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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/10/12

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Inside the Numbers: Week 14 "
The Broncos are 6-0 on the road against the AFC West over the past two years. - Insider: Safety increasingly tough position to play
The following quotes are from NFL scouts, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity:

NFL will consider other kickoff changes in offseason | ProFootballTalk
When it comes to the possible elimination of kickoffs, there’s currently only one idea: Greg Schiano’s proposal to give the team that otherwise would be kicking off possession at its own 30, with the down-and-distance set to fourth-and-15.

Denver Broncos Videos

Chargers Spoil Roethlisberger's Return - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ben Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns, but it was not enough, as the Chargers snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Steelers 34-24.

Sunday Blitz: Chargers-Steelers Recap - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Chargers' 34-24 win over the Steelers.

Browns Blow Out Chiefs - ESPN Video - ESPN
Trent Richardson ran for two touchdowns in the Browns' 30-7 win over the Chiefs.

Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Browns Recap - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Browns' 30-7 win over the Chiefs

Parting Shot: No Sense To No Kickoffs - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mitch Albom is no fan of Roger Goodell's plan to get rid of kickoffs in the NFL.

Players Reject Settlement Offer - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen on the players rejecting a settlement offer in the Saints bounty case.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos targeting AFC's No. 2 seed - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Was the rookie-replacing-rookie rally Sunday by Mike Shanahan's Washington Redskins against the Baltimore Ravens another sign that this is the Broncos' year?

Ravens hope to have Ray Lewis back in lineup against Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
In need of a little pick-me-up, the Baltimore Ravens hope to have one of the league's all-time greats back in the lineup Sunday against the Broncos.

Ravens in tough stretch going into game vs. Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
December has roared in on the Baltimore Ravens like some season-crushing lion, with very little holiday spirit in tow.

Baltimore loss doesn't change much for Broncos but it doesn't hurt | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
Really, little about the Washington Redskins final-second rally to defeat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday changed the Broncos’ fortunes in claiming the AFC’s No. 2 playoff seed.

Despite two straight losses, Ravens aren’t worried | ProFootballTalk
After a 9-2 start punctuated by a 4th-and-29 play for the ages, the Ravens have lost at home to nearly-40-year-old Charlie Batch and the Steelers and then on the road to barely-20-year-old Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins and the Redskins, dropping Baltimore to 9-4.

Division News

Wrap-up: Browns 30, Chiefs 7 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at another Kansas City Chiefs loss: - Browns roll past Chiefs for third-straight win
The Browns are finally streaking in a positive direction.

Chiefs get 103-yard quarter from Charles, but lose Bowe | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs couldn’t have gotten off to a better start in Cleveland: After a touchback on the opening kickoff, Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles took a handoff on the game’s first play from scrimmage and raced 80 yards for a touchdown.

Wrap-up: Chargers 34, Steelers 24 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at an impressive 34-24 win for the San Diego Chargers: - Chargers snap losing streak, rout Steelers
Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.

Norv Turner accepts fate, and also a game ball | ProFootballTalk
Chargers owner Dean Spanos has reportedly decided to fire coach Norv Turner.

NFL News

Pereira calls proposed elimination of kickoffs "ridiculous" | ProFootballTalk
Plenty of people have objected to the NFL’s apparent intent to eliminate or further minimize the kickoff. Count former NFL V.P. of officiating Mike Pereira among them.

Injury roundup: Jay Cutler, Robert Griffin III get hurt -
The biggest injuries of Week 14 of the NFL season could thankfully turn out to be false alarms. - Reports: Players reject bounty settlement
The players involved in the Saints’ bounty case rejected a settlement offer, according to multiple reports.

NFLPA provides confidential transportation services for current and former players | ProFootballTalk
At one point, the NFL and/or the teams provided no-questions-asked transportation services for players who had too much to drink.

At least seven players turn in guns after Jovan Belcher tragedy, report says - ESPN
At least seven NFL players have turned their guns into their respective team's security following the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher earlier this month, Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported on NBC's "Football Night in America" on Sunday.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Scouting Football Talent - Breaking down WR trends |
Utter the position "Wide Receiver" and you might get a dozen different definitions and a myriad of all-time great examples

Collin Klein not expected to get a Senior Bowl invitation | ProFootballTalk
According to Heisman Trophy voters, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was the third-best player in all of college football this season.

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