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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/24/13

Sure there may be a lot of undefeated teams left. But they aren't completely blowing out teams without their starting LT, #1 CB, two best pass rushers, and 3 UDFA rookies starting on defense. Elite depth wins championships, and it's a Orange and Blue world that everyone else has to live in.

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Broncos Beat Raiders

Bests/worsts: Chris Clark solid at Broncos OT (despite a sack) | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Broncos offensive tackle Chris Clark mostly held his own while working against the Raiders’ top pass rusher, Lamarr Houston.

Hochman: Broncos' defense shows it can play a hit parade vs. Raiders - The Denver Post
With all of Denver talking about Peyton Manning, his teams defense is as anonymous as Cooper Manning. Its like the football version of "Whos on First?"

Peyton Manning continues record pace as Broncos blow out rival Raiders - The Denver Post
This wasnt an NFL game of competitive parity. Nor was this close to an AFC West tussle between the Broncos and their rivals, the Oakland Raiders. This was Peyton Manning adding to his historic start.

NFLN: Week 3 Peyton Manning Highlights
View highlights of Peyton Manning's record-setting performance in Denver's Week 3 win vs. Oakland.

Fox Pleased with 3-0 Start
Head Coach John Fox speaks with the media after the Broncos 37-21 victory over the Raiders on Monday.

Defense Not Satisfied
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard, one of the team’s two defensive captains said he was not happy with the way his group played in Denver’s Week 3 win.

Running Game Provides Balance
The Broncos' running backs provided 166 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries Monday night.

Peyton Manning sets mark for TDs in first three weeks -
Peyton Manning broke Tom Brady's record for most touchdown passes in the first three weeks of a season during Monday's win over the Oakland Raiders. He threw three TDs in the game.

Peyton Manning dominant in Broncos' romp of Raiders -
Peyton Manning remains completely locked in. The Denver Broncos quarterback was nearly flawless in a dominant performance against the Oakland Raiders on Monday night.

Week 3: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning highlights - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning leads his team to 3-0 with a 37-21 win over the Oakland Raiders. Manning throws for 374 yards, including three touchdown passes.

Peyton’s Take: Broncos vs. Raiders
Peyton Manning’s perspective on Denver’s 37-21 win vs. Oakland on Monday Night Football

NFLN: Broncos vs. Raiders Highlights
View NFL Network highlights from Denver's 37-21 win against the Raiders in Week 3.

Locker Room Celebration
Head coach John Fox congratulates his team after beating the Raiders and moving to 3-0.

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos - Recap - September 23, 2013 - ESPN
NFL Football Recap: Final statistics from the Oakland vs. Denver game played on September 23, 2013

Tuesday Morning QB: It's Peyton Manning against the NFL
Big Ben and Eli are 0-3. Everybody asks what’s wrong with Tom Brady and he’s 3-0. Colin Kaepernick has gone from Super Bowl sensation to one of the league’s worst quarterbacks the past two weeks

Gut Reaction: Week 3 - Broncos vs Raiders - It's All Over, Fat Man!
TJ reacts to the Broncos' Week 3 victory over the Raiders

The Rest of the League

Seahawks place Russell Okung on IR, with return designation | ProFootballTalk
As expected, the Seattle Seahawks have placed left tackle Russell Okung on injured reserve, with the designation to return. He'll be able to return to practice after six weeks, and Okung will be able to play after after eight weeks.

Donte Whitner: Any big hit in the NFL is automatically a flag | ProFootballTalk
San Francisco safety Donte Whitner was penalized on the first play of Sunday's loss to the Colts. He wasn't happy about it. "It was a bad call," Whitner told "I guess it was a big hit. Any big hit now in the National Football League is automatically a flag.

Wilfs ordered to pay at least $84 million | ProFootballTalk
Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf will get their new stadium. But they'll also potentially be writing a huge check for something other than concrete or bricks or mortar or FieldTurf. According to the Minneapolis/St.

Aldon Smith checks into rehab, could miss a month -
The San Francisco 49ers placed Aldon Smith on the non-football injury list Monday. Ian Rapoport reports the pass rusher has indeed checked into rehab and is expected to miss a month or so.

Le'Veon Bell reportedly to play for Steelers vs. Vikings -
The Pittsburgh Steelers need major help at running back. They might get it soon in the form of Le'Veon Bell. The rookie is reportedly expected to return from a foot injury on Sunday.

John Harbaugh not pleased by Jacoby Jones incident -
Jacoby Jones reportedly was involved in an incident Sunday while celebrating Ravens teammate Bryant McKinnie's birthday. Coach John Harbaugh isn't thrilled with the salacious details.