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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/7/12

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"Yes. 8 in a row!"
"Yes. 8 in a row!"
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Broncos Knock Off Raiders, 26-13 "
The Broncos improved their record to 10-3 with Thursday night’s 26-13 victory over AFC West rival Oakland. The victory extends the team’s winning streak to eight games and gives it a 5-0 record in the AFC West.

Ground Game Gets It Done
A resurgent rushing attack powered Denver to a Week 14 win.

At Home on the Road in the AFC West
The Broncos have swept their AFC West opponents on the road for the second consecutive season.

Thomas’ Comeback Makes Immediate Impact
Though he had to leave the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas made his presence felt as soon as he stepped back on the field in the second half.

Rest for the Weary
The Broncos will now enjoy 10 days between games after playing twice in five days.

Short Week Yields Solid Results
Despite having just four days to prepare, the Broncos won their eighth straight game on Thursday in Oakland.

Denver Broncos Videos

Broncos Pick Up 10th Win Of The Season - ESPN Video - ESPN
Broncos roll past Raiders for eighth straight win.

Manning Sits Down with Kurt Warner
Peyton Manning sits down with Kurt Warner to discuss the championship culture in Denver (promo).

Broncos at Raiders: Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about the Broncos' 26-13 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

Broncos at Raiders: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about the Broncos' 26-13 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

NFLN: Broncos vs. Raiders Highlights
The Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 26-13, capturing their eighth straight victory behind 167 total yards from running back Knowshon Moreno.

Von Miller Talks After Broncos' Win - ESPN Video - ESPN
Broncos top Raiders, 26-13.

NFLN: Miller forces fumble, Unrein recovers
Linebacker Von Miller forces Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer to fumble the ball, and Broncos defensive tackle Mitch Unrein recovers inside the Raiders 5-yard line.

NFLN: Knowshon Moreno 1-yard TD Run
Running back Knowshon Moreno pushes through the goal line for the 1-yard touchdown.

NFLN: Manning Completes Pass No. 5,000
On a pass to Jacob Tamme, quarterback Peyton Manning gets the 5,000th completion of his career.

NFLN: Champ Bailey Hauls in Interception
Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey reads Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer and records the interception

NFLN: Manning to Dreessen 6-yard TD
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning finds tight end Joel Dreessen in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown.

No Kickoffs Discussed - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen discusses a proposal that would eliminate kickoffs.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Chiefs-Browns - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Kansas City at Cleveland

Countdown Daily Prediction: Chargers-Steelers - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for San Diego at Pittsburgh

NFL Draft Blitz: Defensive End Class - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench break down the defensive end class of the 2013 NFL Draft

NFL32OT Monday Night Football Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL32 crew discuss the Monday Night matchup between the Texans and the Patriots.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning, Von Miller lead Denver Broncos to win -
Peyton Manning makes dominance feel routine. Von Miller controls the game in a way we rarely see from defensive players.

Broncos make a commitment to run game, close out Raiders - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Through the shortened week, before the Broncos had arrived in the Bay Area for their Thursday night appearance, quarterback Peyton Manning had predicted the calendar would kick-start Denver's running game.

Peyton Manning, Broncos star power enough to beat Raiders in Oakland - The Denver Post
There are times when football is not about the team. It's about the stars. The guys with the stats and Pro Bowls and awards. The Broncos stars are, in order, Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Demaryius Thomas and Champ Bailey. - Manning completes 5,000th career pass
On Thursday night, Broncos QB Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 5,000 completions. Manning reached the milestone in 239 games. Favre took 221 contests to reach the mark.

John Elway on Chris Kuper, Wesley Woodyard not playing | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
While it’s a pleasant surprise that slot receiver Brandon Sokley is active, the Broncos will play shorthanded in their short-week game

Woody Paige: Broncos, Manning rolling with a team effort at 8 straight - The Denver Post
The Raiders brought out the bronze busts at halftime.

Broncos best and worsts: Down the field, then stalled - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning got the Broncos off to a good start, driving them 68 yards on 10 plays, culminating in a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Joel Dreeseen on their first possession.

Broncos notes: Champ Bailey calls his pick "big moment" - The Denver Post
With the Broncos off to a quick 10-0 lead in the first quarter Thursday night, the Raiders had found a little offensive rhythm and moved the ball to the Broncos' 22-yard line.

Broncos' John Elway joins Hall of Famers' forum in Oakland - The Denver Post
For a fan forum marking the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden, defensive end Howie Long and former San Francisco 49ers safety Ronnie Lott all wore their gold jackets symbolizing membership.

Broncos ability to close with run game a good sign | ProFootballTalk
The Broncos have Peyton Manning under center and a playoff berth in their pocket.

Rapid Reaction: Broncos 26, Raiders 13 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Denver avoided losing a trap game and improved to 10-3.

Darren McFadden re-injures ankle in loss to Broncos | ProFootballTalk
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden played for the first time in five weeks Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.

Oakland Raiders are running out of time to win once more - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning came to town Thursday night. He wanted to play some pitch-and-catch. He did.

Fan in serious condition after jump from third level during Raiders game | ProFootballTalk
Right as the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos were getting set for kickoff on Thursday night, a fan jumped from the third level of the Coliseum.

Division News

Sources: Chargers to fire Norv Turner, A.J. Smith at end of season Page 1 of 2 |
Not only will head coach Norv Turner be gone at the end of the season, but general manager A.J. Smith will be fired as well,

More reports of Chargers changes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
This is what happens when a team is 4-8 in a season that it must make the playoffs.

Spanos denies report that Smith and Turner will be fired | ProFootballTalk
In response to the report from Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego that Chargers coach Norv Turner and G.M. A.J. Smith will get the boot, the man who would do the booting says the boot has not yet been broken out.

Vincent Brown not expected to return this year | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers used the new injured reserve/designated for return list for wide receiver Vincent Brown, but it doesn’t appear he’s going to. - Chiefs place DL Bailey on I.R.
The Chiefs placed DL Allen Bailey on injured reserve and signed LB Leon Williams.

NFL News

Goodell floats novel idea for replacing kickoffs | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has landed on the cover of TIME magazine. The accompanying article contains plenty of interesting nuggets.

ProFootballTalk: Punts: The new kickoff | ProFootballTalk
Roger Goodell is kicking around the idea of eliminating kickoffs and having teams choose between a few different scenarios instead. Will there really be any support for this rule change? - Goodell says NFL would help fund Oakland stadium
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is willing to contribute funding to help build a stadium in Oakland to keep the Raiders in town.

CBA will funnel significant dollars to Jovan Belcher’s daughter | ProFootballTalk
The murder of Kasandra Perkins and the suicide of her killer, Jovan Belcher, have left their three-month-old daughter, Zoey, orphaned.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Virtual Biopsy May Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Brain Disorder in Athletes
In a study of ex-pro athletes, researchers found that a specialized imaging technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE

Bernie Kosar radio appearance raises concerns | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar gave a radio interview this week in Cleveland that has some of his fans expressing concerns about his well-being.

Management & Direction (or lack of) in College Football |
This site is called The Football Educator for a number of reasons, but not singularly for the notion that I’m here to pass on an education to the readers.

Terrell Suggs returns to practice | ProFootballTalk
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said Wednesday that he would be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Redskins and he took a step toward making that decision a positive one on Thursday.

Underclassmen announce intent to apply for 2013 NFL Draft entry - is tracking the underclassmen players who have declared their intentions to apply for entry into the 2013 NFL Draft.

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