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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/8/12

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Cameron Spencer

Winning in the Trenches
The play of the offensive and defensive lines has played a key role in the Broncos' current three-game win streak.

A Dynamic Duo
Peyton Manning and Eric Decker have formed a connection and produced big numbers in recent weeks, a credit to the commitment that both have made and kept.

Notebook: Panthers Pack Punch
The Broncos believe Carolina is better than its 2-6 record, players discuss Head Coach John Fox returning to Carolina and the Broncos take on a formidable pass rush. - Wednesday's 60-second rant: Elway deserves credit for more than Manning
John Elway made the free-agent signing not only of the spring, but of the decade.

Denver Broncos Videos

Panthers Week - Wednesday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about Carolina's attacking front four and second year quarterback Cam Newton.

Panthers Week - Wednesday: Manning
Peyton Manning talks about the efforts of the offensive line, preparing for the Panthers and heading into the second half of the season.

Rounding Into Form
Peyton Manning and the Denver offense are getting more and more comfortable with each other as the 2012 season progresses.

NFL Live OT: Offensive MVP At Halfway Point - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mark Schlereth and Herm Edwards feel that Peyton Manning is the MVP at the halfway point.

NFL32OT: A Need For Improvement - ESPN Video - ESPN
Episode 220: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss how the Giants defense can improve. Demaryius Thomas breaks down how Peyton Manning has impacted his performance. The NFL32 crew discuss the forecast for the NFC East.

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

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

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

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

Denver Broncos Blogs

Finishing Strong "
Through nine weeks, the Broncos have done the majority of their damage in the third and fourth quarters.

Panthers Prep for Peyton "
A strength for the Carolina Panthers in 2012 has been their defensive front four.

Broncos' Chris Gronkowski has played less than expected on offense - The Denver Post
Q: I am really confused why (fullback Chris) Gronkowski was acquired and has seen no playing time. I was happy that (the Broncos) got a fullback to help with short-yardage and goal-line situations, but he has not been used, what gives?

Tough assignments await Broncos' Ramirez - The Denver Post
Manny Ramirez is a shy guy.

Peyton Manning says Panthers have one of NFL's most improved defenses - The Denver Post
Since the 8-0 Falcons edged the Panthers 30-28 on Sept. 30 in the Georgia Dome, the Carolina Panthers defense has slugged it out just fine despite having two starters — cornerback Chris Gamble and linebacker Jon Beason — on injured reserve.

Wide receiver Eric Decker trending up in Broncos offense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
This may be the first of Eric Decker's three seasons in the NFL when he is on track to be all he can be as a wide receiver.

Broncos' Peyton Manning appreciative of offensive line sack streak - The Denver Post
Nobody had to remind Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning on Wednesday that Denver has not allowed a sack during the past three games.

Denver Broncos turn to deal with the read-option offense vs Cam Newton - Jeff Legwold
Just because Tim Tebow isn’t in Denver and isn’t starting for the Jets doesn’t mean the read-option offense is dead in the NFL.

Broncos' Tamme says Peyton Manning "is same guy" since before surgery
Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme was, in no surprise, asked about Peyton Manning.

Panthers' Ron Rivera hopes team can find winning way vs. Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Consider it an honest answer to a difficult question.

Division News

Midseason Report: A.F.C. Pro Bowl Picks -
With the elections over, football fans can shift their voting focus back to the N.F.L. Pro Bowl ballots opened a few weeks ago.

Crennel digging in hard with KC offense - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel told reporters Wednesday that coach Romeo Crennel has been around the offense more now that he's relinquished his title as defensive coordinator to linebackers coach Garry Gibbs

Quinn says he played with concussion | ProFootballTalk
The ultimate test of the league’s procedures for spotting concussions is that they don’t work.

Quinn still not cleared, Cassel gets another week | ProFootballTalk
You get the sense the Chiefs would love to have a viable quarterback controversy, but circumstances won’t allow one.

Yet another chance for Matt Cassel - AFC West Blog - ESPN
For a guy who was replaced, Matt Cassel keeps getting chances to remain the Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback. - NFL clears Chargers in 'stickum' investigation
The NFL will not punish the Chargers for their alleged use of a "grip-enhancing towel" in their Oct. 15 game vs. the Broncos.

Turner talks about resolution of Towelgate | ProFootballTalk
We’re still trying to figure this one out. The Chargers have been cleared of cheating in connection with a towel that was confiscated last month during that Monday night meltdown against the Broncos.

Stanford Routt clears waivers | ProFootballTalk
The agent for cornerback Stanford Routt was shocked by the Chiefs’ decision to cut him. The agent likely is perplexed, then, by the fact that no one claimed Routt’s contract on waivers.

NFL News

New marijuana laws don’t affect NFL drug policy | ProFootballTalk
Voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures legalizing the use of marijuana by adults on Tuesday, - No change to Week 12 schedule
The NFL announced Wednesday that there will be no changes to the Week 12 weekend slate or the Thanksgiving Day schedule.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Andrew Luck of Indianapolis Colts shaves head to support Chuck Pagano - ESPN
Andrew Luck has joined the shaved squad, too.

Football Management - Thin line between Success & Failure |
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