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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/5/12

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Balance Is Key
The Broncos believe a consistent rushing attack will be a crucial component to success in Week 5 against the Patriots.

Retooled and Ready
Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio gives his keys to this week's matchup at New England.

McGahee Ready For Patriots
Running back Willis McGahee believes the Broncos have improved since falling to the Patriots in the 2011 playoffs.

A Familiar Foe for Leonhard "
Safety Jim Leonhard has spent six of his eight years in the AFC East, where he played the New England Patriots at least twice a year.

Denver Broncos Videos

Patriots Week - Thursday: Del Rio
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about preparing for Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Patriots Week - Thursday: McCoy
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talks about preparing for Bill Belichick and the Patriots defense.

Patriots Week - Thursday: Bailey
Champ Bailey talks about preparing for Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Much More than Manning Brady Duel
The Broncos want to prove they can win on the road and build from beating the Raiders.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Chargers-Saints - ESPN Video - ESPN
Rating: The NFL Live crew makes their picks for San Diego at New Orleans

Countdown Daily Prediction: Broncos-Patriots - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Denver at New England

Denver Broncos Blogs

Face it: The NFL wasn't the same last season without the annual showdown between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
Ashley Manning, wife of a certain Broncos quarterback, has applied to become minority owner of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies.

Champ Bailey looking forward to rekindling rivalry with Brandon Lloyd - Lindsay Jones
Way back in the summer of 2011, before Tebow Time and Peyton Manning, the best part of Broncos training camp practices was the one-on-one periods between cornerbacks and wide receivers.

Broncos to face Belichick wrinkle: Bolden, Ridley in running game - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Buried beneath Manning-Brady hype are the respective running games. More specifically, the Patriots are much improved at running the ball and the Broncos are much improved at stopping it.

NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are such good pals, Hollywood should make a buddy movie about them, provided the producers could land Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson to play the lead roles.

When the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history made its debut, nobody cared

The revival of Willis McGahee - AFC West Blog - ESPN
When the Denver Broncos signed Willis McGahee last season, he was expected to be a complementary back. McGahee then went on and ran for 1,199 yards last season.

Broncos G Chris Kuper practices fully - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Chris Kuper stepped closer to making his 2012 debut Sunday at New England when the Denver Broncos guard practiced fully Thursday. He had been practicing on a limited basis since the beginning of last week.

When you think of Peyton Manning, you probably have visions of him either hawking a product or gyrating at the line of scrimmage.

After latest gaffe, John Fox should retire his trick plays | ProFootballTalk
It was easy to laugh about Broncos kicker Matt Prater’s pass attempt gone wrong because they won 37-6, but it also shined the light on one of coach John Fox’s career frustrations.

Champ Bailey says Broncos have a whole new attitude this year - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Champ Bailey usually moves on quickly from football disappointments in his quest for the first Super Bowl trip of his decorated career.

Broncos rookie report: Del Rio says Derek Wolfe's sacks "will come" - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
DT Derek Wolfe — Wolfe played 47 snaps on defense in the Broncos' 37-6 victory over the Raiders last Sunday to go with 10 additional snaps on special teams.

As Peyton Manning's backup, Brock Osweiler needs only to watch, learn - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I am wondering why the Broncos did not put (Brock) Osweiler in the Oakland game sooner? I think he could use the game time and the Broncos could protect their investment (in Peyton Manning).

Broncos wide receivers will have to play rough against Patriots - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
When opposing defensive coaches talk about the Broncos' receivers, they often talk about the size of the starters.

Broncos get set for New England Patriots with tight ends taking bigger role in passing attack - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
From where he'll be standing on the New England Patriots' sideline Sunday, don't be surprised if Daniel Fells watches the Broncos' offense and wonders, "What in the world is that?"

Division News - Chargers ILB Butler making big impact as every-down player
The Chargers have gotten a boost from strong play up front on defense.

One guy to watch - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One player to watch for each AFC West team in Week 5;

NFL News

Adjusted per-team cap numbers for 2012 | ProFootballTalk
Broncos: $147.6 million.

NFLPA says financial adviser program doesn't net income - ESPN
The NFL Players Association, in a post on its website, said that its program to register financial advisers does not create revenue for the organization, and that fees it charges for the program have increased because of more comprehensive background checks rather than as a way to make additional money.

Miscellaneous Stuff

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Crashing the Nickel
After one quarter of the 49ers-Jets game on Sunday I was already getting excited about breaking down San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick package. But as the early games on Sunday developed, another story peaked my interest as well: the Patriots were running all over the Bills’ vaunted defensive line. - Report: Rams void final year of RB Jackson's deal
he Rams and RB Steven Jackson agreed to void the final year of Jackson’s contract, which will make him a free agent following the 2012 season, CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco first reported.

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