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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/13/12


NFL Videos: Week 19: Broncos vs. Patriots Preview
A preview of the Week 19 matchup between the Broncos and the Patriots.

TV analysts' wild swings at Tebow distort picture - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
After 20 minutes of an in-depth and fascinating discussion about the Xs and Os of the Denver Broncos’ offense and Tim Tebow, ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer comes to the conclusion that so many people in the media are having a hard time embracing.

Despite being huge underdog, Denver Broncos grabbing the spotlight -
Not even Tim Tebow is dreaming Super Bowl or bust for the Broncos, the left-for-dead AFC West champions who rose up to score a dramatic victory in the wild-card round.

For Broncos coach John Fox, adjustment is the name of the game - The Denver Post
John Fox has been through a lot that wasn't covered in the coaching manual. His first game in pro football, as the Los Angeles Express' defensive backfield coach in February 1985, came the day after his marriage ceremony.

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Divisional Round - Thursday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox addresses the media for the last time before the team's Saturday night game against the Patriots.

Divisional Round - Thursday: Bailey |
Cornerback Champ Bailey talks about preparing to play the New England Patriots.

NFL Videos: Sound FX: Patriots vs. Broncos
Tom Brady and Tim Tebow will go at it again Saturday in the divisional playoffs. Here's your chance to listen to the best sounds from the Patriots' win over the Broncos from Week 15.

Denver Broncos News news: Tebow, Tiger reportedly eyed as golf partners at Pebble Beach
Worried the Tim Tebow coverage will disappear after the playoffs? Don't be silly. Everyone's cashing in on his star power, including the golf world, currently mulling a celebrity greens pairing for the ages. news: Embrace the hate: Fells says Broncos feed off negativity
The Broncos know many people are sick of their Tim Tebow-led underdog story. Tight end Daniel Fells says the negativitity inspires them. "I love listening to people hate on us," he said. news: Patriots' Love says polarizing Tebow can be too much
Many NFL fans, and even those across the nation who don't qualify for that category, can empathize with Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love.

Tim Tebow phenomenon gets eerie -- Adam Schefter's 10 Spot - ESPN
On Jan. 8, 2009, in the BCS Championship Game, then Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wore eye black with the inscription John 3:16, a reference to the Bible passage that says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

'Tebowing' turns talk from football to faith: Is God on the Broncos' side? - San Jose Mercury News
In his small church in the Central Valley, Pastor David White -- a former Bay Area sports writer who covered the Raiders for years -- is horrified. The evangelical gesticulations of Denver quarterback Tim Tebow are converting his congregation ... to Broncos fans!

Broncos clamp down on Welker, Gronkowski in 1st game, only to be beaten by Hernandez - The Washington Post
Wes Welker led the league with 122 catches this season. Rob Gronkowski set an NFL record with 18 touchdowns by a tight end. The Denver Broncos bottled up both of them last month.

Awaiting Jeff Fisher, Rams interview Rob Chudzinski, Dennis Allen - NFL -
The St. Louis Rams interviewed Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen for their coaching vacancy while awaiting word from Jeff Fisher.

THE Rematch – Patriots, Broncos | Pro Player Insiders
The Rematch… no, not Alabama versus LSU. This one will be more exciting than watching paint dry. A lot more exciting. And you are guaranteed not to hear the expression "Honey Badger" once.

Photos: Broncos Coach John Fox | Denver Post Media Center
Photos of Denver Broncos head coach John Fox from his first season with the team. The Broncos take on the New England Patriots in the playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxboro, Mass.

Disagreement between Denver, Boston mayors comes to a head - The Denver Post
Trash talk erupted Thursday between the mayors of the two cities battling in Saturdays NFL divisional playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots — and it wasnt about football.

Woody Paige: Tim Tebow is John Elway's long-awaited successor - The Denver Post
"I think the thing about Tim is what everybody calls the It. "— Josh McDaniels, May 6, 2010Tim Tebow is the Broncos quarterback.

Broncos hope to put pressure on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - The Denver Post
New Englands Tom Brady doesnt rank among the NFLs most nimble quarterbacks, and at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, he has good, but not exceptional size for the position.

Statistics are misleading when looking at Patriots' defense - The Denver Post
As the most veteran member of the Patriots defense, Vince Wilfork knows all the gory stats.

CU alum Solder swamped with ticket requests - The Denver Post
For-give Nate Solder if hes not being the most accommodating host this week.

Keeping mistakes to a minimum key against Pats - The Denver Post
Roughly four weeks ago, when the Patriots left Denver with a 41-23 victory, the Broncos said there were a pile of botched defensive assignments and missed tackles left in Patriots QB Tom Bradys wake.

Broncos must do a better job of slowing down the Patriots' potent attack - The Denver Post
Much like "halftime adjustments" are usually overblown, how much a team can change between the first meeting in a season and the second is limited.

Broncos' running game a key to success against shaky Patriots defense - The Denver Post
Its always pretty easy to tell when a statistic is presented to Broncos coach John Fox that he doesnt like, because hell quickly say he doesnt like statistics all that much.

M&M Connection was a winner - The Denver Post
Denver qualified for its first Super Bowl, and made it even sweeter by defeating hated rival and reigning Super Bowl champion Oakland 20-17 in the 1977 AFC championship game at Mile High Stadium.

