Friday, September 27, 2002 - Doggone it, Broncos quarterback Brian Griese is hurt again. Only this time, Terrell Davis' driveway had nothing to do it. His golden retriever, Bella, did.
Portis garners major praise - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, September 27, 2002 - Fullback Mike Anderson and running back Clinton Portis spend plenty of time together in the Broncos' backfield. During one of their spare moments this week, Anderson told Portis how he felt about the rookie's 100-yard rushing game Sunday against Buffalo.
Broncos dog Griese - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
September 27, 2002 - All the talk earlier this season was focused on whether Brian Griese, given his play, should be on a short leash. The same questions now are being asked about the quarterback's dog.
Portis stylin' on and off the field- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin
September 27, 2002 - Clinton Portis was turning heads again, but this time it wasn't because of his fancy moves or impressive speed. It was his bright red designer hat, worn low on his head after his first 100-yard performance in the NFL.
Smith savors a chance to appear with Oprah- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin and Lee Rasizer
September 27, 2002 - While the rest of his Denver Broncos teammates were enjoying a day off last week, wide receiver Rod Smith flew to Chicago to talk about domestic violence with talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.
Unlike past 3 foes, Broncos expect Ravens to run- Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
September 27, 2002 - You can't run if you don't try. And so far, both parts of that cause-and-effect equation have been in play as the Denver Broncos have become the top rush defense in the league in 2002.
Bowlen works on new NFL TV deal- Rocky Mountain News - Steve Caulk
September 27, 2002 - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen expects the NFL to complete a new, all-in-one broadcast package by the end of the year, possibly with a significant twist to its current one.
Costly turnover- Rocky Mountain News - Clay Latimer
September 27, 2002 - Brian Billick didn't need a detective's training to read the clues. One look at all the rookies, strangers and newcomers during the first day of training camp, and it was so obvious, even an average fan could see it: The Baltimore Ravens were tumbling into a troubling nose dive.
It's tough at the top- Rocky Mountain News
September 27, 2002 - Super Bowl winners and their subsequent records since 1993, when unrestricted free agency and the salary cap were introduced in the NFL.
Where are they now?- Rocky Mountain News
September 27, 2002 - Here's what happened to Ravens' Super Bowl team.
Lincicome: Unbelievable? That's why it's believable- Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
September 27, 2002 - My advice to Brian Griese. Get a cat. That's his story, and he is sticking to it.
Brian Griese's dogged injuries- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 27, 2002 - The dog ate my homework. A story like that isn't very original, or believable. But that's essentially the sad tale Brian Griese brought into Mike Shanahan's office and told with a straight face.
Broncos Notes- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 27, 2002 - When Brian Griese said he was going to open himself up more to teammates, this probably isn't what he had in mind. Denver's starting quarterback injured his right ankle on Wednesday night after being sacked by his dog down a flight of stairs. brought into Mike Shanahan's office and told with a straight face.
Stokley questionable for Monday's game- Baltimore Sun - Brent Jones
September 27, 2002 - Receiver Brandon Stokley missed yesterday's rain-drenched practice and is questionable for Monday night's game against the Denver Broncos. Stokley sprained his ankle in the Ravens' 25-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 15 but was able to practice earlier this week.
In 1st place, Sharpe returns to 2nd home- Baltimore Sun - Jamison Hensley
September 27, 2002 - Monday Night Football has turned into a family feud this week. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe are looking to have the last say in what has become a fun, yet fierce rivalry. After a week's worth of trash talking over the phone, their paths will cross frequently at Ravens Stadium, where they will go helmet-to-helmet and word-for-word.
Dogging It: Griese Probable After Injuring Ankle in Canine Collision- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
September 26, 2002 - Evidently, the Broncos can't do anything to prevent an act of dog. Thursday morning, when quarterback Brian Griese stepped to the podium for his press conference, the gathered media knew that he had an ankle injury; that morning's injury report had listed him as questionable for Monday night's encounter with the Baltimore Ravens. But none of them knew why.