“I think we’re in really good shape. We’re really fortunate in the fact that we have two quarterbacks that can play and by the time we get to next week, the team will be healthy. It’s a good situation going into that first week no matter which way Gary decides to go.”~John Elway.
This week in 1990: The Broncos rallied to beat Pittsburgh 24-23 in a 1989 AFC Divisional Playoff Game in Denver. Melvin Bratton capped a 71-yard drive by running 1 yard for the go-ahead Touchdown with 2:27 left.
Wide Receiver Ray Alexander (1984) is 54, Quarterback Mark Herrmann (1982) is 57 and Defensive Tackle Kevin Vickerson (2010-13) is 33.
Who holds the Broncos’ record of 11 Interceptions in a season?
FROM THE MOTHER SHIP
Peyton Manning will start at QB in divisional round
Despite disappointment, Osweiler ‘stands behind’ Manning
Broncos return to the field, anxious for return to playoffs
Atwater, Davis, Lynch named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists
The case for Steve Atwater. Terrell Davis and John Lynch
Manning named starter for divisional round
Kubiak explains decision to start Manning
Manning on health, mindset heading into playoffs
Now-or-never mindset as Broncos enter tournament
Saturday: Manning gives Broncos best chance to win
Peyton: ‘I’m looking forward to being back’
Broncos react to QB decision
Broncos in 60: HoF finalists, QB decision
WATCH: Broncos report by Troy Renck: Peyton Manning is the man
Savage: Broncos have advantage with healthy Peyton
Wild-card weekend team with best Super Bowl chance?
Dee Ford’s return to practice is good news for the Chiefs
Steelers’ defensive strategy: Make Bengals win ‘left-handed’
Gary Kubiak put Peyton Manning back in, just like he said he would
Gary Kubiak: We think the world of Brock Osweiler
Brock Osweiler, Broncos QB, has sprained knee
Brock Osweiler disappointed to lose Broncos’ starting QB job
Broncos hardly the first to face a QB quandary in playoffs
Is Broncos’ postseason Peyton Manning’s last rodeo?
Word of Muth: Denver Peaking
Tyler Polumbus, Michael Schofield preparing to play at RT for Broncos
Demaryius Thomas is new voice of Denver International Airport trains
From Star Wars to lingerie: A list of offbeat Broncos collectibles
A look at the 2016 AFC wild-card playoff games
Report: Former UNO quarterback Marlin Briscoe to be inducted to College Football Hall of Fame
Terrell Davis selected Hall of Fame finalist
Peyton Manning may be healthier now than he was earlier in season
Chiefs’ highly ranked defense finally whole for playoffs
Marcus Peters Named NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month
Opponent Preview: Get to Know the Houston Texans
Alex Smith provides Chiefs with crucial advantage over Texans
Alex Smith has been as valuable for his scrambling as his passing
What We Learned from Thursday’s Media Availability
Five Things to Watch in Chiefs vs. Texans: Who Can Protect Their QB?
Chiefs vs. Texans: Injury Report
Marcus Peters vs. DeAndre Hopkins a pivotal matchup
Oakland wants to work to build stadium if Raiders’ move to L.A. rejected
2016 Important Dates for Raiders, NFL
“In memory of, and in tribute to, Al Davis…”
First look at Chargers’ 2016 free agents
NFL owners determined to vote on relocation to L.A. next week
Comeback Season a Career Year for Woodhead
Don Coryell selected as Hall of Fame finalist
2015 OPPONENTS (AFC North, NFC North, IND, NE)
Ravens’ Eugene Monroe believes he made ‘major strides’ on field
Ravens: All indications Suggs will return in ’16
Ravens owner: “I have two GMs, and everybody in the league knows that”
Browns interview Gase and Austin first for coaching job
Browns to interview Paul Guenther Sunday
Does hiring of Paul DePodesta lead to Matt Patricia?
