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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/15/12

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Broncos at Chargers: Final Preview takes an in-depth look at the Monday night divisional matchup between the Broncos and Chargers in San Diego.

Broncos at Chargers: Five things to watch - The Denver Post
1. A Rivers usually throws through it.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Tracy Porter sick; out versus Chargers | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
The Broncos have downgraded cornerback Tracy Porter to "out" versus the San Diego Chargers on Monday night.

Tracy Porter stayed home with illness, out tonight | ProFootballTalk
The Broncos will be short in the secondary tonight in San Diego, as starter Tracy Porter was downgraded to out because of an illness and didn’t travel with the team.

Monday's Matchup: Broncos (2-3) at Chargers (3-2) -
Peyton Manning looked like a has-been the last time he played a Monday night game, throwing three interceptions in the first quarter and losing badly to Atlanta in his second start with Denver after returning from neck surgery.

Chargers defense answering challenge - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It was understood throughout the Chargers franchise: To end a disheartening two-year playoff drought and to keep the Norv Turner program afloat in San Diego, the defensive performance had to improve in 2012.

Jared Gaither doubtful for Monday - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It is likely San Diego left tackle Jared Gaither will be out again Monday night in a crucial game against Denver.

Von Miller a supercharged outside linebacker for Denver Broncos - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
It's too bad Von Miller gave himself the nickname "Robin" to Elvis Dumervil's "Batman."

Division News

Division lead at stake - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders competed hard in Atlanta, while the Kansas City Chiefs were blasted in Tampa Bay. - Freeman leads Bucs past reeling Chiefs
Josh Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns and Ronde Barber scored on a 78-yard interception return to help the Buccaneers beat the struggling Chiefs 38-10 on Sunday.

Bucs improve to 2-3, Chiefs still haven’t led a second | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers improved to 2-3 with a convincing 38-10 victory over the Chiefs.

Report: No extension offer made to Pioli | ProFootballTalk
Earlier Sunday,’s Jason LaCanfora reported the Chiefs offered general manager Scott Pioli a contract extension.

Wrap-up: Buccaneers 38, Chiefs 10 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Chiefs are 1-5 and are one of the worst teams in the NFL.

Falcons pull out late win over Raiders | ProFootballTalk
In a game that was far closer than it should have been, the Atlanta Falcons moved to 6-0 with a 23-20 win over the Raiders.

Wrap-up: Falcons 23, Raiders 20 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at a near miss for Oakland:

Carson Palmer takes blame, even after leading rally | ProFootballTalk
After leading a game-tying drive in the final minute to tie the last undefeated team in the NFL on the road, Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer had every right to take solace.

NFL News

Reviewing Week 6 in the N.F.L. -
Jacoby Jones, right, tied an N.F.L. record with a 108-yard kickoff return in the Ravens’ 31-29 victory over the Cowboys,

League will look at further restrictions on cut blocks | ProFootballTalk
The hit by Jets guard Matt Slauson on Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is expected to spark a debate in the offseason regarding further restrictions on the use of cut blocks in the NFL.

Source: New court filing coming Monday in bounty cases | ProFootballTalk
On Friday, the four players suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell for involvement in the bounty program filed an appeal with Commissioner Roger Goodell. On Monday, they’ll file paperwork with someone they regard as slightly more impartial.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Ravens CB Webb may have torn ACL
Ravens starting CB Lardarius Webb may have torn his ACL, head coach John Harbaugh said Sunday.

Ray Lewis suffers triceps injury as Ravens beat Cowboys | ProFootballTalk
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis stood on the sideline and watched as the Cowboys drove down the field and nearly pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday in Baltimore.

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