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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/10/13

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Next Day Notebook: Youngsters Lead the Way |
A handful of young players performed well in the Broncos' 10-6 win over the 49ers in the preseason opener.

Ihenacho Impresses in First Start |
Safety Duke Ihenacho lead the team in tackles and forced a fumble Thursday night in San Francisco.

Osweiler Shows Development in Longest Appearance |
Quarterback Brock Osweiler saw the most extensive playing time of his career and finished 13-of-18 passing for 105 yards against San Francisco.

Denver Broncos Videos

Behind-the-Scenes of Manning Rap Video |
Peyton and Eli Manning talk candidly about DirecTV's 'Football On Your Phone' rap video (video courtesy of DirecTV).

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS - Terrell Davis: Peak vs. Longevity
No skill position has more representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame than running back. While the NFL was a run-dominated game for decades, the total of 29 backs has been padded by a few of Canton’s more questionable inductions.

Former UDFA Duke Ihenacho Shines in Broncos Pre-Season Win - NFL Mocks
Peyton Manning and Colin Kaepernick took the field for the first time since disappointing losses in the playoffs (for Kaepernick, the Super Bowl) in what many think could be a preview of this year’s Super Bowl.

Shaun Phillips Scores Broncos First Touchdown of Season - Predominantly Orange
Shaun Phillips, of all people, scored the Denver Broncos’ first and only touchdown of the season thus far. Elvis Dumervil who? San Diego Charger who?

Gut Reaction: Preseason Week 1 - Broncos @ 49ers - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Rahim Moore, you’re off the hook. In fact, you’re already victorious in my eyes.

Primeiras impressões do Denver Broncos para a temporada 2013 "
A vitória de ontem sobre o 49ers certamente não ajudou o Denver Broncos em termos de campanha na NFL, mas sim trouxe um outro tipo de resultados. Ela serviu para começarmos a ter uma idéia de quem ficará no time e quem será cortado.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Raiders Preview: Construction Zone | The MMQB with Peter King
A massive overhaul—of the roster and the franchise—is underway in Oakland, but it won’t start paying off big until 2014.

What will Raiders strength be in 2013? - Silver And Black Pride
There is a great mystery that surrounds much of this rebuilt Raiders team. When 2/3 of the team is new, that will happen. It is a team of made up mostly of young hopefuls and veteran castoffs. So, where will the strength of this team come from?

Preseason start is promising for KC despite 17-13 loss to Saints - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs first team offense looked excellent but the rest of them couldn't pull it off as the New Orleans Saints beat the Chiefs 17-13 in the first preseason game on the schedule.

What is the San Diego Chargers biggest strength in 2013? - Bolts From The Blue
Which position group is the strongest on the San Diego Chargers 2013 roster? Let's vote and find out.

Film Review: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers, 1st Quarter (Preseason) - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey goes over every play of the first quarter of last night's preseason game between the Chargers and Seahawks with a fine-toothed comb to find out what was really going on.

NFL News & Blogs

Ryan Mallett hurt, Tim Tebow uneven in Patriots' win -
New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett left Friday's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter, but he doesn't appear to be seriously injured.

Geno Smith injury: No fracture for Jets QB -
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith did not sustain a fractured ankle against the Lions on Friday, he told reporters after the game. Smith went on to say he expects to play in the Jets' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars next week.

Randy Moss reportedly close to joining Fox's football coverage -
Randy Moss is close to signing a contract with Fox to become a part of the company's NFL coverage, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Moss left retirement last year to play for the San Francisco 49ers, but a deal with Fox would indicate that his playing days are now over for good.

Justin Blackmon, Nolan Carroll involved in sideline exchange -
Blackmon wasn't playing Friday night but managed to make headlines anyway.

2013 fantasy sleepers | National Football Post
We’ll begin where most fantasy publications commence in regards to this topic and that’s by addressing the definition of the word "sleeper."

The Biggest Fluke Fantasy Seasons Ever (Part I)
There’s nothing like a truly great fluke fantasy season. Because they can help carry you to a league championship (and therefore eternal bragging rights — flags fly forever, after all), a random player who unexpectedly has a great season will often have a special place in the heart of every winning owner.

The Biggest Fluke Fantasy Seasons Ever (Part II)
Yesterday, I set up a method for ranking the flukiest fantasy football seasons since the NFL-AFL merger, finding players who had elite fantasy seasons that were completely out of step with the rest of their careers.

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