(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's the same drill in almost every football game: The ball hits the ground, players follow. Fingers get pried, eyes gouged, sometimes worse. Eventually, a referee dives into the pile trying to figure out who's at the bottom with his arms around the ball.
So far in 2012, that player is almost certainly not a member of the Denver Broncos.
Over their first five games, the Broncos have scrapped for 13 fumbles - seven by their own offense, six when the defense is on the field. Of those 13, the Broncos have recovered two.
''It's correctable,'' coach John Fox said of the Broncos' growing turnover problem. ''But you've got to get it corrected.''
Fox said they'll put more focus on that starting Thursday, when they return to practice to get ready for next Monday's game at San Diego.
Part of Denver's turnover problem is luck, part of it is not being at the right place at the right time. Once, they lost the bal...