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Peyton Manning threw his 30th touchdown pass of the season on the game's opening drive and the Denver Broncos rolled to their eighth straight victory, beating the Oakland Raiders 26-13 on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos, 26, Raiders 13: Raiders fans really do deserve better than this team, and I say that not as someone who lives among many of them but solely as an interested football observer. The Broncos didn't clearly put this game away early on, but whatever…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos at Raiders: Gameday Coveragedenverbroncos.com Updated Dec 6, 2012BRONCOS AT RAIDERS: BRONCOS KNOCK OFF RAIDERS, 26-13: Denver improved its record to 10-3 and 5-0 in the AFC West with Thursday night’s 26-13 win over the Oakland Raiders. Below are the blogs from the Broncos’ victory. Stay tuned to DenverBroncos.com fUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 6, 2012The Broncos were clicking and that spelled bad news for the Raiders. Peyton Manning completed his 5,000th pass as Denver recorded its eighth straight victory, 26-13 over Oakland.Upvote Share TweetPeyton Hillis lashed back at former teammate Joe Thomas on Thursday, comparing the Browns' offensive tackle to a "crazy ex-girlfriend" after he made disparaging comments about the Kansas City Chiefs running back.Upvote Share TweetNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is willing to contribute funding to help build a stadium in Oakland to keep the Raiders in town.Upvote Share TweetThe Broncos will have wide receiver Brandon Stokley on Thursday night against the Raiders. But they won’t have guard Chris Kuper. Stokley was listed as questionable with hip and wrist injuries, but after pregame warmups he was declared good to go. KuperUpvote Share TweetIn response to the report from Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego that Chargers coach Norv Turner and G.M. A.J. Smith will get the boot, the man who would do the booting says the boot has not yet been broken out. The Chargers have issued a statement from owner…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 6, 2012The Denver Broncos will be without their leading tackler on Thursday night as linebacker Wesley Woodyard did not accompany the team on their trip to Bay Area to take on the Oakland Raiders. Thrust into a starting role due to multiple suspensions of D.J.…Upvote Share TweetThe San Diego Chargers will fire both head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith at the end of the 2012 regular season, reports Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Smith has been with the club since the 2002 season. During that time, t…Upvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Dec 6, 2012We're still getting new and revised details about the timeline of events leading up to Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide. Below is everything we know so far, based on a number of media reports, police statements, and other sources. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Service held for woman slain by Chiefs LBA relative of the slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher says she was a loyal friend who brought joy to others with her smiles and laughter.Upvote Share Tweet
Oakland-bound: I am headed to Oakland to cover the Denver Bronco…I am headed to Oakland to cover the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game. Please check back for pre, in and post-game coverage.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 6, 2012NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is on the cover of this week's TIME Magazine, and Goodell has many interesting things to say in a wide-ranging story written by Sean Gregory. First and foremost, Goodell discussed the thought process that went into the dec…Upvote Share TweetU-T San Diego reports Vincent Brown likely won’t play until next year. He broke his ankle in the preseason. Brown finished last season strong and he was great in training camp. The San Diego offense has missed him. There is hope for the future though wiUpvote Share Tweet
PFT’s Week 14 picksWith four weeks to go, the lead is back to three. And we disagree on three games. In other words, MDS a/k/a the master of Raiders exacta, could catch me by 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. Last week, I went 11-5. MDS was 10-6. For the season, I’m now at 123-Upvote Share Tweet
One guy to watch: One player from each AFC West team to watch in We…One player from each AFC West team to watch in Week 14: Eric Decker, Denver, receiver: Decker has 56 catches this season, but just eight in the past three games. Peyton Manning went several series without looking for Decker in Week 13. Demaryius Thomas …Upvote Share Tweet
Usama Young back at practice for BrownsCleveland Browns safety Usama Young was back at practice Wednesday after missing last Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders with a concussion. Young suffered the concussion two weeks ago against the Pittsburgh Steelers and wasn’t cleared in time tUpvote Share Tweet
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning 1-on-1Dec 6After the 26-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to Alex Flanagan after the game about connecting offensively, the AFC West rivalry, and his running back Knowshon Moreno.
Peyton Manning talks about his 2012 comebackDec 6Kurt Warner goes one-on-one with Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning about his transition from the Indianapolis Colts, his comeback season and more.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's second actDec 6No one really knew what to expect when Peyton Manning's career took a 180 degree turn into a whole new franchise. What will be the final result of the future Hall of Famer's second act?
How will Darren McFadden's return affect the Oakland Raiders?Dec 6Alex Flanagan is inside the Oakland Raiders' locker room on how the Raiders are going to utilize the healthy Raiders running back Darren McFadden whose back from injury, along with Peyton Manning's impact on the Broncos.
Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10Dec 6No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.