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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.Upvote Share Tweet
A common denominator to the Broncos' three offensive touchdown drives Sunday? They all started with quality punt returns by Trindon Holliday.Upvote Share TweetCall 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.Upvote Share TweetDENVER -- 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 w…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos' Robert Ayers wishes team well; Fox gives day offBroncos defensive end Robert Ayers, who spent the week helping his family in the wake of his father's death, took to Twitter following the Broncos win over the Buccaneers Sunday.Upvote Share TweetA common denominator to the Broncos' three offensive touchdown drives against Tampa Bay? They all started with quality punt returns by Trindon Holliday.Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos vs. Buccaneers: Key PlaysBelow are some key (non-scoring) plays from Denver’s 31-23 win over Tampa Bay: Third-and-2 from the Tampa Bay 28, : Right off the bat, Denver’s defense came up with a stop on third-and-short against one of the NFL’s top rushing attacks. Doug MartinUpvote Share TweetHere's a scary thought for NFL quarterbacks, running backs and defensive coordinators: Von Miller remains a work in progress.Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos vs. Buccaneers: QuotablesHEAD COACH JOHN FOX On postgame discussion about winning the division “Other than acknowledge it-because it was one of our goals-we still have a lot of improvement to do as a football team. It’s just a starting point for us, really.” On winningUpvote Share TweetHeading into Sunday, five NFL teams had a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Four of them succeeded. The Patriots, Broncos and Falcons all clinched their divisions on Sunday, while the Texans clinched a spot in the AFC playoffs. But the Ravens, who would…Upvote Share Tweet
Dennis Allen away from team until Wednesday to be with sick fatherThe Raiders took it on the chin again on Sunday in a 20-17 loss to the Browns and they now have to turn around to play the streaking Broncos on Thursday night. And they’ll have to do it without their head coach being around for the first two days of preUpvote Share Tweet
Broncos Drain Clock, Add ThreeThe Denver offense picked up right where it left off prior to the interception, completing passes to Demaryius Thomas and Jacob Tamme, followed by a 7-yard burst to running back Ronnie Hillman. Peyton Manning then hit Eric Decker for a 5-yard gain and K…Upvote Share TweetPeyton Manning is without one of his choice targets Sunday afternoon as the Broncos host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.Upvote Share TweetWe’re back to a full slate of games in the late afternoon slot this week, which is a good place to be in the football season. The teams playing in those games have handed in their lists of inactive players, which we’ve compiled right here. BuccaneersUpvote Share Tweet
Broncos vs. Buccaneers: Gameday CoverageBRONCOS VS. BUCCANEERS BRONCOS BEAT BUCS, CLINCH AFC WEST TITLE: The Broncos defeated the Buccaneers 31-23 on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It was their seventh consecutive win and clinched the AFC West title. Below is the live coverage…Upvote Share TweetChiefs quarterback Brady Quinn, sadly, has experience dealing with situations like this. That doesn’t make the aftermath of Jovan Belcher’s suicide after killing his girlfriend any easier for him and his teammates to deal with. Quinn was a member of tUpvote Share TweetA few minutes after clarity drained back into his head, Omar Bolden realized what he had done.Upvote Share TweetPerhaps the name should be changed to Valor Christian McCaffrey High School. Has any high school ever been named after a current student, especially a junior?Upvote Share TweetThere is no question about it. Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is significantly more nervous when watching son Luke (Valor Christian'sUpvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Broncos RecapDec 2Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down the Broncos' 31-23 win over the Buccaneers
Broncos Clinch AFC WestDec 2Peyton Manning threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Broncos over the Buccaneers 31-23.
Broncos postgame press conferenceDec 2Broncos react following game with Buccaneers
Buccaneers vs. Broncos highlightsDec 2Peyton Manning throws for 241 yards and three touchdowns as the Denver Broncos beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23 to clinch the AFC West title.
Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…Dec 2BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
Orlando Magic defeat Dwight Howard's LakersDec 2The Magic turned the tables on Dwight Howard and were able to get a victory at Staples center.
Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more SnapsDec 2BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...