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Horse Tracks: Game Day ... For Everyone Else

Knowing the Broncos are already 1-0 is all I need for today. Going to a 49ers kickoff party at the in-laws today sporting my Elway jersey. They hate the Ravens too, so I'm sure it will go over well.

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Re-Focused: BAL @ DEN, Week 1 |
For a half at least this looked like it was going to be a classic season opener befitting the start of another much anticipated NFL season.

Broncos News & Blogs

Some thoughts on Baltimore–Denver and looking at the weekend | NFP
Thursday night was a great opening game for Denver, winning easily 49–27 over defending Super Bowl Champion, Baltimore. Peyton Manning started off the season looking like…Peyton Manning. He completed 27 of 42 passes for 462 yards and a record 7 touchdowns.

D-Line Uses Criticism as Fuel |
Independent analyst Andrew Mason breaks down an inspired performance by the Broncos' defensive line against the Ravens.

Peyton Manning's record-setting night to remember for Broncos - The Denver Post
Records and milestones came in bunches for Peyton Manning during the Broncos 49-27 rout of the Ravens.

Danny Trevathan, Broncos linebacker, rues the one that got away - The Denver Post
On Thursday, Danny Trevathan teetered on the line between talent and poise. Talent, no problem, but poise was a tricky proposition.

Broncos WR Eric Decker has a big fan in Denver coach John Fox - The Denver Post
Because his priorities are in the right place for a team mind-set, wide receiver Eric Decker left Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Thursday night in a good mood.

Oh, Hey Raven Fan - NFL Spin Zone
Just surfing the net on a football Sunday? Yea, I guess it must be kinda bittersweet. I mean, football is BACK and everyone’s excited and it’s Week 1 and.. your team isn’t on TV cuz they already played Thursday night.

Broncos vs. Ravens: Cheerleaders |
View the best shots of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders from Thursday night' 49-27 win against the Ravens.

John Harbaugh’s conservative 4th down decisions | Football Perspective
John Harbaugh is a Super Bowl-winning head coach. He might represent the new archetype for owners when it comes to hiring a head coach. He outcoached his brother in Super Bowl XLVII. But that doesn’t mean his fourth down decisions on Thursday Night were above criticism.

AFC West Rival Roundup

These games are why the Kansas City Chiefs hired Andy Reid - Arrowhead Pride
No disrespect to the Jaguars and their fans, but these are the types of games a veteran head coach like Andy Reid needs to win.

2013 San Diego Chargers Season: A Game-by-Game Preview - Bolts From The Blue
Will San Diego get into the playoffs? Will The Chargers be more competitive in games? Jerome Watson gives his take on the Chargers Season on game-by-game basis and predicts a win total for the club.

Raiders at Colts Week 1 Preview - Silver And Black Pride
Football is back! The 2014 season has already kicked off for the Raiders divisional rival the Denver Broncos and the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, but now it is their turn to be unleashed onto the playing field.

NFL News & Blogs

Eli Manning, New York Giants look to continue domination of Dallas Cowboys | The MMQB with Peter King
The Giants open at Dallas Sunday. It’ll be the start of Eli Manning’s 10th season in the NFL, which of course seems impossible. Wasn’t it four or five years ago, not nearly a decade, that Manning was standing there on the draft stage in New York, looking like he wanted to be anywhere but there, holding a dark blue No. 1 Chargers jersey, flanked by commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his disapproving parents, Olivia and Archie Manning?

Know the score: A closer look at NFL Week 1 matchups -
From the headliners to the bottom line and everything in between, here's what you need to know as the 2013 season kicks off.

Rob Gronkowski injury: Patriots star doesn't make trip to Buffalo -
The New England Patriots will face the Buffalo Bills without Rob Gronkowski, reports Albert Breer. The tight end, who had been listed as doubtful on the official injury report, did not make the trip to Buffalo with the team. Gronkowski has been participating in practice, but has been limited.

Bruno Mars will perform Super Bowl halftime show, per report -
The suspenseful wait is over: Bruno Mars will reportedly perform this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski out for Week 1 -
Rob Gronkowski didn't travel with the New England Patriots to Buffalo for their battle with the Bills, wiping out the slim chance he had to play in the season opener. Will Gronk be ready for Week 2?

How to Project the Number of Passing Yards in a Game | Football Perspective
In May, I wrote that the scoring team is responsible for roughly 60% of the points it scores, while the opponent is responsible for 40% of those points. In other words, offense and defense both matter, but offense tends to matter more.

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