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Divisional Round - Tuesday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Tuesday's practice.

NFL Videos: Tebow or not Tebow?
Will Tim Tebow have another 300-yard passing game? Can he gain over 50 yards on the ground? Tebow or not Tebow? Fran Charles and Steve Mariucci give their answers.

Tebow Stretches Field and Maybe His Limits -
Brady Quinn took one look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense lined up against the Denver Broncos last Sunday — line of scrimmage as crowded as a subway car, back end so open a train could have barreled through without hitting anybody — and had a thought.

Both Sides Downplaying the McDaniels Connection |
The last several weeks of Bronos football have been defined by plotlines that are outlandish, unexpected and borderline surreal.

Patriots coach Belichick good at confusing opposing QBs - The Denver Post
Tim Tebow can someday tell his grandkids — and perhaps the children at his church mission — about the time when the Broncos offense outfoxed a full-fledged Hall of Fame coach.

To play on, Tom Brady knows the Patriots must end their playoff drought - The Denver Post
Tom Brady built his legacy on games like the one he and the New England Patriots will play Saturday night.

Denver Broncos Videos

Divisional Round - Tuesday: Tebow |
Quarterback Tim Tebow talks about preparing for the Patriots.

NFL Videos: A rookie's Mile High impact
Broncos safety Quinton Carter speaks about his contribution in the recent win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as Tim Tebow?s impressive performance.

Behind the Mic presented by Allstate - Boomer Esiason: Tebow's throw hasn't changed, his strategy has -

Video: Every Rushing Score of Tim Tebow's NFL Career - Mile High Report
We all know how good of a runner Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is, so I decided to make a short video highlighting each one of his rushing touchdowns since he entered the NFL. I am considering making another video highlighting some of his best runs (scoring runs and non-scoring runs).

Denver Broncos News news: McDaniels rejoins Patriots' staff; Broncos not concerned
On the chilly practice field, Josh McDaniels tucked his hands into the pockets of his new -- or previously used -- dark blue New England Patriots hoodie and smiled broadly at Bill Belichick. McDaniels' new boss, same as the old boss, grinned right back.

Tim Tebow, Demaryius Thomas lift Broncos to surprising win over Pittsburgh Steelers - Peter King -
Not the greatest weekend for start-to-finish drama, but the Denver-Pittsburgh overtime thriller made up for those earlier 21-, 17- and 22-point playoff games.

State of New England Patriots dynasty one of many storylines left in NFL playoffs - Don Banks -
Sign me up for the notion that the NFL's divisional playoff round typically makes for the best weekend of the season, with the league's elite eight pairing off in four bursts of high-stakes elimination football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop of the action on tap.

Thieves Target Signed Tim Tebow Jersey At LoDo Store " CBS Denver
Broncos jerseys are a hot item right now and thieves know it.

Photos: Best of Tebow 2011 | Denver Post Media Center
Photos of the Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow from 2011.

Is there really a ‘Broncos bounce'? |
Denver had nice weather for the Jan. 8 game between the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers, but a national audience was still treated to plenty of shots of fresh snow in the high country. The result was at least something of a "Broncos bounce."

Ten-Point Stance: I was wrong about Tebow (and I'm far from alone) - NFL -
An idiot wrote the following in April 2010 while reporting from the draft: "Every year, there is a team that puts on a clown suit and makes a fool of itself in the NFL Draft. Often, it's the Raiders. This year, it was the Denver Broncos, who were bamboozled by the man with the straight smile and crooked delivery."

Defending Tebow and the "Swap Boot" | National Football Post
The Broncos will use mis-direction in the backfield off of play action to get QB Tim Tebow to the edge of the defense with a run/pass option in the boot game. A safe play call that allows the Denver QB to work to his left with clear throwing lanes.

Despite epic win, Broncos remain long shot to win Super Bowl at | National Football Post
Despite advancing to this weekend’s Divisional Round, John Fox’s cardiac kids are currently posted as the Super Bowl long shot at 40-1, according to

McDaniels' return to Patriots stirs controversy | National Football Post
Josh McDaniels' name is still mud in Denver, as Bronco fans regard him as the man who drove the franchise into the ditch.

Air about Tim Tebow now -
Just when you think you have a handle on Tim Tebow as a quarterback, just when you think you can wrap him up and put him in a nice, neat little box with a bow on top, he bursts out and throws something else at you —literally.

