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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/15/12

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Start of the Streak
The Chargers had the Broncos in a hole after 30 minutes back in week six, the team battled back and since then hasn't lost a game.

Denver Expecting San Diego’s Best Shot
The Broncos are well aware of what's at stake in Sunday's rematch with San Diego.

Tale of Two Halves Revisited
Since the Broncos' historic comeback win at San Diego in Week 6, the two teams have been trending in opposite directions. Both clubs will try to recreate the success from one half for an entire game in Sunday’s rematch.

Notebook: Huddle Up
Peyton Manning and the offense have developed a routine of meeting on the sideline after every drive. The quarterback said it's a habit that has served the team well.

Bruton, Miller, Tamme Go One-on-One with Fans
Safety David Bruton, Linebacker Von Miller and tight end Jacob Tamme answered a series of questions from fans during an hour-long forum Wednesday afternoon.

Chargers Look to Eliminate Turnovers, Big Plays "
San Diego Head Coach Norv Turner cited turnovers and big plays as the fuel to Denver’s Week 6 comeback at Qualcomm Stadium.

Denver Broncos Videos

Chargers Week - Wednesday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about preparing for this season's second game against the Chargers.

Chargers Week - Wednesday: Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about the offense's progression and the Broncos' Week 11 matchup vs. San Diego.

Goodell: NFL's Biggest Challenge Is HD TV - ESPN Video - ESPN
Rob Parker, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Roger Goodell's comments about the improved quality of HD TV challenging NFL attendance.

Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-DEN - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chargers-Broncos

Countdown Daily AccuScore: NO-OAK - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Saints-Raiders

Countdown Daily AccuScore: CIN-KC - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Bengals-Chiefs

The NFL General Manager Structure - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Business Analyst Andrew Brandt takes a look at the general manager structure of both the Cowboys and the Eagles

Denver Broncos Blogs

Chargers know where AFC West stands, but won't say Broncos a must win - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Chargers know the math this week, they know a loss Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High effectively puts the AFC West race into the Broncos' hands.

Broncos' Peyton Manning says "de-briefing" sessions help offense - The Denver Post
Television cameras often show Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talking with his linemen when the offense is off the field.

Who's a more entertaining QB, John Elway or Peyton Manning? - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning, the Broncos' ferociously cerebral quarterback, is about to catch John Elway.

Broncos' McGahee says team not looking past this weekend
A victory by the Broncos Sunday over San Diego at Sports Authority Field at Mile High would in effect give Denver a four-game lead on the Chargers in the AFC West

Broncos felt confidence in first half of comeback win over Chargers
Denver trailed 24-0 at halftime of the Oct. 15 meeting in San Diego and yet the Broncos were brimming with confidence,

Week 10 Film Review: In Praise of Von Miller -
Von Miller turned in one of the most dominant defensive performances we’ve seen this season.

Veteran Broncos spreading word about past problems | ProFootballTalk
In most respects, this is a brand new Broncos team.

Broncos need Willis McGahee to keep his grip on football - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
the spirit of John Fox's "you always strive for perfection, but you don't usually get it" philosophy, there is some red ink on the Broncos' season so far.

Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers likely to get his chance back in the lineup - The Denver Post
While coaching the Carolina Panthers in 2009, John Fox and his staff took a long look at Robert Ayers, just in case the defensive end from Tennessee slipped into the second round of that year's NFL draft.

AFC West roundup: Broncos could determine how hot the seats get - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The AFC West continues to be the league's home of the hot seats, with two of the warmest — as in warm enough to smelt copper — residing in Kansas City and San Diego.

Peyton Manning has yet another chance at NFL history - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Looking at Peyton Manning's season, has a player ever won MVP, Offensive Player or the Year and Comeback Player of the Year?

Broncos' linebacker D.J. Williams absorbs big salary hit with suspension - The Denver Post
For his first practice of the 2012 season Wednesday, Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams appeared to be in great shape, as well-conditioned as ever.

Division News

By the numbers: Best in West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 10:

Norv Turner, Antonio Gates stand behind Philip Rivers | ProFootballTalk
After another costly interception from San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Norv Turner was asked if he’d consider sitting his starting quarterback.

Matt Cassel of Kansas City Chiefs to start again; Brady Quinn feels better - ESPN
Matt Cassel is getting another start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Quinn said he was cleared, coach says he wasn’t | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this week, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn said he’d been cleared to play on Sunday, when the Chiefs host the Bengals. - Alexander is an inviting target for Rivers
1. Danario Alexander — Just about anyone who's been involved in fantasy football over the last several years could have told Chargers general manager A.J. Smith that Robert Meachem wasn’t going to pan out in San Diego. - Raiders sign LB Gaither
The Raiders signed veteran LB Omar Gaither and placed LB Travis Goethel on injured reserve with a knee injury.

NFL News

NFL Communications - NFL Health and Safety Update "
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History of the NFL football helmet -
Take a graphical look at how football headgear has evolved from the time of Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers in the 1920s to Wes Welker of the New England Patriots in the modern NFL.

When it comes to spotting concussions, NFL walking tightrope | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has developed a very good procedure for keeping players with concussions out of action until they are healed.

Special teams playing huge role in 2012 season; Week 10 notes -
Last Sunday, we saw two fake punts by the St. Louis Rams, a fake field goal for a touchdown by the Baltimore Ravens, a punt return for a touchdown by the Denver Broncos (albeit on a play that should have actually resulted in a touchback) and a punt block recovered for a touchdown by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The professional (football) management of Social Media |
A key component of building a firm foundation for success in any organization, but especially for an NFL General Manager, is communication.

The growing power of the media | National Football Post
The media can be a powerful tool in influencing decisions by ownership and front office execs. - Wednesday's 60-second rant: Head coaches not only ones to blame
Andy Reid should be fired. Norv Turner is toast. Ron Rivera? Nice knowing you.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Ray Edwards clears waivers | ProFootballTalk
On Monday night, the Atlanta Falcons abruptly cut defensive end Ray Edwards. Per a league source, Edwards has now cleared waivers.

Ta’amu quietly lands on Steelers’ practice squad | ProFootballTalk
Defensive lineman Alameda Ta’amu, who faces multiple charges after an ugly alcohol-related incident last month, was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ problem. And he still is.

Accorsi will have huge impact on future of Panthers, Newton | ProFootballTalk
As Gantt pointed out several days ago, the Panthers have hired former Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi to help find the franchise’s next General Manager.

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