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Broncos, Briefly: Saturday, December 17, 2016


Broncos' final three games are daunting but doable]( (Mike Klis, KUSA)*
First, the Broncos probably don't have to win all three to get in. They will probably have to win two. Two of their final three games will be played at home so it's doable.*

Often it takes the 'other' guys to beat the Patriots (Jeff Legwold,
Sure, every team heading into every NFL game in every week of the season wants to take away what its opponent does best. But Belichick's teams routinely play with the assignment discipline to pull it off.

Marshall out, Davis 50-50 for Broncos-Patriots showdown (Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press)
Inside linebacker Todd Davis says he's optimistic he'll play against New England this weekend after returning to practice Friday on a limited basis.

The Derby conspiracy theory is a red herring. Broncos need their tight end now more than ever. (Nick Groke, Denver Post)
In Belichick's 17 seasons as coach of the Patriots, he is 2-8 against the Broncos in Denver, including two losses last season by a combined eight points. The difference between the teams is often minor. Derby could be that difference — as much a subtraction from the Patriots as an addition for the Broncos.

When Tom Brady Faces Down the Broncos (Andy Benoit, MMQB)
Breaking down the QB's battle with a defense that got the best of him twice last season. Plus, film-study notes on every NFL team heading into Week 15

Raymond Says Smaller Size Is To His Advantage (Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press)
In Kalif Raymond, a 5-foot-9, 160-pounder who ran in the mid-4.3 range as a guest at Harvard's pro day, the Broncos hope they've found their own fireball like the Chiefs have in Hill, the Seahawks boast in Tyler Lockett or the Falcons flaunt in Taylor Gabriel.

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Five Broncos things you should know: Against Pats, two words are key: "Don't Panic" (Andrew Mason)
Chris Harris Jr. says he'll remind his teammates of that when the need arises ... plus how Justin Forsett has leaned on Trevor Siemian in getting up to speed.

Making the case for Mecklenburg for the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Andrew Mason)
The man they called "The Snow Goose" has a legitimate case for the Hall of Fame, and it rests in a skill set unlike any other.

Through My Eyes: Dixon explains the fake punt vs. the Titans (Riley Dixon)
The rookie punter describes what was going through his mind when he got the play call and how he's preparing for his first Patriots game.

Broncos elevate Dora to active roster, move Kreiter to IR (Aric DiLalla)
The Broncos made a pair of roster moves on Friday.

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