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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks -- 9/27/10


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Honoring a Hall of Famer
On Friday night, players, coaches and staff members from five decades of Broncos football got together to celebrate one man -- Floyd Little. The newest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to have worn a Broncos uniform for his entire career was the man of honor at an alumni banquet at INVESCO Field at Mile High. So not only did Broncos from the past get to reminisce with one another, they got to congratulate one of their own.

Stopped Short
The Broncos had their chances against the Colts on Sunday at INVESCO Field at Mile High. But several impressive offensive performances weren't enough to offset red zone struggles in a 27-13 loss to the defending AFC Champions.

Manning wins air duel with Orton; Colts bounce Broncos 27-13 - The Denver Post
Understanding fully that Passing Peyton cannot be defeated at his own game, the Broncos developed a plan this week that focused on deficit reduction.

Paige: Can anyone here run the ball? - The Denver Post
The Broncos' best running back on Sunday was sitting in a white shirt in the front row of suite 234.

Krieger: Going for it not always wise choice - The Denver Post
t's fourth-and-goal at the Colts' 1-yard line in the middle of the second quarter. You can't run the ball to save your life. Two previous attempts to punch it in on the ground have failed. Still, you try again and come away with no points.

South stands' appeal has changed over the years - The Denver Post
Southern pride has always come into play for a select group of Broncos fans. To those who have filled their pews faithfully every Sunday for years, the real worshippers of the Broncos can be found in the south stands.

Bannan impressed by Manning — also by Orton - The Denver Post
After playing for the losing side, Justin Bannan was disappointed.

Analysis: Broncos' hefty offense still can't get past Colts - The Denver Post
The Broncos made history when they faced the Colts on Sunday. They just could not make a victory.

Broncos' Bailey, Cox targeted by Colts newcomer White - The Denver Post
Blair White is an undrafted rookie playing in his first game, two days after he was signed to an NFL roster for the first time.

The dreaded red zone for Broncos - The Denver Post
Sure, the final numbers looked great for Kyle Orton. A career best in passing yards, even, and by a long shot.

Broncos bewildered by Austin Collie's fourth quarter catches - The Denver Post
It might look as if there's no talking going on among the players on the field, but Colts quarterback Peyton Manning would tell you differently about a key pass to receiver Austin Collie in the fourth quarter.

Colts 27, Broncos 13: Bests, worsts and the ex factor - The Denver Post
Bests: Rare air performance Airing it out: Kyle Orton's 476 yards passing were the second-most in Broncos history, and two receivers — Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney — had 140 or more receiving yards.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
There was no slowing down Peyton Manning, even without two of his favorite receivers.

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
It should have been a routine chip shot for Saints playoff hero Garrett Hartley, a 29-yard field goal in overtime to keep New Orleans unbeaten.

New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
There were cheers for LeBron James and jeers for Jason Taylor.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
The Dallas Cowboys can breathe a little easier -- and even smile again.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
After taking grief for "winning ugly" in their first two games, the Kansas City Chiefs went out and etched a beauty.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
Michael Vick sparked a rally against Green Bay, dismantled Detroit and picked apart Jacksonville.

Washington Redskins vs. St. Louis Rams - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
Steven Jackson cheered from the sideline as the St. Louis Rams ended a 14-game home losing streak. Somehow they did not seem to miss their offensive star.

Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
The Tennessee Titans wanted a bounce back game and the New York Giants helped them get it.

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
Tom Brady regained his touch against his personal pushovers.

Source: Buffalo Bills shopping benched QB Trent Edwards - ESPN
With some wondering whether Buffalo will deal running back Marshawn Lynch, the Bills have been dangling quarterback Trent Edwards, according to a league source.

San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
Leon Washington made sure to thank everyone else before taking a moment to think a little selfishly.

NFL Game Center: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos - 2010 Week 3
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos NFL Game Center

NFL Game Center: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 2010 Week 3
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Game Center

NFL Game Center: Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals - 2010 Week 3
Sebastian Janikowski had not missed a field goal this short in four years. news: Vick, Boldin headline fantasy's top players in Week 3
Anquan Boldin, WR, Ravens Boldin had an enormous stat line against the Browns, catching eight passes for 142 yards with three touchdowns in a 24-17 win. He scored on passes of 8, 12 and 27 yards from Joe Flacco. Boldin, who is on pace for 107 receptions and better than 1,500 yards, finished with an impressive 31.96 fantasy points on He has a tough matchup next week against the Steelers, but Boldin is still hard to bench in all fantasy leagues.

Dejected 49ers a lost team in desperate need of change - Don Banks -
Mike Singletary was at a loss here Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium, and by that I don't mean the one he presided over in desultory fashion as his team's increasingly bewildered and at times over-matched head coach.

The Vikings and Cowboys save face, more Snap Judgments - Don Banks -
Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 3 that was quite friendly to the road teams on this NFL Sunday ...

Clausen and Palmer both erratic : Photo Gallery
Clausen and Palmer both erratic Bengals 20, Panthers 7: Believe it or not, Jimmy Clausen's 16-for-33, 188-yard day may even be a tad flattering since he played so poorly. For whatever reason, he refuses to throw the ball to Steve Smith. Carson Palmer wasn't a whole lot better, but the Bengals were able to turn to their running game to bail them out of an otherwise forgettable contest.

Stars lift Dallas Cowboys over Houston Texans - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
Once again, it takes the worst to bring out the best in the Dallas Cowboys.

Sunday's NFL Week 3 news, notes and rumors - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick continued his quick ascension back up the NFL ladder against the Jacksonville Jaguars. After a slow start in the first quarter with a few inaccurate passes, Vick never lost his poise and hit WRs Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson for several big plays as the game progressed. Vick was willing to let the offensive scheme work by going through the passing progressions. Earlier in his career with the Atlanta Falcons, Vick would take off and run after going through just one or two progressions. Over his two starts, Vick has gone 38 for 65 for 575 with five touchdown passes. He has not thrown an interception this season. While Vick will still miss an occasional wide open receiver or tight end, he’s been much more accurate than I can remember.

Chiefs' quick rise silences GM's critics - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
When Pioli took over as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs with so much fanfare in January of 2009, there were opposing executives who wagged their finger and smirked. These were the same officials who had long felt Pioli was too smug for his own good, and had a reputation that far exceeded his talents. They thought he was in a coddled position in New England – allowed to scoop up executive of the year awards when things were going good, and able to disappear behind Patriots coach Bill Belichick when things were going bad.

Steelers look scary – and Big Ben hasn't played - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers took the field at Raymond James Stadium, they walked away with their sixth Super Bowl title.

Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens - Recap - September 26, 2010 - ESPN
On an afternoon in which the esteemed Baltimore defense was rather ordinary, Joe Flacco and his retooled receiving corps carried the Ravens to a surprisingly difficult victory.