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Emmanuel Sanders takes his turn for touchdowns

Emmanuel Sanders takes his turn for touchdowns

ESPN.com nytimes.com profootballtalk.com Updated 29 minutes ago
DENVER -- It is a spinning wheel of fortune, a fast, powerful, migraine-inducing combination of choices for opposing defensive coordinators. Because Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning can drop back and pick a number, any number, and dial up touch…
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  • Peyton Manning not happy with Broncos' scoreboard operator afte…

    Peyton Manning not happy with Broncos' scoreboard operator after win

    yahoo.com 55 minutes ago
    DENVER – At the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter, the Denver Broncos were up 35-21, with the ball. That last part is key to this story. The Broncos, stealing the University of Wisconsin's bit, started playing the House of Pain song "Jump Ar…
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  • Denver Broncos, coming off an AFC title, are clearly better in …

    Denver Broncos, coming off an AFC title, are clearly better in 2014

    yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    DENVER – The Denver Broncos were really good in 2013. They were 13-3, didn’t lose any regular-season game by more than a touchdown, outscored teams by 207 points and won the AFC. They ultimately weren’t Super Bowl champion good, partially because they r…
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  • Chris Harris Jr. kicks off 'great weekend'

    Chris Harris Jr. kicks off 'great weekend'

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    DENVER -- A few takeaways from the Denver Broncos' locker room after the 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers: Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. had a good start to what he said would be a "great weekend" when he nabbed his second interception …
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  • Execution, not effort, lacking for Chargers

    Execution, not effort, lacking for Chargers

    SAN DIEGO -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the San Diego Chargers' 35-21 loss to the Denver Broncos: San Diego players indicated that the team played hard against the Broncos, but just did not execute during the critical moments of the gam…
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  • Peyton Manning shouts “Romo!” before snap, hands off

    Peyton Manning shouts “Romo!” before snap, hands off

    profootballtalk.com 2 hours ago
    As Denver tried to run out the clock in the final three minutes of Thursday night’s game vs. San Diego, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning barked signals near the line of scrimmage. Then, he shouted a word — a surname, it sure seemed — that caught the a…
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  • Jahleel Addae says he had a stringer, not a concussion

    Jahleel Addae says he had a stringer, not a concussion

    profootballtalk.com 2 hours ago
    San Diego Chargers safety Jahleel Addae appeared to come up woozy after a play in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos. Addae charged up to deliver a hit to Broncos running back Juwan Thompson and came away from the pla…
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  • Chargers cut Denver’s lead to 28-14

    Chargers cut Denver’s lead to 28-14

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    After three straight Denver touchdowns turned a 7-7 game into a 28-7 deficit for San Diego on Thursday night, the visiting Chargers finally counter-punched. Antonio Gates‘ four-yard fourth-down TD pass from Philip Rivers cut the Broncos’ lead to 28-14 w…
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  • Malcom Floyd heads to locker room after impressive catch

    Malcom Floyd heads to locker room after impressive catch

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    San Diego Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd made a stellar reception leaping between two Denver Broncos defenders. Floyd landed hard after hauling the pass and headed into the locker room shortly after with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Floyd caug…
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  • Raiders go with youth to replace Lamarr Woodley

    Raiders go with youth to replace Lamarr Woodley

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Now that LaMarr Woodley is out for the long term and will likely go on the injured reserve with a torn biceps injury, the Oakland Raiders are looking to young players to fill his role. C.J. Wilson will plug into the starting role and …
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  • Broncos dodge bullet, with help from officials

    Broncos dodge bullet, with help from officials

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    After the Chargers knotted Thursday night’s game at seven, Broncos kick returner Andre Caldwell appeared to fumble the ensuing kickoff at the Denver 26. The ruling on the field was indeed a fumble, with a recovery by Chargers tight end Ladarius Green. A…
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  • Chargers even things up on Allen’s first touchdown catch of the…

    Chargers even things up on Allen’s first touchdown catch of the year

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    If Chargers receiver Keenan Allen ever becomes a free agent, he should sign with the Broncos. Because in his third career game in Denver, Allen has now scored his fifth touchdown. No. 5 in Denver also was Allen’s first of the season, coming at the tail …
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  • Broncos release player who told arresting officer to "cont…

    Broncos release player who told arresting officer to "contact my boss, John Elway"

    John Elway is as popular as ever in Denver, but name dropping Elway did not help Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett when he was arrested on Monday. Elway, the Broncos general manager, didn't seem too impressed either, because he cut Boyett on Thu…
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  • Rookie WR Cody Latimer active for Chargers game

    Rookie WR Cody Latimer active for Chargers game

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    DENVER -- For the first time since the season opener when Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Cody Latimer played 10 plays on special teams, Latimer was slated to be in uniform for a game. Latimer was among the 46 active players for the Broncos for Thur…
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  • Cards' Campbell practices, uncertain for Sun.

    Cards' Campbell practices, uncertain for Sun.

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    The Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell was limited in Thursday's practice, his first since an illegal chop block injured his right MCL against the Denver Broncos in Week 5, but he didn't get any sympathy from his defensive coordinator.
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  • Jason Verrett active for Chargers vs. Broncos

    Jason Verrett active for Chargers vs. Broncos

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    The Chargers are thin at cornerback tonight against the Broncos, but not as thin as they feared. Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett is active and will play tonight despite a shoulder injury that led to fears in San Diego that he wouldn’t be able to go. T…
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  • Branden Oliver Is San Diego's New, Improved Darren Sproles

    Branden Oliver Is San Diego's New, Improved Darren Sproles

    deadspin.com 10 hours ago
    The Chargers looked stacked at running back before the season started. Ryan Mathews would lead, Danny Woodhead would find some carries and work as a frequent pass-catcher, and Donald Brown would do... something—So nice to have you, Donald! By Week 5, Ma…
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  • Chiefs need the help return game is capable of providing

    Chiefs need the help return game is capable of providing

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs last year set an NFL record for kickoff return average and scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns. This year, they’re near the bottom of the league in return average and their longest return is a feeble 37 yar…
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  • Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

    Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    The Bucs filled an unexpected roster spot Thursday, finding another defensive player to take the spot created by Da’Quan Bowers‘ two-week PED suspension. The team announced they had signed linebacker Orie Lemon off the Chiefs practice squad. Lemon has b…
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  • May be time for Brice Butler to get more action

    May be time for Brice Butler to get more action

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Brice Butler played 11 snaps Sunday and he has seven catches this season. Yet, he has gotten the attention of the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, who face Butler and the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. "Brice Butler jumps off the …
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  • Video - Week 8: San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates highlights 01:27

    Week 8: San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates highlights

    Oct 24
    San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught five passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 35-21 loss to the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-Browns 00:48

    NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-Browns

    Oct 23
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Oakland at Cleveland.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Chargers-Broncos 00:38

    Inside Edge: Chargers-Broncos

    Oct 23
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for San Diego at Denver.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Raiders-Browns 00:50

    Inside Edge: Raiders-Browns

    Oct 23
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Oakland at Cleveland.

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