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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/11/12


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The winner of the Week 1 Prediction contest is Old Strike, with a prediction of 31-17. The Good news for everyone else is that the Von Miller signed jersey is till in play. check in on Thursday for the Week 2 entry post.

Monday Morning Notebook: Wolfe Performs
Rookie defensive end Derek Wolfe makes his presence felt in his NFL debut, the offense finds a rhythm in the fourth quarter and players take to twitter after the game.

Warren Re-Injures Triceps; Team to Re-Sign Hanie "
The day after the team’s season-opening win against Pittsburgh, the Broncos received some unfortunate news.

Elway Access to Premiere Tuesday "
Broncos fans with questions for Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway have a chance to hear them answered on Elway Access.

Broncos Bouncing Back "
History does not travel in a straight line. Sometimes the path to a really good place travels along a route that is filled with potholes and rocks, and sometimes it seems like we might never get to our desired destination.

Denver Broncos Videos

John Fox Press Conference
Head Coach John Fox talks about Ty Warren's injury and Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.

Jon Gruden's Grinder Award - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jon Gruden announces his new component to Monday Night Football that you the fan can be a part of.

Chargers Win Big On The Road - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chargers capitalize on Raiders' mistakes, win 22-14.

Highlight Of The Night - ESPN Video - ESPN
Joe Flacco and Ray Rice both have two touchdowns in Ravens' 44-13 blowout of Bengals.

Philip Rivers After Chargers' Win - ESPN Video - ESPN
Despite injuries and only 32 yards of rushing, Philip Rivers is able to guide Chargers to 22-14 win over Raiders.

NFL Hot Topics From Week 1 - ESPN Video - ESPN
Merrill Hoge and Adam Schefter discuss the biggest topics from Week 1 of the NFL season.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Inside the Numbers: Week 1 "
5 Cornerback Tracy Porter, who sealed the Broncos victory with a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown,

Broncos-Steelers draw huge TV numbers in Peyton Manning's Denver debut - LINDSAY JONES
More people in Denver watched last night’s Broncos-Steelers game than have watched any regular-season Broncos game since 2003.

Steelers find out blitzing Peyton Manning still a risky proposition - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
In the days leading up to the Broncos' season opener Sunday night, folks around the NFL didn't really have questions about Peyton Manning's ability to play quarterback at age 36.

Peyton Manning, perfect setting pardon Mr. Manners at Broncos' opener - The Denver Post -Adrian Dater
Every once in a while, even old crusty sports writers like yours truly have to put down the laptop, go out and just sit in the stands like everyone else.

Inside the game: History is along for the ride with Broncos QB Peyton Manning - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
NFL reporter Jeff Legwold analyzes the Broncos' 31-19 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday night and looks ahead.

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno set up Peyton Manning's 7-yard run - Mike Klis
I have seen Peyton Manning’s 7-yard run several times on highlights. And it was clear it was a busted play.

Ben Roethlisberger doesn't want to return to Denver after latest loss - LINDSAY JONES
After losing back-to-back games to the Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, who can blame Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for not wanting to catch another glimpse of our Rocky Mountains?

Steelers probe Broncos' depth on defense with third-down conversions - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
It's clear the Broncos can dish out the no-huddle offense. That's the benefit of having Peyton Manning as the team's quarterback.

Broncos-Steelers game is most-watched in Denver since 2003 - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
More people in Denver watched Sunday nights Broncos-Steelers game than had watched any regular-season Broncos game since 2003.

League likely won't turn back clock on rules governing injured reserve - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Why doesn't the NFL just go back to the system of late '70s and '80s with the two- or four- or six-week type of injured reserve system for the guys who were nicked,

Caleb Hanie being resigned by Denver Broncos at quarterback - Mike Klis
As expected, the Broncos are in the process of re-signing backup quarterback Caleb Hanie.

Division News

Raiders to extend contract of Marcel Reece before kickoff | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders are going to do some business before kickoff against the Chargers tonight, as they’re expected to sign fullback Marcel Reece

Raiders scratch Denarius Moore | ProFootballTalk
Usually, "probable" means "virtual certainty." But not for Raiders receiver Denarius Moore.

WR Rod Streater replaces inactive Moore - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Rod Streater's incredible journey from Temple to the NFL is taking an mind-blowing turn.

McKenzie begins new era in Oakland - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The changing of the guard of the Oakland Raiders is happening in front of my very eyes.

Oakland snapper Jon Condo hurt - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Oakland Raiders standout long snapper Jon Condo has been taken to the locker room with a head injury. He is questionable to return.

Raiders lean heavily on Darren McFadden, and he doesn’t break | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders insist running back Darren McFadden’s healthy.

Chargers win, Raiders learn the value of a long snapper | ProFootballTalk
The San Diego Chargers got a good game from quarterback Philip Rivers. The Oakland Raiders got a good lesson in the importance of a competent long snapper.

Philip Rivers snaps out of mistake funk - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A piece of Shane Lechler's helmet rocketed onto the field after the superstar punter smashed it on the sideline. He could no longer control his emotions moments after yet another meltdown by an inexperienced long-snapper forced into duty.

Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 40-24 home loss to Atlanta on Sunday:

This Weeks Match up - Falcons place CB Grimes on I.R.
Falcons CB Brent Grimes will go on injured reserve after suffering an Achilles injury in Sunday’s game, head coach Mike Smith announced Monday.

Future Foes

Ed Reed sets interception return record as Ravens dominate Bengals | ProFootballTalk
After an offseason in which he suggested that he might be ready to quit playing football, Ed Reed has returned to the Ravens and shown he has plenty of good football left in him - Balanced Ravens roll in blowout of Bengals
Joe Flacco deftly directed Baltimore new, no-huddle offense, and the Ravens' defense administered an old-fashioned whipping on the Cincinnati Bengals.

NFL News

NFL says clock operator in Detroit made mistake late in Rams’ loss | ProFootballTalk
The play clock was mistakenly stopped when it should have continued running just before the two-minute warning of Sunday’s Rams-Lions game, but the NFL says the mistake was by the clock operator at Ford Field, not by the replacement officials.

St. Louis Rams' Jeff Fisher said mistake by clock operator cost team - ESPN
Jeff Fisher had the end game mapped out. Let the clock run down to the two-minute warning, then send Steven Jackson off tackle to burn more time, before kicking the go-ahead field goal

Fourth timeout has been granted twice before in NFL game - ESPN
The replacement officials' error that awarded an extra timeout to Seattle in the final minute of its loss at Arizona was the third such mistake in an NFL game in the last nine years.

A Closer Look at the Replacement Refs -
It was an uneventful Week 1, in a good way, as the N.F.L. replacement referees did not steal much attention from the players on the field.

NFL official -- Replacement refs on schedule for weeks - ESPN
With no resolution to talks between the NFL and its locked-out referees in sight, the league has devised a schedule for replacement referees through the first five weeks of the season, a league official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Leaguewide decline at OT position taking its toll
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s something seriously out of line in the sport of pro football entering Week Two of the regular season.

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