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4 months 5 days ago

Bills owner Ralph Wilson dies at 95

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon has told NFL owners that Bills owner Ralph Wilson has died. Brandon made the announcement at the league's winter meetings in Orlando on Tuesday. Wilson was 95. The cause of death not revealed, but Wilson had been in failing health for...

1 year 7 months ago

Manning among five Broncos named to Pro Bowl

DENVER - They don't him the Mayor of Honolulu for nothing. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named to his 12th Pro Bowl on Wednesday along with left tackle Ryan Clady, cornerback Champ Bailey, linebacker Von Miller and defensive end Elvis Dumerville. Through 15 games, Manning has tallied 4,355...

1 year 7 months ago

Broncos extend streak to 10

DENVER - The Denver Broncos continue to stay hot riding a 10 game winning streak into the final game of the 2012 season beating the Cleveland Browns 34-12 Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns to wide receivers...

2 years 4 months ago

Titans' execs return to Nashville with Manning

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A group of Tennessee Titans executives have returned to Nashville with Peyton Manning for a meeting with the free agent on the team's home turf. Coach Mike Munchak, general manager Ruston Webster and chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt landed Wednesday afternoon at Nashville International - not...

2 years 4 months ago

Broncos slap franchise tag on Prater

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have placed the franchise tag on Matt Prater, giving them the right to match any offer other teams might present to the kicker with one of the most powerful legs in NFL history. Prater came up clutch for the Broncos down the stretch...

2 years 5 months ago

Quinn says he's sorry for Tebow comments

DENVER (AP) - Brady Quinn is apologizing to Tim Tebow for unflattering comments Quinn made about the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback in a GQ article. The article on Tebowmania was written by Michael Silver and titled "The year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time." In it, Quinn...

2 years 5 months ago

Manning says he has no plans to retire

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning tells reporters gathered in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl that he has no plans to retire and that his recovery from neck surgery is on schedule. The Colts quarterback says that he threw on Tuesday morning and the session went well. It's been a tumultuous...

2 years 5 months ago

Del Rio energized to be with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jack Del Rio considered sitting out the 2012 season, relaxing while still drawing a paycheck from the Jacksonville Jaguars, who fired him as head coach in November. Instead, Del Rio jumped right back into the NFL fray, replacing Dennis Allen as Denver's defensive coordinator. Del Rio's...

2 years 5 months ago

Raiders introduce Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Dennis Allen preached passion and discipline as he was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders held a news conference for Allen on Monday and those two themes were repeated often by the first-time head coach. Oakland hired the 39-year-old...

2 years 6 months ago

Raiders finalize deal with Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have agreed on a four-year deal to make Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen their new head coach. A person familiar with the process said Thursday that the two sides had completed the contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team...

2 years 6 months ago

Bucs tab Rutgers Schiano as new head coach

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Rutgers' Greg Schiano to become the team's next coach. Bucs general manager Mark Dominik confirmed the five-year contract Thursday in an e-mail to The Associated Press. ESPN first reported the Bucs had hired Schiano. The 45-year-old Schiano had been with...

2 years 6 months ago

Colts hire Pagano as head coach

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts have hired Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as their new head coach. The 51-year-old Pagano replaces Jim Caldwell, who was fired after the Colts' 2-14 season in which quarterback Peyton Manning never played a single down as he recovered from neck surgery. Pagano...

2 years 6 months ago

Broncos' Allen agrees to be Raiders head coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders reportedly will hire Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach. Fox Sports and ESPN reported Tuesday night that the sides were still working out final details but an agreement had been reached. The Raiders have not confirmed the hiring....

2 years 6 months ago

Dawkins added to AFC Pro Bowl roster

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos strong safety Brian Dawkins has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, although it's uncertain if he'll be able to play because of a neck injury. Dawkins missed most of the last month and both of Denver's playoff games. He has said he'll...

