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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/9/12

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Next Day Notebook: 'We're Very Close'
The Broncos are looking to make steady progress as they focus on winning the turnover battle and improving their third-down defense.

Elway Breaks Down Broncos "
On Tuesday, will air its fifth episode of the season of Elway Access, a 30-minute podcast hosted by Broncos TV’s Chris Hall. During the podcast, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway will answer questions that fans have submitted via Twitter using #ElwayAccess.

Inside the Numbers: Week 5 "
2 Linebacker Von Miller tied his career high with two sacks at New England to mark the third time in his career that he’s posted a pair of quarterback takedowns in a game. Miller has five sacks on the season, which is tied for eighth in the league through Week 5.

Denver Broncos Videos

John Fox Press Conference
Head Coach John Fox talks about how turnovers and allowing New England to convert third downs led to Sunday's loss.

Patriots Offense Dynamic - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ron Jaworski breaks down New England's dynamic and well-balanced offense.

Winston Rips Fans' Reaction - ESPN Video - ESPN
Eric Winston angrily spoke out against fans who cheered when QB Matt Cassel left Sunday's game with a head injury.

Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ron Jaworski ranks his top five NFL quarterbacks.

Monday Night Football Preview: Broncos Vs. Chargers - ESPN Video - ESPN
Trent Dilfer looks ahead to the Monday Night Football matchup between the Broncos and the Chargers.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' third-down defense still stings day after loss to Patriots - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
There were plenty of things for Broncos coach John Fox to dislike as he sat in his office and went through the film of Sunday's 31-21 loss to New England.

Champ Bailey: Patriots hit us in the mouth, we didn’t hit back | ProFootballTalk
Before Sunday’s game at New England, Denver cornerback Champ Bailey said the Broncos knew they could beat the Patriots. After the game, Bailey wasn’t feeling so boastful.

Broncos defense can expect imitations of Patriots' success - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The first domino has fallen. Now, the Broncos will see if they can stop the rest from going down as well.

Four third-and-longs doom Broncos defense - Lindsay Jones
There were few things outside of Von Miller (5 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks) that went right for the Broncos defense in Sunday’s 31-21 loss to New England, but we’re going to look at four plays that went most wrong.

It's not just Broncos turnovers, it's where Broncos are turning over the ball | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
Check this out: The Broncos have 10 turnovers through five games. That’s about five too many. But there’s more.

Moving on: Denver Broncos - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 31-21 road loss at New England on Sunday:

Patriots no-huddle relies on power of one - Sports - The Boston Globe
Just one word can be powerful.

Broncos' defense must move fast, if offenses are quick like Patriots - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Patriots ran a staggering, defense-buckling 89 plays Sunday — they had run 67 through three quarters — against the Broncos.

Broncos miss the on-field talent of linebacker D.J. Williams - The Denver Post
It's times like this when D.J. Williams becomes conspicuous by his absence.

Inside the game: Broncos still trying to join the league's upper tier - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Broncos know who they have on their roster. They know what they can do when things go according to plan, and they know what it looks like when the train comes off the tracks a bit.

Broncos, even with Manning, creating their own problems at offense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Are the Broncos making a push in the fourth quarter of games because the other side is letting down with a big lead, or does it take the Broncos and the coaches that long to find a rhythm?

Broncos won't accept moral victories, even against NFL's best teams - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
If Sunday's game at New England was the bar with which all Broncos progress is measured, well, Champ Bailey isn't happy with where his team stands.

Denver Broncos Eye on: San Diego Chargers - The Denver Post
For the record: Chargers 3-2, first place AFC West; Broncos 2-3, second place AFC West.

Division News

AFC West Stock Watch - AFC West Blog - ESPN
FALLING The division as a whole: It was a bad weekend for the AFC West. All three teams that played lost. Oakland had the best week ... well, because

Fear and self-loathing in Kansas City - AFC West Blog - ESPN
October 1999. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin lies motionless on the Veterans Stadium turf.

Eric Winston stands by criticism of fans who cheered Cassel’s injury | ProFootballTalk
Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston is standing by his criticism of the Chiefs fans who cheered on Sunday while quarterback Matt Cassel was on the ground after suffering a concussion. - AFC West Spin cycle: Week Five
It was a rough week for the AFC West, going 0-3 (the Raiders were on bye). The Chargers blew a 10-point lead on national television, the Broncos' comeback attempt fell short against the Patriots and the Chiefs' turnover woes continued in a loss to the Ravens.

Moving on: San Diego Chargers - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the San Diego Chargers need to focus on after a 31-24 loss at New Orleans on Sunday:

Ryan Mathews is back in the Chargers’ good graces | ProFootballTalk
It doesn’t sound like we’re going to have another week of speculation about the identity of the Chargers’ starting running back.

NFL News

Another suspended Giant blames Adderall | ProFootballTalk
All these New York Giants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder really need to get their prescription paperwork straightened out.

Joe Haden apologizes to Browns and fans for "very dumb mistake" | ProFootballTalk
Joe Haden returned to the Browns Monday after his four-game suspension, apologizing to the team and its fans.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Alex Karras, Detroit Lions great, suffering from kidney failure -
Alex Karras has just days to live because of kidney failure, according to a friend of the 77-year-old former Detroit Lions defensive tackle.

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