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Horse Tracks: Media showering the Chiefs with love; Broncos with suspicion. Say what!?

I cannot believe how much the national media is slobbering all over the Chiefs this week. Good God! I was worried that the Chiefs players would have some fuel to add to their determination, but it appears they are the darlings and the Broncos the stooges. I love it!New to Mile High Report? Sign up here and join the discussion!

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Kansas City Chiefs primed for statement vs. Denver Broncos -
Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos just overwhelmed another opponent. Justin Houston's Kansas City Chiefs are fresh off a bye. The table is set for an epic clash at Mile High. Adam Schein senses a surprise.

Are the Kansas City Chiefs built to beat the Denver Broncos? - NFL Videos
The Kansas City Chiefs may have the formula to beating the Denver Broncos. Willie McGinest, Heath Evans and Jevon Kearse discuss their chances as Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is still recovering from a sore ankle.

Mind-blowing stats : Hail to the Chiefs - NFL Videos
The Kansas City Chiefs are statistically the best in the league, but are they really? Some mind-blowing stats may make you think otherwise.

Broncos News & Blogs

ReFo: Broncos @ Chargers, Week 10 |
The AFC West takes center stage the next two weeks and it started with the Denver Broncos traveling to San Diego on Sunday. With a showdown with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs looming next week, Denver first had to stave off the challenge of the surprising Chargers who were looking to thrust themselves into the competitive division race.

Quotable: Head Coach John Fox Updates Health |
Head Coach John Fox updates the press on his health.

Broncos at Chargers: Inside the Numbers |
Recap Denver's win vs. San Diego with this infographic look back.

John Fox hopes to be back on sideline as Broncos coach by season's end - Denver Post
John Fox walked out the back door of his Charlotte, N.C., home Tuesday and returned to the scene of a crime on his heart.

Broncos-Chargers Week 10 Aftermath | Bronco Planet
The Denver Broncos defeated division rival San Diego Chargers 28-20 on Sunday for their 8th win of the season. It was significant in that it kept the team on pace with the Kansas City Chiefs who were on a Bye and brought their division record to 2-0.

John Fox wants back during Denver Broncos season | Cover 32
While the Denver Broncos were busy getting back to winning on Sunday, head coach John Fox was continuing to rest in the hospital following heart valve surgery.

Denver Post columnist doesn’t think much of the Chiefs | Cover 32
The biggest game of the NFL season, featuring two teams that are a combined 17-1, is slated to take place on Sunday night in Denver. And the barbs between Chiefs and Broncos fans have already begun.

Broncos Offensive Line Play Priority No. 1 Against Chiefs - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos‘ offensive line has been a hot topic ever since the injuries started to pile up in training camp. When camp opened, the team had Ryan Clady and Orlando Franklin lined up at the left and right tackle positions, respectively. Louis Vasquez was set at right guard, Zane Beadles at left guard, and veteran Dan Kopen was locked in at center.

Broncos' John Fox Gives First Post Surgical Update - Predominantly Orange
Broncos head coach John Fox got on the coconut wires with the Denver media Tuesday, eight days after having open heart surgery.

Como vencer o Kansas City Chiefs? "
No próximo fim de semana vamos enfrentar o Kansas City Chiefs, atual líder da nossa divisão. Acho que ninguém na NFL esperava que até este ponto eles seriam os únicos invictos em 2013. Porém, apesar de acumular vitória em cada uma das semanas que passou, temos totais condições de derrotá-los.

Reações Instantâneas - Broncos @ Chargers "
Bem, amigos do Broncos Brasil, estamos aqui mais uma vez, depois de uma semana de hiato por causa da Bye Week, para falarmos sobre mais uma vitória do nosso querido Denver Broncos, desta vez contra um dos rivais da divisão, San Diego Chargers, vitória que marca a 300ª de Pat Bowlen como dono da franquia.

