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Peyton Manning has been doing his job for a long time, but the past year has to have been the hardest of his brilliant career.
Overcoming two neck surgeries within a year, extensive rehabilitation, and leaving his longtime home Indianapolis for Denver had to be challenging.
Manning doesn't want to hear excuses, he hasn't made any; and because of that, the Broncos sit in first place in late November. The loss of Willis McGahee put a strain on the Broncos running game, and they are looking at Knowshon Moreno as being part of the answer.
"It's a great opportunity for Knowshon," Manning said, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.. "He hasn't played, but he will be a part of it. It's going to be a three-man committee. Hey, this is the NFL. You are kind of used to where it doesn't matter what year you are or how old you are. If you're on an NFL roster, you're expected to go in there and contribute and do your job,"
Moreno has been an underachiever since coming into the NFL. He was drafted by the Broncos with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. In 2011, Moreno split playing time with Willis McGahee and soon lost the starting job due to McGahee's performance. Moreno averaged a career-high 4.8 yards per carry. His season was cut short on November 15, 2011 when the Broncos placed him on the IR after he tore his ACL against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In 2012, Moreno had fallen out of favor with the Broncos coaching staff, and has been inactive for the last 8 games. He has 8 attempts for 15 yards and 1 touchdown.
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For the first time since October, both cornerback Tracy Porter and offensive guard Chris Kuper could be out on the field on Sunday.
When the Broncos take on the Chiefs this weekend, Porter (illness) and Kuper (ankle) should be able to play.
Both players fully participated in practice throughout week and Porter was cleared to play on...
Peyton Manning says he’s not trying to do the things he did at 28. Once again, he’s trying to fake everyone out. Manning is an MVP and Comeback Player of the Year candidate. The latter is pretty much a wrap.
It’s true that he isn’t trying to do the same things at 28; he had 49 touchdowns and a passer rating of 121.1. That would be ridiculous.
Maybe he was talking about...
The Broncos are looking like a Super Bowl contender. Do they have enough defense to take out the Patriots this postseason?
After going a red hot 13-1 in week 11, I went 2-1 on Thanksgiving day. For the season that makes it 106-57. I'm still in striking distance of .750 for the season.
Let's take a look at week 12.
Minnesota at Chicago - The Vikings are coming...
The Broncos placed starting running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve yesterday, leaving no short-yardage backs remaining on the roster.
Denver will likely have a rotation of Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, and Lance Ball on Sunday, but none of those three backs can run between the tackles or pass block as well as McGahee. For that reason, the Broncos have...
Even though the Denver Broncos placed running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve, they put him on the designation to return list in hopes that he’ll be back in time for the AFC Championship game. Of course they’re being optimistic that they’ll make it that far this season.
IR for Willis McGahee expected as @jayglazer reported. But it would be with designation to return...
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After ranking 23rd overall in 2011, the Denver Broncos offense has turned things around this season.
Last season, the Broncos ranked 25-of-32 among teams in points scored (309) and scored 30 points in a game on just two occasions. Needless to say, the Broncos have made great improvements in 2012.
This season, the Broncos have scored 30 points...
If only Lance Ball could have found the umpire faster, Matt Prater might just have written his name in the record books.
The Denver Broncos had crossed midfield and Prater was all set to try a 67-yard field goal right before halftime in their 30-23 win over San Diego, but the clock ran out before the umpire could spot the ball for Peyton Manning to spike.
Oh well, maybe next time...
(Eds: With AP Photos. Corrects sport designator) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer If only Lance Ball could have found the umpire faster, Matt Prater might just have written his name in the record books.
The Denver Broncos had crossed midfield and Prater was all set to try a 67-yard field goal right before halftime in their 30-23 win over San Diego, but the clock ran out...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Champ Bailey insists the script in Denver is finally going to flip this year.
For most of the last decade, the Broncos have made late-season swoons an annual rite of winter in the Rocky Mountains.
Altitude. Aptitude. Attitude. Whatever the reasons, the Broncos have followed strong starts...