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Advanced NFL Stats: Fumble Rate by Temperature
The title says it all. With Sunday's night's fumble fest in the books, I thought I'd take a quick and dirty look at how cold temperature affects fumbling. It was 19 degrees in Foxboro when I checked the weather there in the 4th quarter.

Broncos Stories

ReFo: Broncos @ Patriots, Week 12 |
We were treated to some fine games on Sunday but the New England Patriots come from behind, overtime victory over the Denver Broncos was arguably the best of the lot.

Knowshon Moreno's bruised leg bone, fumbles by backups have Broncos concerned - Denver Post
Knowshon Moreno walked into the Broncos' locker room Monday, a crutch nestled in his right armpit. Behind him came the kids, C.J. Anderson, Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, like a string of ducklings following their mother.

Cris Collinsworth as NFL analyst often draws ire of Broncos fans — why? - Denver Post
"Comments and tweets complaining about Collinsworth have been rampant at Mile High Report the past two weeks," said Kyle Montgomery, who helps run the Broncos fan site. "Fans are definitely noting a sense of bias, and it is hard to ignore."

Broncos-Patriots game reveals players' dilemma with injuries, scrutiny - Denver Post
Lunch Special: Each weekday near noontime, a Denver Post sports writer dares to dish. In this installment, Joan Niesen sympathizes with the pro athlete's struggle with injury, recovery and scrutiny.

AFC West Rundown: Week 12 |
Take a look at how the AFC West fared in Week 12 and what lies ahead for the four teams this week.

Del Rio: 'Full-Speed Ahead' Toward KC |
Interim Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio said the team has a '24-hour rule' to rehash Sunday's loss.

Broncos Injury Updates |
Interim Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio updated injury statuses of several Broncos.

Who to blame for Sunday’s punt debacle | Cover 32
With just over three minutes remaining in overtime of the Broncos – Patriots Sunday night classic, Patriots punter Ryan Allen sent a punt high into the 20 mile per hour winds to an awaiting Wes Welker.

Peyton Manning is mentally soft; time to be accountable | Cover 32
It’s time to be accountable. Peyton Manning must take accountability and accept the much deserved criticism for his play last night and throughout his career in the clutch. Denver Broncos fans have much love and admiration for Peyton Manning because frankly he saved the masses from the Tebowmania that swooping through Denver.

Broncos-Patriots: Week 12 Aftermath | Bronco Planet
Week 12 didn’t work out the way we planned at all. The Broncos and Patriots lived up to the billing, boy did it ever, but a Big game, the weather and a trend of bad Joo-Joo in Overtime did the Broncos in once again.

Von Miller Returns to Form for Broncos - Predominantly Orange
It looks like Von Miller needed four weeks to get back into football shape. Roughly one week after interim head coach Jack Del Rio called Miller out publicly, Miller had his best game of the season Sunday night against the New England Patriots.

The Good, The Bad, and The Frigid: Denver Broncos, Week 12 - Predominantly Orange
This week’s article is brought you by Nanook of the North, Yukon Cornelius, and Frosty the Snowman.

Semana 12: Ferradura de ouro @ Patriots "
Numa semana 12 digna de horário nobre, o Denver Broncos começou com a defesa jogado com muita intensidade. Forçamos diversos fumbles e terminamos um primeiro tempo dos sonhos. Porém, na volta do intervalo a conexão Tom Brady e Gronkowski estava inspirada e acabamos numa prorrogação contra o New England Patriots.

Photo & Video

Focus Already on Kansas City |
Jack Del Rio talks to the press Monday at Dove Valley.

Mic'd Up: Tamme |
Broncos TV wired tight end Jacob Tamme during Sunday's game against the Patriots.

BTV Daily: Invoking the '24-Hour Rule' |
Jack Del Rio explains why the Broncos are quickly turning the page and thinking about the Chiefs after Sunday's disappointing loss to the Patriots.

Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs - NFL Videos
NFL Films previews the Week 13 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Who will get the top seed in the AFC? - NFL Videos
The Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots are all in a close race for the top spot in the AFC. Brian Billick and Steve Mariucci make their picks.

