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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/06/11


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Week 5 - Wednesday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks about Champ Bailey full participation during practice and preparing for the Chargers.

Broncos QB Orton still No. 1 but starts to feel the heat - The Denver Post
Kyle Orton knows all the stats. He knows the Broncos won only once in the first quarter of the season. He knows that he has thrown six interceptions and lost two fumbles in four games, and he knows the Broncos are tied for last in the AFC West.

Broncos WR reshapes body to get results - Boulder Daily Camera
ENGLEWOOD -- Before Eric Deckers rookie season in Denver last year, about all he could do to stay in shape was pump iron at the gym while he recovered from an operation on his left foot.

Fox Buoyed By Close Losses: ‘We’re Not Light Years Away’ |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Last January, the Broncos staggered into the offseason having lost 10 of their last 12 games, including five defeats by 14 or more points.

Peyton Hillis' success emboldens Broncos fans with Tim Tebow at QB | First-and-Orange
With the Broncos playing the AFC West leading San Diego Chargers this Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, followed by a bye week, this may be the biggest must-win of the Bronco-Orton era.

Denver Broncos News

Week 5 - Wednesday: Orton |
Quarterback Kyle Orton talks to the press after Wednesday's practice. news: Broncos rookie tackle Franklin excused after death of brother
Broncos rookie right tackle Orlando Franklin was excused Wednesday to deal with a family tragedy.

Bronco excused to deal with tragedy - Boulder Daily Camera
ENGLEWOOD -- Broncos rookie right tackle Orlando Franklin was excused Wednesday to deal with a family tragedy.

Broncos QB Orton believes team about to turn tide - The Denver Post
So explain this, Kyle Orton critics. In 33 quarterback starts for the Chicago Bears, Orton averaged just 161 passing yards a game. He threw almost as many interceptions (27) as touchdowns (30). His passer rating was a less-than average 71.1.

Chargers will show Broncos a different kind of challenge - The Denver Post
One school of thought says the Chargers team coming to Denver this weekend is not quite on par with San Diegos teams that won the AFC West four of the last five seasons.

Until reinforcements arrive, Broncos have to limit dents on defense - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Sammi in Golden. Q: With the Broncos playing a 3-3-5 defense, I can see Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller shining as pass rushers.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Getting Back on Track |
With the Chargers in their sights, the Broncos are looking to 'get back on the winning track' in Week 5.

Wednesday Practice Notes: Dawkins, Fells Sidelined |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – No one returned, and two more starters went to the sideline as the Broncos began preparations for the San Diego Chargers here Wednesday morning.

Could Miami revisit Orton talks? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It is doubtful the Dolphins would want to trade for Orton now that they are 0-4 and Orton would have 12 games left on his contract. The Dolphins are simply trying to get through this season. Miami is likely focusing more on getting a quarterback early in the first round of next year's draft.

Chargers Vs. Broncos: Vincent Jackson Did Not Participate In Wednesday's Practice - SB Nation Denver
The Denver Broncos might find the San Diego Chargers down another weapon by the time Sunday's game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High kicks off. Tight end Antonio Gates is already expected to be out for several more weeks, but wide receiver Vincent Jackson's status has changed drastically over the last few days.

Michael Conniff: Con Games: Buffs, Broncos Hoofin' It in Hell | Huffington Post
I've tried to root for both the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Denver Broncos in the No Fun League -- and it's been no fun at all. It's not just that they lose because losing I can live with.

NFL performance matrix: Broncos get point at Green Bay, not win | First-and-Orange
With 23 points in a Week 4 defeat Sunday at Green Bay, the Broncos improved their scoring average by one from 19.3 points to 20.3.

NFL News

NFL notebook: Agent advised Browns' Hillis not to play | The Columbus Dispatch
Fearing that Peyton Hillis was weakened from strep throat and could risk injury, his agent advised the Cleveland Browns’ running back not to play on Sept. 25 against Miami. news: Rodgers not interested in verbal debate with ex-Packer Favre
Brett Favre believes Aaron Rodgers "fell into" a great situation in Green Bay, but the Packers' current QB is taking the high road when it comes to his famous predecessor. news: Bad blood simmering in emerging Packers-Falcons rivalry
It's not top of mind like Ravens-Steelers or Cowboys-Redksins, but when it comes to NFL rivalries featuring the most animosity, Packers-Falcons is quickly heating up. Steve Wyche explains why.

Personnel Review: NFC West | DRAFTMETRICS
Most of the analysis will concern the NFL Draft since it is generally the most important "building block" for a team. Trades, free agent signings and the ability to retain players will also be examined, though, to give a complete picture of team building activities. Week 5 NFL Picks
This is a home game for the Broncos, so the crowd will be going against them. Kyle Orton will start yet again for some reason, so the fans will be chanting for Tim Tebow.