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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/22/12

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John Bena

Familiar Face Across the Line
The Broncos are preparing to face their former teammate in Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn, who was named the starter by Kansas City Head Coach Romeo Crennel on Wednesday

Filling the Void
The Broncos will need running backs Lance Ball, Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno to fill in for Willis McGahee, who has been placed on IR.

Miller Making His Mark
Von Miller’s recent play is drawing comparisons to a player he grew up idolizing – the late Derrick Thomas.

Starting to Groove "
Looking around the locker room after last week’s win against the Chargers, you could tell there was still some disappointment.

Denver Broncos Videos

Chiefs Week - Wednesday: Bailey
Champ Bailey talks about preparing for the season's first matchup with the Chiefs.

Chiefs Week - Wednesday: Manning
Peyton Manning talks about moving on without Willis McGahee and preparing for the Chiefs

Chiefs Week - Wednesday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox gives an injury update and talks about the team's plans at the running back position given the news that Willis McGahee was placed on injured reserve.

Chiefs Week - Wednesday: Del Rio
Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about the play of linebacker Von Miller and the challenges presented by the Chiefs offense

Chiefs Week - Wednesday: McCoy
Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy talks about the team's plans to fill the spot of running back Willis McGahee and protecting the quarterback from the Chiefs' pass rush.

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

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

Fantasy: Thanksgiving Games Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
Christopher Harris discusses key players in Thanksgiving games, including Aaron Hernandez.

NFL Live: Texans Vs. Lions Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFL Live looks ahead to the Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Texans and Lions.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-Chargers - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Baltimore at San Diego

Inside the Huddle - ESPN Video - ESPN
Inside the Huddle looks at the big comeback for Brandon Stokley of the Broncos, considers the 2011 NFL draft as one of the best, considers whether Carson Palmer is worth the trade consequences, and reviews what the Patriots may do without Gronkowski.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Brady Quinn on starting vs. Broncos: "That's how life works out"
Speaking Wednesday via teleconference to reporters covering the Broncos, newly named Kansas City starting quarterback Brady Quinn said his two seasons in Denver were "tough."

Denver Broncos, Mike Adams
Mike Adams, the Broncos’ starting strong safety, played the past five seasons in Cleveland, so it’s not difficult to guess one of things he is thankful for on the eve of Thanksgiving Day.

Broncos' Champ Bailey hopes Chiefs' Bowe can go
Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said he hopes veteran Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe will be healthy and ready for Sunday’s game in Kansas City.

Denver Broncos' Ronnie Hillman willing to run inside
Broncos coaches must be impressed, if not surprised, by the fearless runs of rookie Ronnie Hillman up the middle.

Broncos to see a familiar face Sunday at K.C. in former QB Brady Quinn - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Brady Quinn will get the chance to do something Sunday with the Broncos in front of him that he never did in two seasons in Denver — start a game at quarterback.

QB Brady Quinn still searching for chance he didn't get with Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Brady Quinn never started a regular-season game for the Broncos. No, in two years of practices and offseason workouts in Denver, Quinn never felt the reward of a regular-season pass for the team.

John Fox wants Broncos to ignore Chiefs' 1-9 record - The Denver Post
Broncos coach John Fox really has tried to throw the records out the window. In fact, he will spend much of this week trying to avoid any stumbles in Arrowhead Stadium because the Broncos got too caught up in the Chiefs' 1-9 record or injury woes.

Denver Broncos among NFL's worst in lost fumbles in 2012 - Jeff Legwold
Five teams in the league have lost at least nine fumbles this season, including both the Broncos and the Chiefs.

Broncos would prefer defenders knock it down on fourth down - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Twice this season, the Broncos defense has intercepted a pass on fourth down — most recently against San Diego. Why not just knock the pass down? Is it the opportunity to run it back, some type of other incentive, or what?

AFC West: Denver Broncos' success has division scrambling - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
It's now about the math for the Broncos which means it's now about solving the problems for the rest of the AFC West. Denver took control of the division this past Sunday as the Broncos completed a season sweep of the Chargers.

Broncos work out Jacob Hester as replacement for Willis McGahee - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
The Broncos worked out former San Diego Chargers running Jacob Hester on Wednesday after putting Willis McGahee on injured reserve with a torn MCL and compression fracture.

Peyton Manning says Broncos can overcome Willis McGahee's absence - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning said the Broncos will undoubtedly miss injured running back Willis McGahee, but said he believes others can do a good job filling the void.

Broncos have yet to announce replacement for Willis McGahee on roster - The Denver Post
Broncos running back Willis McGahee was placed on the injured reserve-designated for return list but, the organization has not announced a roster transaction to replace him.

NFL MVP forecast: Peyton Manning on top for first time -
It was ridiculously early in the season when we started writing this MVP forecast. With six games left, the best candidates have started to solidify.

Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson worthy of Thanksgiving praise -
I had a list of the nine biggest turkeys in the NFL this season, but I opted instead to be super positive heading into the holiday. Below you'll find the nine things I'm thankful for in the NFL this year.

Peyton Manning's foundation serving thousands of holiday meals - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
As families across the Front Range gather around their tables filled with basted turkeys, moist dressing and sweet cranberries, let us pause and give thanks for Peyton Manning.

Thursday's NFL games: Three games on tap for Thanksgiving - The Denver Post
Thursday's games

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 11: - Chiefs name Quinn starting QB
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel announced that Brady Quinn will start on Sunday against the Broncos.

Chiefs' line could be in shambles - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs’ issues on the offensive line may continue Sunday at home against Denver, giving quarterback Brady Quinn another challenge in his second start.

Chargers’ Black Friday sale gets fans riled up | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers plan to get in on the Black Friday action, with a 15-percent reduction on all merchandise available at the team’s online store the day after Thanksgiving. - Rookie DE Reyes a new bright spot for Chargers
Second-year DE Corey Liuget has excelled in the Chargers’ defensive front, and the youth movement in the front seven got another boost in Week 11 by the play of DE Kendall Reyes.

Carson Palmer on leaving Bengals: "It was time" | ProFootballTalk
Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer knows he’s going to get booed when he returns to Cincinnati for the first time since threatening to retire and being traded.

Darren McFadden still not practicing - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Monday, Oakland coach Dennis Allen said he hoped running back Darren McFadden could be back to play Sunday at Cincinnati.

NFL News

NFL Communications - NFL Health and Safety Update "
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Concussions could become a tool for managing quarterback controversy | ProFootballTalk
For years, NFL coaches have used injury as cover for playing the guys they want to play.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Quirks of the Game: The Third-String Quarterback -
And down they go. A rash of injuries to big-name quarterbacks — Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Michael Vick and Alex Smith — thrust a bunch of backups to the fore last week, with very mixed results.

The 5 best things about being an NFL sports agent | National Football Post
An NFL agent of 25 years shares the perks and benefits of representing Sunday’s heroes.

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