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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 9/20/10


Broncos unveil top pick Thomas, defeat Seahawks 31-14 - The Denver Post
With all the hype surrounding Tebow, the Broncos could keep their weapon secret until that athlete was ready to play. He's the guy who introduced himself on a 91-degree afternoon Sunday at Invesco Field at Mile High.

Champ Bailey on crutches, but hopes to play vs. Colts - The Denver Post
The best hope is that it's just a bruise and Bailey will be able to play against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts next week. Bailey appeared to suffer the injury in the fourth quarter of the Broncos' 31-14 victory against Seattle.

Paige: Planets align on Broncos' trick play - The Denver Post
At dusk, Jupiter was closer to Earth than it has been since the fourth quarter of 1963, but at the 12:03 mark of the second quarter Sunday afternoon, the planets and the stars appeared to be in precise alignment for the Broncos.

Krieger: Champ, Dawkins take charge with picks - The Denver Post
Sometimes you just need a Hall of Famer or two to set the tone for a young team. Luckily for the Broncos, they happen to have a couple.

Broncos' Orton at his best on third down - The Denver Post
Third-and-long, third-and-short, didn't matter. The down and distance seemed to be little object for the Broncos' offense and particularly quarterback Kyle Orton in Sunday's 31-14 drubbing of the Seahawks.

Broncos' Moreno shows stuff on long gain - The Denver Post
Whatever chance Seattle had of getting back in the game Sunday was vanquished when Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton threw a flare pass to Moreno in the third quarter. The moment he caught the ball, two Seattle defenders, including their best, middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu, had the Broncos back dead to rights.

Kiszla: State of Broncomania fighting with Rockies - The Denver Post
To understand the current state of Broncomania, here's all you need to know: The football stadium that John Elway built is now a house divided.

TD celebration for Broncos offensive line | All Things Broncos
After Correll Buckhalter dashed into the end zone for a one-yard score in the second quarter, the first teammate he found was rookie center J.D. Walton.

NFL Game Center: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos - 2010 Week 2
Kyle Orton threw for 307 yards and two TD passes and top draft pick Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Denver Broncos' 31-14 rout of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Their top draft pick, Demaryius Thomas, made a sensational debut in Denver's 31-14 rout of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, catching eight passes for 97 yards and a score in limited duty.

New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Peyton Manning showed some compassion for his little brother. It didn't help -- the Indianapolis Colts pummeled Eli anyway.

Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
When Brett Favre made the decision, finally, to return for a 20th NFL season, he made it clear from the start that duplicating last year's magic with the Minnesota Vikings wasn't going to be easy.

Sources: Minnesota Vikings to meet to discuss trade for San Diego Chargers' Vincent Jackson - ESPN
The Minnesota Vikings expect to convene either Sunday night or Monday on whether to make a serious play for San Diego Chargers suspended wide receiver Vincent Jackson, according to team and league sources.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Michael Vick took advantage of his first start at quarterback since 2006, looking like the Pro Bowler he used to be by effortlessly flicking the football down the field and avoiding sacks with slick steps.

Philadelphia Eagles' Andy Reid says Kevin Kolb likely to return as QB starter in Week 3 - ESPN
Eagles coach Andy Reid told reporters before Sunday's game that Kevin Kolb will be the Eagles' starter next week against Jacksonville, barring complications.

New England Patriots vs. New York Jets - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Call the second game of the New York Jets' reality season "Hard to Believe."

New York Jets' Darrelle Revis injures hamstring vs. New England Patriots, to have MRI on Monday - ESPN New York
Darrelle Revis, his left leg wrapped with apparent yards of ace bandages, watched the second half of the New York Jets' 28-14 win over the visiting New England Patriots from the trainer's room at New Meadowlands Stadium. And he was cheering on his team.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin isn't sure who's going to play quarterback next for his Steelers. The way his defense is playing, it might not matter.

Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young benched but will start Week 3 - ESPN
Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that Vince Young is still the Titans' starting quarterback despite being pulled after three quarters against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Houston Texans vs. Washington Redskins - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Their quarterback threw for 497 yards. They overcame a 17-point third-quarter deficit. They've beaten Peyton Manning and Donovan McNabb back-to-back. They even won an overtime game for the first time.

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson to have MRI on sprained ankle - ESPN
Texans receiver Andre Johnson will have an MRI exam on his sprained right ankle after injuring it Sunday, leaving the game, then returning to make a tying, fourth-down touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter of Houston's 30-27 victory over the Washington Redskins.

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, CB Mike Jenkins, WR Dez Bryant injured vs. Chicago Bears - ESPN Dallas
The Cowboys lost Mike Jenkins, Jason Witten and Dez Bryant in the fourth quarter of their 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.

Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Tony Romo walked toward the locker room thinking about all the mistakes the Dallas Cowboys made and all the crucial plays they hadn't, the 0-2 hole they're in and the lack of an easy way out.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Moments before the game's climactic play, Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel looked around the huddle and saw only confidence in the eyes of his excited teammates.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers - Recap - September 19, 2010 - ESPN
Cornerback Antoine Cason leaped for the ball as if he were a wide receiver, and the turnover derby was on.

Week 2 post game notebook | National Football Post
The Week 2 NFL Notebook: post game notes, X’s and O’s, plus some game balls to hand out…

Unflappable Sanchez sparks Jets' revival in crucial win over Patriots - Richard Deitsch -
For a franchise whose fans see gloom, paranoia and signs of an impending football apocalypse around every corner, here was a very frightful vision: All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis and his $46 million hamstrings being worked on by a Jets trainer as the first half came to a close.

Favre's foibles, the dominant Steelers and more Snaps - Don Banks -
By now, I imagine Brett Favre definitively knows it's not 2009 anymore. Then again, the Vikings' soon-to-be 41-year-old quarterback sensed that there was no way he could duplicate the magic carpet ride he took last season in Minnesota.

Michael Vick, Matt Schaub, Josh Freeman impressed in Week 2 - Peter King -
Three quarterbacks. That's what I take out of Week 2, along with a Stat of the Week that might be a Stat of the Year, and why the Dolphins are trouble, and why the Vikings should steer clear of a certain tall receiver from the West Coast, and why the enhanced season proposal isn't bowling you over.

Vick hangs tough in pocket to earn redemption - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Things turned around for Michael Vick(notes) when he stopped looking for a quick exit and started taking hits.

Jets' Sanchez rises to occasion in a big way - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
For Mark Sanchez(notes), the moment of truth came less than two minutes into the second quarter of the second game of his second NFL season.

Indianapolis Colts beat New York Giants with ground attack - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
An embarrassing Sunday night incident best encapsulates the New York Giants’ 38-14 loss to Indianapolis.