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Week 2 - Wednesday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks about preparing for this week's game against the Bengals.

Week 2 - Wednesday: Orton |
Quarterback Kyle Orton talks about bouncing back from Monday night's loss and preparing for the Bengals.

NFL Videos: Orton still Denver's QB?
After a disappointing performance Monday night, is Kyle Orton really the answer for the Broncos? Find out. news: Orton doesn't care where fans stand on Broncos QB debate
Orton said the contingent of fans voicing their disapproval don't bother him. "I just look at it like I don't care," he said. "(Fox's) opinion and my teammates' opinions will always be the ones that matter."

Woody's Mailbag: Out with the Orton; in with the Tebow - The Denver Post
You are correct that Tebow, on the road against the Raiders, with a team that was worse than this one, and a playbook that was about the size of a comic book, scored 23 points. Twenty-three points on Monday night would have tied the game and sent it into overtime.

Denver Broncos News news: Fox didn't hear Broncos fans' wishes, so maybe he'll see them
Some unhappy Broncos fans, believing coach John Fox might be deaf to their wishes but not blind, plan to take out billboards to plead for Tim Tebow to start over Kyle Orton.

Sore subject: Elvis Dumervil's latest injury leaves big hole in Denver Broncos' defense - The Denver Post
Take a rookie quarterback. Add a road game. Mix in inexperience facing a new defensive scheme.

Look for "Play Tim Tebow" on downtown Denver billboards - The Denver Post
Jesse Oaks and seven of his buddies have been saving their money for almost a year for a trip to this seasons Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

Dawkins has legs up on Father Time - The Denver Post
Brian Dawkins was easily the Broncos best player in the season opener. He made a team-high nine tackles.

Broncos need better blocking in red zone more than Tim Tebow - The Denver Post
The Broncos worked with some Tim Tebow packages during training camp. But coach John Fox hasnt been known to use a lot of trick plays or special packages on offense.

Bruised wrist, forearm limit Bengals rookie QB Dalton in practice - The Denver Post
Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton practiced a couple of handoffs at the start of the Cincinnati Bengals practice, looking fine in his orange No. 14 jersey.

Kyle Orton's struggles fuel controversy |
A Gallup Poll hasn't been conducted. But a scientific survey hardly is needed to determine Tim Tebow is more popular than Kyle Orton.

Raiders' Campbell not into gaudy statistics for statistics sakes -
It seems the NFL certainly is becoming a passing league. Week 1 of the season featured five games in which each starting quarterback passed for at least 300 yards.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Preparations Underway |
On Wednesday, the Broncos began preparing to take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this Sunday.

As Storm of QB Criticism Rises Among Fans, Orton, Broncos Try to Hunker Down and Focus |
As is scheduled to be the case every Wednesday, Kyle Orton stood at his locker-room stall and responded coolly to the fusillade of questions from local press. His voice didn’t rise; his demeanor remained even-keeled.

Injured Broncos: Eight Is More Than Enough |
With injury woes mounting, the eyes of onlookers at Broncos practice turned from those who were practicing to those who weren’t.

Monitoring the Perils of Poor Scheduling in the N.F.L. -
The Bills will have a 34-hour head start in preparation time for their home game against Oakland.

Raiders, Broncos banged up from Monday - AFC West Blog - ESPN
I arrived from my travels to see both the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos licking their wounds from a physical game in Denver on Monday night.

Week 2 NFL Picks: Broncos, Chiefs Look To Rebound From Opening Day Losses - SB Nation Denver
Last week was not a good week picking AFC West teams in a pick'em pool. In a straight pick'em (no odds), only the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers provided a win among the AFC West teams.

Broncos could face Gradkowski | First-and-Orange
Cincinnati rookie quarterback Andy Dalton didn’t throw during practice Wednesday, at least not in the media-viewing portion.

Broncos' Prater wants his own shot at NFL field goal record | First-and-Orange
Broncos kicker Matt Prater could only watch from the sideline as Sebastian Janikowski, the kicker for the Oakland Raiders, hit an NFL-record-tying 63-yard field goal.

Signs the walking wounded may play? | First-and-Orange
There was a ton of Broncos talent observing, but not participating, in the team practice Wednesday.

John Fox knows Broncos shall not be judged on opener alone | First-and-Orange
In 2005, the John Fox-coached Carolina Panthers lost their season opener, at home, to a division rival, the New Orleans Saints, by a score of 23-20.

NFL News

Belichick Series Begins on NFL Network -
Patriots Coach Bill Belichick is the only coach to be wired for sound for an entire N.F.L. season.

Courthouse News Service
The fight over NFL benefits is not over. Retired players, led by Carl Eller, sued the NFL Players Association, Tom Brady and other active players in Federal Court, claiming the active players "had no authority to negotiate with the League the terms of pension, retirement, and disability benefits with respect to the class of retired NFL players described herein, something the NFLPA's counsel already have conceded." NFL Picks Against the Spread - Week 2, 2011
You have no idea how pissed off I was Sunday. Well, if you bet on my picks, maybe you do. It all started with that stupid Eagles-Rams game in which St. Louis constantly screwed up, giving up that fumble for a touchdown, dropping key catches in Philadelphia territory, suffering a multitude of injuries and missing a field goal. The Rams should have covered that game (or at least come close), but it's nothing compared to what occurred a few hours later.