Horse Tracks: Jake Plummer is One Good Dude

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Jake "The Snake" Plummer has found enjoyment in football again. Mike Shanahan will get the tribute on Sunday at Mile High, but I'm giving Plummer a big ole MHR Tribute today.
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NFL.com - Jake Plummer's Last Frontier
Jake Plummer is hearing cheers again, this time at an Anchorage high school, not a 70,000-seat NFL stadium.

Broncos News & Blogs

3TFO: Redskins @ Broncos, Week 8 | ProFootballFocus.com
This NFC/AFC showdown finds the 2-4 Washington Redskins traveling to Mile High to take on the 6-1 Denver Broncos. This will be the first time Redskins’ head coach Mike Shanahan has traveled back to Denver, where he won two Super Bowls but was fired after a playoff-less 2008 campaign.

Advanced NFL Stats: The Myth of Playoff Peyton
Let's play a quick word association game. I say "Peyton Manning in the playoffs," and you tell me what images your mind conjures up.

Gray Matter Mailbag: O-Line, Wolfe & Trades | DenverBroncos.com
This week's mailbag features fan questions on Derek Wolfe's production, the health of the offensive line and the trade deadline.

Ball's Rookie Journal: Refocused | DenverBroncos.com
In this week's entry, rookie running back Montee Ball discusses the feeling in the locker room following a loss.

Woodyard's World: Week 8 | DenverBroncos.com
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard blogs about the start of his NFL career under then-Broncos, now-Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan.

Remembering 'The Trade' | DenverBroncos.com
Nearly 10 years ago, the Broncos and Redskins finalized one of the most memorable player-for-player trades in NFL history. Take an in-depth look back at how Champ Bailey ended up in Denver.

Peyton Manning in top form at Broncos practice; Champ Bailey out - Denver Post
Peyton Manning was back in Peyton Manning form for the second consecutive day after missing Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury.

Broncos rookie running back C.J. Anderson to make NFL debut Sunday - Denver Post
If the Broncos didn't give C.J. Anderson a look this week, when would they?

Mike Shanahan deserves standing ovation from Broncos fans - Denver Post
Lunch Special: Each weekday near noontime, a Denver Post sports writer dares to dish. In this installment, Patrick Saunders urges Broncos fans to greet warmly former coach Mike Shanahan on Sunday.

To stop Broncos, basic defense is yielding best results - Denver Post
Genius is fleeting in sports, but if the NFL ever anointed one, Peyton Manning would receive consideration. A football field, though, is one place where a simpleton has a chance. Manning's biggest mistake this season came against the most unsophisticated of defenses.

Denver Broncos suffering from fumble-itis | Cover 32
The Denver Broncos are third in the AFC in interceptions, nabbing nine from opposing quarterbacks in only seven games. With Peyton Manning delivering the passes, they’ve surrendered only three picks — tied for the lowest number in the league.

Denver Broncos vs. Washington Redskins: Five Keys to Victory - Predominantly Orange
To round off the Denver Broncos’ run of the NFC East, they have to take out the Washington Redskins, who are coming off of their second win of the season last week. The Broncos are coming off of their only loss of the season, and look to head into the bye just one game behind (or tied with) the Kansas City Chiefs, who have the league’s best record.

BMF - Semana 7 - Denver @ Indy - Derrota! BroncosBrasil.com
Bem, amigos da Rede Broncos Brasil, demorou mas saiu. Depois da derrota para o Indianapolis Colts no domingo passado, já escrevi tudo o que eu queria dizer sobre o jogo em si na redação das Reações Instantâneas.

Broncos Media

'Playbook': Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos - NFL Videos
How can the Washington Redskins defense keep QB Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos offense down? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks it down.

Can Washington Redskins learn from Indianapolis Colts? - NFL Videos
Do the Washington Redskins have the personnel to duplicate the defensive performance put on by the Indianapolis Colts against the Denver Broncos? Charley Casserly explains why it might be difficult to stop the Broncos.

BTV Daily: Building Toward Bye | DenverBroncos.com
With a win Sunday, the Broncos can enjoy the bye week rather than stewing over a home loss.

Bailey Better, Calls Injury 'Minor Setback' | DenverBroncos.com
Champ Bailey talks to the press after Friday's practice.

Fox Outlines Final Injury Report | DenverBroncos.com
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Friday's practice.

NFL Films Preview: Broncos vs. Redskins | DenverBroncos.com
NFL Films previews the Week 8 matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Kansas City Chiefs defense, Week 7: Building A Brick Wall - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs defense continued to show why they're considered one of the best in the league this week against Houston. Kalo talks about some things he liked, didn't like, and gives the numbers for the week.

Dwayne Bowe injury: Chiefs WR questionable with groin injury - Arrowhead Pride
Dwayne Bowe was injured late in Thursday's practice and is now questionable for the Cleveland Browns game. Read on for the rest of the injury report.

Mike McCoy's worst strategic decisions of 2013 - Bolts From The Blue
Marver categorizes and summarizes the worst in-game strategic decisions Mike McCoy has made in his young NFL head coaching career with the San Diego Chargers.

Jacoby Ford says he's been healthy all season, Greg Olson disagrees - Silver And Black Pride
Jacoby Ford and Raiders offensive coordinator, Greg Olson, have two different versions of Ford's health status this season.

NFL News & Blogs

Football's future: Technology, rules changes will make the game safer | The MMQB
Will football fade away, or adapt and grow? We take a realistic look at the NFL a decade down the road and find a safer game thanks to technological advances, refinement of the rules and a focus on playing smarter.

Nate Jackson discusses life after concussions as an ex-NFL player | The MMQB with Peter King
What is it like to learn the latest information about the effects of head injuries, knowing you suffered a few yourself? Ex-NFL player Nate Jackson shares his perspective of being scared to death while simultaneously craving to play again.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the zone blitz - SBNation.com
How do you stop an NFL air assault? Danny Kelly takes us to the film room to explain how the best defensive coordinators get creative with pass rushing schemes like the zone blitz.

Eddie Lacy and Green Bay's dangerous ground game - SBNation.com
The Green Bay Packers have a strong rushing attack for the first time since 2003. They have rookie Eddie Lacy and some valuable backups to thank for that.

NFL Hot Seat Watch: Greg Schiano should care about the 'boos' - SBNation.com
We take a look at how our hot seat coaches are looking after Week 7 and heading into Week 8.

Can the Bills stop Drew Brees? - SBNation.com
The Bills had surprising success against Brees the last time they faced him, but the numbers suggest they aren't likely to repeat that success this Sunday.

Start 'em, Sit 'em, Smash 'em | National Football Post
The Sunday GameDay fantasy live chat returns to its normal time this weekend, commencing at 10:30am eastern and running for one full hour. Topics will include starts and sits, injury updates, weather reports, point spread picks, survivor selections and more.

Cam Newton Has a Winning Record for the First Time in His Career - NFL Mocks
It may seem hard to believe for a guy who was the NFL’s rookie of the year back in 2011, but after last night’s win in Tampa Bay, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a winning record for the first time in his up-and-down career.

NFL Picks Week 8: Teams Sure to Defend Home Turf | Bleacher Report
Heading into Week 8, there are a few teams that have no chance of pulling off a road victory.

Net Yards per Attempt Analysis and Week 7 Average Field Position Data | Football Perspective
It’s Friday, so I thought it might be fun to play around with some stats. Net Yards per Attempt is probably my favorite predictive statistic to measure quarterbacks, but there are some problems with even that metric.

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