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A starting linebacker from 2004, when he became the Broncos' first-round draft pick, through the 2011 season, D.J. Williams is in position to replace injured Wesley Woodyard and get his first start of the 2012 season Thursday night at Oakland.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB.com Dec 4, 2012The Rockies acquired right-hander Wilton Lopez and a player to be named or cash from the Astros on Tuesday night for righty starter Alex White and Minor League right-hander Alex Gillingham.Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos defense has been confounded by opposing tight ends all seasonBroncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard did not practice Tuesday because of a sprained ankle.Upvote Share TweetIt’s already an unusual set of circumstances for the Raiders and the Broncos as they are working with a short week due to the game being slated for Thursday Night Football. For Oakland, preparing for the Week 14 game is a challenge for another reason. OUpvote Share Tweet
Elway Discusses Clinching the AFC WestOn Tuesday, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway sat down with Chris Hall of DenverBroncos.com for the latest installment of Elway Access, where Elway discussed the Bronco’s AFC West-clinching win over Tampa Bay and the team’s ouUpvote Share Tweet
Broncos quietly dwell among league leaders in scoring offenseOver their last nine games of the 2011 regular season, the Broncos scored 17 points or less six times.Upvote Share TweetEvery loss matters at this point, even for those safely in the playoff field. For two teams, Week 13 defeats could prove especially costly as the postseason nears, Don Banks writes.Upvote Share Tweet
If the Playoffs Started This Week: Week 14As the AFC West champions, the Broncos are locked in to one of the top four seeds in the AFC in this year’s postseason tournament. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at what the AFC bracket would look like if the playoffs started today. 1)Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; mailLANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…Upvote Share Tweet
2013 Schedule Closer to CompletionWith the Broncos clinching the AFC West and the Patriots doing the same in the AFC East on Sunday, another opponent on Denver’s 2013 schedule is set. The Broncos will travel to New England once again next season to play the Patriots since both teams finUpvote Share TweetSince the Broncos signed wide receiver Trindon Holliday on Oct. 11, the 5-foot-5 return man has given the team exactly he was brought in for. His contributions go well beyond his touchdown returns in back-to-back weeks against Cincinnati and Carolina. D…Upvote Share Tweet
Tuesday Morning QB: Great play from the top, horrific play from five othersWith three-quarters of the season played, 13 quarterbacks are on pace for 4,000 yards.Upvote Share Tweet
Greatness On DisplayIn sports, when a team goes through tough times, it seems like those times will never end. Similarly, when a team goes through good times, it seems like those times will never end. The good times are rolling for the Denver Broncos. On Sunday, they clinc…Upvote Share TweetThere is hope for the Broncos to gain the No. 2 AFC playoff seed because, believe it or not, there will be hope they can beat the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in two weeks.Upvote Share TweetSo, how would Champ Bailey, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection at cornerback, defend the Broncos' latest player to score a touchdown?Upvote Share TweetThere is one question, about fourth in the order in all of those tossed at quarterback Peyton Manning earlier this season. It usually came after "How's the neck?"Upvote Share Tweet
Brian Billick's TNF breakdownDec 4Brian Billick analyzes the different ways Peyton Manning will attack the Raiders defense on Thursday night using the All-22 Coaches Film. Sign up for NFL Game Rewind today.
TrueHoop TV: With Jeff TeagueDec 4Kevin Arnovitz chats with Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague about the Hawks' surprising start, Teague's increased production and Teague's sneaker obsession.
Anonymous Broncos Player Says Tebow Held Team BackDec 4Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss the comments from an anonymous Broncos player about Tim Tebow.
Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Oakland RaidersDec 4NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders.
Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…Dec 4Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012Dec 4Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…