2 years 6 months ago

McCoy a finalist for Dolphins head coaching job

MIAMI (AP) - Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin are getting a second interview for the Miami Dolphins' head-coaching job. McCoy, who took his name out of consideration for the Oakland Raiders head coaching job, will meet with the Dolphins on...

2 years 6 months ago

Broncos defensive coordinator interviews with Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams interviewed Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen for their coaching vacancy while awaiting word from Jeff Fisher. The Rams and Dolphins are finalists to have Fisher be their head coach. Chudzinski also interviewed for the...

2 years 6 months ago

Champ ready for rematch with Patriots

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The last time the Broncos and Patriots met in the playoffs, Champ Bailey returned an interception 100 yards, sparking a 27-13 Denver win and handing Tom Brady his first postseason defeat after 10 wins and three titles. Six years later, they meet again this weekend, both...

2 years 6 months ago

Tebow helps networks pull big ratings

NEW YORK (AP) - The Tim Tebow Show is must-see TV. The Denver Broncos quarterback is helping draw television audiences for NFL games that might have seemed impossible a few months ago. Just how many viewers tuned into Sunday's game against the Steelers solely because of Tebow? Consider the wild-card...

2 years 6 months ago

Pittsburgh mayor pays up on playoff bet

Victory, sweet victory! Bronco fans have to love this picture of Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl 'Tebowing' while wearing a Tim Tebow jersey after his Steelers lost Sunday. It was part of a bet he and Denver mayor Michael Hancock made.

2 years 6 months ago

Dawkins pep talk gives Broncos hope

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Brian Dawkins soothed smarting egos with a spontaneous pep talk. Usually not one for rah-rah speeches, the Denver Broncos captain got in front of the team Monday and basically broke it down like this: They're in the playoffs and that's all that matters. Granted, the Broncos...

2 years 6 months ago

Black Monday for two NFL coaches

UNDATED (AP)- The St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the latest NFL teams to fire their coaches, bringing to five the number of NFL clubs looking for the right man for the job. The 2-14 Rams fired Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney on Monday, and about...

2 years 6 months ago

A playoff win can reignite Tebowmania

They may have lost the last three games, but that didn't stop the Denver Broncos from winning the AFC West and hosting a home playoff game. Enthusiasm among Broncos fans seems to be tempered by Sunday 3-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but local broadcaster Tony Wright from...

2 years 7 months ago

Brees breaks record

NEW ORLEANS (AP)- Drew Brees has grabbed the NFL's single-season record for passing yards, and he's done it with one game to spare. Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints blasted Atlanta 45-16 to clinch the NFC South. He broke Dan Marino's mark of...

2 years 7 months ago

Colts upset Texans for second straight win

NDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reggie Wayne caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 19-16 Thursday night. The Colts (2-13) have now won two straight, both against division foes, behind Orlovsky, the former Texans quarterback who lost his first...

2 years 7 months ago

Patriots hope to keep Tebow in the pocket

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich says his defense can control Tim Tebow by keeping him in the pocket. That won't be easy when New England faces the Broncos scrambling quarterback on Sunday in Denver. Tebow has led the Broncos to a 6-1 record in his seven starts,...

2 years 7 months ago

Can the Broncos get to Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have more solid pass rushers coming their way when they face the Denver Broncos. The Patriots offensive line must try to protect Tom Brady on Sunday from rookie Von Miller, who has 11 1-2 sacks, and Elvis Dumervil, who has 7 1-2....

2 years 7 months ago

Tebow's future still up in the air

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow's fans want to know what else the man has to do to win over the Denver Broncos' brain trust. He's won seven of eight games since taking over as their starting quarterback, turning a team that was foundering at 1-4 under Kyle Orton into...

2 years 7 months ago

Maybe McDaniels wasn't all that bad

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Josh McDaniels. The mere mention of his name brings back bitter, embarrassing memories in Denver. Yet only a year after he was unceremoniously booted out of Broncos headquarters, it might be time to rethink McDaniels' role in turning the Broncos into AFC West contenders. The coach...

