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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/11/10


Relentless Ravens bust Broncos 31-17 - The Denver Post
What scissors were to Samson, what British Petroleum was to water, Baltimore is to the Broncos. The Broncos stink here.

Kiszla: Broncos pounded into fetal position - The Denver Post
Stuck in a brawl against one of the NFL's biggest, baddest bullies, Denver blinked. Now how are the Broncos going to look themselves in the mirror?

Krieger: Broncos offense remains an obstacle - The Denver Post
This is what a football team with a running game looks like. And this is why it matters.

Broncos unable to stop Ravens' run-fueled, 14-play TD march - The Denver Post
Ray Rice and the Baltimore offense stared across the line of scrimmage at the Broncos' defense and saw nothing but big bodies.

Right thigh injury limits Goodman to just four plays - The Denver Post
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels was hopeful cornerback Andre Goodman would be able to make it through Sunday's game after being limited in practice this past week because of a right thigh injury, but it was not to be.

Broncos analysis: Third downs were a disaster - The Denver Post
The Broncos should check their pockets, turn them inside out, just to see if anything falls out with the lint.

Orton-Lloyd connection a bright spot in Broncos' loss to Ravens - The Denver Post
Maybe one of these years, the NFL will get a scouting report on Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Ravens 31, Broncos 17: Bests, worsts and the ex factor - The Denver Post
Bests: Look at Lloyd shine

Cowherd: No worries, Ravens think they're something special - The Denver Post
If you worried about a Ravens letdown for this one, you wasted a lot of emotional energy.

Pass or fail: Ravens 31, Broncos 17 - The Denver Post
Offense: Fail Yes, Kyle Orton finished with 314 yards passing, but 59 of those came on the Broncos' last three plays of the game and the Broncos ran for a dismal 39.

Bronco Talk: Ravens delivered a beating - The Denver Post
Words from the locker room after the Ravens beat the Broncos 31-17 Sunday afternoon in Baltimore:

NFL Game Center: Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens - 2010 Week 5
Ray Rice ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens frustrated Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton in a 31-17 victory Sunday.

NFL Game Center: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts - 2010 Week 5
Peyton Manning didn't have a touchdown pass or throw for 300 yards, so along comes backup running back Mike Hart to rescue the Indianapolis Colts and hand the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season.

NFL Game Center: San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders - 2010 Week 5
Michael Bush ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a score as the Oakland Raiders snapped a 13-game losing streak against the San Diego Chargers with a 35-27 victory Sunday over their AFC West rivals.

NFL Game Center: New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals - 2010 Week 5
Max Hall's debut as Arizona's quarterback was a winning one as the Cardinals defense intercepted three passes by Drew Brees and went on to a 30-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. news: Lions WR Johnson knocked out of game with shoulder injury
Detroit's Calvin Johnson sat out the final few minutes of his team's 44-6 win over St. Louis on Sunday after hurting his shoulder making a diving catch near the sideline. news: Report: Rams WR Clayton suffers season-ending knee injury
Rams wide receiver Mark Clayton suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh: 'I think it came out the wrong way' | National Football Post
After complaining recently about his lack of involvement, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh acknowledged that he might not be coming off the right way.

Week 5 post game notebook | National Football Post
1. The Saints’ issues: Couldn’t have predicated an Arizona win over New Orleans, but are we starting to see just how important the running game is to Drew Brees and this offense? When Reggie Bush went down with an injury, this offense lost that dynamic ability of a player that could be used creatively and moved around in terms of pre-snap alignment. But, with Thomas out, the Saints lose their downhill running game and a major part of their screen and draw package. And, it is showing in their offensive production.

Ravens expect Ed Reed to return after Patriots game | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens star free safety Ed Reed should be able to start practicing following the team's game next week against the New England Patriots, according to coach John Harbaugh

Darrelle Revis Confirms Via Twitter That He's Playing Monday Night vs. Vikings -- NFL FanHouse
New York Jets Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis announced on his Twitter account that he is indeed playing Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings.

Goodell: League could punish Favre for conduct - NFL -
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says once the league completes its investigation of allegations Brett Favre sent racy messages and lewd photos to a Jets game hostess in 2008, it will "make a determination" if the Vikings quarterback should be punished.

Packers say Aaron Rodgers got concussion in OT loss - NFL -
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers got a concussion late in Green Bay's 16-13 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, one of several injuries for the Packers on Sunday.

Falcons vs. Browns - Recap - October 10, 2010 - NFL - Football -
tlanta's defensive end leaped to tip a pass, caught the deflection with a headfirst dive, rolled on the ground, alertly jumped to his feet and outran a few Cleveland players for a spectacular touchdown in the fourth quarter, giving the Falcons a 20-10 win over the battered Browns on Sunday.

Injuries derailing Packers' season - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
This is why preseason performances rarely matter. It’s why predictions in August are a joke. And it’s why five weeks into the NFL season, there isn’t a single undefeated team left.

Favre, Moss, Brady turn NFL into three-ring circus - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
In the 90-year history of the National Football League it’s fairly certain that a team’s season has never been derailed because the star quarterback may have text-messaged inappropriate photos to a "media personality" who was originally discovered when a television camera captured her cowboy hat and cleavage attire in the stands of a Florida State game.

Even in defeat, Chiefs show progress - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The measure of how far the Kansas City Chiefs have come in two years under coach Todd Haley and general manager Scott Pioli can probably be judged in one intriguing play during Sunday’s 19-9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Chris Johnson impersonates T.O. during TD celebration in Dallas - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
It wasn't quite Terrell Owens(notes) running to midfield and slamming the ball on the Dallas Cowboys star, but Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson did a star-stomping celebration of his own Sunday during his team's 34-27 road victory.

Knowing roles gets Giants D on a roll - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
When I was in New York last week, the message I left with the Giants was to have some fun playing this game. It’s a very long season, and you have to enjoy what you’re doing out there. This was a great team win for the Giants. They all seemed to be playing together against the Texans. I believe they finally all understand what their roles are.

NFL Week 5's biggest rulings - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
Once again, it was a crazy week with a lot of tough calls and crazy endings. I'm going to start off with two plays from the Tampa Bay-Cincinnati game: one that made a difference in the outcome of the game and another one in which uncharacteristically, the ground caused a fumble.

Cowboys have no cause to celebrate - NFC East Blog - ESPN
If the Dallas Cowboys miss the playoffs in 2010 -- and they took a major step in that direction Sunday -- one of the most enduring images will be right tackle Marc Colombo landing on his backside after chest-bumping tight end Jason Witten during a touchdown celebration. The NFL has a rule that players "can't go to the ground" when celebrating touchdowns -- even if the fall and subsequent somersault is a result of a right tackle's poor coordination.

Terrell Owens' tweet before Cincinnati Bengals game violates year-old NFL rule - ESPN
A post on his Twitter account noted that a fan wearing his jersey at the Bengals' game against Tampa Bay would get a football signed by him and Chad Ochocinco. The message was posted an hour before kickoff, violating the NFL's social media policy that prohibits posts 90 minutes before a game.

On the Cardinals and Max Hall's leadership - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Undrafted rookie quarterback Max Hall approached 11th-year linebacker Clark Haggans in the Arizona Cardinals' locker room three hours before kickoff Sunday.

Carolina Panthers buried in avalanche - NFC South Blog - ESPN
You know that lockout that everybody keeps saying might be coming in 2011? It’s already started for at least one National Football League team.