Tim Tebow’s high five -
Following the quarterback’s near-comeback against the San Diego Chargers, Broncos coach John Fox announced that Tim Tebow would start against the Miami Dolphins [team stats] in the team’s first game after its bye. And even though he struggled for the better part of the game, Tebowmania officially kicked off.

Patriots’ McDaniels familiar with Broncos -
A standard component of the pregame notes distributed by NFL teams to reporters each week is an item called "Connections."

Tim Tebow Steals from "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the celebrated Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow seems to be taking a page out of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's playbook. In 1996, Austin turned the wrestling world on its head when he came out with the "Austin 3:16" trademark.

Tebow sends Patriots back to the drawing board - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Bury the blueprints on how to thwart Tim Tebow. He can beat you with his arm as well as his legs. The formula up until last weekend was to stack the box and dare him to beat you with all those errant passes.- National Football League news

2012 NFL Playoffs -- Denver Broncos' Tebow says he can learn from Patriots' Tom Brady - ESPN Boston
Tim Tebow says Tom Brady is someone he can learn from.

Amnesia spreads in Foxborough as Patriots prep for Broncos - ESPN Boston
amiliarity may breed contempt, but as far as the Patriots and the Broncos are concerned, it doesn't necessarily lead to an advantage one way or the other.

Numbers Never Lie - Pats Point Spread - ESPN Video - ESPN
Numbers Never Lie crew discuss if the point spread in the Broncos-Patriots game is an insult to Denver.

Broncos star Tebow to speak at school fundraiser in Kalispell | Missoulian
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, whose athletic excellence and outspoken evangelism have cast him as a cultural icon of biblical proportions, will visit Kalispell on March 7 for a fundraising event to benefit Stillwater Christian School.

Tim Tebow's public display of faith is welcome: Regina Brett |
Can there really be such a thing as too much prayer? Not to Tim Tebow.

Tebow 3:16 -- Jesus just whipped your ass! | CANOE Sports
All of the great storylines professional wrestling has produced over the years pale in comparison to one of the wildest sports tales ever.

Tim Tebow Endorsement Sought By 2012 GOP Candidates | Huffington Post
Nevermind politicians and pundits. Certain Republican presidential candidates are hoping for an endorsement from an even higher power: Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. More than one candidate has reached out to the NFL star hoping to win his backing, but to no avail.

Krieger: Broncos are playing with house money vs. Patriots - The Denver Post
So lets see. No team that finished the regular season at 8-8 has ever gone beyond the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Josh McDaniels' return to New England coaching staff no big deal to Patriots or Denver Broncos - The Denver Post
Josh McDaniels had a year remaining on his contract as St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator when the Rams fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Allen awaiting interview for NFL promotion - The Denver Post
The Broncos win over the Steelers on Sunday cost Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy an interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Broncos took advantage of costly Chiefs penalty in 1998 playoff win - The Denver Post
With the Broncos in the playoffs for the first season since 2005, The Denver Post looks back each day at a previous playoff appearance.

Forget recent playoff history: Don't underestimate Patriots or Tom Brady - The Denver Post
There has been plenty of discussion in and around the NFL this season about how these Patriots arent like "those" Patriots, those Patriots being the star-studded teams that won three Super Bowls in a four-year span.

Broncos' nickel wasn't worth much in first meeting with Patriots this season - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Jose.Q: When the Broncos played New England on Dec.

Tom Brady says Josh McDaniels admires his former Broncos - The Denver Post
Tom Brady went out of his way to not answer questions Tuesday about New Englands new offensive assistant coach Josh McDaniels.

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Allen awaiting interview for NFL promotion - The Denver Post
The Broncos win over the Steelers on Sunday cost Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy an interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tom Brady says Josh McDaniels admires his former Broncos - The Denver Post
Tom Brady went out of his way to not answer questions Tuesday about New Englands new offensive assistant coach Josh McDaniels.

Brian Dawkins, David Bruton miss Broncos practice - The Denver Post
Safeties David Bruton (Achilles) and Brian Dawkins (neck) were among the players who were not participating in Tuesdays practice as the Broncos began their on-field preparations for the Patriots.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Tebow Gets Ready For Round Two |
As the Broncos prepare to face the Patriots for the second time this season, Tim Tebow discusses what Denver needs to do differently to come out with a win.

Notes and Scenes from a Practice, Jan. 10 |
The Broncos’ hopes for fullback Spencer Larsen to return from a knee injury ended Tuesday when they placed him on injured reserve.

