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Broncos safety Brian Dawkins deemed doubtful for Kansas City game - The Denver Post
Tackling has been an issue for the Broncos' secondary of late, and veteran safety Brian Dawkins may not be able to help rectify the problem.

Chiefs put RB Battle on IR, sign RB Draughn - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs put running back Jackie Battle on injured reserve and signed running back Shaun Draughn to the active roster before their season finale against Denver.

Bulky cast, injured thumb slowing Broncos' Miller - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Von Miller has sparked Denver’s defense this season just as Tim Tebow has energized the Broncos’ offense.

Playing for the Playoffs
The Broncos can claim the AFC West title with a win in the regular season finale Sunday against the Chiefs

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas appears to be all caught up - The Denver Post
It may have taken awhile, but wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is trying to prove to the Broncos that he was worth waiting for

Broncos' Eric Decker determined to shine after his "tough month" - The Denver Post
In the Nov. 13 game between the Broncos and Chiefs, the 56-yard touchdown catch by Eric Decker with 6:44 remaining proved to be the pivotal score in Denver's 17-10 victory at Arrowhead Stadium. Decker must feel overdue for another gamebreaker.

Five Things to Watch in Broncos-Chiefs
Five things to watch when the Broncos face the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High here Sunday with the AFC West title at stake:

Salt Lake City’s NFL secret: Die-hard Broncos fans make gameday flights to Denver | The Salt Lake Tribune
They are the vocal minority. Represented by jerseys, hats, stickers and buttons. Symbolized by a proud, roving sea of orange, blue and white. With hearts that belong in Denver, but lives, jobs and homes tied to Utah.

Denver Broncos set for showdown with Kansas City Chiefs, Orton - Boulder Daily Camera
Every great story needs a villain. In the Broncos' worst-to-first tale of 2011 and Tim Tebow's Disney-esque emergence into the NFL spotlight, there has been no better foil than Kyle Orton.

N.F.L. 2011, From January to Tebowary and Beyond -
From last season's Super Bowl to the off-season lockout, from the whirlwind free-agency period to Tebowmania, this has been an N.F.L. year like any other, only more so. Here is a look back at the year that almost wasn't.

Simple order for Broncos: This time, get it done - The Denver Post
The Broncos' playoff hope entering Sunday's regular-season finale against Kansas City in Denver may hinge on young players listening to their elders and realizing that second chances in the NFL are rare.

Heaven help Tebow, Broncos if they can't beat Orton, Chiefs - The Denver Post
I am a Broncos fan dating to John Elway's rookie year and will always be a Broncos fan

Woody Paige: A familiar ring to new Broncos - The Denver Post
This will be the happiest New Year's Day in Denver since Jan. 1, 1978.

Last weekend looks wild - The Denver Post
After all the games, the touchdowns, the sacks and the interceptions, the NFL has arrived at the final weekend of the regular season with three division  titles still available.

Klis: 2011 Denver Broncos have a wild story to tell - The Denver Post
Not much happened with the Broncos in 2011. They just became the biggest story in the NFL, is all.

Kansas City Chiefs turning red zone to dread zone - The Denver Post
Through something less than intense film study, Romeo Crennel found a theme to the Chiefs' offense when inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

Kansas City Chiefs sign injured Brandon Siler to one-year extension - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Brandon Siler to a one-year contract extension after he missed all of this season because of a torn Achilles tendon.

NFL Week 17: Five things to watch for | National Football Post
2. Tebow’s decision making:

Jones-Drew: NFL concussion concern lawsuit motivated | National Football Post
Maurice Jones-Drew told the Florida Times-Union that concussions are an occupational risk of playing professional football.

New Years Mock Draft- 3 Rounds - Mocking The Draft
Happy Holidays to everyone, and happy New Years. Thought I would put together a mock, 3 rounds. Only 1 trade, didn't want it to get too crazy. I tried to get a little creative with some of the picks without being unrealistic.

N.F.L. Notables Who Died in 2011 -
The Fifth Down pauses to acknowledge some of the members of the pro football community who died this year.