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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/18/10


Interference call sets up Jets' 24-20 win over Broncos - The Denver Post
For a game that started out with bright sunshine and warm temperatures, Josh McDaniels wore long white sleeves. The Broncos' coach needed a place to stuff away all his tricks.

Paige: Broncos' math problem adds up to loss - The Denver Post
With 86 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon, the Jets were awarded the ball on a pass interference call near the east sideline at the Broncos' 2-yard line.

Kiszla: For once, Broncos better than their record - The Denver Post
Can faith begin with a lie? That's what the Broncos must believe now. They are not a 2-4 NFL team. Their record is a big, fat lie.

Myers: Jets escape Denver with 24-20 win, 5-1 record that look super - The Denver Post
Mark Sanchez just let it fly on a desperation, fourth-down heave to Santonio Holmes. And when the ball hit the ground Sunday, along with one of the great penalty flags in Jets history at the Broncos' 2-yard line, it was the first really clear signal that this could be a special season

Krieger: Orton keeps cool, knows division title is available - The Denver Post
Kyle Orton didn't waste a moment disputing the controversial call that turned Sunday's game. He knows the Broncos still have as good a chance as anyone to win the AFC West.

Autumn's vintage look revives Broncos memories - The Denver Post
On "Orange Sunday," with the old-school Broncos color blanketing the stands at Invesco Field at Mile High, the elder Jacobsen sported an authentic game jersey Tensi wore in 1967. The little-known Tensi played quarterback for the Broncos in the late 1960s.

Jets' persistence pays off in imperfect win - The Denver Post
Jets coach Rex Ryan emerged from the visiting locker room at Invesco Field at Mile High feeling fortunate. He said he was lucky to have a team good enough to overcome three turnovers, and he was lucky enough to get two big breaks in the final 90 seconds.

Broncos go big on D with surprising 4-3 formation - The Denver Post
There was a time before Josh McDaniels was a football coach that he spent time pursuing a degree in mathematics.

Pass interference, red-zone woes put Broncos in hole - The Denver Post
First off, that was pass interference. I am a huge Broncos fan and always want them to win, but I am also a realist and that clearly was PI. The defender was playing the ball, but you cannot grab a face mask, which he did.

Tebow quietly does "nice job" in longest pro stint - The Denver Post
I thought Tim did a nice job of coming in and running the ball," said Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton, who always split out as a wide receiver when Tebow came in for the shotgun.

Broncos Wide Receiver Matt Willis has a broken foot | All Things Broncos
Broncos reserve wide receiver and special teams player Matt Willis broke a bone in his foot in Sunday’s loss to the Jets.

NFL Game Center: New York Jets at Denver Broncos - 2010 Week 6
- LaDainian Tomlinson broke the Broncos' hearts again shortly after the field judge reached into his pocket to the disbelief of the orange-clad crowd.

NFL Game Center: Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins - 2010 Week 6
After Peyton Manning threw three first-half passes that should have been intercepted, his teammates made up for it by losing three fumbles in the second half. The defense did its part by missing too many tackles to count, and an attempt by the offense to kill the clock turned into more football follies.

NFL Game Center: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots - 2010 Week 6
Four years after leaving the Patriots, Deion Branch felt like -- and played like -- he'd never been gone.

NFL Game Center: Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers - 2010 Week 6
When Brandon Marshall found out that Green Bay Packers defensive standout Charles Woodson wouldn't be shadowing him for the whole game Sunday, he didn't need to tell quarterback Chad Henne what to do.

NFL Game Center: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers - 2010 Week 6
With Ben Roethlisberger reveling in the cheers he once feared he might not hear, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like themselves for the first time all season. They also sounded like the team that loves to intimidate.

NFL Game Center: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans - 2010 Week 6
Andre Johnson saved the Houston Texans and their shaky defense again.

NFL Game Center: San Diego Chargers at St. Louis Rams - 2010 Week 6
A week after losing by 38 points to the Detroit Lions, the St. Louis Rams used their defense to rebound in a big way. news: Chargers tight end Gates leaves loss to Rams with ankle injury
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates left Sunday's 20-17 loss to the St. Louis with a left ankle injury

Closing time for Cowboys' 2010 season - NFC East Blog - ESPN
This is where Cowboys seasons come to die. But unlike last year's trip to the unsightly Metrodome, which resulted in a 34-3 playoff loss, fans will be forced to endure 11 more games.

Brett Favre of Minnesota Vikings spurned interview with NFL last week, sources say - ESPN
Brett Favre's interview with NFL security chief Milt Alherich will come after the Minnesota Vikings quarterback declined an attempt to interview him this past week, according to sources familiar with the league's investigation into allegations that he sent inappropriate text messages to a former Jets employee in 2008.

Haley sees growth even in stunning defeat - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Head coach Todd Haley believes in making weekly strides as he tries to raise the Kansas City Chiefs from the bottom of the NFL.

Week 6 winners and losers | National Football Post
Let’s take some time this morning to talk about the "winners" and the "losers" from the Week 6 Sunday action in the NFL…

Week 6 post game notes: late kickoffs | National Football Post
Minnesota/ Dallas: Will get more into this game in a moment, but how about the atmosphere for Week 6 of the regular season? Felt like I was watching a wild card playoff game—and that could have been an elimination game for the 1-4 Cowboys.

Texans' Ryans out for the season | National Football Post
Houston Texans Pro Bowl middle inebacke DeMecoy Ryans' season is over.

Ravens squander opportunity, lose to Patriots | National Football Post
Exasperated by a squandered opportunity, the Baltimore Ravens were left to lament how New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady engineered another vintage comeback victory.

Terrell Suggs and Tom Brady have a conversation | National Football Post
During the New England Patriots' 23-20 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady trade words in a heated face-to-face exchange.

That old Patriot magic, another QB quandary in Philly, more Snaps - Don Banks -
Musings, observations and the occasional Week 6 insight as we watch the NFL's most desperate two teams, Dallas and Minnesota, fight it out for an all important second win at the Metrodome ...

Source: Green Bay Packers acquire safety Anthony Smith in swap with Jags - NFL -
The Green Bay Packers acquired safety Anthony Smith in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

Raiders vs. 49ers - Recap - October 17, 2010 - NFL - Football -
Alex Smith is realistic. He expected to get booed again. A win feels great, yet it's still only one.

Seahawks vs. Bears - Recap - October 17, 2010 - NFL - Football -
The way Jay Cutler got knocked around, Lawyer Milloy and the Seattle Seahawks couldn't wait for this game.

Deion Branch still contributing, Big Ben shines in return - Andrew Perloff -
Quick-hitting insights from the slate of 1 p.m. games.

Cowher should be on Cowboys owner's mind - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Jerry Jones should be talking to Bill Cowher every week. He should be watching Cowher on CBS’ "NFL Today," contributing to Cowher’s favorite charities, and mowing Cowher’s lawn in North Carolina, too. And when the season ends, Jones should offer Cowher the richest coaching contract in football, and move fast to dump his Texas-sized mistake of a coaching staff.

Kolb puts pressure back on Reid - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Once again, Eagles coach Andy Reid has a problem. He has in Michael Vick(notes) a quarterback who was the best player in the NFL the first month of the season before injuring his ribs trying to dive into the end zone two weeks ago. He also has Kevin Kolb(notes), his starter until suffering a concussion the first week of the season, but has since been fantastic in Vick’s absence.

Sanchez a lot more comfortable than in '09 - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
In the midst of an enlightening postgame news conference in which New York Jets second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez(notes) discussed his first fourth-quarter comeback, a cell phone belonging to a cameraman standing in the back of the room rang.