Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/24/12

Kaptain Kirk 12/24/12

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Recap: Win Streak Hits Double-Digits vs. Browns
The Broncos used a strong start offensively en route to a 34-12 victory against Cleveland -- Denver's 10th straight.

Winning, Not Playoff Seeding Foremost for Broncos
Denver can end up anywhere from the No. 1 to the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs. But the Broncos simply want to take care of their own business.

Pass Rush Takes Control in Fourth
The Broncos' pass rushers were able to tee off and record three sacks in the fourth quarter.

Miller Makes History
Von Miller is the Broncos' new single-season sack king.

Manning Wanting More
Quarterback Peyton Manning is still focused on making improvements.

Denver Broncos Videos

Sounds from the Locker Room
Player reaction following Sunday's win over the Browns.

Broncos vs. Browns: Manning
Peyton Manning from the podium following Sunday's win against the Browns.

Broncos vs. Browns: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about Sunday's win over the Browns

NFLN: Broncos vs. Browns Highlights
Catch the highlights from the Broncos' 34-12 win over the Browns.

Sunday Blitz: Bears-Broncos Recap - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Broncos' 34-12 win over the Bears.

Broncos Win 10th Straight - ESPN Video - ESPN
Peyton Manning threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Broncos past the Browns 34-12.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning says he's just not as good after surgery
Peyton Manning on Sunday — after the Broncos routed the Browns in Denver — candidly admitted that he simply is not as good as he was pre-surgery playing for the Indianapolis Colts:

Sunday Blitz: Chargers-Jets Recap - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Chargers' 27-17 win over the Jets.

Chargers Sack Jets In McElroy's Debut - ESPN Video - ESPN
Philip Rivers threw two TDs, and the Chargers sacked Jets QB Greg McElroy 11 times in a 27-17 win.

Sunday Blitz: Colts-Chiefs Recap - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Colts' 20-13 win over the Chiefs.

Panthers Win Heated Game With Raiders - ESPN Video - ESPN
Cam Newton threw for 171 yards in the Panthers' 17-6 win over the Raiders.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos know that protecting Peyton Manning is vital - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Many NFL defensive coordinators say that when Peyton Manning throws for 300 yards, as he did Sunday, he's oh-so tough to beat.

Peyton Manning paces Denver Broncos to 10th consecutive win over Browns - NFL.com
By his own estimation, Peyton Manning is not the quarterback he used to be.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Broncos win streak at 10 after 34-12 defeat of Browns
Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Broncos notes: Tracy Porter returns for Denver, but not for long - The Denver Post
After nine long weeks of inactivity, cornerback Tracy Porter was back in the Broncos' lineup Sunday.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Broncos in good shape if CB Porter healthy for playoffs
Broncos CB Tracy Porter got off to a hot start with his new team, returning an interception 43 yards for a touchdown and being named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week One.

Denver defense too much for Browns; McCoy grateful he wasn't knocked out - The Denver Post
Colt McCoy was being honest, and gracious in defeat.

Broncos Manning, Thomas, Decker too tough, too tall for Browns defense - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Demaryius Thomas is huge. A huge receiver at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds.

Von Miller sets Broncos' single-season sack record in second NFL year - The Denver Post
Departing from the usual protocol of the honoree being the one to receive the congratulations, Von Miller did the hugging

What they said: Champ Bailey praises fighting crew for Broncos - The Denver Post
The Denver Broncos routed the Cleveland Browns on Sunday for a 34-12 victory. Here's what players and coaches said after the game.

Peyton Manning, Broncos streak past Cleveland with AFC No. 1 seed in sight - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
They score, they defend, they win, they dominate. With each victory — after victory after victory after victory — the Broncos have developed into a team with no noticeable weakness, no drama, no serious issues, no real sweat of defeat.

Texans in trouble -- Broncos still alive for No. 1 playoff seed | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Would you rather Peyton Manning win the MVP award instead of Adrian Peterson? Or would you rather have the Broncos get the No. 1 AFC playoff seed?

Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson injured in Cleveland Browns' loss - ESPN
The already injury-ravaged Cleveland Browns lost their two best playmakers in quarterback Brandon Weeden and running back Trent Richardson to injuries in their 34-12 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Wrap-up: Broncos 34, Browns 12 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at yet another Denver victory:

Division News

Chiefs one loss away from first overall pick, Jaguars second | ProFootballTalk
Unless they pull off a huge upset on Sunday at Denver, the Kansas City Chiefs will earn the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft

Wrap-up: Colts 20, Chiefs 13 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the final home game in Kansas City this season:

Colts clinch playoff berth with 20-13 win in K.C. | ProFootballTalk
The connection between quarterback Andrew Luck and wide receiver Reggie Wayne has been vital to the Colts’ success this season.

Wrap-up: Panthers 17, Raiders 6 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at another lackluster Oakland showing:

Panthers win third straight, beat Raiders 17-6 | ProFootballTalk
Whether it matters to the long-term future of players and coaches in Carolina remain to be seen.

Raiders appear to not trust Terrelle Pryor - AFC West Blog - ESPN
We are getting our answer about how the Oakland Raiders’ coaching staff feels about Terrelle Pryor

Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders quarterback, will not return against Carolina Panthers - ESPN
Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer has left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a back injury and will not return, the team announced.

Raiders have already used three QBs, Panthers lead | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders tried a little trickery and three quarterbacks, but the Panthers have an early lead.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chargers sack McElroy, Jets
Sack after sack, the San Diego Chargers made things downright miserable for Greg McElroy.

Wrap-up: Chargers 27, Jets 17 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at a good effort by the Chargers:

Mariucci has interest in the Chargers | ProFootballTalk
With San Diego moving closer to what G.M. A.J. Smith called in October a "new era of Chargers football," a guy who was part of the old era of 49ers and Lions football is interested.

Steve Mariucci not discussing San Diego Chargers job - NFL.com
During NBC's "Football Night In America" telecast Sunday, SI.com's Peter King reported that Steve Mariucci has interest in coaching the San Diego Chargers next season.

Mariucci denies interest in Chargers job, sort of | ProFootballTalk
During Sunday’s edition of Football Night in America, Peter King reported that former 49ers and Lions coach Steve Mariucci is interested in coaching the Chargers, if the Chargers are interested in Mariucci coaching the Chargers.

NFL News

Goodell "disappointed" Tagliabue did not hold Saints accountable | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell worked for Paul Tagliabue, has always expressed admiration for Tagliabue, and believed Tagliabue was the right man to determine the player discipline in the Saints bounty case.

Andrew Luck of Indianapolis Colts sets NFL rookie record for most passing yards, breaking Cam Newton of Carolina Panthers - ESPN
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck surpassed Cam Newton's year-old record for yards passing by a rookie when he had 123 in the first half of Sunday's 20-13 win over the Chiefs.

Blair Walsh enters the record book with ninth 50-yard field goal | ProFootballTalk
The records are falling, both obvious and obscure.

NFL Communications - Week 17 Flexible Scheduling "
The Week 17 Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins game on Sunday, December 30 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC,

Miscellaneous Stuff

NCAA should take control of college football with a playoff | TheFootballEducator.com
The bowl season is upon us and I watch mixed emotion through the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl . . . and the list goes on and on.

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