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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/4/12

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Quinn Rooney

Next Day Notebook: Manning On Point
Peyton Manning is on pace for one of his best seasons.

Short Week Underway
The Broncos’ Thursday night game at Oakland kicks off just 97 hours and 12 minutes after Sunday’s game ended.

Plenty More to Play For
The Broncos want to be playing their best football when the postseason arrives.

Inside the Numbers: Week 13 "
Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein’s 1-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter

Denver Broncos Videos

Fox: Manning's Season 'Pretty Historical'
John Fox talks more about Sunday's win and what Peyton Manning has done this season.

Suh Reportedly Taunts Injured Player - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ndamukong Suh and Lions teammates reportedly taunted Colts OT Winston Justice after he got injured.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos House Rule No. 1: Be Quiet when Peyton Manning is QB
Mark Kiszla wrote about Peyton Manning’s most impressive moment Sunday against Tampa Bay: Telling the Denver crowd to shut up.

Bucs tried to blow up Peyton’s victory formation | ProFootballTalk
Forgotten in the Buccaneers’ four-game winning streak followed by a one-point loss that happened with Tampa in possession of the ball is the fact that the Bucs have a habit under coach Greg Schiano of contesting victory formation late in one-score games.

Broncos coach John Fox wants to see improvement in turnover ratio - The Denver Post
The final quarter of the Broncos' season begins Thursday night in Oakland, and Denver coach John Fox is pushing his team to hit its stride at the right time.

Champ Bailey plays pivotal role in Broncos' victory over Buccaneers - The Denver Post
Coming into Sunday's game against the Broncos, Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman had targeted wide receiver Vincent Jackson 95 times this season,

Denver Broncos nicknames: The fans weigh in
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a "Lunch Special" column suggesting that the Broncos — now the AFC West champion Broncos — needed a nickname. - AFC West Spin cycle: Denver stays hot, clinches division
It's only Week 13, but the AFC West has been won.

Broncos quietly dwell among league leaders in scoring offense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Perhaps it is the efficiency of it all. Perhaps it is how easy it all looks at times. Or perhaps it is simply Peyton Manning being so good for so long, what's happening now doesn't really move the needle.

Mitch Unrein's catch still some must-see TV for Broncos - The Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
So, how would Champ Bailey, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection at cornerback, defend the Broncos' latest player to score a touchdown?

Inside the game: Broncos' versatility in passing game makes trouble for opponents - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
There is one question, about fourth in the order in all of those tossed at quarterback Peyton Manning earlier this season. It usually came after "How's the neck?"

Wesley Woodyard's injury could affect both defense and special teams - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: How much will (Wesley) Woodyard's injury affect the Broncos on a short week?

Broncos aim for No. 2 seed, with key game at Baltimore on Dec. 16 - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
There is hope for the Broncos to gain the No. 2 AFC playoff seed because, believe it or not, there will be hope they can beat the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in two weeks

Eye on: The Oakland Raiders - The Denver Post
For the record: The Raiders' free-fall continued with a 20-17 home loss Sunday to the Browns. The Raiders tumbled to 3-9 and have been eliminated from playoff contention for the 10th consecutive season.

Division News

Denver Broncos: Moving On - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 31-23 home win over Tampa Bay on Sunday:

Brady Quinn responded for Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Brady Quinn had the best Total QBR season of any Kansas City Chiefs quarterback in the past five seasons Sunday in an emotional 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. Quinn was efficient, patient and timely in his first win as a starting quarterback i

San Diego Chargers: Moving On - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the San Diego Chargers need to focus on after a 20-13 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday:

Chargers scrambling for answers with OL injuries | ProFootballTalk
They’ve got a coach who everyone wants fired, and a quarterback who can’t stay upright long enough to lead the comebacks he used to. - Ingram, Taylor to get extra looks in Chargers' final month
The Chargers haven’t been mathematically eliminated from the postseason, but for all intents and purposes, players and coaches are playing for jobs at this point. Norv Turner’s fate is likely sealed,

Kansas City Chiefs: Moving on - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 27-21 home win over Carolina on Sunday:

Chiefs, Jaguars, Panthers, Raiders, Eagles vying for first overall pick | ProFootballTalk
The Panthers are playing a lot of big games down the stretch. At least if you’re an NFL draft junkie.

NFL News

Boston University researchers discover 28 new cases of chronic brain damage in deceased football players - ESPN
Researchers at Boston University have discovered 28 new cases of chronic brain damage in deceased football players -- including 15 who played in the NFL -- more than doubling the number of documented cases connecting football to long-term brain disease.

Where will Tyrann Mathieu be drafted? | National Football Post
Russ Lande breaks down Tyrann Mathieu's draft status.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Braylon on the Jets: "Blame the idiots calling the shots" | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks receiver Braylon Edwards played with Mark Sanchez in New York during Sanchez’s first two years with the Jets, and - PFW's 2012 All-Injury team
Listed below is our annual All-Injury team, consisting of players who have either suffered season-ending injuries or missed a substantial portion of the season with injuries. - Te'o, Smith are Butkus Award winners
LBs Manti Te'o of Notre Dame and Jaylon Smith of Bishop Luers High School were selected the winners of the 28th annual Butkus Award on Monday. - Stafford suffers from shotgun overload
Footwork is the most critical component to the play of a quarterback. Working from under center provides a passer with a sense of rhythm and timing that makes a passing game go. - Report: Suggs has torn biceps
Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs suffered a torn biceps in Week 13, according to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, although the amount of time he may miss is yet unknown. - Texans CB McCain has broken foot
Texans CB Brice McCain underwent surgery for a broken foot on Monday morning.

Texans to work out Stanford Routt | ProFootballTalk
As the Texans work out defensive backs today searching for depth, they’ll look at one who has deep pockets.

Scouting Football Talent - Building a better O-Line (Wall) |
Continuing the series on where to look for the best incoming talent through the annual NFL Draft, addresses the all important yet oft-overlooked offensive line.

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