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Horse Tracks 8/22/09 - Marshall not in Seattle for Broncos' second preseason game tonight


Mornin' MHR Friends! Hope you're all well. Just a little programming reminder - tonight's game will be broadcast nationally on the NFL Network at 10:30pm EST, so set your DVRs (even if you're going to watch it live). You can never get enough looks at what's going on. Go Broncos!!!!! Enjoy the game, everyone!!

DP - Broncos' Marshall to miss game at Seattle - Mike Klis

DP - Broncos receiver Marshall's absence raises questions - Mike Klis

DP - Orton learns to develop thick skin - Jeff Legwold
Kyle Orton basically tells us that most football writers don't really know what they're talking about; he says they've often praised his poor games and panned his good ones in the past.

CSG - Orton is a different kind of Broncos quarterback - Frank Schwab

DB - Matchup: Broncos at Seahawks - Broncos TV
Chris Hall previews tonight's game against the Chickens.

DB - A Few Minutes With Spencer Larsen - Broncos TV
Larsen says learning both offensive and defensive playbooks is challenging and requires occasional review.

DB - A Closer Look: Broncos at Seahawks - Gray Caldwell

LTC - Utility player Larsen will play any position to get in games for Broncos - Brian Howell

AP - Four Thirtysomethings In Broncos Secondary - Arnie Stapleton

AP - Seattle Seahawks May Be The Cure For Denver Broncos Kyle Orton's Ails - Greg Bell
A visit to Seattle solidified Kyle Orton's position as the starter last year.

DP - Paige: Get Broncos cup of Seattle's best
One of Woody's harder-to-read columns, IMHO.

NFP - Wilson: Broncos leave Marshall behind

DP - Armstrong: Champ won't sit on laurels

AFC West

KCS - Chiefs come up short in a 17-13 loss to the Vikings - Adam Teicher

KCS - Shoddy offensive line will hold Chiefs back - Jason Whitlock

KCS - Chiefs’ linebackers make a good impression in loss to Vikings - Kent Babb

KCS - Chiefs Blitz: A look at the good, the bad and the ugly

SJMN - Meet the man in the storm for the Raiders

SFC - Napa cops reopen probe of Raiders fight

SFC - What to look for from the Raiders

SDUT - Playing on same page

NFL Results

NFL - Kansas City Chiefs 13 at Minnesota Vikings 17
Favre's Vikings debut; Cassel improves upon his first game; Tarvaris Jackson lights it up

NFL - Atlanta Falcons 20 at St. Louis Rams 13
Efficient production from Matt Ryan and Michael Turner lead Falcons

NFL - Tennessee Titans 10 at Dallas Cowboys 30
No TDs, but a big half from Tony Romo

NFL News

CBS - Bills' Maybin signs five-year contract, with $15M guaranteed

ESPN - Source: Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers injured Achilles tendon, will be re-examined - Ed Werder

Y! - Both sides claim extortion in Big Ben's rape case

ESPN - Titans kicker exposes problem in Cowboys Stadium

NYT - Vikings-Packers on Nov. 1 Is a Regional Game (for Now) - Richard Sandomir

NFL Opinion

ESPN - Reality sets in for Favre - Kevin Seifert

SI - Fans embrace once-reviled Brett Favre in Vikings debut - Steve Aschburner

Y! - Dolphins' Pennington has tunnel vision - Jason Cole

FOX - Giants still working on the post-Plax plan - John Czarnecki
Dumping Domenik Hixon wasn't one of Shanny's finer moves...the Broncos would have a lot more depth at WR if they still had him.

NFP - DMN: Players, teams to watch - Mike Lombardi

SI - Edgerrin James, Marvin Harrison should get another opportunity - Ross Tucker

SI - Reggie Bush, Jeremy Shockey have a lot to prove at Saints camp - John P. Lopez

CBS - Cowboys camp report: Roy's ploy -- catch passes, stop catching grief - Pete Prisco

ESPN - Tip Sheet: Vick can help on short stuff - Len Pasquarelli

NFP - Do broadcast deals help owners? - Andrew Brandt

NFP - 2009 NFP scouting series: Stanford - Wes Bunting