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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/13/12

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More to Baltimore Than Defense
The Broncos know that there's more to the Ravens than their highly-regarded defense.

Miller a 'Game-Wrecker'
Von Miller looks to continue his stellar 2012 campaign in Baltimore.

Lewis, Suggs Could Be Back for Ravens
The Ravens linebacking corps has been bitten by injuries, but Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs could be back Sunday.

Battle in Baltimore
The Broncos will look for the franchise's first win in Baltimore against the Ravens on Sunday.

Manning: Baltimore 'Certainly' Warrants Attention
The Broncos have placed equal emphasis on games throughout their winning streak. But the Ravens -- in Baltimore -- have grabbed the team's attention.

Denver Broncos Videos

Fox: 'This Will Be a Playoff Type Game'
Head Coach John Fox talks about preparing for Baltimore.

Manning on Ravens' Reed, Lewis
Peyton Manning talks about what makes Baltimore such a tough team to play.

Miller on Ravens, Ray Lewis
Linebacker Von Miller talks about why he respects his counterpart from Baltimore.

Battle for Both Sides
Baltimore presents plenty of challenges for both sides of the ball.

Unheralded Corners Unyielding to QBs
Despite going undrafted, Broncos cornerbacks Tony Carter and Chris Harris have emerged as complements opposite 11-time Pro Bowler Champ Bailey.

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

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

Congress To Discuss NFL HGH Test - ESPN Video - ESPN
T.J. Quinn talks about the meeting Congress will hold to discuss the lack of an HGH test for the NFL and the science behind tests for HGH.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Ray Rice a handful for Broncos defense with Ravens run and pass - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Ravens took the rare step of firing their offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, in midseason, despite sitting at 9-4 and in first place in the AFC North.

Ravens' Ray Lewis not yet ruled out for game Sunday against Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I know (Ravens linebacker) Ray Lewis has been injured for most of the year and I know he can come back against the Broncos. Do you think after missing all that time, he would be effective for the Ravens D? What kind of impact would he have on the game?

Peyton Manning's former coach running the Ravens' offense now - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
If there has been a bizarre, controversial element to an NFL story in the past five or six years, chances are the Broncos were involved

Kiszla: Intensity of Ravens' Ray Lewis, Broncos' Peyton Manning dies hard - The Denver Post
If the scariest man in the NFL isn't Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, it might be Denver quarterback Peyton Manning.

Baltimore Ravens' defense difficult to dent in the red zone - The Denver Post
Baltimore's defense has given up a lot of yards at times this season.

Broncos' Peyton Manning praises Ed Reed, Ray Lewis of Ravens defense - The Denver Post
The record says Peyton Manning knows how to beat the Baltimore Ravens. Still, it's clear the Broncos quarterback holds the Ravens defense in high regard.

Broncos' Wesley Woodyard practicing again; Chris Kuper still limited - The Denver Post
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard, the Broncos' leading tackler, vowed he would return from an ankle injury to play Sunday in a pivotal game at Baltimore.

Ravens believe offense can improve with change in play callers - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
At 9-4 and currently in first place in the AFC North, the Ravens still changed offensive coordinators earlier this week and still believe they can be better for it.

Denver Broncos could bust up Baltimore Ravens defensive streak - Jeff Legwold
For more than a decade, a Broncos game against the Ravens meant it wasn’t the week to get the run game going.

Turn up the crowd noise: Broncos have been outscored 28.4 to 11.2 while going 0-5 to Ravens in Baltimore | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
In my eight years of covering the Broncos, I have rated Baltimore as the toughest place for opponents to play

Double Coverage: Broncos at Ravens - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens features two division leaders in contention for the AFC's No. 2 seed.

Broncos hoping Manning changes their Baltimore jinx | ProFootballTalk
The Broncos haven’t won in Baltimore since the Ravens moved there, an ugly 0-5. - Don't sleep on these Ravens just yet
People love the 9-4 Colts’ story this season, and why wouldn’t they?

NFL Communications - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning Leads Pro Bowl Charge With One Week of Voting Remaining on "
Denver Broncos quarterback PEYTON MANNING, with 823,372 votes, leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2013 Pro Bowl, announced today.

