Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/26/12

Doug Pensinger

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Why the Denver Broncos are Super Bowl favorites - NFL.com
This week's Power Poll has yet another new No. 1: The Denver Broncos (for once, my poll entry agrees).

AFC sees only one new playoff team | ProFootballTalk
In recent years, the tournament turnover rate has been high in the NFL. Each season, half the playoff field gets booted in exchange for new teams.

Denver Broncos Videos

NFL MVP: Peterson Or Manning? - ESPN Video - ESPN
First Take debates who the NFL MVP is: Peyton Manning or Adrian Peterson.

Can Patriots Make The Super Bowl Without A 1st-Round Bye? - ESPN Video - ESPN
First Take debates the Patriots' chances of the making the Super Bowl without a 1st-round bye.

NFL's Biggest Takeaway From 2012 - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter and Merril Hoge give their takes on the biggest stories of the 2012 NFL season so far.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos-Patriots NFL playoff match-up already on the front burner for some - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: In the game earlier this year, the Patriots stymied the Broncos run defense with fast no-huddle looks and a fast-break running game that moved the ball with ease and set up the passing game in textbook fashion.

Broncos need the special back in special teams before NFL playoffs - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The NFL playoffs are all about loose ends.The errors that teams overcame in November seem to always leave a mark when the new year arrives.

Peyton Manning, Broncos passing chemistry with their playbook - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
With each passing game, with each touchdown tossed onto the growing pile, folks keep asking Peyton Manning about chemistry, about how things have been mixed and matched in the Broncos' offense and how it compares to Manning's seasons with the Colts.

2012 Denver Broncos rank with Super Bowl Broncos in TDs scored - Jeff Legwold
With one game left to play in the regular season, the Broncos offense has scored 44 touchdowns. They include 34 TD passes by Peyton Manning and 10 rushing TDs.

Manning, Peterson, Pagano: 2012 a year to remember - The Denver Post
From Peyton Manning overcoming four neck surgeries to Adrian Peterson's rebound from a shredded knee to Chuck Pagano's fight with leukemia, this has been the Year of the Comeback in the NFL.

Total QBR: Manning running away - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 16:

Broncos Mailbag: Not too soon to scout Broncos playoff schemes - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
By my calculation, if the Broncos make it deep into the playoffs, Willis McGahee could be back as early as the AFC championship game. Will John Fox use both backs, Knowshon Moreno and McGahee?

Von Miller pulling for Aldon Smith, wants to play with him one day | ProFootballTalk
Broncos linebacker Von Miller would need one of the biggest individual sack days on record Sunday to wind up setting a new single-season record for sacks in a season, but he knows who he wants to break the record if he can’t do it.

Division News

AFC West Stock Watch - AFC West Blog - ESPN
FALLING: Terrelle Pryor's chances of being a starter anytime soon:

San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner downplays talk of future - NFL - SI.com
Norv Turner's tenure as coach of the Washington Redskins ended just shy of seven full seasons when he was fired with three games left in the 2000 season.

Terrelle Pryor 'a work in progress' for Oakland Raiders - NFL.com
The Oakland Raiders will wrap up their 10th consecutive season without a winning record Sunday when they visit the San Diego Chargers.

NFL News

ProFootballWeekly.com - Bengals claim WR Sanzenbacher, place CB Kirkpatrick on I.R.
The Bengals claimed WR Dane Sanzenbacher off waivers from the Bears and placed rookie CB Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Peterson belongs in greatest-ever discussion
Not only were the words themselves shocking, but the source of those words made them even more so because of the weight of Curtis Martin’s own staggering accomplishments

2013 Draft

NFP's Top 200 Draft Prospects - Version 2.0 | National Football Post
NFP brings its updated Top 200 Prospect Rankings.

Robinson could be a cornerback at the next level - College Football - SI.com
Denard Robinson's position is a secret for the final game of his college career.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Beanie Wells of Arizona Cardinals expects to play elsewhere in 2013 - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells expects to play for another team next season and will use Sunday's finale to "audition for a job somewhere else," he said Monday.

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