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Covering All Their BasesThe Broncos’ 2012 season has seen the team pile up 12 victories in a number of different ways. From the furious 21-point comeback win in San Diego that jumpstarted the team’s 10-game winning streak to comfortable victories, Denver has shown the abilitUpvote Share TweetDuring its current 10-game winning streak, Denver has failed to score 30 or more points only twice.Upvote Share TweetBelow are the injury reports for the Broncos and Chiefs after Thursday’s practices.Upvote Share TweetBroncos guard Chris Kuper appeared to take another step Thursday in his return to the lineup when he participated in practice drills.Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos Blog Scoring Contest: Week 17The Official Broncos Blog Scoring Contest will continue into the playoffs due to popular demand, but here’s a look at the standings entering the final week of the regular season. Things are tightening up near the top, though The Dane still holds the oveUpvote Share Tweet
Denver's defensive dominanceESPN.com Dec 27, 2012It is clear Peyton Manning has made a huge impact during Denver’s 12-3 season. However, it has not been all Manning. He’s had help, especially on defense. That unit has been brilliant during the Broncos' 10-game winning streak. Check out these statistUpvote Share Tweet
Veterans like Peyton Manning, Elvis Dumervil keep Broncos in checkToday's question about the Broncos comes from Dan Distler in Joplin, Mo.:Q: I have two questions that are related.Upvote Share Tweetkansascity.com Dec 27, 2012The Chiefs were making no apologies for having five players selected to this season's Pro Bowl despite having a 2-13 record, which is tied for worst in the NFL.Upvote Share Tweet
AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defenseyahoo.com Dec 27, 2012Defensive Ends Made it: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans/Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins/Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos Should have made it: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets/Corey Liuget, San Diego Chargers We won't quibble with positions on defense -- with so m…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012The first Monday after the regular season is usually ripe for coaching changes, and this year will be particularly active. Don Banks breaks down who's likely out, and who's safe.Upvote Share Tweet
Working Hard and Having FunOne of Head Coach John Fox’s favorite sayings is that the NFL is only fun when you’re winning. For the past 10 games, the Broncos have done exclusively that. And have been having plenty of fun in the process. “We’ve got a lot of good guys and it”Upvote Share TweetIn addition to the five Broncos that were named to the 2013 AFC Pro Bowl team, six others were named alternates. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is a first alternate, guard Chris Kuper is a second alternate, guard Zane Beadles, special-teamer David Bruto…Upvote Share Tweet
The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get Embarrasseddimemag.com Dec 27, 2012A great recipe for disaster — at least if you’re the Lakers — is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and lasUpvote Share Tweet
Brewer, Nuggets slow down streaking LakersESPN.com Dec 27, 2012Corey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 40-point effort by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-114 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win at home.Upvote Share TweetBrock Osweiler is no Jim Sorgi.In so many of Peyton Manning's best seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, Game 16 belonged to backup quarterback Sorgi.Upvote Share Tweet
Chiefs' Jamaal Charles an industrial-sized headache for BroncosIn another year, in another set of circumstances, sitting in another spot in the standings, Jamaal Charles would be an MVP candidate.Upvote Share Tweet
Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver BroncosDec 27NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos.
NFL Live OT: Better Seed For BroncosDec 27Mark Schlereth and Jason Taylor discuss whether the Broncos would be better off as the 2-seed than the 1-seed.
Does Peyton Manning Deserve Pro Bowl Start?Dec 27Eric Mangini, Christian Fauria and Chris Mannix discuss Peyton Manning being named the AFC starter in the Pro Bowl.
Pro Bowl SnubsDec 27Adam Schefter gives his list of notable Pro Bowl snubs.
Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources sayDec 27Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for ClippersDec 27The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
Peter King: NFL Week 17 PicksDec 27Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carouselDec 27The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…