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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/7/10

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Broncos' old defense, youthful offense not a great combination - The Denver Post
Long before the Broncos took the field this season, there were danger signs.

Kids, dump your piggy banks for this one - The Denver Post
"Kiz, you think we can get enough Broncomaniacs together to buy out Josh McDaniels' contract so we can get ourselves a half-decent coach next season? I am willing to donate my Christmas money. By the way, do you have the phone numbers of Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden to pass along to franchise owner Pat Bowlen?"

Paige: Orton's stats don't tell truth - The Denver Post
Kyle Orton — we're informed, ad infinitum — is on pace to challenge Dan Marino's all-time, NFL single-season passing record of 5,084 yards.

Klis: Draft lesson: Think big - The Denver Post
Among the 14 teams who first addressed the line of scrimmage with their first-round picks in the 2010 draft, 12 are encouraged at the halfway mark.

NFL.com news: Patriots activate Pro Bowl guard Mankins, release two
The New England Patriots announced Saturday that they have activated Logan Mankins for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, and a source told the Boston Herald that the two-time Pro Bowl guard could start.

NFL.com news: Polian ponders Colts' bad luck after Gonzalez lost for season
Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian is just looking for a few good replacements.

NFL.com news: Merriman brings 'Lights Out' attitude to slumping Bills defense
Shawne Merriman is hoping for a fresh start in Buffalo. The Bills want to plug their porous defense. The two hope it's a perfect match.

NFL.com news: Packers activate safety Bigby, who could play vs. Cowboys
The Packers announced Saturday that they have activated safety Atari Bigby from the physically unable to perform list, making him available to play in Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

NFL.com news: Del Rio still looking for right formula to rebuild Jags' defense
The Jaguars' defensive collapse happened quickly and with little warning.

NFL.com news: Chiefs, Colts among Week 9 road teams situated for 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 9. 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.

NFL.com news: Vikings owner Wilf has much to consider with Childress
Randy Moss has never been shy to speak his mind, therefore the events of this week have less to do with food and more to do with his lack of respect for Vikings coach Brad Childress.

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung to sit out against Browns - ESPN Boston
New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung, who missed last week's win over the Vikings with a knee injury, has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game at the Browns.

Chiefs versus Raiders matters again - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Get over it, NFL: The AFC West is the center of the universe this week.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
This is the time of year when a lot of teams are starting to show the effects of injuries. Athletes who have been playing hurt no longer can produce like they did early in the year. And the shortcomings of players who are filling in for injured starters are starting to be exposed.

NFL Sunday: 5 things to watch | National Football Post
Let’s take one more look at the Sunday action before kickoff. Five things that stand out in the Week 9 games…

Cory Redding taking demotion in stride | National Football Post
Replaced in the starting lineup by Brandon McKinney, Baltimore Ravens veteran defensive end Cory Redding said he doesn’t concern himself with whether he’s on the first-team defense.

The Chiefs-Raiders showdown, and more NFL Week 9 storylines - John P. Lopez - SI.com
Who says superstar quarterbacks are a dying breed in the NFL? Just call the Seattle quarterback Charlie White-hurts. Who's leading the coaches' dead pool? And toast could be the operative words in Houston and Philadelphia.

Chiefs-Raiders is NFL Game of the Week - Kerry J. Byrne - SI.com
1. It's time to welcome Kansas City and Oakland back to the big time -- at least for one week. Nobody saw Chiefs-Raiders as a meaningful game at the start of the season. Heck, nobody saw it as a meaningful game two weeks ago.