Bronco Links – 12/17/16

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“They’re going to come up with something new, something that we haven’t seen, just because we’ve seen them so many times. You always expect [Tom] Brady’s best.~Chris Harris on the Patriots.

Broncoplanet 2016 Week 15 Prediction Contest: Broncos-Patriots

FAST FACTS

John Elway led the Broncos in passing yards each of his 16 NFL seasons from 1983 to 1998.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS

Defensive Back Tyrone Braxton (1987-93, 95-99) is 51, Safety Shiloh Keo (2015-16) is 28, Running Back Nathan Poole (1982-83,85,87) is 60 and Linebacker Joe Rizzo (1974-80) is 66.

BRONCO TRIVIA

Who was the first Broncos’ player to intercept 2 passes in a postseason game?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Broncos elevate Dora to active roster, move Kreiter to IR

Broncos Injury Report: Brandon Marshall ruled out

Through My Eyes: Riley Dixon explains the fake punt vs. the Titans

Five Broncos things you should know: Against Pats, two words are key: “Don’t Panic”

Making the case for Karl Mecklenburg for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Visual Preview: vs. Patriots

 

VIDEOS

Kubiak delivers final injury report

Injury Report: Week 15

Broncos in 60: December 16th

Mason’s Mailbag: December 16

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Player safety first? NFL’s claim loses merit with no fine of Harry Douglas

The A.J. Derby conspiracy theory is a red herring. Broncos need their tight end now more than ever.

Brandon Marshall ruled out; Broncos promote OLB Vontarrius Dora to active roster

Marshall out, Davis 50-50 for Broncos-Patriots showdown

Often it takes the ‘other’ guys to beat the Patriots

No fines for Aqib Talib, Harry Douglas

Broncos linebacker Shaquil Barrett hits ridiculous half-court shot at Nuggets game

 

AFC WEST

Marcus Mariota is plenty familiar with Chiefs cornerbacks

Travis Kelce wonders if he’d be a bigger star in a bigger market

Chiefs vs. Titans: Injury Report

Chiefs vs. Titans: Five Things to Watch

Oakland Raiders Week 15 Injury Report: Joseph And McGee Out

Aldon Smith is “mad and frustrated” over lack of decision on his status

Jihad Ward fined $9,115 for facemask, Marquette King not fined

Notebook: Raiders Head To San Diego On Precipice Of Playoff Berth

Head Coach Jack Del Rio Wraps Up Practice Before Game Against Chargers

Chargers Mourn Passing of Chuck Allen

What the Raiders Are Saying About the Bolts

Five Keys: Chargers vs. Raiders

 

2016 OPPONENTS (AFC South, NFC South, CIN, NE)

Two Bengals get hefty fines

Source: Bengals WR Green eyeing Dec. 24 return

Robert Ayers on Bucs’ surging defense: ‘We’re hungry’

Lavonte David listed as questionable for Sunday night

Donte Moncrief, three others ruled out for Colts

Julio Jones (toe) ruled out for Atlanta Falcons vs. 49ers

Jaguars OC Nathaniel Hackett mixes passions: football and Star Wars

Blake Bortles on pick-sixes: I’ve got to be a better tackler

Belichick on Michael Floyd: We’ll see how it works out

Jadeveon Clowney loves to be blocked by tight ends

Titans for real? Test with Chiefs will tell plenty

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Bears WR Wilson fractures foot, out indefinitely

Back injury to keep DeMarcus Lawrence out this week

Report: Steelers expected to use franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell

Shane Vereen questionable for Giants, Justin Pugh set to return

Lions RB Riddick (wrist) doubtful vs. Giants

Fisher on Rams firing: ‘Didn’t win enough games’

Joe Flacco: Ravens ‘are going to have to run the ball’

Ravens rule Jimmy Smith out

Why home field in playoffs is so important to Seahawks

Report: Steelers expected to use franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell

Steelers’ Bell ‘not worried’ about contract future

Adrian Peterson intends to play for Vikings vs. Colts

Andre Patterson’s unorthodox style has Vikings’ D-line at top of NFL

 

EXTRA POINTS

NFL Is Botching Kickoff Returns

Low-profile running backs are gaining ground on NFL’s stars

NFL has no comment regarding Mike Pereira’s claims

NFL fines Emmanuel Sanders for pitcher celebration

NFL reboots veteran’s combine as Pro Player Combine

Mike Pereira: NFL refs are violating rules to get replay help

Giants working with NFL on walkie-talkie incident

Leonard Fournette won’t play in Citrus Bowl vs. Louisville

The Cowboys, Raiders and why mediocrity reigns in the NFL

Teams can now get face time with prospects without counting as visit

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Linebacker Tom Jackson.

 

Go Broncos!

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