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Week 13 - Friday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox outlines the week's final injury report before the team's flight to Minneapolis.

NFL Videos: How do you stop Tim Tebow?
Every week, the experts say Tim Tebow's hot streak is about to fizzle out. But so far, no one has stopped the Broncos' option offense. NFL Network analysts give their advice to teams hoping to slow down the Tebow effect.

Tim Tebow and Denver Super Bowl win equals NFL Armageddon -
Let’s hope that all those nerdy draftniks, know-it-all talking heads on ESPN, and NFL icons like John Elway squirm as their myopic view of the world gets Tebowed. Let’s root for the Denver Broncos to win the 2012 Super Bowl. It will be Armageddon Day in the NFL.

Pass rusher's skill set: speed, power, agility, mathematics - The Denver Post
There are numbers to it all — vectors, acceleration, mass and force — but it is something that simply raises the eyebrows of those who see it and elevates the heart rate of those who are paid to search for such things.

Should Broncos' John Fox be coach of the year? - ESPN
The easy money is on Jim Harbaugh. No one thought that a college coach, even one with an NFL background, could step into a franchise that hadn't been to the playoffs in nearly a decade and turn it around in a matter of months without the benefit of an offseason.

Denver Broncos Videos

Miller Practices, Questionable |
Video of Von Miller practicing on Friday.

Playing Smart, Winning as a Team |
Call it a cliché, but winning with all 3 phases has put the Broncos back into the AFC West race.

NFL Videos: No Huddle: Tebow's future
The "No Huddle" crew debates if the Broncos can keep winning with Tim Tebow and if they will go into the offseason committed to the unconventional quarterback.

NFL Videos: Week 13: Broncos vs. Vikings Preview
Tim Tebow looks to lead the Broncos to a fifth consecutive win Sunday when they visit a Vikings team that could be without Adrian Peterson for a second straight game.

NFL Videos: Can Tebow be stopped?
Can Tim Tebow continue his winning ways? Defensive coordinators take notice! Jim Mora and the "Thursday Night Kickoff" crew break down how to shut down Tim Tebow like you have never seen before.

NFL Videos: Week 12: Never Say Never Winner
Guess who? For the fourth time this season, Tim Tebow takes home the Never Say Never win for Week 12.

NFL Videos: Playbook: Broncos vs. Vikings
Why can Tim Tebow dominate in the 4th quarter? Find out which analyst is picking against Tebow and the Broncos.

Denver Broncos News news: Harvard statheads hope to bring math, logic to Tebow 'miracles'
A student-run group at Harvard recently conducted a study attempting to figure how it's possible that Tim Tebow and the Broncos keep winning games. They call it a miracle.

Don't let the numbers fool you: Tim Tebow is a first-class quarterback | FOX Sports on MSN
Dont let the numbers fool you: Tim Tebow is a first-class quarterback, FOXSports.coms Mark Kriegel says. Dont let the numbers fool you: Tim Tebow is a first-class quarterback.

Von Miller, Injured Thumb and the Denver Broncos Defense: Fan Perspective - Yahoo! Sports
During the November 27th game against the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos rookie LB Von Miller(notes) sustained an injury to his right thumb. On November 29th, Miller underwent surgery to repair the ligament.

Denver Broncos Defense Getting Added like Crazy: Fantasy Football Report - Yahoo! Sports
The top added player in Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues today wasn't even a player; it was the Denver Broncos defense. Fans are pretty excited about the potential of the Broncos defense to put up big points this week, and it has led to many owners heading to the waiver wire.

Surging Broncos Vie To Take Down Reeling Vikings | Fox News
When you have earned the respect of your peers and especially some veterans in the locker room, things tend to come easier. In the case of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, having the support of both Brian Dawkins and Champ Bailey is a major confidence boost.