Steelers, Bengals go into playoff game with Andy Dalton on the brain
Tragedy to triumph: AJ McCarron’s 25 years shaped by series of special moments
DeAngelo Williams (foot) considered out vs. Bengals
Steelers prepping to roll with backups Toussaint and Todman
Steelers’ 2015 season eerily similar to 2005 title run
Steelers’ Toussaint: I want to prepare to hunt
Steelers’ high-flying offense may be too much for Bengals
Why Steelers’ Ventrone is NFL’s human yo-yo
Colts’ Pat McAfee: Chuck Pagano is a ‘guy you want to work for’
Colts hiring Ted Monachino as defensive coordinator
Colts name Rob Chudzinski offensive coordinator
Patriots DE Jabaal Sheard excited for first taste of playoff football
Julian Edelman represents first domino to help Patriots’ offense return to form
Bears ‘proud’ of Kyle Long’s switch from guard to tackle
Lions TE Eric Ebron wants to be a ‘forceful weapon’ in 2016
Lance Moore believes Antonio Brown can break Calvin Johnson’s record
How did Calvin Johnson reach the point of considering retirement?
Will Calvin Johnson follow in Barry Sanders’ footsteps into early retirement?
Packers’ offense must rebound against Redskins
Packers more optimistic about injured LT David Bakhtiari
Power of positive thinking? Aaron Rodgers puts frustration in rearview
Despite 46 sacks, Aaron Rodgers feels ‘about as good as I have in a while’
Return of Vikings’ defensive stars will aid offense against Seahawks
Bud Grant’s insane cold weather rituals
Vikes on ice: Minny preps for freezing conditions
Adrian Peterson misses practice again, says he’s “ready to roll” on Sunday
Vikes’ Peterson: Lynch is NFL’s second-best RB
Freezing temperatures in Minnesota the perfect opportunity for NFL to test PSI
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Leslie Frazier out in Tampa as well
First priority for new Bucs’ HC will be filling defensive holes
Licht: Bucs were ‘patient enough’ with Lovie Smith
Dirk Koetter emerges as front-runner for Bucs job
Buccaneers to interview Harold Goodwin for head coach
Sean McDermott to interview for Bucs job
Dolphins sign German Football League MVP Tyler Davis
Dolphins announce interview with Adam Gase
Adam Gase is in the right place at the right time
In today’s NFL, few coaches get time to build a team
Arthur Blank affirms commitment to G.M. Thomas Dimitroff
Niners met with Chip Kelly about head coaching job
49ers reportedly meeting with John DeFilippo Friday
Giants interview Austin, Spagnuolo, McAdoo; Eagles talk to McAdoo as well
Jaguars WR Allen Robinson named to Pro Bowl
Jets closing in on special teams coach Keith Armstrong
Film Room: Cam Newton
Panthers GM Dave Gettleman gets to say I told you so
Jordan Reed is the elite wild card round play
Two Saints assistants leave for college jobs
Wild Card Weekend preview: Seahawks-Vikings
Ground attack will likely define SEA-MIN matchup
Defenses reign as Texans host Chiefs in wild-card game
Ted Sundquist and Marc Ross interview with Titans
Scouting the referees for wild-card weekend
Picking every team’s 2015 MVP
Every NFL teams’ best defender this season
Brett Favre, Terrell Owens highlight 2016 Hall of Fame finalists
Pro Bowl playing surface passes NFL examination
AFC Players of the Month – December
NFC Players of the Month – December
NFL Rookies of the Month – December
Congress looks into NFL’s donation to NIH
15 HOF Finalists for 2016 Announced
West Virginia RB Smallwood headed to NFL
- Jan 18 — Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for the 2016 NFL Draft.
- Jan. 23 — East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
- Jan, 24 — AFC and NFC Championship Games.
- Jan. 30 — Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
- Jan. 31 — NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Feb. 7 — Super Bowl 50, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California.
- Feb. 16 — First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
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