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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/13/12

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After Chargers running back Ryan Mathews had his best game of the year last week, the Denver defense will make it a priority to keep him contained on Monday night.

Notebook: Bailey on a Familiar Offense
Cornerback Champ Bailey discusses the Chargers offense, wide receiver Trindon Holliday has his first practice as a Bronco, and linebacker Von Miller avoids a sophomore slump.

Football Still in Atwater's Blood
Broncos Ring of Famer Steve Atwater, headed into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, talked with's Gray Caldwell for a Q&A session.

Denver Broncos Videos

Thomas: 'That'll Be My Last One'
Demaryius Thomas knows he can't keep fumbling the football and is determined to not let it happen again this season.

Chargers Week - Friday: Del Rio
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about preparing for the Chargers.

Chargers Week - Friday: McCoy
Offensive coordinator Mile McCoy talks about preparing for the Chargers.

Chargers Week - Friday: Bailey
Cornerback Champ Bailey talks about improving third down defense, what's at stake Monday night and former teammate Eddie Royal.

NFL Live OT: Losing Teams That Can Make The Playoffs - ESPN Video - ESPN
Trey Wingo, Tedy Bruschi and Mark Schlereth discuss which teams with losing records they think can make the playoffs.

OTL: NFL Fan Violence Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL has stepped up efforts to deal with violent and unruly fans in both the stands and in pre-game tailgate lots. John Barr sits down with league security officials, a victim of a brutal attack and one fan determined to end the violence.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos hoping to eliminate third-down breakdowns - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
As Champ Bailey sat in a darkened room for a film session this week, the images that flashed on the screen were just as bad as he remembered in his mind.

Philip Rivers looks to beat yet another Broncos defensive coordinator - The Denver Post
In Philip Rivers' seventh year as the Chargers starting quarterback, Jack Del Rio will be seventh defensive coordinator for the Broncos to try to slow him down.

Coach John Fox says Broncos' defense can pick up the pace - The Denver Post
Q: I don't understand how the Broncos' defense could have been surprised by the speed and tempo of the game Sunday when the Patriots had possession of the football,

Here's how the Broncos can get a much-needed victory in San Diego - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Broncos are 2-4 in their last six games in San Diego, giving up an average of 39.5 points in the losses. Since the start of the 2006 season, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is 9-3 against the Broncos.

Broncos welcome returner; injuries to Clady, Carter are a concern - The Denver Post
It was difficult spotting the new guy.

Champ Bailey has grown to respect Philip Rivers - Lindsay Jones
It used to be, no one opposing player was despised in the Broncos locker room more than San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers.

Broncos understand big stakes in division game against San Diego - Lindsay Jones
This time next week, Broncos players will be off enjoying their bye week.

New Bronco Trindon Holliday checks in as shortest player in team history - Lindsay Jones
It’s rare in this business of covering professional sports where we as reporters can see eye-to-eye with the players we cover. - Broncos' back seven misses Williams, Carter
The Broncos’ new-look defense has improved from last season, but we hear one concern remains the abilities of the linebackers and safeties in coverage,

Division News

Final Word: AFC West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 6:

Chargers’ Melvin Ingram fined $15,750 for hit on Drew Brees | ProFootballTalk
One of the biggest plays of Sunday night’s Chargers-Saints game came when Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw an interception that Chargers linebacker Demorrio Williams returned for a touchdown — only to have the touchdown called back on a roughing the passer penalty on Melvin Ingram. - Friday's key matchup: Chargers RB Ryan Mathews vs. Broncos defense
In this key Monday-night matchup to help decide early supremacy in the AFC West, Chargers RB Ryan Mathews is in the crosshairs, as his performance means a lot to both teams. - Chargers lift blackout for Monday night
The Chargers sold enough tickets to life the local television blackout for Monday night’s game against the Broncos. - Raiders RB McFadden not finishing like he used to
Heading into Week Six, Oakland ranks last in the league with 60.8 rushing yards per game and observers around the league are wondering why one of the league’s most talented backs, Raiders RB Darren McFadden, is gaining only 3.5 yards per carry.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Anthony Wayne Smith, former player for Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, ordered to stand trail for four murders - ESPN
- A Los Angeles County judge on Friday ordered that Anthony Wayne Smith, a defensive lineman who played for eight years in the 1990s for the NFL's Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, must stand trial for four murders.

Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens' perennial Pro Bowler, asked if he still has "it" - ESPN Dallas
The question was a simple one. The answer was anything but.

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