Monday, November 11, Story Links

QB Brian Griese will be a captain in tonight's Monday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders. Read the latest updates on the game in today's story links.

Paving Raiders' road to ruin - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Monday, November 11, 2002 - While advancing their season, the Denver Broncos can unofficially end Oakland's. A Denver win tonight during the 500th "Monday Night Football" telecast, and Oakland loses its fifth straight game, falling to a near-hopeless 4-5.

Raiders' Davis has always been there for us - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Monday, November 11, 2002 - Before the momentous 500th Monday Night Football game, the Denver Broncos should acknowledge, and the crowd of 76,125 and a national television audience should pay homage to, the man most responsible for the franchise's popularity, success and well being and who, beginning in 1960, has been to a Broncos home game every season except one.

Griese, Wilson, Burns get vote of confidence - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Monday, November 11, 2002 - When former Denver quarterback John Elway tosses the ceremonial opening coin tonight, three more Broncos will be there to greet him.

Knorr hopes to kick-start special teams with Broncos - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Monday, November 11, 2002 - His name is Micah Knorr. He's a soccer-style kicker capable of booting the ball deep into the end zone. That's one of the major reasons the Denver Broncos signed him 11 days ago. He makes his Denver debut tonight against the Oakland Raiders.

No feud for thought - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
s November 11, 2002 - Defensive tackle Lional Dalton might be fairly new to the Denver Broncos organization, but already he knows what it means to play the Oakland Raiders.

Saunders: Denver appropriate place to play No. 500 - Rocky Mountain News - Dusty Saunders
November 11, 2002 - Al Michaels still refers to the game as "unbelievable." "In my football booth career, I've never seen anything quite like it," he said. The longtime Monday Night Football broadcaster (17 seasons) was referencing the Oct. 17, 1994, shootout at Mile High Stadium between John Elway and the Kansas City Chiefs' Joe Montana.

How the Broncos and Raiders match up - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 11, 2002 - Clinton Portis finished the first half of the season with a 4.9-yard average, tops in the AFC among backs with at least 100 carries.

Broncos aim for KO of Raiders - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 11, 2002 - There was not a lot of bulletin board material coming out of the Bay Area this week. Four consecutive losses tends to silence the verbal swagger.

Thorburn: Griese seems to save best for Raiders - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 11, 2002 - There are many reasons why Mike Shanahan selected and stuck with Brian Griese as his quarterback in the post-John Elway era. Griese is smarter than most coaches. His genes will always be in football fashion. And when he's healthy and surrounded by talent, he's about as good as it gets sans No. 7.

Chargers open door for Broncos - Daily Camera
November 11, 2002 - ST. LOUIS — Thanks to some heroics by St quarterback Marc Bulger, the Denver Broncos can assume sole possession of first place in the AFC

Raiders try to catch breath at altitude - San Francisco Chronicle - Nancy Gay
Monday, November 11, 2002 - Denver -- In anticipation of its 500th "Monday Night Football" extravaganza, ABC Sports cajoled the NFL into scheduling a real nasty, down-and-dirty grudge match.

Raiders' tough climb at Mile High - Oakland Tribune - Jerry McDonald
Monday, November 11, 2002 - DENVER -- It's no small task the Oakland Raiders have undertaken on the occasion of the 500th game in the history of Monday Night Football. Their mission is to pull out of their worst stretch of football in four years tonight against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High.

Call him crazy, but 'Romo' keeps getting in his licks - Oakland Tribune - Jerry McDonald
Monday, November 11, 2002 - Jerry Rice, a man whose name is synonymous with hard work and dedication, calls Bill Romanowski "insane." John Steed, a high school and childhood friend of Romanowski's from Vernon, Conn., says, "I'm telling you, he's nuts."

Broncology: Good Byes - - Andrew Mason
Nov. 9, 2002 - A mark of success for a franchise is maintaining positive momentum -- even when the schedule forces a break in the week-to-week pattern of the season. Broncos-Raiders Capsule and Notes - - Andrew Mason
Nov. 10, 2002 - This week ABC will broadcast it's 500th edition of Monday Night Football when the Oakland Raiders (4-4) come to INVESCO Field at Mile High to play the 6-2 Broncos.

At the Summit - - James Merilatt
Nov. 11, 2002 - On a Monday night in late October, a group of football fans gathered at a local establishment to watch football, eat, drink and debate various aspects of the game they love.

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