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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/5/12

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Andrew Carpenean-US PRESSWIRE

Short Week Means Different Approach
The Broncos are getting ready to play at Oakland on a short week of preparation.

Not Taking the Rematch for Granted
The Broncos are not taking the Raiders lightly.

With Manning, Receivers Always Ready
With Peyton Manning at quarterback, "the ball can go anywhere on any play."

Broncos Excited For Oakland Atmosphere
From the rookies to the 14th-year pros, the Broncos can't wait for the environment at the Coliseum.

Broncos Feel for Allen
Broncos players and coaches send their condolences to Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen.

Raiders Prepare For Broncos Without Head Coach "
It’s already an unusual set of circumstances for the Raiders and the Broncos as they are working with a short week due to the game being slated for Thursday Night Football.

Denver Broncos Videos

Fox Talks Raiders, Short Week
Coach Fox addresses the press after the team's Tuesday practice.

Manning: 'It's About Efficient Preparation'
Peyton Manning talks about preparing for Oakland during a short week.

Bailey: 'You Can't Overlook Any Opponent'
Champ Bailey talks about preparing for the Raiders.

McCoy on Moreno, Tamme
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talks about the offense heading into week 14.

Del Rio on Short Week, Carson Palmer
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about preparing for Oakland

Techin' In - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Tech Expert, Katie Linendoll talks BCS, holiday gifts, and RG3's fancy sleep technology.

Chiefs Dealing With Tragedy - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tim Hasselbeck and Damien Woody discuss how the Chiefs are dealing with the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide.

Blogger Blitz: Dealing with a tragedy - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The tragedy in Kansas City this past weekend will be difficult for everyone there to get over.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Late arrivals and late bloomers part of Broncos' success - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
When the frame is constructed around the Broncos' season, the picture many will focus on will be a posed shot from a March afternoon.

Broncos offense on pace to finish as one of best in franchise history - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: It seems the Broncos have struggled some with their offense as of late. ... What's up with the passing game and why did (Peyton) Manning apparently miss a wide-open (Eric) Decker over and over again? Is the offense regressing or are they still trying to learn the system?

Broncos' D.J. Williams may start in place of injured Wesley Woodyard - The Denver Post
A starting linebacker from 2004, when he became the Broncos' first-round draft pick, through the 2011 season, D.J. Williams is in position to replace injured Wesley Woodyard and get his first start of the 2012 season Thursday night at Oakland.

Broncos Von Miller has more NFL sacks than Oakland Raiders as a team - Jeff Legwold
It is a testament to both Von Miller’s season and the Raiders’ struggles on defense, but the Broncos’ second-year linebacker is outpacing Oakland single-handedly.

Tuesday Morning QB: Great play from the top, horrific play from five others - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
With three-quarters of the season played, 13 quarterbacks are on pace for 4,000 yards.

Peyton Manning, Broncos brace for quick turnaround before Raiders game - The Denver Post
The Broncos' quick turnaround to play the Raiders on Thursday in Oakland isn't worrisome to Peyton Manning, although the Denver quarterback has little experience with the schedule.

Broncos defense has been confounded by opposing tight ends all season - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard did not practice Tuesday because of a sprained ankle. It looks unlikely he will be able to recover enough to play Thursday night in Oakland.

Broncos Mailbag: For Peyton Manning, John Fox, is it all NFL playoffs prep? - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Does it seem to you like John Fox, Jack Del Rio, Mike McCoy and Peyton Manning are playing with opponents the same way that a cat plays with a captured mouse?

Raiders players "shocked" at death of coach Dennis Allen's father - The Denver Post
Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver and safety Michael Huff expressed the team's emotions about the death of coach Dennis Allen's father, in a conference call with Denver reporters Tuesday. - Raiders' Allen plans to coach Thursday after father's death
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen’s father died Monday night, the team announced Tuesday.

Raiders Add Jamize Olawale
The Oakland Raiders have signed FB/RB Jamize Olawale from the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad to their 53-man roster.

Division News

Dennis Allen will coach with heavy heart - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There was no greater influence for Dennis Allen than his father, in life and in football.

NFL: Week 13 knee-jerk reactions - AFC West Blog - ESPN
You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. - Chargers sign pair of O-linemen
The Chargers signed O-linemen Colin Baxter and Stephen Schilling and placed WR Seyi Ajirotutu and C David Molk on injured reserve.

Report: Jon Gruden talking to the Raiders about a return | ProFootballTalk
Last week, former Raiders and Bucs coach Jon Gruden supposedly was in talks to return to the University of Tennessee, where he once served as a graduate assistant.

NFL News

How the Pro Football Hall of Fame gets it wrong. | : Mike Tanier Article
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 27 modern era semifinalists for the 2013 induction class late last week. - Week 14 playoff scenarios
CLINCHED: New England (AFC East), Denver (AFC West), Houston (playoff spot).

Cedric Griffin suspended four games by NFL | ProFootballTalk
The suspensions continue in the NFL.

NFL Communications - NFL to Celebrate 50th Year of Pro Football Hall of Fame in Weeks 14 – 15 "
The NFL will commemorate 50 years of the Pro Football Hall of Fame during Weeks 14 and 15 with special in-game and on-air tributes and events

NFLPA adjusts its college all-star game so that scouts can attend | ProFootballTalk
Last year, the NFLPA conducted a college all-star game that had one significant flaw. Because underclassmen were permitted to participate, NFL scouts were prohibited from attending.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Texans sign Routt before he can head to Pittsburgh | ProFootballTalk
Apparently, Stanford Routt saw enough in Houston, and the Texans saw enough from Stanford Routt

Ray Lewis of Baltimore Ravens likely to practice Wednesday -- source - ESPN
While Terrell Suggs' status is uncertain, the Baltimore Ravens have reason to hope that Ray Lewis -- seven weeks out from surgery to repair a torn triceps -- will soon return.

Suggs waits for input from doctors | ProFootballTalk
It’s known that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has a torn biceps. It’s not known whether Suggs will be able to play with the injury. - Battle for AFC supremacy in Foxborough
Want to know if the Patriots can make it back to a sixth Super Bowl under Tom Brady this season? Pay close attention the next two weeks.

To spike or not to spike? "Clocking the football" |
To spike or not to spike That is the question… of the week.

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