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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/26/12

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Patrick Smith

All Hands On Deck to Contain Brees
Limiting the success of Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday night is a tall order, but the Broncos are up for the challenge.

Notebook: Eliminating Self-Inflicted Mistakes
The Broncos look to avoid mental errors, the defense hopes for more takeaways and the team knows it will need a strong offensive performance.

Porter Dealing with August Seizure
In August, the Broncos' medical staff diagnosed that cornerback Tracy Porter had a seizure. He was held out in Week

Denver Broncos Videos

Saints Week - Thursday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks to the media after Thursday's practice.

Saints Week - Thursday: Del Rio
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about preparing for Drew Brees and the Saints offense.

Saints Week - Thursday: McCoy
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talks about starting faster and avoiding the necessity of fourth quarter comebacks.

Saints Week - Thursday: Bailey
Champ Bailey talks about Drew Brees and the Saints' potent offense.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Broncos - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for New Orleans at Denver

Cold Hard Facts - ESPN Video - ESPN
Cold Hard Facts looks at Robert Griffin III, Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and LeSean McCoy

Numbers Never Lie: The Saints Are Headed Back To The Super Bowl - ESPN Video - ESPN
Michael Smith showing the critical stats that make it possible for the Saints to still be a serious Super Bowl contender.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Raiders-Chiefs - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Oakland at Kansas City

NFL Draft Blitz: Dion Jordan - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench break down 2013 NFL Draft prospect Dion Jordan

Most-Liked/Least-Liked Players - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses Forbes list of the most-liked and least-liked players in the NFL.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' late-season fades under evaluation by new strength coach - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I'm curious about the Broncos' ability to play better than their opponents in the fourth quarter. Do you think it could be related to better conditioning?

Saints' Drew Brees, Broncos' Peyton Manning 1-2 in elite category - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Just five quarterbacks in league history have averaged at least 250 passing yards per game over the course of their careers.

New Orleans Saints face Denver Broncos while bounty effects linger - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Sshh. Don't tell Roger Goodell, but if any law-abiding citizen heard the conversations at the line of scrimmage before the snap, or in the seconds after a play was done?

Broncos rookie report: Derek Wolfe chasing down big-name quarterbacks - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Derek Wolfe played 70 snaps against the Chargers on defense to go with five on special teams. He finished with three tackles, including his third sack of the season.

Mark Kiszla: Denver linebackers show they don't need D.J. Williams - The Denver Post
For an NFL team with Super Bowl aspirations, suspended Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams hasn't been worth a plugged nickel.

Champ Bailey prepares for a different Brees - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Drew Brees' last game as a member of the AFC West came in the final week of the 2005 regular season.

Facing a Hometown Team "
A quartet of Broncos will be playing against their hometown team when the Saints come marching into town on Sunday.

Carrying Over From the Comeback "
Usually teams talk about the 24-hour rule to enjoy a win. With the Broncos having Week 7 as their bye week, the positive energy from Denver’s historic comeback win at San Diego has had an extra week to stew.

Broncos' Tracy Porter missing time after summer seizure; hopeful vs. Saints - The Denver Post
Tracy Porter was hoping to keep his health issue private.

Tracy Porter, Denver Broncos CB, sees doctor about symptoms stemming from August seizure - ESPN
Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter missed practice Thursday to see a doctor about symptoms he continues to experience following a seizure he suffered in August.

Broncos have growing concern over Tracy Porter's status -
Broncos coach John Fox wouldn't elaborate on the nature of the illness that has dogged Tracy Porter since Oct. 14, when he was unable to make the team flight to San Diego. - Expect more from Broncos RB Hillman down the stretch
The Broncos hope the bye week came at a good time for rookie RB Ronnie Hillman, who is expected to continue getting more snaps as he gets more comfortable in the offense.

Broncos schedule sets up favorably for second-half run | ProFootballTalk
While thier 3-3 record screams mediocrity, the Broncos might be poised to make a run, with most of their more difficult football behind them.

Chris Ivory is frustrated, Saints say they won’t trade him | ProFootballTalk
Saints running back Chris Ivory is buried on a crowded depth chart in New Orleans and has yet to play in a game this season, and he’s getting frustrated about that.

Saints' Joe Vitt claims defense not as lousy as team stats suggest - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt has returned from his six-game suspension as part of the team's Bountygate penalties to find a defensive mess waiting for him.

Peyton Manning invests in 21 Denver Papa John's pizza shops - ESPN
Now Broncos fans can call the audibles while Peyton Manning cheers them on.

Division News

Team that used to revel in being called dirty says it’s not | ProFootballTalk
Once upon a time, someone would accuse the Raiders of being dirty, and the Raiders would respond by saying, "You're damn right we are. Now get back over here so we can step on your head again."

One guy to watch - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One player to watch for each AFC West team in Week 8:

Key stats for Week 8 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Thanks to the fine folks at ESPN Stats & Information, here is one key statistic for each AFC West team going into Week 8:

Raiders' penalties soar in past four weeks - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Warning, Oakland Raiders fans, this is going to drive you crazy. And it’s not great news for the Chargers and Chiefs, either.

Oakland Raiders say they're not 'dirty,' as Tamba Hali contends -
After the Oakland Raiders set NFL records in 2011 for penalties and penalty yards, first-year coach Dennis Allen made it a top priority to field more disciplined team in 2012. - Thursday's 60-second rant: McFadden will decide Raiders' fate
Despite heading into Week Eight with twice as many losses (four) as wins (two) and some horrendous performances in the first quarter of the season still fresh in our memory, there really is no reason for the Raiders to be panicking.

Chiefs QBs adjusting to new roles, last chances | ProFootballTalk
Neither Brady Quinn nor Matt Cassel claim to be thinking beyond this week.

Flaws of Chiefs GM Scott Pioli exposed - ESPN
If you need any more evidence that Bill Belichick is the smartest football man of his generation, just take a quick gander at the disaster that is the Kansas City Chiefs.

Vincent Brown eligible to return, but could miss another month | ProFootballTalk
Wide receiver Vincent Brown was the first player to be placed on injured reserve with the designation to return, but he may not be the first player in NFL history to return from that list.

NFL News

NFLPA asks court to require joint agreement on arbitrator | ProFootballTalk
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has asked Judge Helen Berrigan to prevent former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue from serving as the arbitrator in the appeal of the bounty suspensions,

In 1979, SI took an intriguing look at the future of the NFL | ProFootballTalk
The online vault at contains all sorts of treasures that no one has the time to search for.

Arrest makes Tyrann Mathieu likely to enter the NFL draft | ProFootballTalk
Tyrann Mathieu, the highly talented LSU defensive back who was a Heisman Trophy finalist last year but kicked off the team this year after multiple failed drug tests, has been arrested for marijuana possession in Baton Rouge.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Headed for the chopping block? | National Football Post
Big salary cap numbers could land these ten players with new teams for the 2013

Playbook: Chris Johnson runs past the Bills | National Football Post
All-22 breakdown of RB's 83-yard TD vs. the 8-Man front.

Playbook (video): RGIII vs. Giants' Cover 1 pressure | National Football Post
Breaking down QB's TD pass to Santana Moss.

4 NFL Teams - "Improvement through FOCUS a must" |
We’ve reached a point in the NFL football season that weighs heavy on some fans, players, coaches, GM’s, and anyone else associated with teams,

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