Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/4/12

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Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

They Meet Again
Quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will square off for the 13th time in their careers on Sunday.

Notebook: Carrying Over Momentum
The Broncos hope the things they did well versus Oakland continue this week at New England; The defense looks to duplicate its success against the run; Koppen is set to start at center.

Embracing the Challenge
The Broncos are well aware of the test that awaits them this Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

Foes On Field, Friends Off It " DenverBroncos.com
On the field, quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have a history.

Crucial Catch Campaign Kicks Off " DenverBroncos.com
As part of the NFL and NFL Players Association’s support of October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the league is launching a breast cancer screening initiative and fundraising campaign.

Denver Broncos Videos

Back to Gillette
Peyton Manning hopes the offense can carry over last week's output to combat Tom Brady and the Patriots' potent attack.

Patriots Week - Wednedsay: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about preparing for Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Patriots Week - Wednesday: Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about preparing to face a familiar foe in the New England Patriots and the team's Week 4 win over Oakland.

NFL Live OT: Broncos-Patriots Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tedy Bruschi, Jerry Rice, and Mark Schlereth look forward to Sunday's matchup between the Broncos and Patriots.

Patriots Preparing For Peyton - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Reiss reports from Foxborough as the Patriots prepare to face old rival Peyton Manning.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Demaryius Thomas Q+A: Scratching The Surface | TDdaily.com
In the 2010 NFL Draft, the first wide receiver to hear his name called was Demaryius Thomas, a little known wideout out of Georgia Tech.

Chris Kuper will be game-time decision - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Denver guard Chris Kuper, who broke his forearm in August, continued to be limited in practice Wednesday.

Peyton Manning ready for first meeting as a Bronco against Pats - The Denver Post
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning insists that Sunday's game at New England is not a contest between him and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. But Manning understands that it's naturally billed that way.

Broncos' Peyton Manning getting teammates pumped for game vs. Patriots - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
Lest anyone think this is just another week at Dove Valley, the Broncos got a short pre-practice pep talk from Peyton Manning on Wednesday.

Peyton Manning "sick" about losing center J.D. Walton; praises Dan Koppen - Lindsay Jones
Much has been made about Peyton Manning’s early offseason private workouts at high school fields and parks, as he got to know his new teammates after signing with the Broncos as a free agent in March.

Peyton Manning said Tom Brady was there for him through injury - Mike Klis
They’ve been competitors for so long, and famous adversaries.

Patriots' Tom Brady happy to see Broncos' Peyton Manning in action - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
First, Tom Brady praised Peyton Manning to the Boston media Wednesday morning.

Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter has knee surgery - Lindsay Jones
Broncos safety Quinton Carter isn’t going to let a little thing like knee surgery keep him off social media.

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos -- Tom Brady, Peyton Manning set to renew rivalry - ESPN Boston
After a one-year hiatus, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will square off again at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

Gronkowski not practicing for Patriots, Mankins, Hightower limited | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots have a lengthy injury list as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.

Tom Brady earns AFC offensive player of the week | ProFootballTalk
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named AFC offensive player of the week after torching the Buffalo Bills in Week Four for 340 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions on 22-of-36 passing. Brady scrambled in a fourth score.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Exploit or avoid: Matchups point to two Broncos
In "Exploit or Avoid," we take a close look at some of the week's more favorable — and tough — matchups for skill-position players. Here's who we like on each side of the ledger in Week Five:

Kiszla: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, despite age, at top of NFL quarterbacks - The Denver Post
NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are such good pals, Hollywood should make a buddy movie about them, provided the producers could land Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson to play the lead roles.

Broncos-Patriots game Sunday to feature some of NFL's brightest minds - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
It's clear everyone has gone to rehearsal and brushed up on their lines.

Broncos kicker Matt Prater fits profile of future NFL record holder - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Matt Prater has enough leg to crush the current 63-yard field goal record, while kicking (in Denver). He has the ability to nail it from 70 yards. Do you believe that he will ever get the chance?

Broncos vs. Patriots also serves as the Gronkowski Bowl - The Denver Post
Chris Gronkowski has battled his brother — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — more than any NFL defensive back or linebacker over the years,

Peyton Manning, Bill Belichick meeting again as AFC rivals with twist - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Whenever the Great Quarterback Debate played out on the same field, it was always an indirect competition.

Peyton Manning vs. Bill Belichick saw a big swing since 2005 - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
In his first eight meetings against a Patriots team coached by Bill Belichick, Peyton Manning was 1-7 — playoffs included. But he is 5-2 in the last seven games against Belichick, including a playoff win to close out the 2007 season.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Crashing the Nickel
After one quarter of the 49ers-Jets game on Sunday I was already getting excited about breaking down San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick package. But as the early games on Sunday developed, another story peaked my interest as well: the Patriots were running all over the Bills’ vaunted defensive line.

When Peyton Met Tom | SportsonEarth.com : Mike Tanier Article
When the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history made its debut, nobody cared

Division News

By the numbers: Best in the West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 4:

Rivers expects a steady Brees - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Philip Rivers knows he and his San Diego Chargers’ teammates will get the best of the 0-4 New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chargers release WR Spurlock
To make room for CB Chris Carr, the Chargers announced the release of WR Micheal Spurlock.

Dennis Allen explains why he was smiling after Raiders lost | ProFootballTalk
Oakland coach Dennis Allen grinned as he shook the hand of Denver coach John Fox following the Broncos’ 37-6 beatdown of the Raiders on Sunday, and some Raiders fans have complained that it looked like their coach wasn’t taking the loss as hard as he should have.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chiefs TE Boss done for the season
Chiefs TE Kevin Boss will miss the rest of the season because of concussion issues, Romeo Crennel told reporters Wednesday.

Arrowhead doesn't provide boost for Chiefs
Remember The Arrowhead Mystique? The Red Death? Smells like burnt ends.

NFL News

Agreement signed to build NFL stadium in L.A. - ESPN Los Angeles
Five days after the Los Angeles city council unanimously approved plans to build Farmers Field, a proposed $1.5 billion football stadium in downtown connected to an expanded Los Angeles Convention Center,

Miscellaneous Stuff

Jets sign Jason Hill, who called them "overhyped" | ProFootballTalk
With Santonio Holmes expected to miss the rest of the season with his Lisfranc injury, the Jets are going to fill his spot with wide receiver Jason Hill, according to multiple reports.

Ron Rivera Panthers: The two fallacies that explain why NFL coaches punt on fourth down. - Slate Magazine
It seems that just about everyone in the country knew that the Panthers should go for it on fourth down except for the one man who counted: Carolina coach Ron Rivera

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Officiating: How to Win a Challenge
How does one win a coach's challenge?

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