Division News

Chargers still banged up on O-line - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers continue to have problems on the offensive line. - Can Chargers' Mathews make late-season surge?
In "Exploit or Avoid," we take a close look at some of the week's more favorable — and tough — matchups for skill-position players. Here's who we like on each side of the ledger in Week 15: - Chargers place DE Martin, S Stuckey on I.R.
The Chargers placed DE Vaughn Martin and S Darrell Stuckey on injured reserve and signed LB Gary Guyton and re-signed RB Curtis Brinkley. - Report: Chargers add LB Guyton
The Chargers signed LB Gary Guyton on Wednesday, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Rolando McClain returns to practice for Oakland Raiders -
Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain met with coach Dennis Allen before returning to practice Wednesday after serving a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

Rolando McClain's role emerges - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The two-week Rolando McClain saga in Oakland received some clarity Wednesday.

Time for Jon Baldwin to develop - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Jon Baldwin has to show the Kansas City Chiefs he can produce in the final three weeks of the season.

NFL News

After Titans were handed a touchdown, NFL vows to fix replay errors | ProFootballTalk
The Titans were awarded a touchdown on an Andrew Luck interception on Sunday, on a play that should have been blown dead before Luck threw the ball

NFL considering expanding playoffs to 14 or 16 teams | National Football Post
Roger Goodell says committee exploring possibilities

Biggest obstacle on new pad rules are the looks | ProFootballTalk
The NFL voted to make knee and thigh pads mandatory for next season in May. Since then, the biggest challenge selling players on it has been one of style, rather than safety.

Report: No change to challenge rule for the playoffs | ProFootballTalk
In late November, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that there was a chance that the league would change the rule penalizing teams and barring replay reviews if a coach throws a challenge flag on a play already set for replay review. - NFL names Carl Johnson first full-time on-field official
The NFL’s VP of officiating Carl Johnson will be the league’s first full-time on-field game official, beginning next season.

NFL Communications - NFL Announces New Charitable Organization: The National Football League Foundation "
Youth football, health and safety, and community will be the focus areas of the newly created National Football League Foundation. NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced the formation of the new organization today at an NFL meeting in Dallas.

NFL Communications - Commissioner Goodell Transcript: Special League Meeting "
Below is a transcript of Commissioner Goodell’s comments to media members after today’s Special League Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

NFL Communications - NFL EVP Jeff Pash Transcript: Special League Meeting "
Below is a transcript of NFL Executive Vice President of Labor and General Counsel Jeff Pash’s comments to media members at today’s Special League Meeting in Dallas, Texas

NFL Communications - NFL Health and Safety Update — December 12, 2012 "
For the complete release, click here

NFL Communications - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning Leads Pro Bowl Charge With One Week of Voting Remaining on "
Denver Broncos quarterback PEYTON MANNING, with 823,372 votes, leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2013 Pro Bowl, announced today.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Toradol waiver sends players to Wikipedia for more info | ProFootballTalk
It appears, as one PFT reader pointed out on Twitter, that December 12 is the official date for Festivus, since the NFLPA picked that day for the airing of grievances.

NFLPA Files Grievance against NFLMC for Toradol Waivers
Yesterday, the Players of the NFL through the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) filed a grievance against NFL Clubs and the NFL Management Council (NFLMC) for allowing team physicians to make "unilateral and unprecedented attempts" to force players to sign waivers as a precondition to team physicians prescribing Toradol.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Scramble for the Ball: Nascent Requiem
Mike and Tom look at a few defensive sophomore standouts and see how they compare to the greats of years past, while taking a detour to help expand the Mayan calendar.

Blessed Are The Geeks... FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE GAME - SI Vault
It began with a question, one that countless thinkers had asked before, but that none had answered—at least not in a way that satisfied him.

Blame it all on the NFL | National Football Post
With the competition for your eyeballs, anything goes in the new media age and the NFL is an easy mark

Ray Rice, Arian Foster among key players to watch in Week 15 -
The outcome of a game often turns on the performance of a single player.

New Coach or GM? Leadership over playbooks & pedigree |
As the NFL regular season cranks down and the playoff picture begins to become clear, so too does the thermostat crank up underneath those teams on the outside looking in.

Go Broncos!

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