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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/27/12

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Cameron Spencer

Next Day Notebook: Manning 'OK' After Hit
Peyton Manning was cleared to return to Sunday's win after a hard hit; the Broncos aren't looking past Sunday; the locker room expected Knowshon Moreno's big game.

Hester Joins Broncos Backfield
Running back Jacob Hester is excited to get to work as a Denver Bronco.

Inside the Numbers: Week 12 "
1.000 The Broncos 1.000 winning percentage for the month of November marked the eighth time in franchise history that the team has gone undefeated during November.

Broncos' Robert Ayers leaves team because of father's death - The Denver Post
Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers was excused from team meetings Monday so he could be with family on the East Coast after the unexpected death of his father.

Denver Broncos Videos

John Fox Press Conference
Head Coach John Fox talks about Sunday's win over the Chiefs and the team signing Jacob Hester.

Meet Jacob Hester
Former Charger running back Jacob Hester talks about signing with the Broncos.

NFL LIVE OT: Broncos Move Closer To A Postseason Run - ESPN Video - ESPN
Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini break down the Broncos great season and a possible clinch of the division.

Are Falcons NFC's Best Team? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge discuss who is the best team in the NFC.

Ray Lewis' Impact - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge discuss the impact the return of Ray Lewis would mean to the Ravens.

Jets Superfan Fireman Ed Retires - ESPN Video - ESPN's Rich Cimini talks about Ed Anzalone's decision to no longer attend games as Fireman Ed.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Chiefs, Texans find common ground in running game when facing Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
When a defense prevents any NFL offense from scoring a touchdown in a game, there's really no downside to that.

Moving on: Denver Broncos - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 17-9 road win at the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday:

Jacob Hester can fill a need for Denver - AFC West Blog - ESPN
I don’t think signing running back Jacob Hester will change the Denver Broncos' backfield, but it will provide options and depth.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis planning to return for Broncos game - Mike Klis
What does Peyton Manning mean to the Broncos?

Broncos' revamped secondary has become primary asset - The Denver Post
The dramatic improvement in the Broncos' secondary began in training camp. With so many new faces in new places, that's just what coaches had hoped for.

Inside the game: Broncos poised for a big run if turnovers improve - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Now, it's about the details.

Broncos need one win or one Chargers loss to clinch AFC West - The Denver Post
All scenarios, all possibilities, all future numbers bounce off a magic number of one.

Broncos eye on: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Denver Post
For the record: With a 24-23 home loss Sunday to Atlanta, Tampa Bay slipped to 6-5, four games behind the Falcons (10-1) in the NFC South.

Tuesday Morning QB: Old school still the best but new age fun to watch - The Denver Post
This weekly exercise has brought the discovery that ranking the likes of Tom Brady, the Manning brothers, Robert Griffin III and Josh Freeman is a joy, and even

Broncos need to bulk up on offense to protect Peyton Manning - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Broncos can do many things on offense. No team's coaches have proven that more over the last couple years than the Broncos' staff has.

Broncos' Chris Gronkowski unlikely to take any handoffs this season - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: What ever happened to Chris Gronkowski in all the discussion about running backs to replace Willis (McGahee)? Can't he run a lick?

After Chiefs lost, Jamaal Charles got Peyton Manning’s autograph | ProFootballTalk
On Sunday, Peyton Manning and the Broncos went to Kansas City and beat the Chiefs.

Division News - AFC West Spin cycle: Chiefs give Broncos a scare
The Broncos survived a scare from an inspired Chiefs team, and are a win away from clinching the AFC West, while the Chargers suffered yet another crushing loss and the Raiders got blown out, again.

Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 17-9 home loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday

Oakland Raiders are officially eliminated from AFC West - Mike Klis
The AFC West is now a two-team race. And even that’s a rout.

Moving on: Oakland Raiders - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Oakland Raiders need to focus on after a 34-10 road loss at the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday:

Andy Dalton: I’m glad I have a teammate willing to get ejected for me | ProFootballTalk
Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth was ejected on Sunday for going after Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston when Houston took an unnecessary shot at Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.

Faltering Raiders expect to get Darren McFadden back this week | ProFootballTalk
Not much has gone right for the Raiders recently, but here’s one piece of moderately good news:

Raiders have discussed playing Terrelle Pryor | ProFootballTalk
The final draft pick made by the late Al Davis may be getting closer to getting on the field.

Stick a fork in them: 2012 San Diego Chargers -
The Fork has turned into a matter of great debate, at least on my Twitter account.

Moving on: San Diego Chargers - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the San Diego Chargers need to focus on after a 16-13 home overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday:

Jarret Johnson: Chargers just don’t know how to win | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers did it again on Sunday.

NFL News

Source -- Congressional hearing set for next week on HGH testing in NFL - ESPN
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will convene a hearing next week to examine the science behind HGH testing and the health concerns surrounding its use, according to a government source.

NFL Communications - Weeks 14 & 15 Flexible Scheduling: No Changes to Original Schedules "
The final Week 14 and Week 15 NFL schedules were announced today - NFL will not suspend Lions DT Suh; fine possible
The NFL will not suspend Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for Thursday’s incident involving Texans QB Matt Schaub, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello. - Bucs CB Wright loses appeal, suspended four games
Buccaneers CB Eric Wright will be suspended for the next four games, head coach Greg Schiano announced Monday. - CB Wright has been a letdown for Bucs
The Buccaneers will be without their top defensive free-agent addition of the offseason — CB Eric Wright — in the thick of a playoff race in which the Bucs are among the viable wild-card contenders.

Suspension will cost Eric Wright $1.7 million, and maybe much more | ProFootballTalk
If Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright is telling the truth that his four-game suspension is the result of merely taking Adderall for legitimate health reasons

Key Statistics of N.F.L. Contenders -
The playoff picture has started to take shape in both conferences. In the A.F.C., the New England Patriots, the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos should clinch their division titles with weeks to spare,

Miscellaneous Stuff

Defining Economics in Pro Football Front Office Management 2 |
While macroeconomics focuses on the economy as a whole, microeconomics looks at the impact trends have on individual firms that combine to make the overall economy.

Holmgren on leaving: "I had already passed the baton" | ProFootballTalk
Mike Holmgren said Monday there was no point hanging around Cleveland any longer, since he obviously wasn’t in charge. - Blocked punts coming in bunches this season
In theory, the Bears should be among the least-likely teams to block a punt, even with their traditionally excellent special teams.

Aldon Smith passes Reggie White as fastest NFL player to 30 sacks | ProFootballTalk
If you’re an NFL pass rusher, it doesn’t get much better than hearing yourself compared to Reggie White.

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