The Broncos can win anywhere anytime now...Location doesn't matter now, especially with RB Knowshon Moreno blocking well in pass protection now & hitting the hole with ease. LB Von Miller is a STUD. Also, DE Derek Wolfe is an animal too...Just name the time & place & #18 will settle this Playoff picture final results Championship Glory Road Stuff for good.
And I don't think they'll forget. That's the beauty of this team. They somehow seem to have a different mentality. They are all so about business and I couldn't be happier.
I cannot believe the Niners pulled it off last night. I would really like a rematch against NE and/or Houston. They did not seen this team earlier. And it's huge if we don't have to go to Foxboro.
Fox on whats still needs to be improved on & on Moreno its buried in an article on last game
“A lot of areas we need to improve on -- we did put it on the ground a couple times in the return game,” Fox said.
(( NOTE LUCKILY EACH ROLLED OUT OF BOUNDS < ONe FOR ABOUT 5 YRADS BEFORE GOING OUT OF BOUNDS ))
“We were a little better in the red area, still need to work on giving up a couple of explosive plays late in games on defense. I know that's something that needs to be addressed. So we still have a lot of work to do and a lot of improving to do."
MORENO SOLID AGAIN
For the second consecutive week, running back Knowshon Moreno ran for more than 100 yards.
With 391 yards rushing in four games since returning to the lineup after eight straight weeks as a gameday inactive, Moreno has continued to show that he is capable of carrying the load for the Denver running game. With 121.8 scrimmage yards per game since stepping into the starting lineup, Moreno ranks fourth in the NFL in that time, second among running backs behind Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.
Spreading the Ball Around
"It doesn't matter how many yards you got, or how many catches you got," wide receiverEric Decker said the day after Sunday's win in Baltimore. "As long as you're doing your piece to win the ball game."
That has been the mindset of the entire Broncos receiving corps throughout the 2012 season.
Denver is one of three teams in the NFL that has five pass-catchers with 35-plus receptions. All five of those receivers - wideouts Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Stokley and Decker, and tight endsJacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen - have led the team or tied for the team-lead in receptions in at least one game this year. Running back Knowshon Moreno is a sixth player that has accomplished that feat.
"You never know when your number is going to be called," Stokley said. "We all continue to work hard and try to get better. Next week, it might be Demaryius getting a lot of balls thrown his way. The last few weeks, Decker stepped his game up and had the opportunities and made the most of it."
Spreading the ball around has been a huge part of the offense's identity, and a key reason behind its success. When defenses have paid too much attention to one player, Manning has looked the other way and found the open receiver. It shows that Manning not only has the vision to find the open man, but the trust in all of his receivers to be in the right place and make the catch.
Denver Controls Destiny, Remains Focused
Everybody understands the situation we’re in," wide receiver Brandon Stokley said. "We haven’t accomplished anything yet. It’s all about playing your best football in January. You want to feel good about what you do at the end of the regular season.”
Head Coach John Fox acknowledged on Monday that the team understands it controls its own destiny, but that's not the club's concern.
"If we don’t play our best game against Cleveland this week, that will be all for naught," Fox said. "So all our focus will be on the Cleveland Browns, a team that’s won three out of four games."
The talk of one-game-at-a-time doesn't ring hollow inside Dove Valley. The Broncos have prided themselves on giving each team they've played equal attention, and that attitude has brought nine consecutive wins with it.
It's a mantra that has been repeated again and again in the locker room, and it hasn't changed as the team prepares to take on the Browns at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday.
"Cleveland is a very good team," wide receiver Eric Decker said. "They beat Pittsburgh, they beat Cincinnati -- two playoff-contending teams. They’ve got a great running game, and their defense is stout. Our focus isn’t on whether we get a bye or not. It’s on beating (Cleveland) and taking care of this week.”
Decker noted that if the Broncos take care of their own business in the next two weeks, "everything else will take care of itself." So there's no reason to scoreboard-watch or get too far ahead of the task at hand.
Fox doesn't anticipate that will be a problem.
Denver Broncos veterans keeping watchful eye over threat of complacency
If any Broncos player shows the least bit of overconfidence or complacency this week, team leaders will be ready to step up and, um, voice their concerns, Broncos veteran cornerback Champ Bailey said Monday at Dove Valley.
"If I see that, words will be said," Bailey said. "You can't let that happen."
But until seeds are clinched, teams can't afford to get ahead of themselves, Bailey said.
"It's almost natural to get settled to where you are," Bailey said, referring to the Broncos being the No. 2 seed if the season ended today.
But the season does not end today.
"Everybody understands the situation we're in; we haven't accomplished anything yet," wide receiver Brandon Stokley said Monday. "It's all about playing your best football in January.
You want to feel good about what you do at the end of the regular season."
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Denver Broncos eyeing ... the Cleveland Browns
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AS PROBOWL VOTE ENDS with last nights game, in late afternoon
At last check, seven Broncos were being voted starters for the AFC squad. Eight other Broncos were in contention for a Pro Bowl spot.
Among them are Peyton Manning, who leads all vote-getters, Champ Bailey, Von Miller, Zane Beadles, Ryan Clady, Elvis Dumervil, Wesley Woodyard, David Bruton, Trindon Holliday, Dan Koppen, Britton Colquitt, Demaryius Thomas, Chris Gronkowski, Rahim Moore and Matt Prater. At various times throughout voting, Eric Decker and Mike Adams have also been among the top five vote-getters at their respective positions.
Pro Bowl votes now up to coaches, players.
Fan voting for the 2013 Pro Bowl teams closed Monday. Broncos coaches and players will cast their ballots Thursday, with the results announced Dec. 26. Fan voting represents one-third of the balloting, coaches have one-third of the vote, and players constitute the other one-third.
The most recent voting results had three Broncos leading at their respective positions: Manning, cornerback Champ Bailey and outside linebacker Von Miller. Ranked second (and therefore in position to start) were defensive end Elvis Dumervil, guard Zane Beadles, tackle Ryan Clady and outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard.
Ranked third were special-teamer David Bruton, return man Trindon Holliday and center Dan Koppen.
as an aside Porter nearing return. It's easy to keep track of how long cornerback Tracy Porter has been sidelined. He has been down since falling ill the day before the Broncos were to play their Monday night game, Oct. 15 at San Diego.
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