-starter to begin with).

Clarifying the DeAngelo Williams cap hit | ProFootballTalk
As Gantt pointed out on Wednesday, the Panthers are prepared to take the cap hit that would result from a trade of running back DeAngelo Williams.

Richard Dent blames Mike Ditka for Chicago Bears not repeating in 1986 - ESPN Chicago
Mike Ditka refused to engage in a war of words with Hall of Fame defensive Richard Dent, who said Wednesday that Ditka was the reason the 1985 Chicago Bears didn't repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Six NFL trades that must happen - NFL.com
The NFL trade deadline is Thursday afternoon, and let's be honest, it's not going to be very exciting.

5 reasons why great prospects are undervalued on draft day | National Football Post
An agent of 25 years unravels some flaws of the evaluation process.

Top 5 (of 10) NFL Midseason Observations | TheFootballEducator.com
There’s certainly a lot to talk about at the midway point of the 2012 NFL Regular Season. So let’s get right to The Football Educator’s Top 5 (of 10) observations to date.

5 more NFL Midseason Observations (6-10) | TheFootballEducator.com
The midway mark of the 2012 NFL Regular Season has produced a lot of predicted excitement.

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