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New Offensive Coordinator Awaits Broncos in Baltimore
The Ravens made a change at offensive coordinator on Monday, promoting Jim Caldwell in the place of Cam Cameron.

Woodyard Active as Spectator
Despite sitting out Thursday's win at Oakland, linebacker Wesley Woodyard stayed involved throughout the game.

Woodyard Hosts Toy Drive
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard hosted the third annual 16Ways Foundation's Toy Drive Monday at the Downtown Aquarium.

Denver Broncos Videos

Broncos Prep for Coaching Shakeup in Baltimore
The Ravens - Denver's Week 15 opponent - promoted QBs Coach Jim Caldwell to offensive coordinator Monday.

Fox: 'This is Obviously a Big Game'
Head Coach John Fox on Monday's practice and this week's game against the Ravens.

NFL32OT: Playing Through Injuries - ESPN Video - ESPN
Episode 234: Steve Young breaks down how quarterbacks deal with injuries throughout the season. The NFL32 crew discuss Brandon Jacobs' suspension from the 49ers.

NFL LIVE OT: Adrian Peterson For MVP - ESPN Video - ESPN
Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini discuss the possibility of Adrian Peterson winning the MVP award.

Marcus Lattimore To Enter NFL Draft - ESPN Video - ESPN
Robert Smith discusses Marcus Lattimore's pro prospects following an extensive injury to the anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.

Source: Ravens Fire Cam Cameron - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter and Ron Jaworski discuss the Ravens' firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

Snap Decision: Peyton Or Peterson? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge debate whether Peyton Manning or Adrian Peterson is the NFL MVP.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos more concerned about winning than following race for top seeds - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Mike Adams probably is right.

Brandon Stokley a key piece in Broncos' current plan as slot receiver - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: How important is having a top-notch slot receiver for the Broncos?

Tuesday Morning QB: Patriots' Brady and Broncos' Manning battle for the top - The Denver Post
I know the NFL quarterback world is changing. Soon enough, athletes like Cam Newton, RG III and Russell Wilson will conquer.

Broncos now tied for second favorite to win the Super Bowl | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Entering the Monday night matchup of AFC titans (not the Tennessee kind), only the New England Patriots are bigger favorites than the Broncos to win the Super Bowl. - AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos stay hot, Chargers still fighting
The Broncos beat the Raiders to keep up their winning ways and the Chargers rallied for an upset win in Pittsburgh. The Chiefs couldn’t build off last week’s win, as they got rocked in Cleveland.

John Harbaugh: The timing says firing Cameron is the best thing | ProFootballTalk
Ravens coach John Harbaugh held a press conference Monday afternoon and, as you’d expect, the firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was a popular topic.

Caldwell will get to match wits with Peyton | ProFootballTalk
In his first game as the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, the teacher will be squaring off against his former pupil.

Expect more no-huddle offense from Baltimore Ravens -
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he didn't fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron because of Sunday's overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. - Boldin's play a positive for Ravens offense in flux
It has become painfully clear that the Ravens’ defense isn’t as stout as before, which adds to the need for the offense to be in top form for the Ravens to have any chance of competing down the stretch.

Four More Starters Added To Injury List
The injury bug hit the Ravens again – this time to Yanda, J. McClain, Rice and Leach.

Eye on the Denver Broncos (10-3) at the Baltimore Ravens (9-4) - The Denver Post
Despite a stunning 31-28 overtime loss to the Redskins, the Ravens (9-4) gave up little ground. They still lead the AFC North by two games over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Broncos likely to see more Ray Rice, lesser Ravens defense Sunday - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
With the Broncos set to go to Baltimore this weekend, here are some observations from the Ravens-Redskins game this past Sunday that will have bearing on the coming weekend's matchup.

Broncos like Ravens-like toughness of their defense - The Denver Post
The purple-and-black-clad Ravens long have been the NFL's bruise brothers. With linebacker Ray Lewis leading the bullying, the Ravens' defense beat people up and laid down the law, especially when playing at home.

Division News

Jamaal Charles closing in on record - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It has been a lost season for the Kansas City Chiefs, but star running back Jamaal Charles is on the cusp of making NFL history.

Dwayne Bowe out this week, maybe the year | ProFootballTalk
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that wide receiver Dwayne Bowe wouldn’t play this week with a rib injury, and might be done for the season,

Kansas CIty Chiefs: Moving On - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 30-7 road loss at Cleveland on Sunday:

San Diego Chargers: Moving on - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the San Diego Chargers need to focus on after a 34-24 road win at Pittsburgh on Sunday: - Raiders reinstate McClain, release Bartell
The Raiders reinstated LB Rolando McClain and promoted CB Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad. They released CB Ron Bartell and FB Owen Schmitt.

Darren McFadden returns to practice for Raiders | ProFootballTalk
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden was back at practice on Monday after re-injuring his ankle in Thursday night’s loss to the Denver Broncos.

NFL News

Tagliabue decision coming Tuesday, but bounty case not over yet | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is expected to announce on Tuesday his decision on the appeals for four players suspended in the Saints bounty case. But that doesn’t mean this whole thing is over.

Legal marijuana use begins in Colorado, but NFL policy still bans it | ProFootballTalk
Yes, there’s an echo in here.

NFL Communications - Week 16 Flexible Scheduling "

2013 Draft

What NFP is hearing - Draft Rumblings. | National Football Post
Russ Lande tell us what prospects NFL scouts are talking about.

Buckeyes DT Hankins announces he’s entering draft | ProFootballTalk
Another college underclassman has opted to throw his hat in the ring for the NFL Draft.

Marcus Lattimore enters NFL draft, may miss rookie year | ProFootballTalk
Marcus Lattimore, a South Carolina running back who has first-round talent but is coming off an injury so serious he might be sidelined for a year or more, has decided to enter the 2013 NFL draft.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: Alabama CB Dee Milliner
The cornerback class for the 2013 NFL Draft is a good group. None of them are potential superstars on the level of Patrick Peterson, but the depth is good.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham
College coaches are prone to hyperbole, but when the coach comparing Frank Gore to Sanders has not only coached the NFL Hall of Famer,

Miscellaneous Stuff - 49ers suspend RB Jacobs for rest of season
The 49ers suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the final three regular-season games of 2012, the team announced Monday.

Brandon Jacobs to file grievance against 49ers | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers have suspended running back Brandon Jacobs three games without pay.

2011 N.F.L. Draft Delivered Star Defenders -
The 2011 N.F.L. draft class was initially talked up for its star potential at quarterback:

PFF Team of Week 14
Every week we analyze every player, on every play, of every game. So when we put forward our Team of the Week it’s more than just looking at which guys compiled the prettiest numbers.

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