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Horse Tracks: It’s gameday in Broncos Country!

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The wait is over. It’s finally time for some football.

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Are you ready for some Broncos football?

Sure, Sunday’s NFL action was all well and good, but without the boys in orange and blue, it doesn’t feel like football season. Not yet.

All that comes to an end tonight at 8:20pm when the Denver Broncos host the Chargers of Los Angeles in the season opener.

The quarterback battles, coaching changes, line rebuilds on both sides of the ball—all the drama that kept Broncos fans engaged over these long offseason months have to take a backseat to what happens on the field tonight.

It’s time to dust off your best gameday shirt, put on that lucky jersey, add six more layers to your epic dip. Pull out that Broncos snuggie and hit it a lick with the lint roller. That bowl of chips ain’t going to fill itself. Ice down those beverages.

It’s Broncos night in America and it’s going to be glorious. For me? It’s not opening day for the Broncos without watching this.

Go Broncos!

HORSE TRACKS

Mason's Mailbag: Season-opening expectations
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Broncos CBs Chris Harris, Aqib Talib singled out by Bengals WR A.J. Green
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Chargers' Anthony Lynn says coordinators will call game from sideline - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
Ken Whisenhunt and Gus Bradley will make their calls from the field instead of the coaching booth.

Miller prepares to face his favorite target in Rivers - The Washington Post
Von Miller has sacked Philip Rivers more than any other quarterback in the NFL. That’s not why he’s delighted to open the season Monday night when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos.

Watch: Detroit Lions' Matt Prater hits cameraman in crotch with 58-yard field goal - UPI.com
Matt Prater made his 58-yard field goal attempt for the Detroit Lions on Sunday, but the kick also hit a cameraman in the groin.

NFL Week 1 Grades: Raiders get an 'A' for unusual win, Bengals a 'D' for Dalton - CBSSports.com
Here are the Week 1 grades for every NFL team that was played on Sunday

WATCH: Redskins fans appear to brawl with each other during home loss to Eagles - CBSSports.com
Redskins fans don't have much to root for, but apparently they have something to fight about

WATCH: Cowboys' Beasley goes behind back for early Catch of the Year nominee - CBSSports.com
Beasley pinned the ball to the back of his jersey with one hand and tiptoed along the sideline

League will let teams decide whether to mimic Browns’ pre-anthem video – ProFootballTalk
The Browns have discovered a way to let players express concerns regarding social justice and racial equality in a way that avoided any protests during the national anthem. And, of course, plenty of people still have a problem with that.

Report: Steelers fear torn biceps for Stephon Tuitt – ProFootballTalk
A weekend that started with a contract extension may have ended with a season-ending injury for Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt. Tuitt injured his left biceps in the first quarter of Sunday's victory over the Browns and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team fears he tore the biceps.

Orlando Scandrick will have surgery on his left hand – ProFootballTalk
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has a fracture in his left hand and will undergo surgery on Monday night, owner Jerry Jones said after the game. Scandrick told Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he expects to miss next week's game against Denver before returning for the Monday n...

Cam Newton leaves without talking about shoulder, or anything – ProFootballTalk
Cam Newton's press conference after Sunday's win over the 49ers was clearly his best performance at a podium in his last two trips to Santa Clara. The fact he didn't have one today doesn't change that fact.

Rams announce paid attendance of 60,128 but far fewer show up – ProFootballTalk
If the Rams win a game and no one is there to see it, does it make a sound? The Rams announced a paid attendance of 60,128, but judging by the pictures on social media, far fewer people than that showed up. The Coliseum seats 90,000, and it looked less than half full.

Jason Witten becomes Cowboys’ all-time receiving yards leader – ProFootballTalk
Move over Michael Irvin, here comes Jason Witten. The Cowboys tight end passed Irvin as the team's all-time leader in receiving yards. Irvin had 11,904 yards in his career. Witten had a second-quarter catch for 11 yards, giving him 11,906 for his career.

Rams dominate, look unrecognizable in opening rout of Colts
Playing at home, against an undermanned Indianapolis Colts team, the Rams were dominant, impressive, fun and, through that, unrecognizable.

Week 1 fantasy football winners and losers - Rookies Hunt, Cohen, Fournette excel - NFL
Kareem Hunt, Tarik Cohen and Leonard Fournette wrote all the headlines with standout NFL debuts, while Tom Brady and Le'Veon Bell had disappointing opening games.

T.J. Watt of Pittsburgh Steelers not satisfied after historic debut
Steelers rookie linebacker T.J. Watt had a memorable NFL debut, finishing with two sacks and an interception in his team's 21-18 victory over the Browns on Sunday.

Packers Give Seahawks Some of Their Own Medicine | Total Packers
You want some defense? Apparently you don't need to look to the Seattle Seahawks to find it. You can look to the Green Bay Packers. Say what?

Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (ACL) done for season - NFL.com
The season is likely over for Allen Robinson. The Jacksonville Jaguars' go-to wide receiver is feared to have suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's season-opening win over the Houston Texans.

Cards RB David Johnson suffers sprained wrist vs. Lions - NFL.com
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson left the game against the Lions with a wrist injury and did not return. X-rays on his wrist came back negative and he'll undergo an MRI on Monday.

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys roll over Beckham-less Giants - NFL.com
The Dallas Cowboys were in control from start to finish during the first Sunday Night Football spectacular of the season, beating the New York Giants, 19-3, at AT&T Stadium in Week 1.