2 years 7 months ago

Chargers end 6-game losing streak in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Philip Rivers threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns, burning Jacksonville's depleted secondary early and often, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Jaguars 38-14 on Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak. The Chargers (5-7) could have used Rivers' turnaround sooner. The three-time Pro...

2 years 7 months ago

Cardiac Broncos keep fans on edge

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are living on the edge and loving it. They've won six of seven games since Tim Tebow became their starting quarterback. Five of those have involved second-half comebacks, including a 35-32 win at Minnesota on Sunday that pushed them into a tie with...

2 years 7 months ago

Vikings release McNabb

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Donovan McNabb is available again. The Minnesota Vikings waived the 13-year veteran quarterback Thursday, giving him the opportunity to sign with another team for the stretch run in a parting coach Leslie Frazier called mutual. Frazier pushed for the Vikings to trade a sixth-round draft...

2 years 7 months ago

Peterson hopes to play against Broncos

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is still not cleared to practice, but he says he hopes to play against Denver this weekend. Peterson missed Minnesota's last game because of a sprained left ankle. He said Thursday that he is feeling better and that the...

2 years 7 months ago

The NFL catches Tebow fever

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The NFL has caught Tim Tebow fever, too. The cover of the inaugural edition of the league's official monthly publication, NFL Magazine, which hits newsstands Dec. 13, will feature Tebow instead of Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton as originally planned. The edition will still feature Newton,...

2 years 7 months ago

Miller misses practice for minor thumb surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos rookie pass-rusher Von Miller underwent a surgical procedure to repair a strained ligament in his left thumb and missed Wednesday's practice. Miller is expected to play Sunday at Minnesota, however. Miller was injured in Denver's 16-13 overtime win at San Diego on Sunday. He...

2 years 8 months ago

Jaguars fire Del Rio

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired coach Jack Del Rio after a 3-8 start, parting ways with him during his ninth season. Del Rio's job security had been tenuous since owner Wayne Weaver said the coach needed to make the playoffs to secure a 10th season in...

2 years 8 months ago

Is Tebow the comeback king?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow might want to update his autobiography and not just because it's already a best-seller. In "Through My Eyes," Denver's unconventional quarterback writes about how those who finish strong in football or life will achieve success and even greatness. He could write several more chapters...

2 years 8 months ago

It's not only Tebow time - It's Miller time!

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Forget the Tim Tebow hype machine for a moment. It's Miller Time in Denver. Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the second overall selection in the draft, has led Denver's defensive revival along with pass-rushing partner Elvis Dumervil. The duo has been collecting sacks and crumpling quarterbacks at...

2 years 8 months ago

Packers stay unbeaten

DETROIT (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers built a big lead in the third quarter, taking advantage of Ndamukong Suh's ejection and beating the Detroit Lions 27-15 Thursday. The defending champion Packers (11-0) have won 17 straight, including the playoffs. They passed what...

2 years 8 months ago

Orton will return

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Kyle Orton's departure now includes a return trip to Denver. A day after the Broncos waived their former starter, the Kansas City Chiefs picked him up, along with the roughly $2.6 million left on his contract that expires after this season. Orton and his new team...

2 years 8 months ago

Chiefs claim Orton off the waiver wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Kyle Orton has been claimed off waivers by the Chiefs, who were searching for a veteran quarterback after losing Matt Cassel to a season-ending injury. The move was told to the Associated Press by a person familiar with the situation on condition of anonymity because the...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos waive Orton

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have waived quarterback Kyle Orton. The 29-year-old seventh-year veteran from Purdue lost his starting job after going 1-4. He hasn't played since the first half against San Diego on Oct. 9. His replacement, Tim Tebow, is 4-1. Orton decisively outplayed Tebow in training...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos are much more than just Tebow

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Lost in all the hoopla over Tim Tebow and his recent success is the performance of Denver's dominant defense over the last month. The Broncos have been able to keep it close so that their unconventional quarterback can orchestrate all those comebacks. Led by relentless rookie...

