Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/23/12

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Broncos Expect Chiefs' Best Shot
The 7-3 Broncos aren't looking at Kansas City's 1-9 record. They see an AFC West rival hungry for a win.

Thanksgiving in Denver
The Broncos practiced before heading home to celebrate the holiday, the tight ends have become an intricate part of the offense and Lance Ball makes a key block.

Porter to Travel to Kansas City
Head Coach John Fox said on Thursday that cornerback Tracy Porter has been cleared to play and will travel with the team to Kansas City.

Time to Think Big " DenverBroncos.com
Players and coaches will only say they take it one game at a time. We are not, however, bound by any constraints. So I’ll just say it.

Heading Into a Hostile Environment " DenverBroncos.com
Kansas City has never been an easy place for the Broncos to win.

Denver Broncos Videos

Thanksgiving Day: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Thursday's practice and updates Tracy Porter's status.

Pass Pro to Play Big Role
Who replaces Willis McGahee will depend just as much on protecting Peyton Manning as effectively running the football.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton sees a great opportunity for Knowshon Moreno | ProFootballTalk
Buried at fourth on the depth chart until starting running back Willis McGahee suffered a knee injury, former first-rounder Knowshon Moreno has a chance to prove he wasn’t a bust.

Peyton Manning: I’ve learned to compensate | ProFootballTalk
When he’s listing the things he’s thankful for at dinner on Thursday, it probably won’t take Peyton Manning long to mention the fact that he’s back in the NFL and playing at a high level.

Like everyone, Broncos' Manning "good eater" on Thanksgiving Day
Scrambling to get home as quickly as possible for their own Thanksgiving Day spread, Broncos players may have set records for the fastest showers Thursday following practice.

Denver Broncos defense looking for interceptions vs. Kansas City - Jeff Legwold
The Chiefs have had just one game this season when quarterbacks Brady Quinn or Matt Cassel did not throw an interception — last Sunday’s 26-9 loss to the Bengals.

Tracy Porter says Broncos compare favorably with 2009 Saints | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Beginning with Peyton Manning of the Broncos and Drew Brees of New Orleans, Denver cornerback Tracy Porter told reporters Thursday that this Broncos team compares favorably with the 2009 Super Bowl champion Saints.

Broncos-Chiefs: Cornerback Tracy Porter cleared to play, but may stay on bench - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Tracy Porter has been cleared to play in a game. That doesn't mean the cornerback will. It just means the seizure symptoms that held him back in recent weeks are no longer stopping him.

Broncos' secondary getting healthy, as Bolden returns, Porter prepares - The Denver Post
The Broncos defensive secondary appears to be getting healthy, with rookie cornerback Omar Bolden returning to practice Thursday.

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller a rare power generator - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
It's a tossup, a tie of sorts, about what is more difficult.

Broncos rookie report: Ronnie Hillman's workload set to increase - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
THE BRONCOS DRAFT CLASS

Without Willis McGahee, Broncos have a running riddle to answer - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Nobody is saying bring back the option. Nobody is saying turn the Broncos' offense into something it's not.

What happened to Eddie Royal? His NFL trajectory is still a question - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Something I have wondered about: What happened to Eddie Royal? He had an astounding first game as a pro, and an excellent first season. Then it seemed to be downhill from there. Why?

Division News

One guy to watch - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A player to watch from all four AFC West teams:

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chargers-Ravens blacked out in San Diego
The Chargers-Ravens game on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium will be blacked out on local television, the Chargers announced.

Key Raiders still out of practice - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders continued to practice Thursday without top running back Darren McFadden and his backup Mike Goodson. Both players have been out for the past two games with high ankle sprains.

NFL News

NFL Communications - Rule Explanation from Houston-Detroit Game "
The Replay Official cannot initiate a review of any ruling against a team that commits a foul that delays the next snap, such as illegally throwing the challenge flag.

The red-flag-no-review rule has to go | ProFootballTalk
Several weeks ago, NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos told me that, technically, the throwing of the red challenge flag by a coach on a play that is automatically reviewable not only results in a 15-yard penalty but also wipes out the review.

Miscellaneous Stuff

ProFootballWeekly.com - Buccaneers place WR Benn on I.R.
The Buccaneers placed WR Arrelious Benn on injured reserve and signed WR David Douglas off the Giants’ practice squad.

Accorsi could be going young with his G.M. recommendation in Carolina | ProFootballTalk
Former Giants and Colts G.M. Ernie Accorsi has been hired to help Panthers owner Jerry Richardson find the franchise’s next General Manager.

Pro Football Management - Numbers tell a different story | TheFootballEducator.com
The National Football League seems a dichotomy of an amalgamation of risk avoidance and putting almost no forethought into multimillion dollar decisions.

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