Semana 10: Bola do jogo @ Chargers "
Uma vitória importante na semana 10 e agora o Denver Broncos continua só dependendo de si para vencer a divisão. Após derrotar o San Diego Chargers domingo passado, basta vencer o Chiefs nos 2 confrontos diretos que o título é praticamente garantido.

Broncos Media

Week 10 Road Trip Time Lapse |
Go along with the Broncos every step of the way from Denver to San Diego and back with this time lapse video.

Broncos Salute Troops |
Broncos players, cheerleaders and alumni spent Tuesday visiting Fort Carson.

Mic'd Up: Knighton and Vasquez |
Terrance Knighton and Louis Vasquez were wired for sound during Sunday's win over the Chargers.

BTV Highlights: Broncos at Chargers |
Pregame audio and field level highlights from Sunday's 28-20 win over San Diego.

Del Rio on Win, Manning's Status |
Interim head coach / defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about Sunday's game against the Chargers and Peyton Manning's injury scare.

Denver Broncos coach John Fox 'feeling better every day' - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos coach John Fox held a conference call with Denver media Tuesday. Fox told reporters he has a great team around him and his hopes are to rejoin the team before the conclusion of the season.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's two minute mastery - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed eight-of-nine passes and threw for one touchdown with 1:38 left in the second quarter.

Mind-blowing stats: Peyton Manning vs. the Kansas City Chiefs - NFL Videos
Broncos QB Peyton Manning already has more touchdown passes this season than the Chiefs have the last three seasons combined, but he's struggled against the top scoring defenses.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Here's how the Kansas City Chiefs can get better on offense - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs face a tough Denver Broncos squad. While the focus will be on the Chiefs defense against Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense, the Chiefs offense is under the microscope as well. Read on to see how the Chiefs offense can improve in the second half of the season.

Dwayne Bowe arrested for possession of marijuana, according to police - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe was reportedly arrested for speeding and possession of marijuana, according to Riverside Police.

ReFo: Raiders @ Giants, Week 10 |
It wasn’t pretty, and it took overcoming some ugly turnovers and poor plays, but the Giants were just about able to grind out a win against the Oakland Raiders at home and remain improbably in contention in an ugly looking NFC East.

Raiders defense answered wake-up call, offense didn't pick up - Silver And Black Pride
One week after an embarrassing performance on defense, the Raiders offense gave a pitiful performance of their own. Oakland scored just 20 points against the 26th ranked scoring defense, 17 of which were the direct result of defensive and special teams plays.

Rashad Jennings to take touches away from McFadden upon return - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders running back Rashad Jennings has earned the right to get more touches even when Darren McFadden returns according to Dennis Allen.

Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy: Ignorance or Incompetence? - Bolts From The Blue
San Diego Chargers rookie head coach Mike McCoy has hurt his team numerous times this season with conservative game management, but refuses to admit when he's wrong. Richard Wade will do that for him.

Week 10 Grades: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers - Bolts From The Blue
Leaving 10-18 points on the field against the Denver Broncos is the NFL's equivalent of bringing a knife to a gunfight. Sunday's game was Exhibit A, where the uselessness of dominating Time Of Possession (38 minutes to 22 minutes) against the Denver Broncos is revealed, unless accompanied by touchdowns.

Chargers place Larry English on IR, sign Adrian Robinson - Bolts From The Blue
Larry English's season is done, and too so might be his career with the San Diego Chargers, after being placed on Injured-Reserve today. His roster spot has been taken by free agent OLB Adrian Robinson.

NFL News & Blogs

MMQB: Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers making strong playoff pushes | The MMQB
The Lions and Panthers are making strong pushes for the playoffs, just as we all predicted in August. (Right?) But first things first: All of the NFC’s top teams are on the brink of what should be a wild final seven weeks.

Sam Hurd’s prosecution for drug trafficking more than meets the eye | The MMQB
On Wednesday, former Cowboys and Bears receiver Sam Hurd will likely be sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking. Is he the cocaine kingpin the government has made him out to be, or the victim of an overzealous prosecution and excessively harsh narcotics laws?