Does the cold air freeze Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? - NFL Videos
Steve Mariucci joins "Around the League Live" to discuss whether or not Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning can perform well in future cold weather games.

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning left out in the cold? - NFL Videos
The "NFL AM" crew debates if the cold weather ultimately will derail the Denver Broncos' chances of reaching the Super Bowl.

Video Recap of Yesterday's Practice

Rival Roundup

How will the West be won? | National Football Post
It won’t be a modern-day remake of the early 1960’s epic "How the West Was Won," for sure. But after tough Sunday defeats by Kansas City and Denver, both of whom squandered meaningful leads in the kinds of games the Chiefs and Broncos once might have successfully closed out, winning the AFC West championship could come down to whichever of the longtime rivals plays the best defense in the final five weeks of the season.

NFL power rankings, Week 13: Kansas City Chiefs keep sliding - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs need a big win this coming weekend despite injuries that could cause serious problems.

Justin Houston's injury likely to keep him out of Chiefs-Broncos game - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to be without LB Justin Houston in this weekend's Chiefs-Broncos game, according to an ESPN report.

Blame the Kansas City Chiefs defense and coaches for that loss - Arrowhead Pride
Few games have left me more angered than the disaster that took place Sunday between the Chiefs and Chargers.

ReFo: Chargers @ Chiefs, Week 12 |
The comforts of home were supposed to be what the Chiefs needed to bounce back from their first loss of the season, but even the Arrowhead crowd couldn’t push them to a win after both ends of their edge rush were removed from the equation.

Just how bad is the San Diego Chargers defense? - Bolts From The Blue
Well, we know already know it's pretty bad, but Richard Wade takes a closer look at why.

ReFo: Titans @ Raiders, Week 12 |
As a statement of how incredibly close and to some extent how incredibly disappointing the AFC is this season, the 4-6 Oakland Raiders entertained the 4-6 Tennessee Titans yesterday with playoff implications very much on the line.

Rashad Jennings has Raiders not missing Darren McFadden - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders running back Darren McFadden is back at practice and according to head coach Dennis Allen, he is expected to return to game action this Thursday against the Cowboys. But does it even matter? With the way Rashad Jennings has been running, it may not.

NFL News

Tony Carter-Wes Welker muff a fitting ending for Broncos-Patriots | The MMQB
The winds of what looked to be a Broncos rout over the Patriots changed dramatically Sunday night. In a game of oddities, it was only fitting that in the end it all came down to a relative cast of unknowns and the unpredictable landing of one punt.

NFL Power Rankings Week 13 | Fanspeak NFL Blog
Really rough loss by the Broncos at New England this past week. While many will want to talk about Peyton Manning's struggles in this game, really this game was lost due to a bad special teams mistake. Denver is still a great football team and likely the top seed in the AFC.

NFL Thanksgiving sentiments from fans | The MMQB with Peter King
OK, so your favorite team is dealing with injuries (hello, Green Bay), or controversies (you too, Miami), or the dissolution of once-promising seasons (sorry, Atlanta and Houston), or just the same old sadness (sorry, Jacksonville).

How the NFL's most advanced game broadcast is made -
An exclusive, all access look at the people, technology, and highly organized chaos that results in the NFL’s most advanced game broadcast.

Long live the read option -
The emergence of the read option at the NFL level was one of the biggest stories of the 2012 season. A concept appropriated from college playbooks became an important weapon on offense for teams like the Niners, Seahawks, Panthers and Redskins.

Seahawks back on top, Patriots ascending -
A loss to the Patriots took the Broncos out of the top spot this week. That put the Seahawks, the NFL's only 10-1 team, back on top. From there, a wild week of games forced plenty of changes in the weekly rankings.

Analyzing every Joe Flacco interception this year | Football Perspective
Over the course of his six-year career, Joe Flacco has generally done an excellent job at avoiding interceptions. Remember that quarterbacks are much more likely to be intercepted on deep passes, and Flacco tends to throw deep.

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