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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 10/9/10


Broncos rookie Thomas excels in returning kicks - The Denver Post
There is a carve-it-in-stone belief among football scouts, one almost as old as the ball itself.

Paige: McD cooks up first-rate QB - The Denver Post
Mike Shanahan was branded as the Mastermind. Josh McDaniels is trying to become the Master Manipulator/Motivator.

Fantasy Spotlight: Moss and Favre were made for each other - The Denver Post
What do you think of Randy Moss now that he's with the Vikings again? Will he have trouble developing chemistry with Brett Favre this week against the Jets?

Moreno, Larsen ruled out for ravens game - The Denver Post
Healthier than at any point in the preseason, the Broncos' training room is down to just two keepers.

Haggan, Finnegan, Marks hit with fines from Den-Tenn game | All Things Broncos
Kyle Orton called out Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan for "cheap" play after Sunday’s game in Nashville, including a play in which Finnegan hit a helmet-less Chris Kuper.

NFL reviewing allegations of racy Brett Favre messages - ESPN
says it is reviewing allegations involving Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, who the website Deadspin says sent racy messages and photos to a woman who worked for the team while he played for the Jets.

Final Word: AFC West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5.

Philadelphia Eagles' Kevin Kolb to start for injured Michael Vick - ESPN
Kevin Kolb has another chance to prove he's a capable starting quarterback.

How the Chiefs can win the AFC West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs (3-0), stunningly the league's only remaining unbeaten team, are one of the top storylines of the young NFL season.

Randy Moss should benefit from playing with All-Pro RB Adrian Peterson - ESPN
Once the New England Patriots made the decision to trade wide receiver Randy Moss, the Minnesota Vikings found themselves with the NFL version of the Miami Heat.

Clay Matthews known as Green Bay Packers' 'animal' on field - ESPN
With a cluster of groupies and a whiff of booze lingering on the concrete outside Lambeau Field, Clay Matthews III gathered his long blond mane, swept it back into a ponytail and strutted off into a warm October night. Oh, to be 24, single and the wildest linebacker this side of Lake Michigan. news: Patriots, Vikings take smart business approach to Moss deal
However, in New England, the Patriots don't mind change, don't mind making tough decisions, and they only worry about doing what is best for their team. Their actions this week prove they love change. news: Texans' Johnson set to face Giants; Williams tweaks groin
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has made progress in his recovery from a lingering right ankle injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. news: Titans' Finnegan fined $10K for incident that angered Broncos
The NFL fined Cortland Finnegan $10,000 for an incident involving Denver Broncos offensive lineman Chris Kuper last weekend and warned the Tennessee Titans cornerback that further infractions of this type could lead to increased disciplinary action.

Colts' backfield is hurting | National Football Post
Only one of the Indianapolis Colts' running backs isn't listed on the injury report: rookie Javarris James.

Darrelle Revis says he's ready | National Football Post
New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis declared himself ready to return for Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Terrell Suggs, Ryan Clady to square off | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has regained his quick burst off the edge and is once again harassing quarterbacks following a sluggish season last year.

Giants LB Goff stands to lose nearly half his game check | National Football Post
The NFL has fined New York Giants linebacker Jonathan Goff $12,500 for two penalties he picked up on one play last Sunday.

Houshmandzadeh wants the ball more | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh caught the game-winning touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, hauling in an 18-yard strike from Joe Flacco.

Haloti Ngata playing at high level | National Football Post
Containing Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata ranks extremely high on the Denver Broncos’ list of blocking priorities.

Brett Favre's homecoming, Moss debut lead Week 5 storylines - John P. Lopez -
You want to say Vikings-Jets is one of those games in which Brett Favre really wants to send a message. But Favre hasn't had a lot of luck sending messages lately. Voice, text, multimedia or otherwise, reportedly.

Arizona Cardinals may have the next Kurt Warner in quarterback Max Hall - Peter King -
Sometime around 1 p.m. this afternoon, Phoenix time, two quarterbacks will meet at the Arizona Cardinals' training facility. Kurt Warner, doing color for the Saints-Cardinals game on Sunday in a delicious bit of TV gerrymandering, will stand and shake hands with the man he used to be. And Max Hall, probably, will blush a little bit.

1985 Chicago Bears still take the cake for most compelling team - Jeff Pearlman -
They come along every decade or so, and we initially fall for the bait.

Undefeated Kansas City Chiefs vs. Peyton Manning is best statistical matchup of Week 5 in NFL - Kerry J. Byrne -
The surprising 3-0 Chiefs, the only undefeated team in the NFL, visit the struggling 2-2 Colts, a dominant power over the past decade, in the best statistical match-up of Week 5.

Bengals' Lewis still without new deal - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
As the coach of the defending champion of what may be football’s toughest division, Marvin Lewis has plenty on his mind before the 2-2 Cincinnati Bengals enjoy their bye week. Heading into their home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lewis is trying to figure out a way to keep pace with the Baltimore Ravens (3-1) and Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1).

McClain fights his way to starting job - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Thanks to the October Surprise that sent a future Hall of Fame wideout away from one all-time great quarterback and into the arms of another, an already intriguing Week 5 of the NFL season just got even spicier.

Police: Haynesworth's half brother killed in crash - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The half brother of Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth(notes) was killed in a motorcycle crash in Nashville, police said Friday.

Cop testifies in Chris Simms marijuana case - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
Unemployed quarterback Chris Simms was so high on marijuana when he was busted in New York City this summer, a police officer said his tongue went numb off the weed’s aroma, according to testimony Thursday.