Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/10/12

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Final Score: Broncos 31, Bears 3 " DenverBroncos.com
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won their first preseason game by a score of 31-3.

Notebook: Bears at Broncos
Rookies Derek Wolfe and Brock Osweiler made big impacts in their NFL preseason debuts, and weather played a role in the early stages of Thursday night's game

Preseason Opens With Convincing Win
The Broncos left Soldier Field in Chicago Thursday night with a 31-3 win in Peyton Manning's debut as Denver's quarterback.

Another Step on the Comeback Path
Quarterback Peyton Manning finished 4-of-7 passing for 44 yards in his Broncos preseason debut, his first game in nearly two years.

Stokley takes blame for Manning interception | National Football Post
Peyton's first drive in preseason with Broncos ends with pick.

Bronco Birthdays

K Matt Prater is 28.
DE Brison Manor (1977-84) is 60.
RB Ryan Torain (2008) is 26

Denver Broncos Videos

Highlight Of The Night - ESPN Video - ESPN
Peyton Manning threw for 44 yards, but was intercepted near the goal line on the game's opening possession in the Broncos' 31-3 win.

Decent Start For Peyton - ESPN Video - ESPN
Peyton Manning talks about the rhythm he found in the Bronco's offense and the things they can improve on going forward.

Robert Griffin III vs. Peyton Manning - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards and Cris Carter discuss the quarterback they would watch tonight if they could only choose one.

Rivers, Rodgers Picked As Chargers Top Packers - ESPN Video - ESPN
Philip Rivers threw a touchdown and an interception in limited action for the Chargers, but they also lost running back Ryan Mathews who left the game in the first quarter with a broken clavicle.

No Settlement Before Judge's Ruling - ESPN Video - ESPN
Sources: There will be no settlement between Jonathan Vilma and the NFL before the judge rules on the temporary restraining order.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Fox’s Halftime Quotes " DenverBroncos.com
At halftime, Head Coach John Fox weighed in on the team’s first two quarters of play:

Bears-Broncos game notes | National Football Post
My notes on Manning, McClellin and Jeffery.

Chris Kuper, Julius Thomas and Ryan Harris held out against Bears | First-and-Orange
When all was said and done in the Broncos’ 31-3 preseason victory on a rainy Thursday night in Soldier Field, the Broncos held right guard Chris Kuper, tackle Ryan Harris and tight end Julius Thomas out of the game.

Broncos 31, Bears 3: Win shows Broncos depth | First-and-Orange
It’s true preseason games mean little. The 2008 Detroit Lions went 4-0 in the preseason, then 0-16 in the regular season.

Elway: Peyton is two Super Bowls away from being the best ever | ProFootballTalk
John Elway thinks Peyton Manning has what it takes to go down in history as the greatest quarterback in the history of football.

Peyton Manning’s arm looks fine | ProFootballTalk
Peyton Manning has taken his first snaps as the Denver Broncos’ quarterback, and his arm looks fine.

Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil could get hit with fine for shot to head - The Denver Post
It was a tough night on this city's lakefront for Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil in the Denver's preseason opener.

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno and rookie LB Derek Wolfe strong in exhibition - The Denver Post
Think of it as a summer concert series.

Knowshon Moreno says 'it felt good to be back' | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
It may not have had the buzz surrounding it that quarterback Peyton Manning’s return to the field had, but for Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, Denver’s preseason opener in Soldier Field was every bit as important to the third-year player.

Five goals vs. Chicago: How the Broncos performed in preseason opener - The Denver Post
How the Broncos fared in the five goals beat writer Mike Klis set for their preseason game Thursday night against the Chicago Bears:

Peyton Manning feels good about his Broncos debut | ProFootballTalk
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning only threw seven passes in Thursday night’s preseason debut against the Bears, but those were seven more passes than he had thrown in live game action in the last year and a half, and Manning was pleased with the experience.

Division News

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chargers RB Mathews suffers broken clavicle
Chargers RB Ryan Mathews suffered a broken clavicle in Thursday’s preseason game against the Packers.

Can Mathews stay healthy for long haul? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
An otherwise solid night for the San Diego Chargers was soiled with the news that running back Ryan Mathews' availability for the start of the regular season is in question.

Observation deck: Packers-Chargers - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the Chargers’ 21-13 home win Thursday night:

Melvin Ingram makes mark | ProFootballTalk
The first quarter of the Packers-Chargers game featured five turnovers.

Jared Gaither still not practicing at Chargers camp | ProFootballTalk
Chargers left tackle Jared Gaither was unable to practice in late July due to spasms and cramps in his back.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Former Chargers OT McNeill will retire
After six NFL seasons, Marcus McNeill has decided to retire.

Dontari Poe has "a ways to go" | ProFootballTalk
Expectations that Dontari Poe would step right into the starting lineup at nose tackle after the Chiefs made him the 11th overall pick are looking overly optimistic right now.

Future Foes

Steelers rookie blockers have ups and downs in debut | ProFootballTalk
Using your first two draft picks on offensive linemen is an obvious statement of intent.

More injuries for Steelers | ProFootballTalk
It’s been a rough night for far for the new-look Steelers offense.

Butler wants Woodley to overcome complacency | ProFootballTalk
With Steelers linebacker James Harrison sliding into the twilight of his career, the next great outside linebacker in the Steelers’ 3-4 defense could be LaMarr Woodley.

Ben Roethlisberger says Mike Wallace is in shape, will be ready | ProFootballTalk
Ben Roethlisberger says the Steelers’ passing game needs receiver Mike Wallace, but he’s not worried about Wallace’s status as an unsigned free agent

Offseason Hell for the Cleveland Browns | TheFootballEducator.com
By all accounts, it seemed that the Cleveland Browns were moving in the right direction during this offseason.


NFL News

NFL Communications - Picture This: NFL & Nike Host Back to Football Photo Day "
The NFL and Nike are searching for 32 fans to represent their favorite NFL teams in an iconic photo shoot in New York City on Tuesday

NFL memo regarding replacement officials | ProFootballTalk
Commencing July 26, our 2012 replacement officials will be visiting training camps to work and prepare for preseason and regular season game assignments.

Pereira says Eastin "never would have been hired" under normal procedures | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL V.P. of officiating Mike Pereira has become an important voice in the ongoing referee lockout.


Miscellaneous Stuff

NFL preseason: My advice for rookies | National Football Post
Five keys to making it though the first preseason game

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