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Broncos vs. Browns: What to Watch For
Take a look at some facts and figures regarding Denver's Week 16 clash with the Browns.

Broncos vs. Browns: Final Preview
The Broncos host the Browns on Sunday in search of their 10th straight victory.

Nose To The Grindstone "
After taking care of the Ravens, the Broncos received a San Francisco treat on Sunday night.

We Know What’s at Stake "
Well, we’ve won nine straight now, and I think every week offensively as a whole we’ve gotten a lot better. Peyton does a great job of finding the open guy, and every week it becomes someone different.

Broncos Announce Stadium Upgrades
Sports Authority Field at Mile High will undergo $30 million improvements in the offseason, including a new HD video board

Dominating Defense Fuels Win Streak
The Broncos defense has emerged as the league's top unit during the team's current win streak.

Denver Broncos Videos

Evolution of the Broncos colors - NFL Videos
01:58 – See how the Denver Broncos' team colors evolved to set the tone for the team's hard-nose football franchise.

Far From Satisfied
The Broncos are second in the NFL in points per game but still look for things to perfect during practice.

Fox on Team's Health, Miller and McCoy
Head Coach John Fox outlines the week's final injury report after Friday's practice.

NFL Films Preview: Broncos vs. Browns
NFL Films previews the Week 16 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos.

Harrison Talks Hitting Style - ESPN Video - ESPN
Steelers linebacker James Harrison discusses how he has altered his style of hitting since the NFL started enforcing fines for illegal hits.

Who Should Win Offensive Rookie Of The Year? - ESPN Video - ESPN
The First Take crew debates among Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III or Russell Wilson for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

CFB Players To Watch This Weekend - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jesse Palmer and David Pollack break down the players who they think will have big performances this weekend.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos coach John Fox thanks his lucky stars regarding team injuries | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
The Broncos have lost a few key players to injuries, including running back Willis McGahee, safety Quinton Carter, center J.D. Walton and linebacker Joe Mays.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur fears Broncos' scoring potential | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Considering that the Broncos have outscored opponents by a whopping margin of 409 points to 274 and are averaging more than 29 points per game, it comes as no surprise

Champ Bailey usually gets a new coordinator for Christmas | ProFootballTalk
Champ Bailey would love to win a Super Bowl this year.

3TFO: Browns @ Broncos, Week 16
With eight straight victories, the Broncos are building plenty of momentum toward the playoffs this year

Masters of the pass rush: Aldon Smith, J.J. Watt, and Von Miller -
2011 draft mates Aldon Smith, J.J. Watt, and Von Miller have risen above the rest of the NFL when it comes to getting after the quarterback.

Broncos guard Chris Kuper probably won't play Sunday against Browns - The Denver Post
The Broncos don't know what kind of pass rush they will face Sunday against the Browns in Denver, but they know they almost certainly will have to face Cleveland's defense without guard Chris Kuper in the lineup.

Success of Denver Broncos a true hearty panacea - The Denver Post
For just a moment, former Broncos standout Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin didn't think about the open-heart surgery he underwent a few weeks ago or the cancer that has spread throughout his body.

Here's how Broncos can beat Browns, extend winning streak to 10 games - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
This is a week for the Broncos to find at least one answer, the answer to a question about whether a team with a nine-game winning streak, with designs on big things in the postseason, will settle in and take care of things against a young team trying to close out strong.

Broncos returner Trindon Holliday shows both big gains, butterfingers - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: My question is when is somebody going to jump up and down about taking Trindon Holliday out for putting the ball on the ground almost every other time he touches it?

Broncos' Von Miller eyes facing former college foe Brandon Weeden - The Denver Post
Von Miller thrives on competition, so there's no need to concoct a revenge motive when preparing for the next game.

Broncos' Mike Adams looks forward to Sunday reunion with Browns - The Denver Post
Broncos safety Mike Adams has received so many text messages this week from his former teammates in Cleveland, it's a wonder his cellphone hasn't flashed a white flag.

Will Manning, Miller take home hardware? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It has been a special season in Denver. Could it also be historic?

Division News

Final Word: AFC West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16:

Chiefs will be lacking at tight end - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Don’t expect the tight end position to be a big part of the Chiefs’ offense Sunday against the Colts.

NFL News

Peterson, Megatron aren’t the only ones closing in on NFL records | ProFootballTalk
Every NFL fan knows that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Lions receiver Calvin Johnson are closing in on single-season yardage records.

James Harrison: I’ve lowered my target, now I hit guys in the knees | ProFootballTalk
Steelers linebacker James Harrison became the poster boy for the NFL’s crackdown on hits to the head of defenseless players last year, and after multiple fines and a suspension, Harrison says he got the message.

NFLPA expects small increase in salary cap | ProFootballTalk
Players due to become free agents haven’t been doing new deals, for a variety of reasons. Some believe that, among other things, players and their agents think the salary cap could spike in 2013.

2013 Draft

Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray enters 2013 NFL draft | ProFootballTalk
Tyler Bray, the Tennessee quarterback who has a 6-foot-6 frame and a laser rocket arm but also has questionable accuracy and decision making, is heading to the NFL.

NFP looks at prospects playing in the Fiesta Bowl. | National Football Post
Russ Lande breaks down the best prospects playing in the Fiesta Bowl.

LSU punter leaving school early for NFL draft | ProFootballTalk
We don’t often mention punters when we’re listing the players leaving college football early for the NFL draft, but we don’t often come across punters like LSU’s Brad Wing.

Miscellaneous Stuff

The Flip May Be Retired, but Touchdown Celebrations Will Prevail -
To flip or not to flip, that was one of the biggest questions leading up to the Giants’ game against Atlanta on Sunday.

Saints facing a cap mess in 2013 | ProFootballTalk
Mentioned in Saturday’s one-liners is the possibility that the Saints will have to shed linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, due to their cap numbers comes 2013.

YouTube video nets Norwegian kicker tryout with Jets | ProFootballTalk
Given the amount of time we’ve spent discussing them this week, you might think that the Jets spent all of their time figuring our who will play quarterback for them from week to week.

Brian Schottenheimer unfazed by head coaching speculation | ProFootballTalk
As holiday traditions go, it’s among the most traditional. - Graham's contract will draw Saints' attention
The Saints have not always made it an urgent priority to get extensions done with players before they enter their contract year (see Drew Brees), but our sources expect the team to at least engage in the conversation with TE Jimmy Graham this offseason - Likelihood growing that Jackson on last legs with Rams
The way we hear it, the odds that longtime offensive centerpiece Steven Jackson will remain with the Rams after this season have dropped below 50 percent.

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