Clock's about to strike midnight on Tebow Time | Montreal Gazette
If there's one thing Tim Tebow proved during wild card weekend, it's that there are no longer any sure bets when it comes to the NFL.

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Broncos’ Hopes of Stopping Patriots Rest on a Simple Concept: Tackle Better |
Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski had the bulbous statistics and the Pro Bowl selections. Yet it was Aaron Hernandez, a tight end who would be a star on almost any other team but lurks in the New England shadows, who dealt the Broncos their most damaging blows in a 41-23 defeat in Week 15.

Notes: Paxton Still Out; Frigid Night Looms |
Safety Brian Dawkins and wide receiver Eric Decker missed a third consecutive day of practice Thursday with neck and MCL injuries, respectively. That was expected going into the week.

Outsiders Perspective: New England Patriots - BroncoTalk
Breaking down the Denver Broncos‘ second playoff opponent in six years from the Football Outsiders‘ perspective: the New England Patriots.

Broncos at Patriots Divisional Preview: Around the Web - BroncoTalk
The Divisional Playoffs game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots presents a number of interesting angles, in both storylines (ahem Josh McDaniels) and on-the-field strategies (containing the Broncos’ version of the option; how to limit the Patriots’ tight ends).

Broncos Long Snapper Lonie Paxton Could Be Out - Predominantly Orange
There’s a guy on this Denver Broncos roster that you won’t notice until he makes a mistake.

Three-point stance: Denver Broncos - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
After a thrilling 29-23 Broncos victory over the Steelers last Sunday, Tim Tebow and the Broncos will roll into Foxborough on Saturday night. The Patriots and Broncos will meet in the playoffs for the first time since 2005, a 27-13 Denver victory.

Giants, Tim Tebow Upset Favorites - SB Nation New York
Last week, Tim Tebow prevented me from claiming a winning record in my 2012 NFL Playoffs Picks And Predictions piece, and this week I am taking it personal -- by rooting for him!

Will Pats hold off on rushing Tebow? | First-and-Orange
The Patriots sacked Denver quarterback Tim Tebow four times the last time the two teams played. But don’t expect exotic multi-player blitz schemes Saturday’s rematch.

Desktop Von Miller joins Desktop Tim Tebow for Broncos' playoff run | First-and-Orange
When Desktop Tim Tebow debuted in October, the Broncos were on the cusp of winning seven of their next eight games. He might not be able to take a knee, but he can get things done.

Bill Belichick talks Patriots' unique problem vs. Broncos | First-and-Orange
It’s not secret the Broncos’ read-option offense presents a unique challenge to opposing defenses. If you go by what Bill Belichick has said this week, the Patriots will face the same conundrum.

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Super Bowl XLVI Matchup Rankings: Which Teams Would Make For Best Game? -
With four teams eliminated from the 2012 NFL Playoffs, we're down to 16 potential Super Bowl XLVI matchups. We attempt to rank all of them from worst to best using complete and total subjectivity.

Packers’ offense protects the ball -
When making note of the Green Bay Packers’ penchant for protecting the football, most often the focus turns to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his six interceptions.

Wahlberg: Too many people praying for Pats for a Tebow win | USA Today
Actor (and Boston native) Mark Wahlberg respects Broncos QB Tim Tebow. But he clearly won't be rooting for him Saturday night and playfully suggested the Almighty might not be, either.

NFL playoffs: Patriots spread it out on offense | The Columbus Dispatch
Tim Tebow was still a high-school phenomenon in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., not yet the prototypical quarterback for an offense that had begun to sweep college football, when the first phone call from Foxborough, Mass., was made to Gainesville, Fla.

In Brief - Sports -
National champion Alabama again will try to keep rolling after losing three underclassmen to the NFL Draft.

Inside the playbook: Rodgers vs. Giants' 2-Man | National Football Post
Can the Giants limit the Packers on Sunday playing 2-Man in the secondary? A topic I have discussed throughout the week when it comes to game planning QB Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense.

A very early Top 25 for 2012 | National Football Post
On Wednesday, I offered a very early look at my potential Top 5 heading into the 2012 college football season. Alabama headlines the list, as Nick Saban’s squad will enter the fall as the defending BCS national champions. LSU, Oregon, Oklahoma and USC followed the Crimson Tide.

The keys to Divisional Round success | National Football Post
The Green Bay Packers certainly came close to posting a 16-0 regular season record and the New Orleans Saints ripped off an impressive eight straight victories to close out the year, but each team—like the other six teams still alive in the hunt for the Vince Lombardi Trophy—isn't without its flaws.

NFL Divisional Playoffs: Five things to watch | National Football Post
As we look ahead to the Divisional Playoffs this weekend, let’s breakdown personnel, matchups plus some Xs and Os. Here are five things I am looking for—starting with Alex Smith’s production vs. the Saints.

Denver Broncos Fans

Why I Left (And Why I'm Back) - Mile High Report
Hello, MHR! It's been a while since we last spoke... far too long, actually. Though you haven't heard from me in a while, I have been keeping an eye on you all this time.

Again a Non-Football-Post - Mile High Report
As is my tradition I try to do a non-football post when football seems most I do it again... One of the things I've always loved is camping. One of the things I've really really loved is camping with my kids.One of the things I've really really truly loved is camping with my daughters....with a couple of their friends along.