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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/27/12

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Justin Edmonds

Pro Bowl Honor 'A Team Thing'
The five Broncos that made the Pro Bowl immediately credited their teammates for the honor, and focused on bigger team goals

Chiefs’ Ground Game a Bright Spot "
Only three running backs have surpassed the 100-yard mark against the Denver defense in 2012. The last one to do it – the Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles — is coming to Denver on Sunday.

Denver Broncos Videos

Fox: 'He Has it Down to a Science'
Head Coach John Fox on how Peyton Manning has approached each week this season

Fox: 'We Look at the Tape'
Head Coach John Fox on ignoring records and preparing for the regular season finale against the Chiefs.

Manning: 'I Don't Care What Their Record Is'
Peyton Manning on preparing for the Chiefs, scoreboard watching and not resting during week 17.

Manning Reacts to Pro Bowl Selection
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks with NFL Network about what it means to be selected to the Pro Bowl for the 12th time.

Are Broncos The Best Team In NFL? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Damien Woody, Christian Fauria and Chris Mannix discuss which is the best team in the NFL.

Pro Bowl Rosters Announced - ESPN Video - ESPN
Robert Griffin III the only rookie QB to be selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl roster.

Denard Robinson On Defense? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Former NFL executive Gil Brandt says he would draft Denard Robinson to be a cornerback.

Sharing Our Favorite Moments - ESPN Video - ESPN
The Monday Night Football crew share some of their favorite memories from the past year.

Beanie Wells Expects To Leave Cardinals - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFC West blogger Mike Sando discusses Beanie Wells' comments about his future with the Cardinals.

Bad Year To Own Top Pick - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses the draft options for the Chiefs and Jaguars, who will be picking first and second in the NFL draft (order TBD).

PFT Live: Hot seats at its hottest | ProFootballTalk
While it’s a forgone conclusion that the obvious hot seat candidates won’t keep their jobs by season’s end, Mike Florio breaks down whose seat is warming up.

PFT Live: Playing for Lovie’s job? | ProFootballTalk
With a win and a little help from a division rival, the Bears can make the postseason. CSN Chicago Insider John Mullin explains that if the Bears miss out on the playoffs, it could signal the end of Lovie Smith’s tenure in Chicago.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Champ Bailey, Peyton Manning make history with 12 Pro Bowls - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Before Wednesday, only eight players since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 had been named to at least 12 Pro Bowls. That was before the Broncos put two more names on the list.

Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey combine for 24 Pro Bowls: "That's a lot of Mai Tai's!'' | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
During a taped interview on the NFL Network that just played, Peyton Manning was asked about Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson, his primary competition for league MVP.

Jeff Saturday going to Pro Bowl; Wesley Woodyard not even alternate | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
How embarrassing: Jeff Saturday, who was just benched by the Green Bay Packers, was named to the NFC Pro Bwl team as a backup center.

Broncos' Chris Kuper still trying to get football ready for Chiefs - The Denver Post
There was some good news and some bad news Wednesday regarding guard Chris Kuper.

Where are Broncos' Ty Warren, Jason Hunter and Jeremy Beal? - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I was wondering how Ty Warren, Jason Hunter, and Jeremy Beal are healing and their future with the Broncos?

Where are Broncos' Ty Warren, Jason Hunter and Jeremy Beal? - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I was wondering how Ty Warren, Jason Hunter, and Jeremy Beal are healing and their future with the Broncos?

Broncos, Peyton Manning say improving more important than playoff seed - The Denver Post
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said he's happy that Denver plans to play its starters Sunday in the regular season finale against visiting Kansas City.

John Fox rebuilt Denver Broncos like no other NFL coach - Mike Klis
If you want to rebuild your sad-sack franchise, the stats say there is no one better for the job than John Fox.

Denver Broncos among best NFL run defenses in 10-game win streak - Jeff Legwold
The Kansas City Chiefs are the only NFL team to top 91 yards rushing in the Broncos’ current 10-game win streak

Colts will try to help Broncos - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos owe a tip of the hat to Chuck Pagano.

