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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/4/13

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Hey Ray. I did it without "Antlers!"
Hey Ray. I did it without "Antlers!"

Denver Broncos open as 2014 Super Bowl betting favorites in Las Vegas
Before the 49ers and Ravens even stepped on the field for Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos already led the list of favorites for next season.

Super Bowl XLVII: Bests and worsts - The Denver Post
The 49ers were down 28-6 early in the third quarter when the Superdome was thumped with a 35-minute power outage delay.

Jim Harbaugh upset about late penalties, or lack thereof | ProFootballTalk
After losing the Super Bowl to his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t have much to say.

Ravens hold Niners out of end zone to win Super Bowl | ProFootballTalk
The craziest Super Bowl also became one of the best.

Lights-out Super Bowl gets redefined - The Denver Post
Super Bowl XLVII was delayed because of a power outage Sunday, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness and leading to a 34-minute delay in the biggest game of the year.

Jacoby Jones becomes hometown hero with Super Bowl performance - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
A guy can dream, can't he? A guy can look to the sky and draw pictures in his mind of what could be.

Ravens' defense makes the stops when it needs them most in Super Bowl - The Denver Post
The Ravens got most of their offense in the first half Sunday, and their reeling defense finally regained its balance just in time in the second half with a stop deep in their own territory in the game's final minutes.

Jim Harbaugh Criticizes Officiating in Super Bowl -
San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh took issue with a few of the calls in the waning moments of the Super Bowl.

Denver Broncos Videos

How The Ravens Won The Super Bowl - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Berman, Tom Jackson, and Steven Young break down how Joe Flacco and the Ravens held off the 49ers to win the Super Bowl.

Ravens Win Second Super Bowl - ESPN Video - ESPN
Trent Dilfer breaks down Ravens' 34-31 win over 49ers.

Torrey Smith's Heavy Heart - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ravens WR Torrey Smith discusses playing this season after the death of his brother.

John Harbaugh Celebrates - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Harbaugh talks to Chris Berman, Tom Jackson, and Steve Young after guiding Ravens to their second Super Bowl title.

Joe Flacco Steps Up - ESPN Video - ESPN
Steve Young breaks down Joe Flacco's performance in Super Bowl XLVII, taking home the MVP award.

Joe Flacco Wins Super Bowl MVP - ESPN Video - ESPN
Sal Paolantonio talks to Joe Flacco after he throws three touchdowns and no interceptions to lead Ravens to win over 49ers.

Denver Broncos Blogs

What comes now for NFL after tumultuous season? - The Denver Post
The Super Bowl closes a tumultuous year for the NFL.

Will Peyton Manning continue wearing a glove as Denver Broncos QB? - Mike Klis
If the Broncos make it to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, it’s a good bet Peyton Manning will play that game with a glove on his right hand.

Woody Paige: John Elway's favorite Broncos Super Bowl memories without New Orleans - The Denver Post
When the Super Bowl kicks off Sunday, John Elway will be swaying quietly under a pair of palm trees on the beach in Maui.

Terrell Suggs: "We beat the future in Andrew Luck, we beat the past in Peyton Manning ...'' | First-and-Orange — Mike Klis
Terrell Suggs was easily the most outspokenly happy among Ravens in the cramped victorious locker room.

Saunders: Power outage makes Super Bowl even more memorable - The Denver Post
Super Bowl XLVII will long be remembered by more than 100 million viewers as "the night the lights went out in New Orleans."

How the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Ravens sprinted from the gate Sunday and had just enough to hang on to win the franchise's second Super Bowl.

NFL News

NFL Communications - Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco Wins Pete Rozelle Trophy as Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player "
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player.

NFL Communications - Super Bowl XLVII — Records Set and Tied "
Compiled By Elias Sports Bureau

London Fletcher wants NFLPA to "stop the madness" and OK HGH testing | ProFootballTalk
During Super Bowl week, there was a report from Albert Breer of that the NFLPA was hoping to use negotiations over testing for human growth hormone as a way to address the union’s dissatisfaction with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s power to discipline players.

Report: Dean Blandino will be next head of officiating | ProFootballTalk
With Carl Johnson stepping down as the NFL’s vice president of officiating after the Super Bowl to become one of the league’s first full-time game officials, the league needed a new man to head up the department.

RG3 injury could impact TV scheduling for 2013 | ProFootballTalk
Within the next day, the football-following world will turn its attention to the 2013 season. And in less than three months, the full schedule of 256 regular-season games will be announced.

2013 Draft - Insider on Joeckel: 'It does not get much better'
The following quotes are from NFL scouts, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Free Agency

Joe Flacco’s free to think about his contract | ProFootballTalk
It’s hard to think of a better way to set yourself up for a contract negotiation than the way Joe Flacco’s set himself up in the playoffs.

Report: 49ers will try to trade Alex Smith | ProFootballTalk
Last week, we reported that 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will ask to be released before the start of free agency, given the rise of new starter Colin Kaepernick.

Devin Hester wants a "fresh start" | ProFootballTalk
Bears return man Devin Hester has been frustrated this offseason, and said he might need a "fresh start" to make football fun again.

Miscellaneous Stuff

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Roster Construction, Super Bowl XLVII-Style
How do you build a good roster in the NFL? Let's start with this question in its most basic form, how can you build a roster of players? As I see it, there are five basic ways to obtain players in the NFL:

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