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Denver Broncos’ third-quarter outburst rooted in versatility - John Lynch has seen it, lived it, shaken his head at it. That’s because during a 16-year playing career in the NFL, the former Broncos safety often found himself across the line of scrimmage from Peyton Manning, often thinking the plan that was hatched to defend him was a good one. Read more from the Denver Post >>>>
Bests and worsts from the Broncos win over the Bucs - Bests: Unstoppable force. Using speed and muscle, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas dominated Tampa Bay’s DBs. Thomas finished with eight catches for 99 yards and two TDs. Read more from the Denver Post >>>>
Mitch Unrein scores improbable TD in Broncos lineup switcheroo - Call Mitch Unrein the Eaton Eliminator. The Ham with Hands. The Cowboy Kid. Call him also the only defensive linemen in Broncos history to score an offensive touchdown. On the Broncos’ first offensive series Sunday, they had first-and-goal at the Tampa Bay 1-yard line when Unrein, a defensive tackle by trade, was told to go in and play fullback. Read more from the Denver Post >>>>
Run D Answers the Call - The Broncos entered Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers determined not to let rookie running back Doug Martin beat them. Stopping Martin, who entered the game ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing, was the focal point of the defense’s gameplan. A big reason the Bucs arrived in Denver with four wins in their last five games was the success of Martin, who had averaged 128 yards per game during that span. Read more from Denver Broncos >>>>
One Step Closer - Winning the division is an important accomplishment. It was a goal for the Broncos at the start of the season – but not the goal. ”It’s just a starting point, really,” Head Coach John Fox said after the team clinched the AFC West on Sunday. Read more from Denver Broncos >>>>
Thomas Shines vs. Tampa Bay - Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas showed that the chemistry he has developed with quarterback Peyton Manning means that even with good coverage, the two can connect. Read more from Denver Broncos >>>>
Denver Broncos: Moving On - Here are some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 31-23 home win over Tampa Bay on Sunday: Read more from ESPN >>>>
Broncos take first step into larger world - This is why the Denver Broncos signed Peyton Manning. They want to storm into the playoffs. Sunday, the Broncos clinched the AFC West championship for the second straight season. It is the first time since the 1986-87 seasons that Denver has won back-to-back division crowns. Read more from ESPN >>>>
Fennelly: Josh Freeman’s mediocre day too much for Buccaneers to overcome - The Bucs are now a .500 football team. And, in the way of the NFL, Josh Freeman is a .500 quarterback. He played like that Sunday. No, he didn’t get much help from his once-potent running attack or his fading pass protectors in a convincing 31-23 loss to the Broncos. Read more from Tampa Tribune >>>>
Denver Broncos: Running the Football Too Much - The Denver Broncos have won the AFC West for the second straight season, and they are currently on a seven game winning streak. As with every contender, the Broncos are not perfect but there is one area that most people have wrong. Many believe that if the Broncos do not start running the ball better, they are in trouble. Read more from Rant Sports >>>>
For Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos It All Comes Down to Timing - It’s been said that life is all about timing. I never gave it enough credit until I watched Peyton Manning carve apart NFL defenses this fall like a seasoned surgeon. Read more from FanIQ >>>>
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