The Early Lead: Denver Broncos


Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Why Bill Belichick called out Wes Welker over Aqib Talib hit

Accusation by Patriots coach reportedly is based in extreme dislike of Broncos wide receiver.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Wes Welker

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady in AFC championship game memes

Broncos are headed to the Super Bowl after beating Patriots.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:26 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning, Super Bowl XLVIII

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Peyton Manning explains “Omaha.” Kind of. (video)

Only the Denver Broncos and their quarterback really know what the word means at the line of scrimmage.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL playoffs, Peyton Manning

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Broncos won’t sell title game tickets to fans outside Rocky Mountain region

Seahawks made the same decision, with championship game against their rival 49ers Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Broncos lose Chris Harris to torn ACL

Denver secondary is a question mark with AFC championship game against Tom Brady, Patriots looming.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:33 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Harris, Denver Broncos, NFL

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Chris Harris to have MRI, may miss AFC championship game

Loss of cornerback could be significant for Broncos against Patriots and Tom Brady.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Harris, Denver Broncos, NFL

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Wes Welker returns with an enormous new helmet

Wide receiver takes precaution for Broncos-Chargers divisional playoff game after suffering concussion in December.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Wes Welker

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Could this be Peyton Manning’s last season?

His future will depend on the results of a neck exam, required by his contract, in March, ESPN reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:10 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Chargers-Broncos: Preview of NFL divisional round

San Diego, Denver have played twice this season, with each team winning on the road.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, NFL playoffs, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Peyton Manning sets NFL record for passing yards in a season

Denver Broncos quarterback broke Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record a week ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:50 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Von Miller to have MRI on injured knee

Denver Broncos hope for good news on linebacker’s injury with playoffs looming.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Von Miller

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Peyton Manning breaks Tom Brady’s touchdown record (video)

Denver Broncos quarterback has 51 TD passes -- with one regular-season game still left.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Wes Welker likely out until playoffs, report says

Denver Broncos wide receiver has not been cleared to play after suffering his second concussion Dec. 8.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:12 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Wes Welker

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Multiple stabbings in parking lot after Broncos-Chargers game (video)

One victim is in critical condition and a suspect are in custody in Denver.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Matt Prater sets NFL record with 64-yard field goal (video)

One of the league’s most enduring marks, first set by Tom Dempsey, falls after 43 years.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Matt Prater, NFL, Tom Dempsey

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Peyton Manning: Critics can “shove [it] where the sun don’t shine”

Broncos passed for 397 yards and four touchdowns, not bad for Ron Burgundy’s “succulent baby lamb.“

By Cindy Boren  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Man dies after fight at Arrowhead Stadium during Chiefs-Broncos game (video)

Police say fight occurred after man was discovered in the parking lot in a car he did not own.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Peyton Manning should sit, Steve Young says

Denver Broncos quarterback should pace himself and get over his ankle injury, according to the Hall of Famer.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:10 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning, Steve Young

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Peyton Manning MRI shows no new damage, will play Sunday, report says

Despite a high ankle sprain, Denver Broncos quarterback won’t miss game against Kansas City Chiefs.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:28 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Peyton Manning Denver Broncos

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Peyton Manning to have MRI

Denver Broncos quarterback says only that he has a “lower-body” injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:20 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Broncos’ John Moffitt quits NFL over health concerns

Backup lineman says he’s just not happy and doesn’t care about playing in a Super Bowl.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, John Moffitt, NFL

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Jack Del Rio will fill in for Broncos Coach John Fox

Denver’s head coach is expected to have heart-valve replacement surgery early this week.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Jack Del Rio, John Fox, NFL

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/02/2013

Denver Broncos Coach John Fox hospitalized

Team says coach felt “light-headed” while playing golf on bye week, is undergoing tests.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, John Fox, NFL

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Peyton Manning sits out practice with minor ankle injury

Broncos quarterback was hurt at some point in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:54 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013

NFL Roundup: Peyton Manning loses in emotional return to Indianapolis

Manning received a warm welcome, but his Denver Broncos lost 39-33 Sunday night. Week 7 was also dominated by multiple injuries to star players.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, brian cushing, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Geno Smith, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers, Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Peyton Manning got warm reception in Indianapolis and then the game began (video)

Andrew Luck and the Colts defense were inhospitable to the Denver Broncos quarterback.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars: Point spread is historic

Twitter spat erupts between the 5-0 and 0-5 teams.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Peyton Manning on historic pace; can it continue?

Broncos quarterback is crushing opponents -- through four games.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Jack Del Rio will finish Broncos season, regardless of USC rumors

Defensive coordinator is under contract to NFL team until February and it will stay that way.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Jack Del Rio, NFL

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Von Miller tried to cheat on drug test with sample collector, report says

Is there a bigger problem here for the NFL?

By Cindy Boren  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Von Miller

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Peyton Manning ties NFL record with seven TD passes in Broncos-Ravens game

After a lightning delay in NFL opener, quarterback catches fire for a staggering performance, even by his standards.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:54 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Pro-marijuana billboard goes up outside Denver Broncos stadium ahead of NFL opener

Group urges NFL to stop punishing players for using the drug.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, NFL

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Peyton Manning asks Broncos fans for quiet

In Indianapolis, fans knew to hush when he and the offense took the field.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Joe Flacco signs, banner at Broncos stadium infuriate Denver fans

Ravens will play NFL season opener on the road -- where a loss still stings.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:52 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Joe Flacco, NFL

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Von Miller to be suspended "at least" six games, report says

Denver Broncos should learn linebacker's penalty as soon as today.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Von Miller

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Von Miller faces 4-game suspension, reports say (updated)

Broncos linebacker is appealing the ruling.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Von Miller

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Willis McGahee released by Broncos

John Elway chose to let the other three running backs on the roster compete for the starting job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Willis McGahee

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Wes Welker "very likely" to join Broncos, report says

Patriots wide receiver became a free agent Tuesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:14 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Wes Welker

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Peyton Manning's postseason legacy takes another hit

A remarkable comeback season meets the same fate as so many others for the quarterback.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Peyton Manning and the Broncos roll on to eighth straight win

Playing on a short week, Peyton Manning admits the Broncos are tired. But they keep on winning.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:08 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Peyton Manning passes concussion test after a hard hit

Peyton Manning, in the midst of a sterling season, had a scary moment in the Denver Broncos' victory Sunday -- but he says, "I'm okay."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Willis McGahee out 6-to-8 weeks with MCL tear (updated)

Broncos running back Willis McGahee will have an MRI on swollen right knee today.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Willis McGahee

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Fantasy Football Week 9: Titus Young, Eric Decker, Randall Cobb reward patience

Three wide receivers are rewarding owners who exercised patience early by delivering big games of late.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Fantasy Football, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Peyton Manning has a sore thumb, but he’s still Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning has a near-perfect game, shaking off a thumb injury, as his remarkable comeback continues.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, NFL

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Peyton Manning leads history-making comeback for Broncos

Peyton Manning performs the 47th fourth-quarter, game-winning drive of his career as Broncos beat Chargers

By Cindy Boren  |  09:05 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, San Diego Chargers