Broncos rookie pass-rusher Miller returns to practice with cast on right hand - The Washington Post
Rookie pass-rusher Von Miller is itching to give a helping hand to the Denver Broncos’ playoff push even if that means playing with a cumbersome cast protecting his surgically repaired right thumb.

Tebow’s faith makes for controversial NFL stardom but wins keep mystique alive - The Washington Post
In the past few weeks, area coaches have given clinics in failed leadership. The Washington Capitals staged a virtual work stoppage on the ice under Boudreau. The Maryland football team quit so badly on Edsall, they lost seven consecutive games by double digits.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson out vs. Broncos –
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will miss Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos with a high ankle sprain, and receiver Percy Harvin is listed as questionable with an illness.

Von Miller game-time decision for Broncos - The Denver Post
With a cast of his right hand, Von Miller moved a step closer to convincing the Broncos medical and coaching personnel that he can play Sunday in Minnesota.

Mario Haggan, Rahim Moore get pushed back in Broncos' defensive plans - The Denver Post
Rahim Moore and Mario Haggan are largely special-teams players, with Haggan also filling in for Von Miller at strongside linebacker in some of the Broncos looks to stop the run.

Broncos, for once, will be the favorite vs. Vikings - The Denver Post
Its been a long time, perhaps even back into the first six weeks of the 2009 season, when the Broncos were the favorite in a road game.

Fantasy Spotlight: Broncos' McGahee will pound Vikings - The Denver Post
Starting Willis McGahee will get you the postseason berth you crave. The Vikings only allow 99.6 rushing yards per game, but they were gashed two weeks ago by the Raiders.

Woody Paige: Brothers Dustin, Britton Colquitt kicking around NFL careers - The Denver Post
Two Colquitt brothers arrived by ship in Virginia in 1608 and settled at the Jamestown colony. There is no historical evidence that they kicked pumpkins to each other.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Proving He Belongs |
Rookie cornerback Chris Harris wasn't invited to the scouting combine. He wasn't drafted. But the Broncos gave Harris a chance as a college free agent and he's made the most of it, becoming an impact player for the Denver defense.

Miller: Cast ‘Is Not Going to Change the Way I Play’ |
It was easy for Von Miller to not think about his injured right thumb immediately after he hurt it Sunday in San Diego.

How To Build An Offense Around Tim Tebow -
Will the Denver Broncos seriously consider building an offense around Tim Tebow? If they do, they need to target some very specific types of player in free agency and the 2012 NFL Draft.

Tebow's success doesn't mean Jags missed - AFC South Blog - ESPN
It’s very easy to connect the dots. Too easy. The Jaguars are a bad football team getting bad quarterback play. Local hero Tim Tebow is willing the Broncos to wins. Therefore the Jaguars should have taken Tim Tebow. Or should go get him now.

Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings: Game Preview - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos (6-5) hit the road for the second straight week, this time to play the Minnesota Vikings (2-9). The Vikings have lost three straight while the Broncos are looking for their fifth win in a row, a feat that the team has not accomplished since the 1998 season.

Is Quarterback Tim Tebow Pro Bowl Worthy? - BroncoTalk
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow currently has the fourth most Pro Bowl votes among AFC quarterbacks. Fan voting ends on December 19th; the coaches and players of the NFL then supply the other two thirds of the voting.

Tim Tebow Miracle? Harvard students statistically prove it | First-and-Orange
Miracles are difficult to quantify. But the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective, a student-run group of stats freaks, set out to do just that in an article titled "A Statistical Analysis of the Miracles of Tim Tebow."

Brandon Lloyd says Broncos needed quarterback clarity with Tim Tebow | First-and-Orange
Former Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd spoke to San Francisco reporters on a conference call in advance of the upcoming game between Lloyd’s new team, the St. Louis Rams, and the 49ers.

Tebow Economics 101 | ThePostGame

Denver Broncos' Von Miller hopes to play against Minnesota Vikings - ESPN
Rookie pass rusher Von Miller is itching to give a helping hand to the Denver Broncos' playoff push even if that means playing with a cumbersome cast protecting his surgically repaired right thumb.

