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Elway Access: Learning from Loss | DenverBroncos.com
Chris Hall and John Elway talk about how the Broncos can learn from Thursday's loss to the Chargers and getting ready for the Texans.

Broncos News

Elway Hopes Loss Serves as Springboard | DenverBroncos.com
John Elway sat down with Chris Hall of BroncosTV to talk about learning from the loss to the Chargers.

Broncos don't put much stock in having control of playoff destiny - Denver Post
On Sunday, as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's final stab at a victory in Miami zinged straight into the hands of Dolphins cornerback Michael Thomas, Broncos fans exhaled a collective sigh of relief. Denver was back in control of its destiny, back at the top of the AFC. Everything was going to be OK.

AFC's top seed is Broncos' best defense against flukiness come January - Denver Post
Lunch Special: Each weekday near noontime, a Denver Post sports writer dares to dish. In this installment, Joan Niesen examines the benefits and impact of a No. 1 playoff seed in the NFL playoffs.

Hall of Fame to get Broncos kicker Matt Prater's coveted cleats - Denver Post
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will get the right cleat that Matt Prater wore when he kicked the longest field goal in history.

Peyton Manning serious as ever, but bro says he's mellowing - Denver Post
It was Friday, the day after, and the men in the weight room claimed to be the Denver Broncos, but the Broncos are a self-assured squad that sweats swag, and these guys were unsure, vulnerable, rattled, like they were Raiders or something.

'There Couldn't Be a More Deserving Guy' | DenverBroncos.com
Peyton Manning's teammates react to his most recent honor, the Sportsman of the Year award.

Broncos Help Award $10,000 Grant to Local School | DenverBroncos.com
On Tuesday, Chris Harris Jr. and David Bruton visited Montclair School of Academics & Enrichment - which received a $10,000 grant on behalf of the Broncos, the NFL and Comcast.

Offense has to carry Broncos to, through playoffs | Cover 32
There has been a lot of talk over the last few weeks about whether the Broncos defense is good enough to win a Super Bowl. After Thursday’s the loss to the San Diego Chargers those talks escalated, but what many are overlooking is who is responsible for that loss; the heralded, record-setting offense.

How are Injuries Affecting The Broncos in 2013? | Bronco Planet
It is a well known fact that injuries are part of the game in the NFL. Every team deals with them and while only a few use it as an excuse, it isn’t a valid alibi unless your team is leading the league in that category.

Key Matchup: Texans Front Seven vs. Broncos Ground Game - Predominantly Orange
Coming off an ugly home loss to San Diego, where they were pushed around on both sides of the ball, the Broncos must regain control of their season and dominate the free-falling Houston Texans this weekend.

O que eles disseram: vs Chargers " BroncosBrasil.com
Depois de alguns dias de ressaca, voltamos para falar da derrota contra o Chargers. Mas melhor do que nós falarmos, que tal lermos o que John Fox, Peyton Manning, Montee Ball, Wesley Woodyard e Danny Trevathan disseram após o jogo?

Photo & Video

Mic'd Up: Ayers and Holliday | DenverBroncos.com
Broncos TV wired Robert Ayers and Trindon Holliday during last Thursday's game against the Chargers.

Which top team will go all the way? - NFL Videos
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger and Jamie Dukes debate which current top team- the Seahawks or the Broncos- has a better chance to make it to the Super Bowl.

Rival Roundup

Chargers GM Tom Telesco Interviewed by Darren Smith - Bolts From The Blue
Topics included the Chargers playing with a level of confidence, if he knew Philip Rivers would return to form, if he expected this team to make the playoffs, and if he feels like both coordinators will be back next year.

Is Ryan Mathews Breaking Out or Returning to Form? - Bolts From The Blue
A common theme when talking about Chargesr running back Ryan Mathews this season is that he is having a breakout year. But is that really the case?

Tyler Wilson departure from Raiders an indictment of Reggie McKenzie - Silver And Black Pride
With no cap space but plenty of draft picks, general manager Reggie McKenzie had just one avenue available to improve the Raiders. As Tyler Wilson departs, it's clear McKenzie's draft legacy hasn't been all it needed to be.

