Saturday, December 12, Story Links

The Broncos meet the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Read about the upcoming game in today's story links.

Shanahan pleased with week's work - Denver Post
Saturday, December 14, 2002 - Mike Shanahan looked past troubling times in the ranks of the Denver Broncos to find a silver lining. "We had a real good week, a real good week," the Broncos coach said after Friday's practice. "We had a week of real good concentration."

Living dangerously - Denver Post - Lee Rasizer
December 14, 2002 - By the time the Denver Broncos kick off their game Sunday at Invesco Field at Mile High, a chain of events could be set in motion that catapults them on a path toward first place in the AFC West and, get this, a home playoff game.

Anderson could miss game - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
December 14, 2002 - If Sunday's Denver Broncos-Kansas City Chiefs game goes down to the wire again, there's a big question as to whether the NFL's second-leading kicker - Morten Andersen - will be available.

Krieger: Let's assume the Broncos would have nun of this - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
December 14, 2002 - What with all the turmoil down at Dove Valley this week, heavenly intervention came just in time. And you know heavenly intervention is about all that can save your Denver Broncos as another football season sinks slowly in the west.

Bronco prospects simple, relatively- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 13, 2002 - A lot of things must go right for the Denver Broncos to make the playoffs. And some of the players are either confused by the scenarios or don't understand what "we control our own destiny" means relative to football. Woelk: Has Shanahan run his course with Broncos? - Daily Camera - Niell Woelk
December 13, 2002 - It was exactly 10 years ago this month that the best coach in Denver Bronco history — up to that point — was on his way to getting fired. After a 7-3 start, John Elway was injured and missed four straight games. The Broncos lost all four, finished 8-8, and Dan Reeves was the former head coach soon thereafter.

Chiefs sign Husted as emergency kicker- Kansas City Star
Sat, Dec. 14, 2002 - The last time the Chiefs signed Michael Husted, it was for kickoffs only. This time, the veteran kicker might handle placements, too.

Broncos searching for answers, finding few- Kansas City Star - Ivan Carter
Dec. 14, 2002 - Some things just defy explanation. The Denver Broncos enter Sunday's AFC West showdown against the Chiefs with the league's second-ranked defense and fifth-ranked offense. They have found yet another outstanding running back in rookie Clinton Portis, who has already more than 1,000 yards rushing.

Broncos Clear Dorrell to Interview With UCLA- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Dec. 13, 2002 - The college-coaching carousel, a ride with the most prominent national vacancies now at UCLA and Alabama, has made a stop with the Denver Broncos.

Broncology: Pulling Rank- DenverBroncos.com
Dec. 13, 2002 - It would seem that the 1981 Detroit Lions and the 2002 Denver Broncos have little in common. Those Lions hadn't seen a playoff trip in 11 years; these Broncos have made six playoff excursions in the last 11 seasons.


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