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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/23/12

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Peterson wants MVP all to himself | ProFootballTalk
As Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues his assault on the single-season rushing record, the debate is raging regarding whether he should be named the league’s MVP.

Calvin Johnson breaks NFL record for consecutive 100-yard games | ProFootballTalk
At least the Lions have one good player - Lions WR Johnson breaks Rice's single-season receiving record
Calvin Johnson became the NFL’s single-season receiving yardage leader Saturday night, breaking Jerry Rice’s long-held record.

Denver Broncos Videos

Falcons Clinch NFC's Top Seed - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico recap the Falcons' win over the Lions and Calvin Johnson's single-season receiving record.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Browns at Broncos: Game plan - The Denver Post
When the Broncos run. Denver has cranked up its running game in recent weeks, with Knowshon Moreno getting the workload Willis McGahee didn't.

Browns at Broncos: Five things to watch - The Denver Post
1. Make it a tough day in quarterback class.

Paige: Denver Broncos are winging their way to a super season - The Denver Post
Pegasus would be uplifted by the Broncos.

Broncos Q&A: Cornerback Tracy Porter - The Denver Post
In his first game as a Bronco, cornerback Tracy Porter clinched the season-opening victory over Pittsburgh with a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown. Unfortunately, he is still looking for another big highlight.

Chris Harris provides big bang for Broncos' free-agent bucks - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
All of the draft picks had been selected, the lockout had finally ended, the new collective bargaining agreement had just expanded training camp rosters from 80 to 90 players and the Broncos were in a two-hour fury of trying to sign undrafted rookies.

Klis: Adrian Peterson no MVP if Minnesota Vikings miss NFL playoffs - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Given their remaining schedule, the Minnesota Vikings will likely miss the playoffs. And if they do fall short, all this racket about Adrian Peterson for MVP must be silenced.

Sunday's NFL games: Shanahan's Redskins go from worst to first - The Denver Post
After his team's 31-28 overtime victory over the Ravens on Dec. 9, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was all smiles.

Division News

Matchup: Chargers (5-9) at Jets (6-8) -
JetsShonn Greene vs. Chargers’ run defense - Allen sees Raiders' defense lacking leader
The Raiders’ defense has shown improvement in recent weeks, but it remains one of the lowest-ranked units in the league, which is part of the reason that first-year head coach Dennis Allen has taken so much heat this season.

Mark Davis says Immaculate Reception is still a “dagger” | ProFootballTalk
The late Al Davis hated the play that allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to swipe a playoff win from the Raiders 40 years ago today via a deflected pass that Franco Harris plucked out of the sky on the fly and ran into the end zone.

NFL News

Playoff scenarios for every NFL team | ProFootballTalk
With 32 more games in the regular season, the playoff picture is coming into focus — but in some cases that focus is blurry enough that you need to squint.

2013 Draft

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: Northern Illinois WR Martel Moore
Sleeper. It might be my favorite word. If by some infinitesimal chance -- or twisted act of fate -- I somehow wind up on stage at Pace University’s New York City Campus and I'm sitting across the table from James Lipton, 'Sleeper' would be my answer.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Report: Tim Tebow playing next year for Jaguars "a virtual certainty" | ProFootballTalk
When the Broncos put Tim Tebow on the trade block in March, only the Jets and the Jaguars were interested. The Jets ended up with him, but are widely expected to send him packing this offseason.

Pittsburgh Steelers unveil Immaculate Reception monument - ESPN
Franco Harris and the dynasty Pittsburgh Steelers -- and even an old Oakland Raiders linebacker -- returned to the spot of the Immaculate Reception on Saturday to unveil a monument on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the play.

Ray Lewis still not ready to return | National Football Post
Ravens linebacker won't be back until playoffs.

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