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Week 5 - Thursday: Allen |
Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen talks about San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers, the development of rookie safety Quinton Carter and preparing for the Chargers.

NFL Preview - San Diego (3-1) at Denver (1-3) (ET) -
Fans of the San Diego Chargers have been accustomed to slow starts and probably believe they're dreaming right now.

No middle ground in age of Broncos' defensive backs - The Denver Post
With virtually every yard, every touchdown, every big play that opposing quarterbacks have dropped on the Broncos secondary in recent seasons, the team has paid a price for its past.

Paige: Broncos' Tim Tebow silently watches tempest - The Denver Post
Timmy feels awkwardly uncomfortable about The Tebow Thing. But theres so little that one of sports most recognizable, yet rarely seen, figures can do to impede the stampede — except remain quiet, unassuming and ready.

The Durango Herald 10/07/2011 | It’s Broncos all the way this season
Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo, confirmed Thursday that an agreement has been reached to ensure no Broncos games this season will be pre-empted by the Dallas Cowboys for television viewers in La Plata and Montezuma counties.

Women take over Sports Authority Field for a night - KDVR
DENVER -- Sports Authority Field at Mile High is not the place you'd expect to be brimming with estrogen, but more than 800 women suited up for a Denver Broncos "Crush Night Out" at the football stadium.

Denver Broncos News

Week 5 - Thursday: McCoy |
Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy talks about limiting turnovers, big plays from last week's game and preparing for the Chargers.

Week 5 - Thursday: Bailey |
Cornerback Champ Bailey talks about getting back on the field Sunday against the Chargers.

Week 5 - Thursday: Dawkins |
Safety Brian Dawkins talks to the press about getting ready for the Chargers. news: Broncos' Fox predictably peppered with Tebow questions
John Fox probably believes he can't go one day without being asked about Tim Tebow. And he's right, as Wednesday, the coach again had to explain why Tebow isn't the Broncos' starting QB.

Best Bets: Denver Broncos are no match for San Diego Chargers | Democrat and Chronicle
The San Diego Chargers are off to a 3-1 start and should continue to roll against the overmatched Denver Broncos as this week's 'Best Bet.'

Broncos attempting to find more production from nicked-up tight ends - The Washington Post
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos are in such a tight spot at tight end they’re converting offensive linemen.

Udall: Four Corners residents to get Broncos games on TV this season - The Denver Post
Sen. Mark Udall says he has negotiated a deal with a CBS affiliate in Albuquerque to ensure that Four Corners residents will be able to watch Broncos games.

Tebow's bonus for playing time is relatively affordable - The Denver Post
Considerable speculation has been swirling through sports-talk radio and in blogs that the Broncos arent playing quarterback Tim Tebow because his contract calls for an enormous escalator bonus if he plays a certain amount of snaps.

Young players in Broncos' secondary face a learning curve - The Denver Post
The learning curve is never all that fun in the NFL. Even the most gifted rookies discover the difficulty in not only facing the best at what they do week after week, but players who know what youre supposed to learn the hard way.

Q&A: For Broncos, instability at defensive coordinator as much to blame as personnel decisions - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Rod Ridley in Grand Junction.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Notebook: Carter Stepping Up |
With two safeties out of practice Thursday, Quinton Carter stepped in to take reps that Head Coach John Fox said he has earned. The Broncos also discussed stopping Philip Rivers and limiting turnovers.

Bailey Set to Play, But Uncertainty Shrouds Secondary |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. –Throughout his recovery from a hamstring injury, Champ Bailey maintained that he wanted plenty of practice time to test it out, and that he wouldn’t return until he wasn’t at imminent risk of re-injuring it.

Did the lockout hurt Tebow's growth? - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Denver Broncos coach John Fox dropped a hint to why second-year quarterback Tim Tebow has yet to have him the field as his primary quarterback.

Broncos' Champ Bailey Returns And Talks Past, Present Cornerbacks - Predominantly Orange
The Broncos received some great news this week when they learned that Champ Bailey would be returning to action against the San Deigo Chargers. Bailey has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury.

NFL odds: Week 5's biggest home underdog? Not the Denver Broncos | First-and-Orange
Looking at the betting lines for Week 5 in the NFL, the best thing you can say about the Broncos is this: They aren’t the biggest home underdog.

NFL News

Quarterbacks Threaten Records as N.F.L. Tilts to the Pass -
A spike in passing yardage and 300-yard passing performances in the N.F.L. has raised eyebrows even among longtime observers.

NFL: Pennsylvania's Eagles, Steelers struggle | The Indianapolis Star
The Philadelphia Eagles were in the middle of another fourth-quarter meltdown when the chant began echoing through the stadium: 'Let's Go, Phillies!'

Week 5 N.F.L. Matchups: Another Turning Point -
Fox also took a multivitamin before the game, but since he did not feel instantly better, he stopped taking them, right after removing all of the insulation from his home because it did not provide immediate energy savings.

Hank Williams Jr. says ESPN infringed upon his freedom of speech - The Denver Post
Are you ready for some football? Hank Williams Jr. isnt anymore. The country singer and ESPN each took credit for the decision Thursday morning to ax his classic intro to "Monday Night Football."

Peyton Manning hopeful for return this season - The Denver Post
INDIANAPOLIS—Peyton Manning is getting closer to being his old self. He's cracking jokes, having fun at the expense of reporters and he even got the OK from his doctors to be on the sideline Sunday to watch the Colts host the Chiefs.

Player Acquisition and Stability Data | 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.