2 years 8 months ago

Tebow does it again!

DENVER (AP) - Tim Tebow's 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left capped a 95-yard drive and sent the Denver Broncos to a 17-13 victory over the stunned New York Jets on Thursday night. Tebow saw the blitz and outflanked safety Eric Smith around the left edge, then cut back...

2 years 8 months ago

Jets view Tebow as another running back

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets aren't quite sure what to expect from Denver's Tim Tebow. They know the Broncos quarterback will run a whole lot Thursday night. Will he throw some, too? And, how much? After spending last week preparing for New England's Tom Brady, someone...

2 years 8 months ago

Pack blows out Vikings to remain unbeaten

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Another night, another four-touchdown performance for Aaron Rodgers - just about what the Green Bay Packers have come to expect from their superstar quarterback. The real surprise came on the other side of the ball: A defense that finally showed it can take charge of...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos new offense is giving teams fits

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As the Denver Broncos fine-tune the playbook to fit Tim Tebow's game, they have become increasingly reliant on the ground game. With the approach, they're off and running. Relying on an unconventional option-style offense led by an unorthodox quarterback, Denver has suddenly surged back into contention...

2 years 8 months ago

McGahee jump starts his career in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Willis McGahee had just one destination in mind after his three-year stint as Baltimore's backup came to an end last season - Denver. That's where the big, ninth-year running back saw the best opportunity to jumpstart his career with John Fox taking over as head coach...

2 years 8 months ago

Tebow learns to take his hits

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Twice in the three weeks since he took over as Denver's starting quarterback, Tim Tebow has had one of his sacks erased by the NFL's statistics keepers after reviews of the game film. The bruises are for keeps. Tebow has been sacked a league-high 14 times...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos getting healthy again

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are in contention at the halfway point of the season thanks to a middling AFC West and a return to health. In their 38-24 win at Oakland on Sunday, the Broncos got key contributions from four players who had been sidelined for a...

2 years 8 months ago

Chiefs work on stopping Tebow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jerheme Urban hasn't been playing a whole lot of wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs lately. He has only one catch all season, and that was in the opener. He might as well play quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Or at least try to...

2 years 8 months ago

Royal is special teams Player of the Week

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal will be named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the National Football League informed the Broncos on Tuesday. Royal's 85-yard punt return for a touchdown with 5:53 remaining in the fourth quarter represented the go-ahead score in Denver's 38-24 win...

2 years 8 months ago

Tebow 2-1 as a starter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow is not a prototypical NFL passer and may never become one. So, the Denver Broncos used an unorthodox approach with their unconventional quarterback. The Broncos confounded the Oakland Raiders with the same system that Tebow operated so successfully at the University of Florida the...

2 years 8 months ago

Elvis promises to finish season strong

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Elvis Dumervil has collected more injuries than sacks since signing his $58 million extension two years ago. After missing all of last season with a torn chest muscle, Dumervil was dogged by an injured left shoulder over the first month of this season, and just when...

2 years 8 months ago

Chiefs edge Chargers in overtime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Succop kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime, giving the Kansas City a stunning 23-20 victory over the San Diego Chiefs on Monday night and moving the Chiefs into an improbable tie atop the AFC West. The Chargers, who had trailed the whole game,...

2 years 9 months ago

Champ awaits one of NFL's best wideouts

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has watched Calvin Johnson's ascension to elite wide receiver status from afar. On Sunday, he will get a firsthand look at the explosive Lions receiver for the first time since a 2007 matchup when Johnson was a raw but talented rookie. Through...

2 years 9 months ago

Broncos are beat up in the backfield

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - For all of the debate over Tim Tebow's development as a passer, the Denver Broncos may just need him to revert to a running quarterback come Sunday. With top tailback Willis McGahee missing practice Wednesday following surgery to fix a broken finger, the Broncos (2-4) are...

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