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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks 12/6/10


Broncos eliminated from playoff contention after Chiefs hold on for win - The Denver Post
he 2010 Broncos are beyond hopeless. The possibility Bailey may have played his last meaningful game for the team is a sad reality.

Paige: No guts, no glory and, ultimately, no hope - The Denver Post
Punt this season. The Broncos did not play to win again. Rather, they played not to lose. They did not win, and they did not not lose. They were K.C. barbecued.

Kiszla: Playing Tebow gives fans some hope - The Denver Post
In an NFL season all over in Denver except the crying for the head of Josh McDaniels, if he doesn't give Tim Tebow a shot to start at quarterback now, it might be left to the next Broncos coach to see if the anointed savior of this franchise can actually play.

Analysis: Broncos improve on defense, but regress the rest for loss to Chiefs - The Denver Post
In the end, better was just not good enough for the Broncos.

Knowshon gaining ground - The Denver Post
This was the kind of day Broncos fans had been waiting for from Knowshon Moreno for almost two years.

Kyle Orton struggles in a low point for Broncos vs. Chiefs - The Denver Post
Kyle Orton threw high, he threw low, he threw under duress, but mostly he threw incomplete.

Bruton fills in for Dawkins, nets praise from Bailey - The Denver Post
Broncos second-year safety David Bruton made his second career start Sunday, filling in for veteran Brian Dawkins, who did not play because of a knee injury.

Tom Brandstater: A friend indeed | All Things Broncos
We should all have friends like former Broncos quarterback Tom Brandstater. Details in the suicide of Kenny McKinley revealed the late Broncos receiver was

Chiefs 10, Broncos 6: Bests, worsts and the ex factor - The Denver Post
Bests: Moreno steps up his game

NFL Game Center: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs - 2010 Week 13
Jamaal Charles rushed for 116 yards, and Matt Cassel threw a 3-yard pass to Leonard Pope for the only touchdown, leading the Chiefs to a ragged 10-6 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. news: Roethlisberger set for surgery on nose; will play vs. Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo surgery to repair a broken nose suffered in Sunday night's 13-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday. news: Chargers' Gates on torn plantar fascia: 'I can’t keep doing this'
San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates continues to battle pain from a torn plantar fascia and will face another week of uncertainty around his playing status as the Chargers (6-6) prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs (8-4), according to the San Diego Union-Tribune late Sunday.

NFL Game Center: New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals - 2010 Week 13
Drew Brees isn't just a Super Bowl MVP. He's also a convincing actor with the game on the line.

NFL Game Center: Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts - 2010 Week 13
Peyton Manning had two interceptions returned for touchdowns Sunday and his fourth of the day set up David Buehler for a 38-yard field goal that gave Dallas a 38-35 victory in overtime.

Broken and bruised, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers turn in a vintage win over Ravens - Don Banks -
If this particular rivalry between bitter division foes happened to be represented by a symbol -- think of it as Prince meets the NFL -- for 15 seasons now the bloody nose would have been entirely apt.

Raiders vs. Chargers - Recap - December 5, 2010 - NFL - Football -
Not even Norvstradamus could have seen this coming.

MJD making MVP case, Cutler improving, more analysis - Andrew Perloff -
Quick-hitting insight from today's 1 p.m. games ...

Ravens-Steelers lives up to hype; Maurice Jones-Drew MVP talk - Peter King -
Four weeks to go in the regular season ... 29 days left, 37 division games to play (including tonight's Armageddon Bowl in Foxboro) ... three divisions tied at the top ... four divisions with a one-game lead at the top ... and, as we all predicted, the Kansas City Chiefs are the lone division leader with breathing room.

Jets-Patriots is NFL game of the week - Kerry J. Byrne -
New England (9-2) hosts the N.Y. Jets (9-2) in the NFL's "Game of the Year." Jets-Pats pits two hated, big-market, old-school division rivals in a nationally televised game that will give the winner the best record in football and a great shot at home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Patriots have enjoyed or shared the AFC East's best record for nine straight years, a streak of divisional dominance unmatched in NFL history. Other than that, it's no bigs.

Chaos could end Fisher's Titans tenure - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
It may be the most important meal of the day, but breakfast was the last thing on Jeff Fisher’s mind as he sat down at the lobby-level restaurant of the Loews Vanderbilt hotel bright and early Sunday morning, a good four hours before his Tennessee Titans would play another wretched football game.

Colts' familiar playoff ring nearing dead tone - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
As last week progressed, the subtle signs of worry were dribbling out of the Indianapolis Colts’ practice facility. In an offensive meeting, quarterback Peyton Manning(notes) was sharing a nine-year old memory of the last time he was sitting at home when the playoffs began. Veterans were talking about getting swagger back. Wideout Reggie Wayne(notes) was telling reporters that the season wasn’t over, and that no teams would want to see the Colts in the playoffs, because "I don’t care what our record is, you know what you’re up against."