Sunday, December 08, 2002 - EAST RUTHERFORD, N.Y. - One by one, the most respected veterans in the Denver Broncos' locker room rose as they hope their team will. At the front of the team auditorium packed only with players, tight end Shannon Sharpe stood and delivered his message. Then wide receiver Rod Smith. Then quarterback Brian Griese.
Is Griese the world? Stay tuned - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Sunday, December 08, 2002 - NEW YORK - Now we find out what Brian Griese's really made of, how tough or soft he is, how determined or undependable he will be, how good or indifferent he can be in adversity, pain and a hostile environment.
Chill in the air at Giants Stadium - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, December 08, 2002 - The Denver Broncos can count on one thing this afternoon when they take on the New York Jets at Giants Stadium. Wind.
Dolbin bought consistency, productivity to Broncos - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, December 08, 2002 - This is the 14th in a weekly series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Broncos' first Super Bowl season.
With this rookie, there's no doubt- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 8, 2002 - Clinton Portis began his career as an NFL starter feeling the August heat in Tempe, Ariz. It was only a preseason game, but the Denver Broncos rookie fumbled three times. After the debacle in the desert, only his confidence remained secure.
Bronco playoff hopes likely on the line- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 8, 2002 - EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Brian Griese has been waiting a couple of weeks for this moment. Chad Pennington a couple of years.
Jets know the score- New York Daily News - Rich Cimini
December 8, 2002 - Chad Pennington A year ago, the Jets began the final quarter of the season with an intense players-only meeting. It came after a second consecutive loss, dropping them to 7-5 and jeopardizing their playoff hopes.
Big-Game Hunting- Newsday - Bob Glauber
December 8, 2002 - Welcome to the stretch run of a deliciously unpredictable NFL season, where it's anyone's guess as to who moves on and who stays home. The Jets and Giants are still in the hunt - mathematically, anyway - but haven't left much room for error. At least they've made it interesting.
Vent & Reinvent- Newsday - Ken Berger
December 8, 2002 - Randy Thomas was sitting in the locker room one day this week, wearing a towel on his head that made him look like a swami. He reflected on the Jets' strange journey during the past two months, and on a little prediction of his that's coming true.
There for the taking- New York Post - Steve Serby
December 8, 2002 -- Sixty Minutes. You have four Super Sundays left if you are lucky, fellas, and this is Super Bowl I. These are the only Sixty Minutes that matter. Because if you 6-6 Jets do not make the most of these Sixty Minutes today against the Broncos, then next week's Sixty Minutes mean nothing, and there is no Super Bowl II, or Super Bowl III or Super Bowl IV.
Jets need one victory - four times- New York Post - Mark Cannizzaro
December 8, 2002 -- Sure, the Jets must win their last four games to put themselves in position to make the playoffs.
Stats don't show Ellis' impact- New York Post - Mark Cannizzaro
December 8, 2002 -- No sooner than the words "Shaun Ellis" were uttered in a conversation with Mo Lewis on Friday, the linebacker said, "Most improved player."