Broncos can clinch 1st round bye this week, Horse Tracks - 12/11/2013

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

With a win over San Diego coupled with losses by Kansas City and Cincinnati, the Denver Broncos would clinch a first round bye. Hell, throw in a New England loss to Miami, and the Broncos would be one game away from clinching homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

Broncos can clinch both AFC West title, 1st-round bye this weekend
This weekend, the Broncos have a chance not only to clinch the AFC West, but also to lock up a first-round bye.

Keep Calm and Peyt On, Keep Calm and Knowsh On T-Shirts on sale now - Mile High Report
Peyton Manning. Knowshon Moreno. Rock your support of these Denver Broncos players with these T-shirts from the Mile High Report store!

Broncos' defense virtually unrecognizable with playoffs around corner - The Denver Post
The playoffs are less than a month away, and the Broncos' defense is virtually unrecognizable from the group that took the field in Week 1 - and that was without Champ Bailey.

Denver Broncos quotes from John Fox and players on the San Diego Chargers - Mile High Report
Denver Broncos coach John Fox, quarterback Peyton Manning, cornerback Chris Harris Jr., and a number of others met the press today to discuss the San Diego Chargers and playing on a short week. Here is what they had to say.

Broncos

Welker, Wolfe Injury Updates
Head Coach John Fox updated the injury status of WR Wes Welker and DE Derek Wolfe Monday afternoon.

Welker still not ruled out for Thursday night | ProFootballTalk
Broncos receiver Wes Welker sustained a concussion on Sunday night, his second in two games. With the team's next game coming up on Thursday night against the Chargers, few believe he'll play. While Welker may not play, he hasn't been ruled out, yet.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Falling Records; Denver Broncos, Week 14 - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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Ball's Rookie Journal: Confidence Rising
Rookie running back Montee Ball checks in with a new entry after his latest trip to the end zone and discusses the short turnaround to face the Chargers.

Locker Room: Thursday Night Tussle
Players talk about playing on Thursday night and the offense's record-setting pace.

Manning Eyeing Wins, Not Records
Quarterback Peyton Manning said the only record he cares about is the team's win-loss record.

Short Week 'A Challenge'
The Broncos are preparing for their second game in five days.

Manning on Short Week, Chargers Prep
Peyton Manning talks to the press after Tuesday's practice.

Sun shines on Bronco Matt Prater's record-breaking field goal - The Denver Post
Not to say Matt Prater had a warm, sheltered upbringing, but the first time he saw snow was when he signed with the Broncos a few days before Christmas 2007.

AFC West

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Week 14 - Bolts From The Blue
Reviewing week 14. What was good, what was bad, and what was downright ugly?

BFTB Roundtable: What to do about the coaches? - Bolts From The Blue
Word is, Ken Whisenhunt will be gone next season. What should the team do regarding its coaching staff? Keep them all? And at what cost? The BFTB Staff answers these questions and more.

Andy Reid will soon decide on playing starters - ESPN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's not going to happen Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs play against the Raiders in Oakland. But at some point Andy Reid is g

Revenge of the San Diego Chargers' DBs - ESPN
SAN DIEGO -- It has been the most scrutinized position group on the team this season, but in the past two games the secondary of the San Diego Charger

Raiders coach Dennis Allen concerned with Chiefs, not job security - ESPN
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Here's the background: Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was willing to accept his team spinning its wheels under a rookie coach in

Kansas City Chiefs need to get a longer look at Knile Davis - ESPN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have to be encouraged by the recent play of rookie running back Knile Davis. He returned a kickoff 108 yard

NFL

Report: Snyder won’t interfere in Shanahan’s QB call | ProFootballTalk
While Redskins coach Mike Shanahan decides whether he wants to do the equivalent of dragging a World Series trophy around the parking lot by the bumper of his car, the equivalent of Big Stein isn’t going to meddle.

Shanahan keeping quarterback decision secret, for now | ProFootballTalk
On Monday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he'd let the media know "in the next couple of days" whether quarterback Robert Griffin III will remain the starter for the rest of the season. As of Tuesday night, Shanahan has said nothing. To anyone.

Brandon Marshall: Weather got in Cowboys’ heads | ProFootballTalk
Bears receiver Brandon Marshall says he knew during pregame warmups that the Cowboys couldn't handle the bitter Chicago cold on Monday night. "We beat Dallas last night before the game started," Marshall said on ESPN 1000.

Report: Kory Sheets to work out for Indianapolis Colts - NFL.com
The Indianapolis Colts reportedly will work out Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Kory Sheets next week. Find out if the Grey Cup MVP could add juice to the Colts' offense this season.

Ted Wells cancels second visits with Incognito, other Dolphins - NFL.com
League investigator Ted Wells canceled follow-up meetings with Richie Incognito and other Miami Dolphins offensive linemen, NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported Tuesday.

Wade Phillips lobbying for Houston Texans job? - NFL.com
Wade Phillips has taken over as interim coach for the third time in his career. Does he have a chance to hold onto the Houston Texans job in 2014 and beyond?

NFL: BenJarvus Green-Ellis wrongly awarded score - NFL.com
NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino confirmed that Jeff Triplette and his crew made an error for the second consecutive week when the Cincinnati Bengals' BenJarvus Green-Ellis was awarded a TD.

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