Chiefs' Jamaal Charles an industrial-sized headache for Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
In another year, in another set of circumstances, sitting in another spot in the standings, Jamaal Charles would be an MVP candidate.

In a Chiefs season gone wrong, turnovers ruin big rushing day - The Denver Post
So how does an NFL team rush for 352 yards and lose?

Division News

By the numbers: Best in West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 15:

AFC West Pro Bowl musings - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Random AFC West Pro Bowl thoughts:

Pryor, Leinart split reps at Raiders practice | ProFootballTalk
Raiders coach Dennis Allen didn’t say who would be starting at quarterback for his team in Week 17 and his report from the team’s Wednesday practice offers little hint about what direction the team might be leaning on that front.

Chiefs QB Brady Quinn says turnovers tainted team's big rushing day
It’s not the kind of question that any quarterback likes to answer.

Kansas City's Jamaal Charles could wreck Broncos NFL playoff position - Jeff Legwold
There’s one big-time player standing in the way of the Broncos and a prime playoff position for the NFL postseason. And yeah, seriously, he’s in Kansas City.

Underachieving Chiefs put five on Pro Bowl roster | ProFootballTalk
The Kansas City Chiefs have won only two games this year. And they have nevertheless placed five players on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.

Chiefs have moved on from the Belcher situation, but it's still "difficult" - The Denver Post
Speaking via teleconference, Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel and quarterback Brady Quinn said Wednesday that the team has moved on from Jovan Belcher murder-suicide tragedy, but it's never easy.

Last game before "new era in Chargers football" will be televised | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers haven’t sold out a home game since November 1. Now, as the team is finishing out a meaningless string with a visit from the hapless Raiders, enough people have bought tickets to allow the local blackout to be lifted.

NFL News

Franchise numbers are expected to go up, a little | ProFootballTalk
With the salary cap increasing by only a little in 2013, it’s safe to say that the franchise tags will increase by only a little, too.

League floats idea of replacing Pro Bowl with Senior Bowl | ProFootballTalk
When Pro Bowl rosters are announced tonight, it will be an invitation to play in a much-debated all-star game for the players involved.

Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro Bowl | ProFootballTalk
For three players on this year’s Pro Bowl rosters, making it to Hawaii is a family tradition.

Colts won’t rest starters against Texans | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this week, Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne said he thought the team was too young to rest starters in Week 17 against the Texans.

NFL Head Coaches Power Rankings -
So last week we with hit you with the end of the regular season quarterback power rankings. This week, we take a look back at the 2012 coaching performances. These rankings are based on this year's performance only. Con

ProFootballTalk: The end is near for Reid | ProFootballTalk
The Eagles play their final home game this Sunday. Is this the last time we see Michael Vick and Andy Reid in Philly?

2013 Draft

Scout Talk: Top Middle Linebackers | National Football Post
Notre Dame's Manti Te'o leads the MLB draft class, which could get a big boost from a couple juniors

Miscellaneous Stuff

Scott Mitchell calls Lomas Brown "reprehensible" | ProFootballTalk
Former Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell says he was stunned to learn last week that his former teammate, Lomas Brown, has admitted to intentionally missing a block because he wanted Mitchell to get hurt.

NFL Front Office Management - The end of the beginning |
The Smashing Pumpkins have a song "The Beginning is the end is the beginning". And so it goes for twenty of the thirty-two NFL teams as they enter the last week of regular season play in 2012.

Final Look At Which Practice Squad Players To Steal | National Football Post
Russ Lande breakdown five defensive players on NFC practice squads that are worth stealing.

5 bold predictions for 2013 | National Football Post
Several agents and NFL personnel men make some interesting predictions

Adam Snyder: Cardinals should pursue Alex Smith -
The Arizona Cardinals' quarterback situation has been a disaster this season.

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