Saturday, November 9, Story Links

The Oakland Raiders are coming up Monday night as the Broncos next opponent. Check out Saturday's links to stories about the matchup.

Handling with care - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 9, 2002 - The show of unity last week was obvious. Here were Jerry Rice and Tim Brown, with 2,396 combined catches and enough savvy to dupe even the most experienced cornerbacks, running out together during pregame introductions.

Lincicome: By the book, Broncos uneventful in 'MNF' stints- Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
November 9, 2002 - Just wondering. If a 500th anniversary is a quincentenary, is a 500th football game a quingridirony?

Adams: Romo has gotten the better of former teams- Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
November 9, 2002 - The main subplot of the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game Monday night at Invesco Field at Mile High is the return of linebacker Bill Romanowski.

Krieger: Go ahead, admit it: Raiders are like family- Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
November 9, 2002 - We pretend we don't care, but deep down, we do. We really do. It's sort of like two brothers who are always fighting. When one starts to scream and cry and pout like a baby, the other rushes to his crib side. This is how we feel about Al Davis' Raidehs, now merely Raiders again, or maybe Raida-a-a-a-ahs, if it sounds enough like a last gasp.

Beuerlein has key task to hold down - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 9, 2002 - Steve Beuerlein sat down for a casual lunch with Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen at team headquarters this week. The light conversation ended on a serious subject: the veteran quarterback's new role as holder on extra points and field goals.

Romo's Return Not Burrowing Into Broncos' Brains- - Andrew Mason
Nov. 8, 2002 - If you walk around the fields at the University of Northern Colorado or the practice fields at the Broncos' complex in Englewood, you might be able to hear the echoes.

Fantasy Focus: Against Raiders, Griese's History of Persistence Stands Out- - Andrew Mason
Nov. 8, 2002 - Why play Brian Griese in your fantasy game this weekend? Why wait until Monday night to find out how many points your quarterback produces? Because in five starts against the Raiders, he has yet to post a bad statistical game. His average per-game passer rating in those five games is 91.6.

Broncos can do it on defense, too- San Francisco Chronicle - David Bush
Saturday, November 9, 2002 - Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has two Super Bowl championship rings to prove what an offensive mastermind he is. But this year, his team, which takes on the Raiders on Monday night in Denver, is tied for the AFC West lead largely because of its defense.

Raiders search for clues- San Francisco Chronicle - David Steele
Saturday, November 9, 2002 - So Jerry Rice and Tim Brown are not fighting each other for the football, they aren't fighting each other, period. What looked for all the world two weeks ago like two stars griping, both subtly and overtly, about how much attention they've gotten in the Raiders' offensive game plan recently was, as far as they're concerned, just your routine griping about a game plan that suddenly had gone from cohesive to chaotic.

Griese plays like Elway when it's against Raiders- Oakland Tribune - Jerry McDonald
Saturday, November 09, 2002 - If NFL Films ever puts together Brian Griese's personal highlight show, it will have nearly as much silver and black as it does blue and orange. Even the notoriously competitive Denver press would have a hard time finding fault with Griese's performance and leadership skills when the Denver Broncos play the Oakland Raiders.

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