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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/29/10


Broncos to sleep on plane to England, then get down to business - The Denver Post
With London calling, Broncos coach Josh McDaniels had a little advice for his players to handle the team's schedule in England.

Paige: A Study in Orange & Blue - The Denver Post
Directly across from tranquil Regents Park, and adjacent to the Sherlock Holmes Museum, is the unremarkable Victorian four-story townhouse at 221B Baker Street.

What it takes to send an NFL team to London - The Denver Post
The biggest challenge for the NFL is selecting the home team for its international game in London, because few teams are eager to give up a date at their home stadium.

Broncos' Ayers may return sooner than expected - The Denver Post
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels hinted Thursday that Robert Ayers, who suffered a fractured foot in the loss at Baltimore this month, may be back sooner than expected.

Q&A: Winners have best approach - The Denver Post
Q: I have a question about the Broncos' travel plans. San Francisco decides to go to London at the beginning of this week. I'm sure it wasn't an excellent trip only because they left somewhat soon after a Sunday game and were probably sore and uncomfortable in those airline seats for such a long flight. Other than that obvious downfall of heading out early, what else could possibly stop a team from leaving as soon as possible? I am already worried about Sunday's game, not only because of Denver's recent performance but also because they chose to leave later in the week. It does not seem logical to me to wait so long, and unfortunately, because of this I think the team will be negatively affected. Your take?

Analysis: Broncos not having success facing 3-4 defense - The Denver Post
It's an odd thing and the jury is still out, but the Broncos are a 3-4 defensive team, yet they are winless against opponents who use the 3-4 this season.

Broncos' McDaniels says RB Moreno will be OK for London game - The Denver Post
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said this morning he believed running back Knowshon Moreno would ready to go for at least some duty in Sunday's game against the 49ers in London.

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress leaning toward holding quarterback Brett Favre out, report says - ESPN
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress is leaning toward starting backup Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback Sunday as Brett Favre recovers from two fractures to his ankle, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has reported, citing an NFL source.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: Tony Romo may not play again this season - ESPN Dallas
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones acknowledged injured quarterback Tony Romo might not play again this season.

Report: NFL to stage conference call with every official Friday - ESPN
According to the report, the call will serve to rally officials, but will also focus on rectifying a multitude of mistakes by referees this season.

Albert Haynesworth hopes to prove he's 'not a bust' - ESPN
It's unusual to hear a professional athlete say he's not good enough. That's how far Albert Haynesworth has sunk to keep from playing nose tackle in a 3-4 defense.

Tennessee Titans' Kenny Britt says he's didn't throw punch at night club - ESPN
Tennessee wide receiver Kenny Britt denies throwing a punch during a bar fight in a downtown Nashville night club last week.

Lawrence Taylor due back in court on Dec. 7 - ESPN New York
The case against Lawrence Taylor continued to march toward a possible winter trial Thursday, as dates were set for motions to be exchanged between the Rockland County District Attorney's office and Taylor's attorney, Arthur Aidala.

Mathias Kiwanuka of New York Giants out for rest of season - ESPN New York
The New York Giants placed defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka on injured reserve with a herniated disk in his neck on Thursday

Sources: Joseph Addai likely out, Donald Brown to return Monday night for Colts - ESPN
Running backs Joseph Addai and Donald Brown did not practice Thursday for the Colts.

Chicago Bears denied entrance to club - ESPN Chicago
As if losing three out of their last four games wasn't bad enough, over 20 Chicago Bears were turned away from a Chicago nightclub during a "Rookie Night" tradition that features veterans treating the rookies to a night on the town.

Dolphins unable to strike downfield - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Yet they're tied for last in the NFL in pass plays of 20 yards or longer. They've produced only 13 through six games. They are third-to-last in pass plays of 30 yards or longer with three. news: Texans-Colts rematch highlights exciting Week 8 slate
This isn't the deepest pool of games ever, but hey, when you have teams like the Ravens, Falcons and Giants on a bye, and the schedule is a game lighter than last week, that can happen. We do have two more monster prime time games and some of the more intriguing 4 p.m. starts than in many weeks past. news: Will Favre play? 'Wouldn't put anything past me,' QB says
The signs of progress are small but noticeable for Brett Favre. news: Saints RB Thomas using crutches, unsure about injury status
Pierre Thomas hobbled into the New Orleans Saints' locker room on crutches Thursday, keeping weight off his sprained left ankle and sounding perplexed about why his recovery is going so much slower than he'd hoped. news: Staubach, Aikman lament Cowboys' struggles this season
Exactly 100 days before the Super Bowl, Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman aren't expecting their old team to make it. news: Romo's injury makes evaluation of Phillips tough for Jones
Never has a fractured clavicle had such an impact on the imminent future of the Dallas Cowboys or their direction. news: Less rowdy Roddy White taking game to a new level
Three years ago, maybe not even that long, I would have chalked this up as another simple moment for White, whose immaturity -- in a non-destructive, but more childish manner -- matched his incredible athletic gifts. I didn't go there because White, whose jersey number is '84,' is a totally different person now, and therefore a totally different receiver. news: Steelers, Vikings among road teams primed for Week 8 wins
It takes a lot to win on the road in the NFL, but there are four teams that possess the ingredients necessary to pull off the difficult feat in Week 8. These four are in a unique position to get a difficult road win based on trends, past history and surrounding circumstances entering this weekend's action. news: Brackett's second shot at Foster top Week 8 matchup
Texans running back Arian Foster vs. Colts linebacker Gary Brackett

Titans offense exploding behind Chris Johnson, Kenny Britt - Don Banks -
In an NFL season flush with developments that defy easy explanation and preconceptions that haven't held up, here's one more you may not have noticed: Slowing down the Tennessee Titans offense no longer means slowing down 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson.

Ken Whisenhunt: 'No doubt' Steve Breaston plays Sunday - NFL -
Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt says there is no doubt wide receiver Steve Breaston will play Sunday when the Cardinals are home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The worst player in the NFL?
On what is statistically shaping up to be among the most porous defenses in NFL history, the Bills still can't find a spot for Aaron Maybin.

Week 8 NFL tip sheet | National Football Post
Time to start talking about the Week 8 NFL action. Personnel, my top ten teams, pregame notes and picks for the entire slate of games.

Who's No. 1 and who's heading home? | National Football Post
1) NFL Officials...With two missed/wrong calls on Sunday night in Green Bay, the squeals of "How can they not see that?" were heard again. NEWS FLASH, humans make mistakes. NFL officials have gotten younger, slimmer, quicker and better trained in recent years but even if there were double the number of them on the field, calls would still be missed. Part of that is the "size and speed" issue of current players but also the quality of athlete is also rising so the incredible is becoming more commonplace. Combine that with the dreaded word "interpretation" and it's a wonder these gentlemen do the excellent job they do.

Former bust in midst of improbable comeback - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Seattle Seahawks receiver Mike Williams would prefer to focus on the future, but he understands why everyone feels a need to talk primarily of his past. After all, it’s not too often that a former first-round draft pick bottoms out, spends two years away from the game, and comes back under the most improbable circumstances to become the leading offensive threat for a franchise trying to find its way back from a losing mentality.

Sterger has not met with NFL - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The woman who allegedly received lewd photos and inappropriate text messages from Brett Favre(notes) has not yet spoken with the NFL.