Peyton Manning Injury: Ankle banged up, other Broncos get rest - Horse Tracks

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It sounds as those Peyton Manning's injured ankle is minor and he'll be back at practice today. It's no where near his reconstructed neck, so we can all remove our fingers from the panic button.
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Fox Cites 'Wear and Tear' for Injury Report | DenverBroncos.com
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Wednesday's practice.

Broncos News & Blogs

Peyton Manning not practicing with Broncos due to minor ankle injury - Denver Post
On Wednesday, Peyton Manning lost a fight. He wanted to practice, he said, but Broncos trainer Steve Antonopulos wouldn't have it.

Peyton Manning's "wobbly" passes dismay some fans; Broncos not fazed - Denver Post
Hochman's Happy Hour: Each weekday near quittin' time, Denver Post sports columnist Benjamin Hochman primes the barstool banter. In this installment, Hochman evaluates Peyton Manning's passing.

What They're Saying: Shanahan, Griffin III | DenverBroncos.com
Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III spoke with Denver media on a conference call on Wednesday.

Mike Shanahan eager for Denver return, anxious to coach vs. Broncos - Denver Post
Mike Shanahan wasn't just a Broncos coach for 14 seasons. Counting his time as an offensive assistant, he was a Broncos coach for 21 years.

Broncos' Eric Decker is Peyton Manning's favorite target - Denver Post
Eric Decker is making people take notice. His 627 receiving yards rank second in the NFL to Baltimore's Torrey Smith (629).

Broncos Mailbag: No panic with Peyton Manning, but plenty of problems - Denver Post
Denver Post NFL reporter Mike Klis responds to your questions in the Broncos Mailbag. In this installment, Mike tackles eight Q's, including one wondering if it's time to panic about the second-place Broncos.

Osweiler Takes Advantage of Reps | DenverBroncos.com
For the first two years of Brock Osweiler’s NFL career when he lined up under center, he wasn’t quite himself.

Learning from mistakes | Cover 32
Like I said last week, football is all about expecting the unexpected and Sunday was no exception. Not that we weren’t expecting the Colts to play as well as they did, because we certainly knew going in that they were good enough to play as well as they did.

Broncos-Redskins: Week 8 Game Capsule | Bronco Planet
The (6-1) Denver Broncos host the (2-4) Washington Redskins this Sunday at 2:25 pm MT. Washington head coach Mike Shanahan returns to Denver, where he coached for 14 seasons and won two Super Bowls (XXXII and XXXIII).

Mike Shanahan Responsible For Bailey, Woodyard, Clady, Prater Being Broncos - Predominantly Orange
Mike Shanahan coached the Denver Broncos for 21 seasons (14 as head coach). There’s a lot obviously a lot to thank the man for including two Super Bowl wins.

Inside The Villain's Venue: Denver Broncos vs. Washington Redskins - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos will look to get back on course this week against the Washington Redskins. This is the Broncos’ final NFC East bout of the season. Can they make it 4-0 against the division?

CJ Anderson merece uma chance " BroncosBrasil.com
Depois de nossas últimas esperanças de vitória terem ido pelo ralo após o fumble de Ronnie Hillman, resolvi formalizar meu pedido eterno: John Fox, dê uma chance ao CJ Anderson!

Broncos Media

BTV Daily: Precautionary Measure | DenverBroncos.com
Peyton Manning and several other Broncos veterans rested Wednesday as the team began prep for the Redskins.

Locker Room: Still Confident | DenverBroncos.com
Players talk about learning from a loss and facing the Redskins.

Manning on Missing Practice | DenverBroncos.com
Peyton Manning on why the team decided to let him rest Wednesday and what he learned from the Colts loss.

AFC West Rival Roundup

The Kansas City Chiefs need to see Arrowhead in January - Arrowhead Pride
Despite being undefeated, the Chiefs are in a dogfight for home-field advantage.

Is Mike McCoy an improvement over Norv Turner? - Bolts From The Blue
Vote on Mike McCoy's performance in his first half-season (or so) as the Head Coach of the San Diego Chargers.

Another draft pick is gone in Raiders new regime poor draft returns - Silver And Black Pride
With Christo Bilukidi now waived, an already poor draft record for the Raiders new regime looks even worse.

NFL News & Blogs

NFL helmets play central role in helping make football safer | The MMQB with Peter King
The role of helmets in making football safer follows a fine line. Manufacturers are using innovating methods to produce smarter models. But will players wear them, and how far can technology go in lessening the impacts that lead to concussions?

Richard Sherman on concussions and safety in the NFL | The MMQB with Peter King
Football is a dangerous, violent way to make a living. Players know that—now more than ever—and are willing to live with the risks. So don’t try to water down what’s best about the game.

Bears must grapple with 1-2 punch of pain - SBNation.com
The Bears' Week 7 matchup with the Redskins was as exhilarating a game you'll see this season. Unfortunately, it ended in the worst way possible for Chicago.

The Notebook: Monte Kiffin's revenge - SBNation.com
Former NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look at how Monte Kiffin finally got the best of Chip Kelly. This week's Notebook also features a closer look at the decisions that are killing the Buccaneers, bad coaching moves, butcher knives and more from Week 7.

Uffsides: NFL Week 8 is headlined by ... Jets-Bengals? - SBNation.com
It doesn't matter that Week 8 in the NFL is lacking for compelling matchups; Uffsides digs a little deeper to find the entertainment value of a select few. This week the spotlight shines on Bills-Saints, Cowboys-Lions, Jets-Bengals, Redskins-Broncos, and the Monday Night Football dud of Seahawks-Rams.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are losing at the perfect time - SBNation.com
At 0-6, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going nowhere and headed there really fast. They are on a collision course with a top-three pick in next year's NFL Draft, precisely why losing big now could pay huge dividends shortly.

Cam Newton's improvements have Panthers surging - SBNation.com
Carolina is coming of back-to-back impressive wins, and improved play from Cam Newton is a big reason why.

Top 10 dramatic moments in NFL history - NFL Videos
The "NFL Total Access" crew helps you relive the most dramatic moments in NFL history and even break down one of the memorable plays.

The next CBA adjustments | National Football Post
There is unseen pressure already mounting beneath the surface of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement with its players. Unlike the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that caught the residents of Pompeii off guard and literally fried them in their tracks, this eruption will be a slow, steady, and painful build-up.

Possible Trades Before Week Eight NFL Deadline - NFL Mocks
That is why the Denver Broncos make more sense than any other team. They have Peyton Manning and a historical offense already but despite the return of Von Miller their pass defense is still the worst in the NFL.

Advanced NFL Stats: Team Efficiency Rankings: Week 7
The Kansas City Chiefs may be the NFL's lone undefeated team, but their eighth place ranking is an embodiment of how the fundamental factors that determine who wins football games have changed. Overall, the Chiefs possess the top-ranked defense and 26th-ranked offense. The Broncos, angling to become the first 14-2 fifth-seed ever, are the exact opposite, with the top-ranked offense and 26th-ranked defense. That Denver is second and has a GWP 11 percentage points higher illustrates how a prolific passing game is the ultimate trump card.

Analysis Notebook: Bonus Edition | ProFootballFocus.com
The signs were there from the first play of the game. Trent Richardson took the handoff, aimed at Samson Satele’s left hip and then saw the wham block ahead of him blown up and the formidable bulk of DT Kevin Vickerson forcing his way across his path right at the point of attack.

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