Tuesday, October 08, 2002 - Rookie Clinton Portis was the Denver Broncos' workhorse Sunday in their 26-9 victory over San Diego. Coach Mike Shanahan said to expect more of the same.
Broncos different this time - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, October 08, 2002 - The stat sheet in Chris Cole's left hand listed the six Denver Broncos who caught passes against the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 2, 2001, only nine regular-season games ago.
Tough stuff now Miami's game - Rocky Mountain News - Clay Latimer
October 8, 2002 - DAVIE, Fla. - It was hot and muggy Monday in South Florida, but Miami Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt might as well have been back in the raw cold of Chicago, preparing on a frozen field for a brutal NFC Central game. Smash-mouth ball has come to the tropics.
Shanahan anoints Portis- Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 8, 2002 - Clinton Portis pulled on his designer beige overalls accented with matching high tops in the postgame locker room Sunday, an outfit that in terms of flash made the running back's glitzy performance on the field the previous few hours look downright bland.
Smith's shoulder 'slightly' separated- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin
October 8, 2002 - The bad news is Rod Smith has a separated shoulder. The good news is it's only a first-degree separation and he is expected to be ready to play against the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's prime-time game at Invesco Field at Mile High.
Adams: Broncos, Dolphins have speed to burn- Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
October 8, 2002 - To say Sunday night's game between the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins features two evenly matched teams is . . . well, pretty accurate.
Defense draws comparisons to Orange Crush- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 8, 2002 - Salary cap or no salary cap, the Denver Broncos will probably never put a team on the field like the one that seized back-to-back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998.
Smith nursing shoulder injury- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 8, 2002 - The Denver Broncos have avoided serious injuries to key players during their 4-1 start to the season. But wide receiver Rod Smith did hurt a shoulder during Sunday's 26-9 victory over San Diego.
Chambers in a growth pattern- Miami Herald - Ethan J. Skolnick
Oct. 08, 2002 - He's growing. Not in size, though it seemed so Sunday when Chris Chambers reached to snag Jay Fiedler's sailing pass near the end line of the end zone.
Dolphins wary of overworking Williams- Miami Herald - Greg Cote
Oct. 08, 2002 - With the aid of a personal masseuse, a chiropracter, a whirlpool, team trainers, a stationary bike, yoga, anti-inflammatory meds, painkiller injections (as needed), a meticulous diet, careful coaching, luck and a little help from his friends . . . Ricky Williams is going to carry this team.
Dolphins wary of overworking Williams/a>- Miami Herald - Ethan J. Skolnick
Oct. 08, 2002 - When James McKnight caught a 35-yard pass Sunday, it wasn't just the little-used for mer starter who felt great about it. Chris Chambers believes McKnight's presence can help him break big plays.