Fun with projections, 2014 Week 7 edition

Thursday's game against San Diego will probably be one of those 23-20 slugfests.1

That gives us just under three days to pretend the Broncos are going to continue on the exact same pace they've established over six games.

Of course, it's extra fun to do this after a 42-17 all-phases blowout win over a supposed SB contender.

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Broncos promote Kapri Bibbs, reportedly to prevent other teams from signing him

The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs from their practice squad and waived his fellow ex-CSU Ram Shaq Barrett to make room for him.

According to Mike Klis, Denver called up Bibbs to prevent other teams from signing him.

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Open Thread: Houston @ Pittsburgh

PFF and ESPN preview the matchup; enjoy the game!

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A collection of thoughts on Peyton Manning, all-time touchdown pass recordholder

Since the moment he signed in Denver, it's been all about Peyton Manning, and that's true today more than ever.

On Sunday night, Peyton broke one of the greatest individual records in sports, and showed that whenever he retires, he's likely to have reset the bar in another stratosphere.

This is, naturally, as fine a time as any to celebrate Manning's illustrious career, even while he shows no signs of slowing down.

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Against Chargers, Broncos will face another decimated secondary

As wins over Seattle and Buffalo became a significant streak with victories over the lesser Jags and Jets, San Diego had done wonders to overcome injuries.

But then they barely squeaked past Oakland last week, and on Sunday, they lost at home to Kansas City, allowing the Chiefs 154 rushing yards and 39 minutes of TOP.

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Gut Reaction: Week 7 - Broncos vs 49ers

Records are made to be broken, so they say.

When Peyton Manning is involved, though, they are simply broken to be made again. And again. And Again.

With every touchdown pass he throws, Manning rewrites the record books in orange and blue.

Is there any reason to think Manning can’t throw another 100 touchdowns as a Bronco?

No. No there is not.

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Final Score: Broncos 42, 49ers 17 (Updated)

With a 42-17 (Game Book) thrashing of San Francisco (4-3) on Sunday night, Denver (5-1) showed why so many advanced metrics already rated them as the NFL's best team.

Peyton Manning threw for 318 yards and four touchdown passes, with his third breaking Brett Favre's all-time mark.

Two of them went to Demaryius Thomas, whose eight catches went for 171 yards.

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Peyton Manning is the new all-time TD pass leader

With three first-half touchdown passes on Sunday night, Peyton Manning became the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes.

Manning threw touchdowns of three yards to Emmanuel Sanders and 39 yards to Wes Welker on Denver's first two possessions of the night.

After a five-and-out, Manning hit Demaryius Thomas from eight yards out for the record, with some nifty footwork from Demaryius in the front right corner of the end zone.

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Open Thread: Broncos vs 49ers

Inactives: Broncos - Montee Ball, Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Shaq Barrett, Ben Garland, Michael Schofield, and Mitch Unrein

49ers - LB Patrick Willis, G Mike Iupati, CB Chris Culliver, S Jimmie Ward, WR Quinton Patton, C Marcus Martin, and DT Tank Carradine

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Chiefs edge Chargers on late FG from Cairo Santos

Kansas City (3-3) handed San Diego (5-2) a 23-20 home loss, giving Denver a chance to pull ahead of the Chargers with a win over San Francisco.

After the Chargers tied the game at 20 just inside the two-minute warning, Alex Smith drove the Chiefs to a game-winning field goal by Cairo Santos.

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