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Broncos fans reveling in Denver's ascent to top of NFL playoff …

Broncos fans reveling in Denver's ascent to top of NFL playoff seeding

denverpost.com Updated Dec 30, 2012
During the frigid final minute Sunday, seemingly everyone remaining at Sports Authority Field at Mile High was comfortable. It was cool to be cold.
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  • Broncos vs. Chiefs: Key Plays

    Broncos vs. Chiefs: Key Plays

    denverbroncos.com Dec 30, 2012
    First-and-10 from the Kansas City 20, 15:00 to play, first quarter: On the first play from scrimmage, the defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson stuffed Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles for no gain, setting the tone for the game. The AFC’s leading rusher wo
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  • Broncos receivers Thomas, Decker shining for Peyton Manning

    Broncos receivers Thomas, Decker shining for Peyton Manning

    denverpost.com Dec 30, 2012
    Demaryius Thomas leaped to where seemingly no receiver has leaped before at the Broncos' home stadium. As he hung in midair, Thomas reached - with one hand - where no receiver has reached before.
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  • Broncos vs. Chiefs: How They Matched Up

    Broncos vs. Chiefs: How They Matched Up

    denverbroncos.com Dec 30, 2012
    Below is a look at the official box score from the Broncos’ 38-3 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. First is a glance at the team statistics, followed by the individual stats and the defensive totals.
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  • Much left to do in the AFC West

    Much left to do in the AFC West

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Let’s look at some of the big AFC West developments Sunday: The Denver Broncos get top seed: The road to the Super Bowl goes through Denver. This season keeps getting better for the Broncos. A few weeks ago, the Broncos looked like they were set to get
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  • Wild-Card Matchups: A.F.C.

    Wild-Card Matchups: A.F.C.

    nytimes.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Texans take on the Bengals, the Ravens face the Colts, and the Broncos and Patriots earn byes in the wild-card round of the A.F.C.
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  • Opposite Peyton Manning, Broncos defense holding up its bargain

    Opposite Peyton Manning, Broncos defense holding up its bargain

    denverpost.com Dec 30, 2012
    With the Broncos' free-agent signing of quarterback Peyton Manning in March came extra responsibility. For the 2012 season to become special, Denver's defense knew it had to pick up its game.
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  • Playoff Tickets On Sale Monday

    Playoff Tickets On Sale Monday

    denverbroncos.com Dec 30, 2012
    On Monday at noon, fans will be able to buy tickets for the Broncos’ AFC Divisional Round playoff game, which will take place Saturday, Jan. 12 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High at 2:30 p.m. MST. Ticket prices range from $60-$200 for reserved seats
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  • Broncos’ Divisional Round Playoff Game Scheduled

    Broncos’ Divisional Round Playoff Game Scheduled

    With the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, the Broncos earned a bye week followed by a home game in the Divisional Round. It has now been confirmed that Denver’s first playoff game will take place at 2:30 p.m. MST on Saturday, Jan. 12. Denver will play ei
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  • Chiefs report card: Key play: Peyton Manning passed 29 yards to…

    Chiefs report card: Key play: Peyton Manning passed 29 yards to Brand…

    Key play: Peyton Manning passed 29 yards to Brandon Stokley on Denver's first play, getting the Broncos started on a touchdown drive.
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  • What they said: Broncos' Champ Bailey wants more for NFL playof…

    What they said: Broncos' Champ Bailey wants more for NFL playoffs

    denverpost.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Broncos trounced the Chiefs on Sunday for a 34-12 victory, earning the AFC's No. 1 seed for the playoffs. Here's what players and coaches said after the game.
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  • Singular And Special

    Singular And Special

    CNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012
    In an MVP race that might be remembered as the deepest field ever, Adrian Peterson stood out in Week 17, says Don Banks, who looks at the problems in Houston and more.
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  • Don Banks: No doubt about Peterson's MVP credentials any longer…

    Don Banks: No doubt about Peterson's MVP credentials any longer; more Snaps

    Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 17 that offered a fitting and thrilling conclusion to 2012...
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  • Pagano returns as Colts beats Texans; door open for Broncos

    Pagano returns as Colts beats Texans; door open for Broncos

    denverpost.com Dec 30, 2012
    INDIANAPOLIS-Chuck Pagano put on his dancing shoes and savored every moment of Sunday's postgame celebration.
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  • Denver Broncos vs. K.C. Chiefs live blog: Peyton Manning eyes m…

    Denver Broncos vs. K.C. Chiefs live blog: Peyton Manning eyes more in finale

    denverpost.com Dec 30, 2012
    There are still seeding implications attached to Sunday's game in Denver, with the Broncos (12-3) needing a victory over the Chiefs (2-13) to gain the No. 1 AFC seed -- and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. If the Broncos lose, they'd drop t…
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  • Broncos vs. Chiefs: Gameday Coverage

    Broncos vs. Chiefs: Gameday Coverage

    denverbroncos.com Dec 30, 2012
    BRONCOS VS. CHIEFS: DENVER DEFEATS K.C., LOCKS UP NO. 1 SEED: Denver’s 38-3 win in the regular-season finale clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Stay tuned to DenverBroncos.com for in-depth coverage on the win. BRONCOS ON TWITTER: Follow the action on T
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  • Stat Crew Ironman to Work Final Regular-Season Game

    Stat Crew Ironman to Work Final Regular-Season Game

    denverbroncos.com Dec 30, 2012
    Gene DiTolla has been a member of the Denver Broncos Stat Crew for 37 years, working a total of 384 games at Mile High Stadium and Sports Authority Field at Mile High during that time. Today’s game against the Chiefs will mark the last regular-season ga
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  • Report: Former Pro Bowl Defensive Lineman Neil Smith, 46, Suing…

    Report: Former Pro Bowl Defensive Lineman Neil Smith, 46, Suing The NFL For Concussion-Related Fraud, Misrepresentation And Negl

    deadspin.com Dec 30, 2012
    Neil Smith, a six-time Pro Bowl selection at defensive end who played eight years for the Chiefs, three for the Broncos and one for the Chargers, is suing the NFL in federal court for misrepresentation and negligence. Smith seeks sanctions against the N…
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  • Paige: Horsepower of Broncos, Colts will be on display Sunday

    Paige: Horsepower of Broncos, Colts will be on display Sunday

    denverpost.com Dec 30, 2012
    Like Seabiscuit and War Admiral, Affirmed and Alydar, the Broncos and the Colts, so closely coupled in the past, race to the finish line Sunday.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Broncos Recap 02:02

    Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Broncos Recap

    Dec 30
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Broncos' 38-3 win over the Chiefs.
  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos highlights 00:56

    Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos highlights

    Dec 30
    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning throws for over 300 yards and three touchdowns to help his team knock off the Kansas City Chiefs 38-3 and secure a first-round bye in the process.
  • Video - Broncos Win 11th Straight 00:37

    Broncos Win 11th Straight

    Dec 30
    Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Broncos past the Chiefs 38-3.
  • Video - Broncos postgame press conference 03:22

    Broncos postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Broncos react following game with Chiefs

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    Dec 30
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    Dec 30
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