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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/25/12

Broncos await Kuper comeback, Brees chips in on replacement refs.

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Injured guard Chris Kuper will be evaluated, the Broncos are staying positive despite their 1-2 record, and linebacker Wesley Woodyard notches the second interception of his career.

Inside the Numbers: Week 3 «
Tight end Joel Dreessen corralled a deflected pass in the end zone during the fourth quarter against Houston. Dreessen ranks second in the NFL in percentage of catches resulting in touchdowns since 2010 with 11 of his 69 receptions going for scores.

Denver Broncos Videos

John Fox Press Conference
After watching game film, Head Coach John Fox talks about Sunday's game against Houston.

Rod Smith's Ring of Fame Induction
Wide receiver Rod Smith is inducted into the team's Ring of Fame during halftime of Sunday's game.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Fox, Del Rio fined for berating officials | National Football Post
Broncos head coach gets $30,000 penalty, while defensive coordinator hit for $25,000.

Broncos say CB Tracy Porter was supposed to have safety help on one TD - The Denver Post
In just two weeks, Tracy Porter has gone from hero to scapegoat. Welcome to the fickle existence of an NFL cornerback not named Champ Bailey.

Broncos say team, not individual, responsible for allowing big plays - The Denver Post
It's unclear whether Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter was supposed to get safety help on the two long touchdown passes he gave up to Houston receivers Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter.

Broncos WR Eric Decker explains why he took slide vs. Texans - The Denver Post
In a game played by men with beastly attitudes, a midfield slide has raised eyebrows.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt too tough for Broncos to unplug - The Denver Post
The Texans rolled into Denver on Sunday with the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense. They departed with plenty of statistical baggage, but still showed they have plenty of bite using defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' scheme.

Roger Goodell: What a disgrace | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
There is nothing Roger Goodell can do now. His commissioner legacy is forever stained.

Broncos list Willis McGahee, Nate Irving and others as "day to day"
When John Fox comes to his Monday press briefing and announces he has no update to the injury report, that means none of the players injured in the previous day’s game suffered season-ending injuries.

Division News

Chargers may limit Mathews’ carries because of fumbles | ProFootballTalk
There have been two lingering problems dogging Chargers running back Ryan Mathews since he was the Chargers’ first-round pick in the 2010 draft. - AFC West Spin cycle: Week Three
The winds changed drastically in the AFC West in Week Three, proving that this division is extremely hard to figure and could be another exciting battle at the end of the season.

NFL News

Drew Brees: Replacement refs an 'embarrassment' -
Even prior to Monday night's drama, frustration surrounding the shaky performance of the NFL's replacement officials had reached a fever pitch.

NFL will address sham in Seattle | National Football Post
Anything short of 'we blew it' will not cut it - Seahawks win in dramatic, controversial fashion
In a bizarre ending that capped a tough weekend for replacement officials, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on Monday night. - More uproar about replacement officials
Replacement officials are getting to Bill Belichick, too.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Week 4 Power Poll: Houston Texans unanimous No. 1 -
A crazy week of upsets has the Houston Texans sitting atop the Power Poll, with a few surprise teams joining them in the top 10. Where does your favorite team rank?

A rough night for the NFL | National Football Post
League should be embarrassed after blown call from replacement crew to end the Packers-Seahawks game.

Advanced NFL Stats: Guest Post: Stats Are for Losers?
Former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist has been a longtime fan of football analytics and has been a friend of Advanced NFL Stats for several years. Despite being an Air Force grad, Ted's a great guy

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