For Broncos and Thomas, Patience Rewarded
The catch, stiff-arm and sprint that extended the Broncos’ improbable season by at least six days was provided by a player whose body was finally primed for the rigors of the NFL after a series of injuries had defined most of his first two seasons.

Patriots vs. Broncos: Week 15 Film Review - Pats Pulpit
In the grand scheme of things, the Patriots' lopsided 41-23 victory over the Denver Broncos doesn't mean much.

Inside The Villain's Venue Playoff Edition - Predominantly Orange
With the Denver Broncos heading into New England Patriots territory, I thought it was best to revisit Jamie Pacheco, the editor of Musket Fire.

Broncos Defeat Logical Thinking With Improbable Wins - Predominantly Orange
After a three game losing skid that followed a miraculous winning streak by the Denver Broncos, the critics who had been silenced the previous six weeks made themselves heard again when analyzing the Broncos season and how they made the playoffs.

Tim Tebow Tuesday, No. 15 Meets With Press Prior To Divisional Playoff Game - Predominantly Orange
Tim Tebow normally speaks to the media on Wednesdays, but this is a short week for the Denver Broncos, so Tebow spoke to the media on Tuesday. Here are a few nuggets from his press conference.

Pats-Broncos II: Tim Tebow on Tom Brady - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Is Tom Brady the best quarterback in NFL history? A case certainly can be made for the New England Patriots star, as well as a few other all-time greats.

Rams interviewing Denver O.C. Dennis Allen - Scoop Du Jour - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
It's not a done deal that Jeff Fisher will be the next head coach of the St. Louis Rams

Broncos playoffs-challenge trivia, day two: Test how big a fan you really are! - The Latest Word
Yep, Tim Tebow and the Broncos are in the playoffs, and each day this week, to get you ready for Saturday's showdown with the New England Patriots, we're going to put real fans to the test with brain teasers from the Denver Broncos Trivia Game (the 1985 version, which I just found at a local antique mall).

The Denver Broncos have morphed into a "solid team", Belichick | FanIQ
As the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos prepare to meet for the second time this season, head coach Bill Belichick reckons that Tim Tebow and Co. have improved a lot since their last encounter in Week 15. Back then it was quarterback, Tom Brady who dominated the show as the Patriots thrashed the Broncos to a 41-23 defeat.

Broncos unconcerned about McDaniels reunion, but are Pats crossing the line? | Yahoo! Sports
In 2007, the Spygate scandal cost Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots three-quarters of a million dollars, a first-round draft pick, and a great deal of credibility. Belichick hadn't just skirted the line between winning within the rules and doing whatever it takes — he obliterated it.

Barkley on Tebow: 'The national nightmare continues' | USA Today
You don't get to be a three-time host on Saturday Night Live by parroting the thoughts of everyone else. Charles Barkley certainly proves that.

Questions swirl after Steelers embarrassing loss to Broncos |
"So much for watching SportsCenter this week," a good friend of mine stated right after Demaryius Thomas crossed the goal line in overtime. There sat a room full Steelers fans stunned and speechless almost in disbelief of what just happened.

Tebow looking forward to reunion with Spikes …. kind of | First-and-Orange
After winning a national championship for the University of Florida in 2008, quarterback Tim Tebow and linebacker Brandon Spikes could have bolted for the NFL.

Broncos formation on game-winning play was legal, NFL says | First-and-Orange
In the Broncos’ defeat of the Steelers on Sunday in the first round of the NFL playoffs, there were calls and non-calls clearly missed by the umpiring crew.

Bill Belichick: Broncos hard to prepare for with Tim Tebow | First-and-Orange
By the way Patriots coach Bill Belichick talked about the Broncos Tuesday morning, you’d have thought it was Denver who won the last meeting between the two teams in December.

NFL News NFL Picks Against the Spread - Week 19, 2011
If you've been following this site, you know that I make a habit of responding to my spam mails. I've been posting e-mails from Richard Held and Loon Bruce, who told me I won a Facebook Award, which comes with a "lump sum pay out of (750,000.00 GBP)." news: Jets players rip Sanchez as 'lazy' amid dreams of Manning
In anonymous, fiery comments to the New York Daily News, a group of Jets players have called out quarterback Mark Sanchez for everything from his off-the-field preparation to his inconsistent play -- and supported the idea of pursuing a star rival.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Colts Sucked for Luck Where does Peyton Manning Land? - NFL Mocks
With the results official on this weekend’s wild card games the top 24 picks for the 2012 N.F.L. draft are now set. The rest of the results will be based of course on what occurs going forward.