Raiders continue to move up draft order - Silver And Black Pride
With the loss to the Chiefs, the Raiders once again jumped up in the current draft order. With two games remaining, the Raiders sit in the number four spot in the draft order based on their record and strength of schedule.

NFL players of the week: Chiefs dominate awards in blowout win - SBNation.com
Alex Smith is regarded as a "game manager," but in Week 15 he was more than that.

ReFo: Chiefs @ Raiders, Week 15 | ProFootballFocus.com
Kansas City at Oakland began as a blowout, suddenly became a one-score game before going back to being a blowout by the end. Each of those sequences happened extremely rapidly and in condensed periods of play, leaving much of the game with essentially little happening except the odd horrendous play from an Oakland quarterback.

Jamaal Charles is charging into the 2013 NFL MVP race | The MMQB
Coming off a five(!)-TD performance, the Chiefs back has raced into the award picture—and more importantly, he’s been the spark to a late-season offensive charge in Kansas City; plus your mailbag questions. (Where's the Eric Decker MVP talk after his four(!)-TD catch game? :P)

Kansas City Chiefs climb the charts - Arrowhead Pride
After two demolitions in a row, Kansas City is rolling and moving back up the rankings.

NFL News

Michael Thomas, Jamaal Charles, Matt Flynn penned storybook Week 15 | The MMQB
It may not have matched the scoring flurry of Week 14, but Week 15 was the stuff movies are made of. From an unknown (to his own team) cornerback to a cast-off quarterback both getting redemption, Hollywood might have just gotten a couple of ideas.

Can Teddy Bridgewater save the Houston Texans? - SBNation.com
Teddy Bridgewater's decision looms large in the latest 2014 NFL Mock Draft.

Week 16 NFL power rankings: Seahawks take top spot, Broncos drop - SBNation.com
With just two weeks left to go, the NFC retakes the top spot in your mid-December power rankings.

Jim Schwartz will likely be fired if Lions miss playoffs - Pride Of Detroit
Unless the Detroit Lions somehow end up in the playoffs, it's unlikely that Jim Schwartz will continue on as head coach of this team.

NFL Debrief: Patriots run out of luck, for now - SBNation.com
No favorable calls and a stalled comeback attempt combined to give New England its fourth loss in a close game.

NFP power rankings | National Football Post
Much has been made about the defensive transformation that has taken place in New Orleans this season under new coordinator Rob Ryan. After a historically dreadful 2012 campaign that saw the Saints finish dead last in total defense (440.1 yds/gm) and 31st in scoring (28.4 pts/gm), Ryan’s new-look unit currently stands at fifth in the league in both categories through 14 games.

Marty Schottenheimer and his Quarterback Struggles | Football Perspective
Despite his many accolades, like Dan Marino, Schottenheimer is as often defined by his major shortcoming: never winning a Super Bowl. Did you know that Schottenheimer ranks 6th with 200 career wins?

Key Fourth Down Decisions from Kelly, Riverboat Ron, and Belichick | Football Perspective
Chip Kelly, Bill Belichick and Riverboat Ron (née Rivera) are the three coaches most associated with aggressive fourth down decisions. In week 15, all three faced a key fourth down decision, and each situation provided a good teaching moment.

The Chicago Bears May Get Their Jay Cutler Answer in Week 17 - NFL Mocks
It seems so poetic in a way. Everything started to go awry for Jay Cutler two years ago on a frigid January day. As the 2013 playoff race draws down to the wire, his future with the Chicago Bears may come full circle.

Advanced NFL Stats: Did Shanahan Make the Right Decision to Go for Two?
Following a TD to pull within an extra point of tying the game with just seconds left to play, WAS head coach Mike Shanahan elected to attempt a two-point conversion to win rather than enter overtime. It’s not fashionable to defend Shanahan around DC these days, but I think this was the right decision for a couple reasons.

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