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Broncos Country United in Orange
View photos of how Broncos fans around the country are Uniting in Orange.

Clady, Manning and Miller Named PFWA All-Pros "
Another round of postseason accolades were awarded to the Broncos on Thursday with Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America naming tackle Ryan Clady, quarterback Peyton Manning and linebacker Von Miller to its All-Pro team.

Q&A with Knowshon Moreno
Knowshon Moreno talks with about the team's 11-game win streak, his role in the offense and his habit for hurdling defenders.

Get to Know: Adam Gase chats with Quarterbacks Coach Adam Gase.

Wesley Woodyard: Breakout Bronco
Wesley Woodyard has emerged as a leader of the Denver defense and one the NFL's top playmakers.

Denver Broncos Videos

BTV Report: Balance Needed vs. Baltimore
The Broncos expect a physical game Saturday and know establishing the ground game will be necessary.

Fox Wraps Up Divisional Week Prep
Coach Fox updates the week's injury report and talks about the rematch factor involved Saturday against the Ravens.

Broncos vs Ravens Playoff Preview - Broncoplanet
The Broncos took care of business in regular season but now it's money time in the Mile High City as the Broncos look to eliminate the Ravens and send Ray Lewis to retirement.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-Broncos - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Baltimore at Denver

Best Chance To Win Rematch - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards discuss which team has the best chance to win a rematch in the playoffs.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Texans-Patriots - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Houston at New England

Numbers Never Lie: Don't Count Out The Texans - ESPN Video - ESPN
Michael Smith, Hugh Douglas and Jalen Rose explain why the Texans have a chance to beat the Patriots on Sunday

NFL Cold Hard Facts - ESPN Video - ESPN
Cold Hard Facts looks ahead to the big weekend in the NFL.

Browns Name Rob Chudzinski Head Coach - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen with the latest on the Browns' hiring of Rob Chudzinski.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos-Ravens: Three guys to watch - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The following is three Denver players to watch in Saturday’s divisional playoff game against Baltimore:

There's no substitute for playoff experience, Broncos' Eric Decker says | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Speaking this week to reporters as Denver prepared for Saturday’s division-round playoff game with Baltimore, Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker

Broncos beware: It's a bumpy ride for No. 1 seeds in the NFL playoffs - Jeff Legwold
Since the Denver Broncos last played a NFL divisional round playoff game to close out the 2005 season, eight of the 14 No. 1 seeds in both the NFC and AFC have lost in that round.

Denver Broncos desktop dolls Champ Bailey, Peyton Manning, Von Miller
With the Broncos back in the NFL playoffs, and as the AFC’s No. 1 seed, they may need some reinforcements.

Broncos entering playoffs healthy; only Tracy Porter misses practice - The Denver Post
Regarding the old saying that "it's better to be lucky than good," the Broncos are good and lucky. - Key matchup: Ravens WRs vs. Broncos pass defense
When the Broncos and Ravens met in Week 15, Denver won this matchup handily.

Brady, Belichick, Peyton can set NFL playoff records | ProFootballTalk
If this weekend’s games go as expected, the AFC’s Super Bowl team will be quarterbacked by either Peyton Manning or Tom Brady for the eighth time in the last 12 years.

Can Peyton Manning break cold spell? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos are heavy favorites to beat the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs.

Ravens will face a healthy Broncos team - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Denver Broncos backup cornerback Tracy Porter (concussion) was its only player who didn’t practice Thursday. The team must disclose its injury report Friday. Barring a change, I expect Porter to be ruled out with everyone else on the roster ready to play.

Ravens not concerned about Rice's fumbling entering Saturday at Denver
Entering Saturday’s division-round playoff game at Denver, the Baltimore Ravens do not appear concerned about Ray Rice’s fumbling.

Torrey Smith lands on injury report with back problem | ProFootballTalk
As the Ravens prepare to try to break a nine-game losing streak against quarterback Peyton Manning, the availability of one of their best defensive players suddenly is in question.

Caldwell has more experience as he prepares for second crack at Peyton Manning | ProFootballTalk
Last month, when former Colts coach Jim Caldwell abruptly became the Ravens’ offensive coordinator, Caldwell’s initiation featured a visit from his prized pupil in Indy — Peyton Manning.

Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce back in practice - The Denver Post
Rookie running back Bernard Pierce returned to the Ravens' practice Thursday for the first time this week, and afterward he declared his injured right knee ready for Saturday's game.

Baltimore Ravens coming to Denver with rebuilt offensive line - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
With respect to Ray Lewis, his return from injury isn't the primary reason the Baltimore Ravens should be a better team Saturday against the Broncos than they were a month ago.

Baltimore Ravens star RB Ray Rice has Denver Broncos expecting the best - The Denver Post
To call Ray Rice's performances the past five weeks "inconsistent" isn't a strong enough description for how the Ravens' Pro Bowl running back is playing of late.

AFC's top seed often finds trouble in divisional round of playoffs - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Why does it seem like the top team in the playoffs has such a hard time winning the game after the bye week?

Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard is inspirational leader of Denver defense - The Denver Post
The Broncos' Wesley Woodyard wears No. 52 for a good reason. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been wearing No. 52 for 17 seasons.

Broncos-Ravens: A primer for Denver's first Divisional round win since 2005 - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Except for a Friday walk-through at their Dove Valley complex, the Broncos closed out their week's on-field work Thursday afternoon with the team as healthy as it has been for much of the season.

Denver Broncos know Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is tough to cover - The Denver Post
Dennis Pitta is enjoying the kind of year others might envy with career highs in catches and receiving yards and a shared Ravens franchise record for touchdowns by a tight end. And it's the kind of year he said he envisioned in the preseason.

Divisional Matchups: Defense Is Crucial -
Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis, mostly known for tackling and dancing, showed off some solid football analysis when discussing this matchup.

NFL Lowdown: Showcase Showdowns | : Mike Tanier Article
Last year, John Fox and his staff led a team with a 235-pound sack of topsoil at quarterback to a .500 record and a playoff victory.

3TFO: Ravens @ Broncos, AFC Divisional

Throughout the past 14 years, we have watched Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis fight year after year to make it to the Super Bowl.

Division News

Andy Reid talks Chiefs, Michael Vick, more - AFC West Blog - ESPN
New Kansas City coach Andy Reid dished on his new gig on ESPN Radio’s "Mike and Mike in the Morning."

Reports: Doug Pederson likely to join Andy Reid in K.C. | ProFootballTalk
There have been reports of one of Andy Reid’s former quarterbacks coaches with the Eagles, Brad Childress, joining Reid in Kansas City with the Chiefs.

Kansas City Chiefs considering Eric Bieniemy for RB coaching job - The Denver Post
Eric Bieniemy, Colorado's offensive coordinator the past two seasons, is under strong consideration to be the running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, two sources close to the situation said Thursday.

Arians interested in Chargers job with Tom Telesco there | ProFootballTalk
Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been released from the hospital, which means that it’s time for him to start talking to teams about head coaching jobs.

2013 Draft

Jake Matthews will stay at Texas A&M | ProFootballTalk
One way or another, Jake Matthews was going to wind up following Luke Joeckel.

NFL Draft Stock - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. discusses the impact Manti Te'o's performance in the BCS championship game will have on his draft stock, players whose draft stock is rising after the title game, and how AJ McCarron's performance will impact his pro prospects

NFL Draft Blitz: Manti Te'o - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench talk about Manti Te'o's performance in the BCS Championship game and how it affected his draft stock

NFL Draft Blitz - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench discuss Eddie Lacy helping his stock in the BCS title game.

The Mass Exodus At LSU - ESPN Video - ESPN
Joey Galloway looks at the mass exodus at LSU that sees 10 underclassmen leave early for the NFL draft.

Coaching Carousel - Jaguars fire Mularkey
New Jaguars GM David Caldwell dismissed head coach Mike Mularkey on Thursday.

Browns hire Rob Chudzinski as their head coach | ProFootballTalk
The Browns took a shot at some of the biggest names in their search for a head coach, but they didn’t wind up hiring any of them.

Caldwell slams the door on a Tebow homecoming | ProFootballTalk
It is widely believed that Jaguars owner Shahid Khan loves him some Tim Tebow.

Jags take a mulligan, to interview Schottenheimer again | ProFootballTalk
If at first you don’t succeed, give it a shot with a new general manager.

Trestman’s name gathers NFL steam | ProFootballTalk
Marc Trestman hasn’t coached at the NFL level since 2004. And yet he now finds himself under consideration for multiple NFL head-coaching jobs.

Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett want Monte Kiffin to replace Rob Ryan | ProFootballTalk
After firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday, the Cowboys have identified their top candidate to replace him: Monte Kiffin.

Jay Gruden, in Arizona, says he may go to Philly next week | ProFootballTalk
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed with the Cardinals Thursday, and said he might be visiting with the Eagles next week.

Mike Pettine, Nathaniel Hackett hired as Buffalo Bills' new coordinators - ESPN
Mike Pettine intends to bring his aggressive approach to Buffalo in a bid to transform the Bills' high-priced, yet underachieving defense.

Philadelphia Eagles interview Lovie Smith, former chicago Bears coach, as search continues - ESPN
Lovie Smith interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday as the team continued its search to replace Andy Reid, who was fired after a 4-12 finish.

Underclassmen - Should they stay or go? | National Football Post
A look at the decision facing three underclassmen.

Jimmy Johnson says Trestman getting Bears job | ProFootballTalk
Maybe Jay Glazer has some competition breaking news on the FOX pregame set.

Norv Turner to join Browns staff as offensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
After the Cleveland Browns named Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach Wednesday night, the Browns have already begun adding to their new coaching staff.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Bernie Kosar undergoing treatment for brain trauma | ProFootballTalk
We noted last month that former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar sounded so unintelligible in a radio interview that fans were concerned about his mental well-being.

NFLPA wants to see FedEx Field improvements | ProFootballTalk
The latest knee injury suffered by Redskins Robert Griffin III, as bad as it is for him and his team, could do some good.

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