Some Smart NFL Team Should Hire Marty Schottenheimer, The Most Underappreciated NFL Coach of All-Time
Some smart NFL franchise that values winning and player development should hire Marty Schottenheimer, who is one of the most underrated coaches, in any sport, of my lifetime.

NFL Playoffs: Packers, Saints On Upset Watch In Divisional Round -
The NFL playoffs move onto the divisional round with four games this weekend. Which of those teams playing should be on upset watch? SB Nation's NFL playoffs roundtable says the Packers and Saints.

Drew Brees May Throw For Big Yardage, But He'll Have Trouble Scoring - SB Nation Bay Area
For the New Orleans Saints, they're riding high with all of the credit heading into Saturday's matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. But credit doesn't equal confidence, and it can easily be argued that the 49ers have much, much more confidence, in spite of the huge problems that Drew Brees and the Saints offense present for any team in the league, let alone the 49ers.

Griffin opts for the NFL - The Boston Globe
Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III has decided to enter the NFL draft, according to a person familiar with the decision.

2012 NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Predictions And Previews - SB Nation Chicago
After only going 2-2 in the first round of the playoffs, how will I do in week 2?

NFL playoffs 2012: Green Bay Packers still favored, but they have weaknesses too - The Washington Post
There were times this season when the Green Bay Packers seemed to have lapped the rest of the NFL field. They were chasing an unbeaten season. They had, at one point, three fewer losses than any other team in the league. Aaron Rodgers was crafting arguably the greatest season ever by a quarterback, and a second straight Super Bowl triumph appeared almost inevitable.

NFL scouts watched the BCS game too |
Millions of people tuned in to watch LSU and Alabama play for the national championship Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and included in that number were NFL scouts watching the vast assembly of talent.

NFL roundup: Jaguars hire Mike Mularkey as coach | Detroit Free Press |
The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey as head coach, a move they hope will help improve the league’s worst offense.

The Hometown Fan | Hue Jackson Out in Oakland – Was it Too Soon?
On Tuesday, new Packers GM Reggie McKenzie confirmed rumblings that Hue Jackson was on his way out of Oakland by firing the coach after just one season after going 8-8.

Children of the spread offense have taken hold of football as we know it - ESPN
You will be assimilated by the offense. Resistance is futile.

The lines came up big in the playoffs - ESPN
5. Denver Broncos: They've benefited from the ability to pound the rock, but it can't be easy to pass block for Tim Tebow, given his penchant to hold the ball and run around in the backfield.

Mark Davis says Oakland Raiders need new stadium, Los Angeles an option - ESPN
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said it's imperative his team get a new stadium and he has had discussions with groups in Los Angeles about returning the franchise to Southern California.

2 clubs try to get players with history of concussions to sign waivers | National Football Post
According to multiple NFL sources, the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins are attempting to get players with a history of concussions or multiple traumatic brain injuries to sign a waiver and release relating to that condition.

Denver Broncos Fans

Amazing! - Mile High Report
I was so excited about the Broncos playoff appearance that I would not miss it for the world. All I could think about was yelling at Big Ben and making sure those 2 tickets don't go to Steelers fans! It was a bad sign when I was at the Des Moines airport and I saw about 10 steeler fans decked out and ready to go. Fortunately, that would be the last bad sign my entire trip.

ROUND 17: Broncos' best cheerleader tournament - Mile High Report
First of all, thanks again to all who voted and congratulations to Toni for winning Round 16 of our cheerleader tournament. Also, another big Mile High Salute to Lauren for her showing. It appeared that Lauren was starting to make a big comeback Sunday morning possibly setting up a Lauren vs. Lauren quarterfinal matchup.

Broncos Drafting Pays Off in a Big Way - Mile High Report
This is going to be short and sweet. There's been a lot of talk the past 2 years of the Broncos missing on high round draft picks. I ask all of you.... can it be silenced for good tonight?

Things I loved about yesterday. - Mile High Report
1. I loved the fact that we had way, way, way more fans at the game than the Steelers. I was at the AFC 2005 game - and it was rough. I was at Mile High Station before the game and thought "Wow, we are dominating, I hope the game is the same".