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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/14/12

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Rob Carr

Elway Putting Great Stamp on Broncos "
This week’s Monday Morning Manning shows that Peyton Manning is just the second quarterback in the history of the National Football League to have six straight games with a passer rating of 100 or better while having at least 30 attempts in each of those games.

Moore, Defense Riding High "
When a deep pass over the middle by Panthers quarterback sailed toward safety Rahim Moore late in the fourth quarter Sunday, it represented a chance for Moore’s first pick of the season.

Elway Talks Williams, Chargers "
Linebacker D.J. Williams is eligible to return to the team, and Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway is confident that Williams has remained in top shape during his time away.

Broncos Salute Soldiers at Fort Carson
A caravan of Broncos players, alumni and cheerleaders paid a visit to the Fort Carson Army Base on Tuesday.

Carter Clamping Down
His second defensive touchdown of the year highlights a streak of stellar play from cornerback Tony Carter.

Denver Broncos Videos

Broncos Get Taste of Military Life
Broncos players and cheerleaders visited the Fort Carson Army Base on Tuesday and experienced a day in the life of a soldier.

NFLPA Wants Concussion Specialists On Sidelines - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stephania Bell discusses NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith's call for the league to hire "concussion specialists" to man the sidelines.

Blogger Blitz: Rivers Out Of San Diego? - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson addresses the idea that Philip Rivers should be out of the Chargers lineup

Blogger Blitz: Don't quit on Rivers - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It is not a surprise that Norv Turner had to answer a question of whether he is considering benching quarterback Philip Rivers.

NFL Live OT: Torrey Smith's Future - ESPN Video - ESPN
What is the ceiling for Torrey Smith?

Denver Broncos Blogs

John Elway's hand firmly on Denver Broncos' latest rally - ESPN
He could have stayed on the sideline. Instead, John Elway wanted back in the game.

Broncos-Chargers is 3-game swing in standings | First-and-Orange — Mike Klis
In the past eight seasons, I’ve covered a few divisional games that were worth 2 games in the standings.

Broncos rank in bottom one-third of league in rushing - Jeff Legwold
The Broncos sport one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league at the moment.

Tuesday Morning QB: Peyton Manning, Josh Freeman playing their best - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
It was a week of concussions for second-tier quarterbacks as Alex Smith, Jay Cutler and Michael Vick all failed to finish their games in Week 10.

Broncos waive Duke Ihenacho; roster spot opens for D.J. Williams - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Broncos cleared the way to add linebacker D.J. Williams to the 53-man roster.

Broncos Mailbag: How much credit goes to John Elway in 2012? - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Mike, I am starting to have visions of John Elway holding up the Lombardi Trophy, handing it to Manning and saying "This one's for Peyton." Should I book my Super Bowl trip now?

Peyton is nailing down his next $40 million | ProFootballTalk
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning soon will be able to buy a lot more pizza franchises.

Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers separated by fourth-quarter performances - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
What a difference a quarter makes. There is a vast difference in perception and results when it comes to the two quarterbacks who will be on the field in Denver on Sunday.

Recent history has not been kind to Broncos' late-season efforts - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
When the calendar makes the turn from October to November, the leaves fall, the clocks fall back and the Broncos have followed suit in recent years.

Broncos' improvement on defense starts with Peyton Manning, Von Miller - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Who/what deserves the credit for the Broncos' steadily improving defense? A) Jack Del Rio. B) Improvement in Von Miller's skills. C) Additions of Tony Carter, Chris Harris to the secondary. D) Wesley (Woodyard). E) Rookies Derek Wolfe, Danny Trevathan. F) All of the above?

Division News

Eric Berry of Kansas City Chiefs has phobia of horses -
Eric Berry is a young, star safety for the Kansas City Chiefs. He's also deathly afraid of horses. Seriously. The man suffers from equinophobia.

Crennel wants to crack down on dancing | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs haven’t had much to celebrate this year. But the timing of their first big dance party was enough to make coach Romeo Crennel wince.

QBR: There's Manning and everyone else - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 10:

NFL: Week 10 knee-jerk reactions - AFC West Blog - ESPN
You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.

Brady Quinn cleared, ready to play Sunday | ProFootballTalk
After missing two games with a concussion, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn has been cleared to return to the field on Sunday against the Bengals.

No QB announcement from Romeo Crennel - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel would not commit to a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati.

Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 16-13 overtime loss at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday:

Report: Darren McFadden "iffy" this week | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders had just about everything go wrong in Baltimore last Sunday, a turn of events that some may have predicted when they announced that they would be flying east without Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson and Richard Seymour.

NFL News - MVP Meter: Race is neck and neck
The Falcons lost for the first time this season in Week 10, but the game did not do much damage to Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s MVP credentials much, as we see it.

NFLPA again asks for independent doctors to check concussions | ProFootballTalk
After a Sunday in which several players — including three high-profile starting quarterbacks — left games with concussions, the NFL Players Association is again asking the league to put independent doctors on the sidelines

PFT Live: Contract talks dominate discussion | ProFootballTalk
The Falcons had enough of Ray Edwards underperforming and placed him on waivers, while Victor Cruz still has not come to terms on a new deal with the Giants.

Jay Cutler, Alex Smith, Michael Vick concussions show progress in NFL protocol - Don Banks -
Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Buccaneers place LB Black on I.R.
The Buccaneers placed LB Quincy Black on injured reserve after Black suffered a neck injury in Sunday’s win over San Diego. - Ravens sign former Raiders CB Johnson
The Ravens signed former Raiders CB Chris Johnson on Tuesday and placed rookie RB Bobby Rainey on injured reserve with a knee injury.

On Ray Edwards, Falcons simply decided to go with other players | ProFootballTalk
The abrupt decision of the Atlanta Falcons to release defensive end Ray Edwards has sparked speculation that something happened to prompt the decision.

David Garrard cleared by doctors to work out for teams - ESPN
Doctors have cleared quarterback David Garrard to work out for NFL teams, agent Al Irby said in an email to ESPN.

How do NFL players 'survive' the 2nd half of the season? | National Football Post
Five ways players maintain their bodies and strength.

Phil Simms, Eli Manning and the Meaning of Elite -
Here we go again. Phil Simms has said Eli Manning, who is mired in a slump, is not "elite."

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