Don't bet against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos -- figuratively or literally - ESPN
Don't bet against Tim Tebow and the Broncos -- figuratively or literally.

Three-and-out: Tebow's Broncos seek 5th in a row vs. Vikings
A brief lookahead to Week 13's Denver-Minnesota game. -

NFL News

NFL Picks, Week 13: Stop Betting Against The Broncos -
It's Week 13 in the NFL, and it's time to stop betting against Tim Tebow and the Broncos. Plus, we've got picks and lines for all Sunday's games, a word about T.J. Yates' alma mater, and the next step for Ndamukong Suh.

Woman Says Ex-NFL Great Haley Slapped Her Buttocks | Fox News
Former NFL great Charles Haley was issued a citation after being accused of slapping a woman on the buttocks during the Dallas Cowboys' game against the Miami Dolphins on Thanksgiving.

NFL NOTES / Appeal rejected, Suh out through next week's game
Ndamukong Suh will serve all of his two-game suspension after his appeal for stomping an opponent was denied.

Jets’ Mangold and Redskins’ Cofield Squared Off in High School -
When the Jets play the Washington Redskins on Sunday, one of the most intriguing matchups will take place right in the middle of the action.

NFL roundup: Eagles' Andy Reid isn't focusing on job security | Detroit Free Press
Eagles coach Andy Reid says he is focused on getting better and isn't concerned about his job security. Philadelphia lost, 31-14, at Seattle on Thursday night to fall to 4-8. It was the Eagles' second loss by at least 17 points in five days.

NFL | Unclaimed, McNabb becomes free agent - Football -
Donovan McNabb is a free agent for the first time in his 13-year career. After his last two disappointing stints as a starter, it’s not clear what the future has in store for one of the most accomplished quarterbacks of his generation.

Suh's 2-Game Suspension Upheld by NFL -
The suspension stands, and that means Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will sit out the next two games for stomping an opponent during a loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Report: Spanos will "almost certainly" fire both Smith and Turner | ProFootballTalk
Both Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner are near-locks to be fired at the end of the season, according to a report in San Diego.

Source: Donovan McNabb goes unclaimed on waivers | National Football Post
Veteran quarterback is a free agent.

Denver Broncos Fans

Has Merill Hoge met his Tebow-hating match? - Mile High Report
Hey, Broncos Country! By now we all know how vocal Merill Hoge has been regarding his dislike for Tebow and how he and many other people who mainly dislike Tebow for his outspoken beliefs try to disguise their disdain for him behind a veil of football "expertise".

Elway talks Tebow and so does everyone else. - Mile High Report
John Elway took plenty of heat for saying that Tim Tebow must improve his passing and his third-down conversions if he is to succeed in the NFL. "Am I hopeful that Tim Tebow is our guy? I am very hopeful that Tim Tebow is our guy," Elway said. "Am I absolutely positive at this point in time? No, I'm not. But I want to believe that, and that's what I want to happen."

Mike McCoy is Aboard the Tebow Express - Mile High Report
In yesterday's presser, Mike McCoy was asked about several topics concerning the QB position. I have included a few of the more notable quotes below. What I found interesting was that, in my opinion, Mike McCoy seems to be implying that Tebow is already a successful quarterback, due to his responses to the two top criterion he uses to grade a quarterback.

ROUND 6: Broncos' best cheerleader tournament - Mile High Report
First of all, thanks to all who voted and congratulations to Megan for winning Round Five of our cheerleader tournament. Also, another big Mile High Salute to Tara for her showing. Despite many people, including myself, having a very difficult time deciding between these two knockouts, Megan still managed to come away with three fourths of the votes.

Maybe the Broncos should reconsider. - Mile High Report
I'll be the first to admit I'm not even close to being a genius when it comes to football. I'm just a life long fan of the game and especially the Broncos for close to fifty years now. But even so,...