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Sometimes you got to take time to enjoy the moment.

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Horse Tracks on Monday mornings for most of the 2018 season have mostly revolved around what’s wrong with the Denver Broncos. Who stinks? Who needs to lose their job? What does the future look like with an appetite for ineptitude?

Not today.

Today, Horse Tracks celebrates all that is good with the Denver Broncos. Let’s start with the uniform. There is no logo better than the old-school D. How about those orange pants?! We’re keeping it positive! Moving on.

Philip Lindsay is amazing. Let’s enjoy that Lindsay is so mindful of the standard that wearing #30 brings to the Denver Broncos. I’m not going to lie, I swoon with the rest of Broncos Country when I see that Mile High Salute. Oh, and that dude can run. Not only does he have a second gear, but he has incredible vision that allows him to use it. Keep up the good work, young man.

You didn’t see this coming, but here’s a shout-out to Isaac Yiadom who got called into action when Tremaine Brock suffered a rib injury in the 3rd quarter. Yiadom held his own when he was immediately tested by Big Ben. Not every guy can win a game, but every guy has the potential to blow it. You done good on Sunday, and we are rooting for you, Isaac.

Case Keenum hasn’t thrown an interception in 3 games. Don’t look now, but recently Keenum has performed up to the bill of goods on which he was sold to Broncos Country. I think he can be more than a dink-and-dunker. When he’s had the opportunity to show what we can do downfield, he’s delivered.

Bradley Roby’s should be proud of how he played on Sunday. Whatever plagued him during the Jets game appears to have been rectified.

Justin Simmons is a special teams freak. Seriously.

The play-calling in Sunday’s game took advantage of Philip Lindsay and once again proved that Keenum can move the sticks when he’s permitted to throw past them. Bill Musgrave is clearly getting more comfortable with the weapons at his disposal. Could it be that coaching and talent are aligning when it matters most?

It’s easy to point out flaws, but coming off of back-to-back wins, why dwell on the negative? Denver Broncos fans have quieted on the ‘tank for a draft pick’ talk and are actually imagining playoff scenarios. While Denver isn’t displaying the league-crushing dominace of the Peyton Manning era, the Broncos are better than hopeless and that’s something we should celebrate. Let’s enjoy it!

HORSE TRACKS

Broncos survive gauntlet to remain alive in the playoff race - Denver Broncos- ESPN
After facing three teams on five-game winning streaks, and beating two, the Broncos are 5-6. The rally has given them a glimmer of playoff hope.

Cover 4: Broncos earn second consecutive comeback win, grab 24-17 victory over Steelers
The Broncos again faced adversity, and again they found a way to earn a season-defining win.

Phillip Lindsay Sets Broncos Undrafted Rookie Rushing Record « CBS Denver
Phillip Lindsay just broke the Denver Broncos single-season rushing record for an undrafted rookie.

What went right, wrong at Denver
The highs and lows of the Steelers regular season Week 12 matchup at the Denver Broncos

Cancer Survivor Relishes ‘Broncos Fever’ At Stadium « CBS Denver
A life-long Broncos fan got to be on the sidelines during warm-ups Sunday as a special guest of the Denver Broncos.

Emmanuel Sanders Crosses The 7,000 Career Receiving Yards Mark « CBS Denver
Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has crossed the 7,000 yard mark for receiving yards in his career.

Shelby Harris welcomed a daughter two days before big INT – ProFootballTalk
Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris has had quite the week. His wife gave birth to Evelyn Rochelle Harris on Friday and Harris left his family to rejoin the team for Sunday's game against the Steelers. They were happy to have him in the fourth quarter.

Andy Dalton diagnosed with sprain – ProFootballTalk
The initial report on Andy Dalton is positive news for the Bengals. X-rays were negative, and Dalton's right thumb is only a sprain, a team source told PFT. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said after Sunday's loss to the Browns that initial tests on Dalton's thumb didn't show a long-term issue.

49ers' release Reuben Foster after arrest on domestic violence charges - CBSSports.com
Foster allegedly pushed and slapped a woman at the team hotel on Saturday

Damarious Randall gives football to Hue Jackson after interception as Browns build big lead on Bengals - CBSSports.com
The Browns have passed the torch to the Bengals

Brawl after TD costs Jaguars seven points vs. Bills, leads to Leonard Fournette ejection - CBSSports.com
Jacksonville basically lost because of this wild brawl that broke out

Seattle Seahawks proving transition year was never the plan - NFL.com
Everyone but the Seahawks expected this to be a transition year for Pete Carroll's young team. But after a second straight comeback win, this time vs. Carolina, Seattle finds itself in position for a playoff push. Judy Battista reports from Charlotte.

Baker Mayfield knocks Hue Jackson's move to Bengals - NFL.com
Baker Mayfield and the Browns scored a win Sunday in a matchup you don't see too often in pro football. The quarterback wasn't shy about his feelings about his former head coach after the victory.

Andrew Luck of Indianapolis Colts catches 1st NFL pass on 4th-down play
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had the first reception of his seven-year NFL career in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

John Harbaugh staying mum on Ravens starting QB
John Harbaugh doesn't plan to reveal his starter at quarterback for next week -- Lamar Jackson or Joe Flacco -- even if Flacco is cleared to play.

Steelers gain 527 yards, lose 24-17 to Broncos – ProFootballTalk
Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 400 yards. The Steelers gained more than 500 yards. They scored 17 points. They lost. The Broncos upset Pittsburgh 24-17. It ended the Steelers' six-game winning streak and dropped them to 7-3-1.

Josh Rosen “freaked out” when penalty flag hit his hand – ProFootballTalk
Josh Rosen was rolling toward the sideline, hoping to find an open receiver on a third-down play in the third quarter when suddenly something hit his right hand. He initially thought it was a Chargers defender trying to swipe at the ball.

Doug Pederson: “It’s still right there in front of us” – ProFootballTalk
The Eagles ended an 0-2 post-bye run with a come-from-behind win over the Giants. Now at 5-6, the Eagles suddenly have new life in the NFC East. "It's still right there in front of us," coach Doug Pederson told PFT after the 25-22 victory. Indeed it is.

Philip Rivers sets NFL completion percentage record as Chargers win – ProFootballTalk
Philip Rivers had the single greatest completion percentage in NFL history in today's win over the Cardinals. Rivers completed 28 of his 29 passes today, for a completion percentage of 96.6 percent. That's the best completion percentage any player has ever had in any game.

Report: Melvin Gordon has injury to MCL – ProFootballTalk
The initial diagnosis on Melvin Gordon's knee is an injury to his medial collateral ligament, Eric Williams of ESPN reports. The Chargers running back will undergo further medical evaluation Monday.

Browns likely to reach out to Iowa State's Matt Campbell, who's very much on NFL teams' radar - CBSSports.com
The Ohio native and Browns fan is seen as a star on the rise

Bruce Arians says he'd only return to coaching for one team, and it's a surprising one - CBSSports.com
Arians is only interested in coaching the Browns

Hue Jackson could be in line to be the Bengals' next head coach if Marvin Lewis exits - CBSSports.com
Jackson had a disastrous stint with the Browns, but he's a favorite of the Bengals owner

49ers' release Reuben Foster after arrest on domestic violence charges - CBSSports.com
Foster allegedly pushed and slapped a woman at the team hotel on Saturday

Damarious Randall gives football to Hue Jackson after interception as Browns build big lead on Bengals - CBSSports.com
The Browns have passed the torch to the Bengals

Brawl after TD costs Jaguars seven points vs. Bills, leads to Leonard Fournette ejection - CBSSports.com
Jacksonville basically lost because of this wild brawl that broke out