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Broncos are excited about opening season at home against Raiders - The Denver Post
There is some early evidence this may be a rare NFL year when the preseason mattered. It's not conclusive evidence, mind you, but enough to give the Broncos hope for their season opener tonight against the Oakland Raiders at newly renamed and brightly painted Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Denver Broncos ready to unleash 'Doom & Gloom' on NFL | The Coloradoan
ENGLEWOOD - Crane operators have taken down the "Invesco Field" reminders at what the locals steadfastly refer to as Mile High Stadium, replacing them with "Sports Authority Field" signs.

Broncos Face A Collection Of Speedsters In The Raiders " CBS Denver
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Owner Al Davis has spent his career collecting as much speed as possible for the Oakland Raiders.

Cam Newton, Ray Rice provide thrilling play on 9/11's 10th anniversary - Peter King
NEW YORK -- We'll get to what was great in the first NFL weekend (Cam Newton in a exhilarating loss, the Ravens in a monkey-off-their-backs win) and what certainly was not (Tony Romo in a fourth quarter of doofus proportions and my Super Bowl-pick Falcons flopping at Chicago), but first, and I don't want to overdo the emotion of the day, a few thoughts on the 9/11 tributes.

Tebow Hosts 21-Year Old Cancer Victim at Monday Night Football |
A 21-year-old cancer victim will get his dream fulfilled when he meets Tim Tebow before the Broncos Monday Night football game. It kicks off Tebow's Wish 15 program as part of his foundation's work.

Denver Broncos News

Broncos hoping Allen brings stability to rudderless defense - The Denver Post
Over the course of more than seven hours one day in January, John Fox and Dennis Allen sat at a table in the den of Foxs home in Charlotte, N.C., and discovered they were kindred football spirits.

Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd hopes Denver Broncos' enhanced running game will help him - The Denver Post
If things go right, less could turn out to be more this season for Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Things to watch in Broncos' vs. Raiders: Dumervil vs. Veldheer, special teams, Orton's play - The Denver Post
Finally, when all is said and done, the Broncos will formally take the wrapping paper off the football year tonight.

Scouting report: Raiders at Broncos, 8:15 p.m. Monday - The Denver Post
Few teams had more success than Oakland last season when running right over the center. The Raiders had more than 180 rushing attempts into the middle of the defense and averaged more than 4.6 yards per attempt doing it.

Saunders: Analyst Dilfer sees Broncos as improved but not contenders - The Denver Post
Trent Dilfer was known as a finesse quarterback on NFL football fields. Now, as part of ESPNs broadcasting crew, hes gaining a reputation as a hard-hitting analyst.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Ready to Renew the Rivalry |
The Broncos are set for tomorrow night's season opener against the Raiders.

Broncos-Raiders: Five Things to Watch |
Elvis Dumervil’s first step remains fleet. Von Miller has been ubiquitous in both the pass rush and run pursuit. Robert Ayers brings above-average foot speed to his duties, which often revolve around funneling ballcarriers into the grasp of waiting linebackers and safeties.

The First Orange Monday " Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos, who will be wearing orange jerseys to open up their 2011 season tonight, encourage all Bronco fans to wear orange also.  Can you imagine what the television audience will think when they see all that orange throughout the stadium?

Quotesheet: Champ Bailey is genuinely bearded and excited - BroncoTalk
Every week, Denver Broncos players and coaches give a fair number of interviews and snippets as they prepare for that weekend's opponent.

Raiders Vs. Broncos: TV Schedule, Kickoff Time, Odds And More - SB Nation Denver
The Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders face off on Monday Night Football to start the season. Can the Broncos pay back the Raiders for that 59-14 loss at Mile High last season?

AFC West Teams Go 1-1 on First Sunday " Predominantly Orange
The Kansas City Chiefs start the season 0-1 after losing to the Buffalo Bills 41-7 and the San Diego Chargers go to 1-0 after beating the Minnesota Vikings 24-17.

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Keys to the Game: Passing Defense - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders were garbage in the preseason. I need to see that they have more game then what they have shown. They have some key starters returning, and they need to prove to me they can make an impact. If I do see all of this, my hopes will be resting on the division title. If they don't, .500 may be wishful thinking.

NFL News

Chargers show rare early-season resiliency - AFC West Blog - ESPN
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers lumbered off the field after a first half that couldn't have gone any worse.

The Jets picked off Tony Romo, knocked off the Cowboys and capped off 9/11 as only the NFL could | FOX Sports
The New York Jets picked off Tony Romo, knocked off the Dallas Cowboys and capped off 9/11 as only the NFL could. The New York Jets picked off Tony Romo, knocked off the Dallas Cowboys and capped off 9/11 as only the NFL could

Newton shows unexpected poise in first NFL game | The Charlotte Observer
Cam Newton had last lost a football game on Halloween, 2009 when his Blinn Junior College Buccaneers were beaten by arch-rival Navarro Junior College of Corsicana, Tex.

Colts start adjustment period without Manning –
A new era for Indianapolis dawned Sunday as Kerry Collins stood in for four-time MVP Peyton Manning. The Colts lost 34-7.