Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/9/13

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

To sum up my feelings about last night's game, I'll just name the names the POP from my mind in a positive way. Nacho. Orange Julius. Anderson...shifty little running back needs to get more playing time next week for sure!

Broncos defense stifles 49ers to 10-6 preseason victory - Mile High Report
It was a sloppy, conservative game that will in no way represent a potential Super Bowl between the 2013 Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers, but the Broncos, led by a stifling defense, came away with the win.

Starters Get First Taste of Football | DenverBroncos.com
A look at how the Broncos' starting offense and defense fared in the preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers.

Denver Broncos Videos

BTV Highlights: Broncos at 49ers | DenverBroncos.com
Pregame sound and field level highlights from Denver's 10-6 win over the 49ers.

Broncos at 49ers Highlights | DenverBroncos.com
Watch highlights from the Broncos' preseason-opening victory at San Francisco.

Fox on Preseason Opener, Beating the 49ers | DenverBroncos.com
Coach Fox talks the press after Thursday's win in San Francisco.

Manning on First Reps, Preseason Opener | DenverBroncos.com
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the press after Thursday's win over the 49ers.

Sounds from the Locker Room | DenverBroncos.com
Player reaction following Thursday's preseason opener against San Francisco.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

How the Broncos fared in preseason opener vs. 49ers - Denver Post
A look at how the Broncos fared in their five goals, as set by beat writer Mike Klis, for their preseason opener Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

Broncos' Duke Ihenacho impresses at safety against 49ers - Denver Post
Duke Ihenacho was asked to show up when it counted for the Broncos on Thursday night, and he didnt disappoint.

Broncos win at San Francisco; Brock Osweiler shows offseason growth - Denver Post
A strong thread through the history of a Peyton Manning-led team is his team has been awful whenever Manning hasnt been leading. But in Brock Osweiler, Manning may have something with the Broncos he never had in 14 years with the Colts — a quality backup.

Broncos at 49ers: Gallery | DenverBroncos.com
View images from the Broncos' preseason opener at San Francisco.

Photos: Denver Broncos face San Francisco 49ers in preseason
Photos from the preseason NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, August 8, 2013, in San Francisco.

Broncos LB Von Miller's appeal of four-game suspension set for Aug. 15 - The Denver Post
NFL officials will meet Aug. 15 with representatives of Broncos linebacker Von Miller to discuss his case of an alleged drug violation, according to a league source.

NFP preseason power rankings | National Football Post
1. Denver Broncos [89.0]: A spot in February’s Super Bowl boils down to whether or not Peyton Manning and John Fox can exorcise their playoff demons, as the 14-year veteran quarterback boasts just a 9-11 career postseason record while the head coach’s ultra-conservative game plan in January’s Divisional Round loss to Baltimore bordered on the absurd. Make the necessary corrections in 2013 and the Broncos are the team to beat in the AFC.

Week 2 Thoughts From Broncos Training Camp | Bronco Planet
Denver Broncos football returns this evening as our favorite team gets ready to beat up on someone other than themselves. There have been plenty of injuries so far and we haven’t even gotten to the games that mean something.

Pneumonia Is Blamed In Quarterback’s Death - NYTimes.com
The autopsy results for Cullen Finnerty, the star college quarterback found dead in the Michigan woods in late May, revealed Thursday that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease found in the autopsies of several former N.F.L. players.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Where are the Kansas City Chiefs the strongest? - Arrowhead Pride
Where are the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs the strongest? I see four position groups that are in the discussion.

Ranking the AFC West: Running back - Silver And Black Pride
Another position in the AFC West without much in the way of elite talent is running back.

Greg Cosell talks San Diego Chargers with Darren Smith - Bolts From The Blue
Darren Smith had Greg Cosell from NFL Films on his radio show to discuss what fans can expect from the 2013 San Diego Chargers.

NFL News & Blogs

Michael Vick to start Eagles preseason opener vs New England Patriots - Bleeding Green Nation
Well... only for the opening preseason game against the New England Patriots on Friday night. It's official: Michael Vick will be the first QB up.

It's still all about Jay Cutler - SBNation.com
As the Bears quarterback enters a contract year, his excuses are running out. It's all part of the plan.

You come to this party for the crying, not the cake - SBNation.com
Statistically speaking, Mark Sanchez might have the worst career in the history of NFL quarterbacks. Please, please don't miss out on how beautiful this is, and please, may it keep on going.

Hypocrisy: The College Football Scholarship | National Football Post
While Johnny Manziel is being currently being investigated by the NCAA for potentially selling autographs, I want to ask if you’ve ever noticed that we never hear of college baseball players getting suspended for violating NCAA rules?

Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford looking like smart Atlanta Falcons draft choices | The MMQB with Peter King
The Falcons defied conventional draft logic again by doubling down in the secondary, and it's about time we trust them.

Is Sam Bradford poised to to have a breakout season? | Football Perspective
Since Sam Bradford was drafted by the Rams in 2010, the only consistent force in St. Louis has been change. Tackle Rodger Saffold, drafted in the second round of the same draft, is the only other player on the 2010 Rams offense who is still on the team.

PoF: Best Singles Games - Wide Receivers | ProFootballFocus.com
Welcome to the Pro Football Focus Page of Fame for wide receivers, where only the best one-off performances during our time grading (2007 – Present) are mentioned.

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