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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/29/12

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Keeping Their Heads Down
The Broncos aren't concerned with a chance at clinching an AFC West title this Sunday. Instead, they're keeping all their focus on the task at hand -- a battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Professionalism Fuels Moreno's Play
Running back Knowshon Moreno's hard work in practice paid off in the Broncos' 17-9 win over Kansas City, Moreno's first game action since Week 2.

Martin Makes for Tough Task
The Denver defense is gearing up for a powerful Tampa Bay rushing attack, led by rookie phenom Doug Martin.

Notebook: Ball Security Key
The Broncos work on ball security, the team prepares for a Tampa Bay club with four wins in its last five games and quarterback Peyton Manning and the team's veterans manage to stay healthy.

Denver Broncos Videos

Buccaneers Week - Wednesday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about Knowshon Moreno and what makes Tamp Bay such a dangerous team.

Buccaneers Week - Wednesday: Manning
Peyton Manning talks about Knowshon Moreno, preparing for this week's game against Tampa Bay and why he signs autographs.

Not Looking Past Week 13
Even though the Broncos can lock up the AFC West with a win Sunday, players are only concerned with stopping a streaking Tampa Bay team

The Next Round: Who Is The Best Team In The NFL? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Scoop asks Carmelita and Colin who the best team in the NFL is right now.

NFL32OT: Who Will Be Playoff-Bound? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Episode 226: Suzy Kolber and Mark Schlereth discuss the playoff race in the NFC. Brian Dawkins breaks down the Jaguars recent claim of Jason Babin. The NFL32 crew discuss the issues that plague the Eagles defense.

Jaguars Claim Jason Babin - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jason Babin, who was released by the Eagles, was claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Boston Hot Button: Biggest Threat to Patriots in AFC - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Boston's Field Yates and Mike Rodak debate who in the AFC are the biggest threats to the Patriots' playoff hopes.

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

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

2012 vs. 2013 NFL QB Draft Class - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay compares last year's NFL quarterback draft class to the 2013 edition

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver mayor, Broncos pursue 2018 Super Bowl bid - The Denver Post
One goal that NFL fanatic Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has for his city is to one day bring a Super Bowl to the Mile High City, and steps are being made to do just that.

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno wants more from return to lineup - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
For much of Knowshon Moreno's football life, being the guy with the ball in his hands was a given.

Broncos offense with Manning difficult to defend when they don't hurry - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Of all the drives the Broncos have put together on offense this season, one of the most telling, at least in terms of their potential postseason pedigree, may have been this past Sunday in Kansas City.

DE Malik Jackson prepares to fill in for Robert Ayers - The Denver Post
One Volunteer may have to replace another along the Broncos' defensive front this week.

Bucs' Greg Schiano says young secondary improving despite struggles - The Denver Post
Facing the Peyton Manning-led Broncos offense would not appear to be a favorable matchup for a youthful Tampa Bay pass defense that has been porous.

Knowshon Moreno's pass protection a big part of his move into offense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I would like you to go into more detail on (Broncos running back Knowshon) Moreno in light of his production in the Chiefs game.

Ex-teammates Peyton Manning, Dallas Clark to square off for first time - The Denver Post
Fortunately for both, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his good buddy, Tampa Bay tight end Dallas Clark, play on the same side of the ball, so they won't be going against each other head-to-head on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Bucs' Greg Schiano says young secondary improving despite struggles - The Denver Post
Statistically at least, facing the Peyton Manning-led Broncos offense would not appear to be a favorable matchup for a youthful Tampa Bay pass defense that has been porous.

Broncos' Robert Ayers excused from practice; Jacob Hester suits up - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
All except defensive end Robert Ayers were present at the Broncos practice Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL rank great run defense, what about Broncos? - Jeff Legwold
The Buccaneers have the No. 1 run defense in the NFL. They have held opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in eight games, and less than 40 yards rushing in three games.

