Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/30/12

Doug Pensinger

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Broncos vs. Chiefs: Final Preview
The Broncos host the Chiefs on Sunday in the 2012 regular-season finale.

Broncos vs. Chiefs: What to Watch For
A list of noteworthy facts and figures heading into the regular-season finale against the Chiefs.

Woodyard Featured on Gameday Cover " DenverBroncos.com
This Sunday’s game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High is Fan Appreciation Day, and fans in attendance will receive a Gameday program featuring team captain Wesley Woodyard on the cover.

Thank You to the Fans " DenverBroncos.com
I just want to start out by thanking the fans for helping to vote me into the Pro Bowl this season.

Denver Broncos Videos

Chances Peterson Breaks Record - ESPN Video - ESPN
"First Take" debates whether Adrian Peterson will be able to break the single-season rushing record Sunday against the Packers.

Oregon's Marcus Mariota - ESPN Video - ESPN
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota talks about Kansas State, missing out on the national title game, and rumors about coach Chip Kelly leaving for the NFL.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Chiefs at Broncos: Game plan - The Denver Post
When the Broncos run. Denver ran the ball 30 times or more in a game only twice in its first 12 games of the season.

Chiefs at Broncos: Five things to watch - The Denver Post
1. Don't let Chiefs' Charles take charge.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Why the Broncos are peaking at the right time, best players forgotten by the Pro Bowl and more.

Klis: For Broncos, and with Elway's help, 2012 has been 7th heaven - The Denver Post
There were the formative years, the Elway (quarterback) years, the Super Bowl years, the post-Elway (quarterback) years and the year Elway (executive) returned.

Sunday's NFL games: Quarterbacks may surpass record for number of 4,000-yard seasons - The Denver Post
If teams throw the ball Sunday at the pace they have all season, the quarterbacks could add more history to an ever-growing pile in these pass-happy times. Eight quarterbacks, including the Broncos' Peyton Manning, have more than 4,000 yards passing this season.

Paige: Horsepower of Broncos, Colts will be on display Sunday - The Denver Post
Like Seabiscuit and War Admiral, Affirmed and Alydar, the Broncos and the Colts, so closely coupled in the past, race to the finish line Sunday.

Peyton Manning competing with Adrian Peterson for MVP award in NFL - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Inside Peyton Manning's new Denver-area home, it would not be presumptuous if he stood in front of his trophy case and took a long, hard look, just to come up with some ideas.

Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning again makes history - NFL.com
Ready for your random stat of the day?

Broncos' Mike McCoy, Jack Del Rio about to become hot coaching candidates - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Much as the Broncos would like to avoid distractions as they get ready for their playoff run, they're coming, anyway.

Manning can become first to win MVP after missing previous season | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
Once or a couple hundred times this season, it’s been mentioned this comeback season of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is unprecedented.

Broncos Q&A: Long snapper Aaron Brewer - The Denver Post
How — and why — does one become a long snapper?

Division News

Kansas City Chiefs place Terrance Copper on injured reserve - NFL.com
The Kansas City Chiefs have put wide receiver Terrance Copper on injured reserve and elevated wide receiver Junior Hemingway from the practice squad for their game Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

San Diego Chargers set to make high-level organization changes - NFL.com
A passing of torch will soon be set in motion at the highest level of the San Diego Chargers' organization, according to a club source, which will help set the course for the franchise, with major decisions expected in the coming weeks.

Quentin Jammer prepares for his last game as a Charger | ProFootballTalk
Quentin Jammer, who joined the Chargers as the fifth overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft, has been with the team longer than any of his teammates —

Next Chargers coach, G.M. will report to owner’s son, John Spanos | ProFootballTalk
While it’s been widely reported that the Chargers will fire General Manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner after Sunday’s season finale, another change that hasn’t been reported before could result in a member of the Spanos family that owns the team taking more of a hands-on role in football operations.

Coaching Carousel

Poor O-Line play has multiple coaches on the 'Hot Seat' | National Football Post
Cardinals and Bears are two examples of clubs with major issues along the offensive front.

Offensive innovator Chris Ault leaves Nevada, could head to NFL | ProFootballTalk
Most NFL fans probably don’t know the name of Chris Ault, the longtime University of Nevada head coach who announced on Friday that he is stepping down.

Source: Reid has his sights set on San Diego | ProFootballTalk
Publicly, Eagles coach Andy Reid says he wants to coach next year. Privately, Reid has fixed his gaze on Southern California.

When music stops, Reid could be out of luck | ProFootballTalk
There has been a presumption that Andy Reid will land on his feet, if/when (when) he’s fired by the Eagles.

Defensive coaches will draw some interest, too | ProFootballTalk
The rise in offense, fueled by the importation of creative college concepts to the NFL level, has created a significant perceived demand for offensive-minded coaches.

Report: Browns will fire Shurmur, Heckert after Sunday’s game | ProFootballTalk
Browns coach Pat Shurmur and General Manager Tom Heckert have been viewed as goners for months. It will soon become official.

How viable is Steve Sarkisian as an NFL head coaching candidate? | ProFootballTalk
University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly isn’t the only Pac-12 head coach who is getting attention as a possible head coach in the NFL.

Chatter increases that Pioli could be back in Kansas City | ProFootballTalk
There’s a loose rule in NFL circles that a traditional General Manager gets to hire two coaches before the G.M. ends up on the hot seat.

Report: Bills appear headed for "full house-cleaning" | ProFootballTalk
Bills coach Chan Gailey getting the heave-ho seems expected at this point, but he could have company on the way out the door.

Mike Munchak’s job appears safe in Tennessee | ProFootballTalk
The Titans are 5-10, and on two different occasions this season owner Bud Adams has publicly lashed out about the state of his team following blowout losses.

Some owners could get cold feet | ProFootballTalk
When the coaching carousel begins to spin tonight, more than 10 of those horses with poles impaling their torsos could be empty.

2013 Draft

Geno struggles, Stedman shines in Pinstripe Bowl | ProFootballTalk
Although neither team is ranked nationally, Saturday’s Syracuse-West Virginia Pinstripe Bowl offered plenty of 2013 NFL draft implications.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Why Andrew Luck is even better than you think | National Football Post
Colts' QB has outshined Big Ben and Peyton as rookies.

How can Cowboys prep for Redskins 'Sprint' action? | National Football Post
All-22 look at Griffin's TD pass from Thanksgiving matchup

Dolphins could have nearly $47 million worth of cap space | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins have given their fans reason for some degree of hope this year, particularly if quarterback Ryan Tannehill continues to develop.

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