Rex Ryan has the surprising New York Jets in playoff contention | The MMQB
Thanks to self-belief and some standout performances, the Jets have been better than anyone—except their once-embattled coach—expected. Plus, your letters on football and your heartfelt thoughts on Bailey.

AFC playoff picture: Chiefs vs. Broncos will determine seeding -
Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos is a must-watch. It's a chance to see Peyton Manning face off against the league's top pass rush, while giving the Chiefs an opportunity to prove they're not the pretenders so many bill the 9-0 team to be.

NFC playoff picture: Division crowns still up for grabs -
Week 10 in the NFL made only one division race more clear as the Seattle Seahawks extended their lead in the NFC West to three games.

The post-mortem, Week 10: Welcome to the saddest club, Colin Kaepernick -
Seriously, it's got Curtis Painter and Charlie Whitehurst. Make sure your immunizations are up to date.

Gary Kubiak expected to coach on Sunday, per report -
After one game away, Gary Kubiak will return to the sidelines on Sunday, less than two weeks after suffering a mini-stroke.

The 36 worst NFL seasons of all-time and the coaches that led them -
What's the fate of a coach like Gus Bradley or Greg Schiano? History says that there's a good chance they won't coach again, but also that there's a slight chance they'll be Super Bowl bound. Very slight.

Has Glenn Dorsey shed the bust label? | National Football Post
After being considered the best defensive player in the 2008 NFL Draft and someone who would anchor the Chiefs defense for years, Glenn Dorsey was deemed a disappointment by many.

Making his mark | National Football Post
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is putting together a tremendous season, which has gone largely unnoticed by the national media.

Putting the NFC East Schedules Under the Microscope | Football Perspective
Let’s pretend that each team in the NFC East is equal in strength. That’s probably not true, of course, but I wan to stipulate that Eli Manning = Robert Griffin III = Tony Romo = Nick Foles, and that goes for the other 52 players on each of their teams, too. If that’s the case, the schedules will play a big role in determining the eventual champion.

Advanced NFL Stats: End of Half Clock Management
I'm watching a game right now where there's over a minute left in the 2nd quarter. The ball is at midfield and it's 4th and long. Both teams have all three timeouts, but neither team used any. The punting team is standing around letting the seconds tick away, while the receiving team is patiently waiting for the snap.

Advanced NFL Stats: Do Comeback Wins Equal Future Regression?
Last week, Brian wrote a post examining teams that have blown multiple games within a season in which their win probability was 95 percent or higher. The "blown game factor" statistic he referenced is essentially a reversal of the comeback factor (CF), a measure of how unlikely a given win was. You can click on the link for a fuller explanation, but for the purposes of this article, just know this: a CF of 20 indicates a team's lowest win probability during the game was five percent.

32 Observations, Week 10 |
Over the first four weeks of the season, Alex Smith had an above average rate of a touchdown on 4.8% of his pass attempts. Since Week 5, he only has a touchdown on 1.2% of his passes which is the third-lowest rate of the 32 qualifying quarterbacks, only behind quarterbacks who have missed time due to injury.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Broncos, Chiefs set for showdown at the top -
Demaryius Thomas is rapidly approaching Superweapon status, killing defenses on all manner of routes despite rarely employing deep throws in Denver's quick-pass assault. Peyton Manning just has too many weapons right now, and he's getting the ball out so fast that even a subpar day from his OL can't slow him down. The secondary can still get picked on by precision passing, but the deep ball is becoming less of a worry as Von Miller continues to bring the heat.

NFP power rankings | National Football Post
Last week we discussed how a win doesn’t necessarily translate to a move north in our power rankings, while a loss won’t always signify a drop. It’s all about the situation. For example, we moved the Miami Dolphins from a power ranking of 82.0 to 81.0 last Tuesday despite the fact that the team had just defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night football, 22-20.

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