How focused are the Broncos? Ask LB Wesley Woodyard | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard was asked Wednesday by reporters for his thoughts on the Broncos being able to clinch a playoff berth if they beat Tampa Bay on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. - Key matchup: Bucs pass rush vs. Broncos pass protection
In today’s Key matchup, we look into the Bucs’ pass rush ahead of its meeting with Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Peyton Manning doesn’t get the Jamaal Charles criticism | ProFootballTalk
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took some criticism this week for asking Peyton Manning for an autograph after the Broncos beat the Chiefs on Sunday. - Buccaneers re-sign OL Hardman
The Buccaneers announced Wednesday that they have signed OG-OT Derek Hardman to the 53-man roster.

Thursday's NFL game: Saints at Falcons - The Denver Post
The skinny: For all the good work Mike Smith has done in his tenure as Falcons coach, the Saints have been a big hurdle for his team.

Division News

No AFC West claims on Babin - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There was no AFC West efforts to claim defensive end Jason Babin.

Rolando McClain booted from Oakland Raiders practice -
Linebacker Rolando McClain was kicked out of Oakland Raiders practice Wednesday after an incident, sources close to the player and the team told's Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport.

Rolando McClain to be released by Oakland Raiders, according to source - ESPN
Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been informed by the team that he will be released on Thursday, according to a source.

Cutting McClain part of Raiders' process - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Rolando McClain was supposed to be different.

Rolando McClain doesn’t practice because of "team-related issues" | ProFootballTalk
Linebacker Rolando McClain has had a bumpy ride since entering the league as the eighth overall pick of the 2010 draft and it got a little bumpier on Wednesday.

Officially still a Raider, Rolando McClain says he’s done in Oakland | ProFootballTalk
Officially, Rolando McClain is still a member of the Oakland Raiders. But after he missed practice today for reasons that weren’t fully explained, McClain wrote on Facebook that he’s done in Oakland.

Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson return to practice | ProFootballTalk
Darren McFadden took a step toward returning to action for the Raiders when he participated in practice for the first time since getting hurt in Week Nine against the Buccaneers.

Darren McFadden could play Sunday - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders are on pace to get a boost Sunday against Cleveland.

Whitworth still miffed at Raiders | ProFootballTalk
A fairly boring game between the Raiders and Bengals got a lot more interesting when Oakland defensive lineman Lamarr Houston applied a hard hit to Cincy quarterback Andy Dalton after a false start, sparking a full-blown brouhaha.

Andrew Whitworth of Cincinnati Bengals calls some Oakland Raiders 'cowards' - ESPN
Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth called some of the Oakland Raiders "cowards" for hitting him during an on-field skirmish.

Vincent Brown back soon for Chargers? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Vincent Brown reportedly is running well, but will he be able to play for the San Diego Chargers this season? - WR Spurlock rejoins Chargers
The Chargers claimed WR Micheal Spurlock off waivers from the Jaguars and waived RB Curtis Brinkley.

NFL News

Tyler Sash’s Adderall case highlights the problem with a year-round ban | ProFootballTalk
As we all learn more about Adderall, the ADD medication that gives people without ADD laser-sharp focus and concentration, more questions are emerging.

Brandon Marshall says some NFL players use Viagra as a PED | ProFootballTalk
At a time when many football fans are wondering why the NFL keeps suspending players for using Adderall as a performance-enhancing drug, B

Pro Football & Adderall, what's a General Manager to do? |
I was recently asked to comment from a General Manager’s perspective my thoughts on the increasing use of the drug Adderall in the National Football League.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Signs that your team is headed nowhere | National Football Post
An agent of 25 years shares insights from conversations and observations from several ring wearing personnel men on losing habits of some NFL teams

Top 5 WR Prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft | National Football Post
NFP takes a close look at the top 5 WR Prospects as of today.

Atlanta airport workers egg Saints bus | ProFootballTalk
If it’s not a rivalry, we’d hate to see what would happen if it were. | Footballogy
The game of football has become even faster thanks to the no huddle offense. Footballogy's Brian Unger explores how this offense scheme came to be so popular.

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