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Horse Tracks - 11/18/08


Happy Tuesday!  A bit of a change this morning in the way I do HT.  Each story will be listed below using a quote from the story.  It should be enough to give away what the story is about, and should be a creative way to list the stories.  If you have a submission for Horse Tracks, please email me at


Milehighreport_small_medium I know you're ready for some football, but are you ready for this football stat? The Broncos are the only NFL team from the Mountain or Pacific time zone to win a game in the Eastern Time Zone in 2008.

Milehighreport_small_mediumThere's a reason safety John Lynch is a safe bet to be honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while fellow Broncos alums Dennis Smith and Steve Atwater won't get a sniff at enshrinement.

Milehighreport_small_mediumAfter disappointing performances by the run defense and too many costly turnovers by the offense in a four-game stretch spanning all of October, Shanahan decided it was time to stop playing it safe.

Milehighreport_small_mediumProviding his ball carriers look both ways before crossing the street, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan hopes to go an entire week without bringing in a new running back.


Milehighreport_small_mediumTen is a nice round number, a nice place to stop and stare at what has transpired thus far in the Broncos' season.

Milehighreport_small_mediumAsk Jay Cutler at virtually any juncture of the Broncos' five-week funk, beginning in late September, about the reasons behind Denver's struggles, and the quarterback barely would let the inquiry reach the question mark at sentence's end.

Milehighreport_small_mediumOf the 247 members of the Hall, exactly seven are identified exclusively as safeties: Jack Christiansen, Ken Houston, Paul Krause, Yale Lary, Emlen Tunnell, Larry Wilson and Willie Wood.

Milehighreport_small_mediumLynch, who was on the 2005 Broncos team that lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Invesco Field at Mile High, said his only regret was not being able to win a Super Bowl in his time with the Broncos.


Milehighreport_small_mediumThe Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys have taken the same exact path to 6-4 records after 11 weeks. Denver and Dallas have won and lost in the exact same weeks.

Milehighreport_small_mediumCourtesy of Tampa Bay's PR department, here are an of assortment of AFC West figures on the retirement of John Lynch.


Milehighreport_small_mediumFacing his old team for the first time, Elam kicked and kicked well against the Denver Broncos. But the game didn't result in a victory or a chance to make a difference at the end.