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NFL Videos: Playbook: Raiders vs. Broncos
Can the Raiders rule the game on the ground? Can the Broncos improved defense get in to the Raiders backfield? Playbook debates.

Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Injury Report - Mile High Report

Broncos' John Elway on lookout for a franchise QB - The Denver Post
Todays question comes from Kris Carlson: Any guesses to how the Broncos three-year plan will unfold?

Bailey Hopes To Follow Barber, Woodson Footsteps " CBS Denver
Perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey didn’t want a new team in 2011, just a new challenge.

Denver resident: Rodgers could teach Tebow a lesson on patience - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a 42-34 win against the New Orleans Saints in a nail biting, high scoring regular season opener on Thursday night. The Denver Broncos begin their season against division rivals the Oakland Raiders in a nationally televised Monday night.

Broncos's best vs. NFL's best at QB, CB, LT and pass rusher | First-and-Orange
So how do the Broncos compare to the three best players currently active in the NFL? Here, Lindsay breaks down the NFL’s best at each position, compared to the Broncos’ best…

Memories of Sept. 11 | Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register
I woke up that Tuesday morning already having mixed emotions. My favorite NFL team, the Denver Broncos, were on Monday Night Football the night before. They had won the game in exciting fashion, but lost one of their wide receivers for the year when he made a dramatic catch that resulted in one of the more horrific injuries I've ever seen.

Denver Broncos News

Week 1 - Friday: Dawkins | DenverBroncos.com
Safety Brian Dawkins talks about starting his 16th year as a pro player, being named a team captain and opening the season on Monday Night Football.

Week 1 - Friday: Bailey | DenverBroncos.com
Cornerback Champ Bailey talks about the secondary, the potential of a strong pass rush in front of him and getting ready for the Raiders.

Broncos' special-teams captain Woodyard hopes to lead by example - The Denver Post
Captain Kuper has a nice ring. So does Captain Champ. Brian Dawkins oozes captaincy from his pores. Kyle Orton was a no-brainer. Quarterbacks are automatically captains.

Broncos will be tested by speedy Raiders in Monday night opener - The Denver Post
Darren McFadden was one of the fastest players in the 2008 draft — 4.33 seconds on an electronic clock in his 40-yard dash at the NFLs scouting combine.

There's no set plan when it comes to Moreno, McGahee - The Denver Post
In what will be considered troubling news to fantasy football players everywhere, the Broncos have no set rotation at running back, where Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee will split the carries.

Broncos fans: What are team's strengths and weaknesses? - The Denver Post
The 2011 Broncos are headed toward mediocrity. So says a Denver Post online poll that asked readers what the Broncos record will be this season.

Demaryius Thomas among Broncos sitting out practice - The Denver Post
By all accounts, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been ahead of schedule with his recovery from offseason surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, so much so that he has a spot on the

Fantasy spotlight: With Peyton Manning out, Broncos' Orton a good option - The Denver Post
Denver Post fantasy football expert Cecil Lammey says Kyle Orton is a good replacement choice for those who lost Colts star Peyton Manning.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Dawkins, Bailey Lead With Experience | DenverBroncos.com
Safety Brian Dawkins and cornerback Champ Bailey speak about being voted defensive captains by their teammates and their career longevity.

Q&A with Terrell Davis | DenverBroncos.com
Broncos Ring of Famer Terrell Davis talked with DenverBroncos.com days away from his participation in the opening coin toss of the team's Monday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders.

Bailey Slotted for Big Plays | MaxDenver.com
Two years ago, if you’d declared, "Champ Bailey will be moving around in his 13th season," one might have assumed you were talking about a change of teams — or perhaps a change of positions from cornerback to safety.

Notes: Dawkins Counts His Blessings at 16 Years | MaxDenver.com
Brian Dawkins’ selection as one of the Broncos’ five season-long captains was no surprise. He’s worn the "C" since his first game in Denver; his leadership is borne out of 16 years of experience and an example that is stronger than ever.

AFC West Season Previews " NFL Mocks
Now that the starting quarterback job is firmly in Kyle Orton’s possession, we can move on. The Broncos have greatly improved their defensive line with the return of Elvis Dumervil, the reversion of Robert Ayers to his natural defensive end position and the signing of Broderick Bunkley. The addition of Willis McGahee will greatly aid Knowshon Moreno in his battle to be a factor, but a tough schedule will keep the Broncos out of the playoffs this year.

The Denver Broncos Host The Oakland Raiders In A Bitter Rivalry | isportsweb
The Denver Broncos host the Oakland Raiders this Monday night, in a Division rivalry that goes back to the early sixties, with no love lost between these two teams.

Late night injury report | First-and-Orange
Because of a new rule that says teams can delay releasing their injury report until their opponent located in a different time zone finishes its own practice, the Broncos’ Friday injury report was released around 10:15 p.m.

NFL News

Bill to speed up NFL venue in L.A. passes - latimes.com
State legislators Friday approved changes in California's environmental law that could speed construction of a proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, as well as other large projects that the governor would choose.

NFL 2011 AFC Predictions " Gear Up For Redskins Football
Tim Tebow fans will get their fix on certain plays throughout the season, but Denver needs starter Kyle Orton to man the quarterback position all season if they want a chance at success. Orton, while not spectacular nor flaunted by the media, is a solid player who makes sound decisions.

Players plan patriotic displays for Sept. 11 games | SF Gate
The NFL on Friday relaxed its normally rigid uniform policy so players can commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Ten individuals who must respond in high-pressure NFL - CBSSports.com
There's pressure on every team to win -- and win now -- in the NFL. That means there's plenty of pressure on individuals to succeed. That's life in the NFL, but Clark Judge says 10 individuals in particular have something to prove.

Page 2's DJ Gallo projects over/under win totals for each NFL team - ESPN
Over. This is a tough call. How much losing and smiting will the Broncos put up with before they give the job to Tim Tebow? If they make the change before Week 11, around the time the locusts will roll in, they can get to six wins.