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Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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Elway, Manning and Miller helped define the NFL in 2016](http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/12/27/week-under-review-nfl-season-defining-people) (Melissa Jacobs, Sports Illustrated)*
Five years ago, Miller was drafted No. 2 behind Cam Newton. On Super Bowl Sunday, Miller single-handedly neutralized Newton and his Panthers, nabbing 2.5 sacks and forcing two fumbles en route to a convincing 24–10 win. Miller was named Super Bowl MVP, and the off-season of Von took off from there. Commercials, Dancing with the Stars, hanging with Kanye, interviews galore. You name it, Miller did it.*

Defending Super Bowl champs sitting out the playoffs (Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press)

Denver's five-year playoff run that featured two Super Bowl trips came crashing to a halt with a late-season slide that revealed both flaws in the foundation and fissures in the locker room.*

Matt McGloin at QB, Raiders figure to be run-heavy against Broncos (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)
The Broncos, after all, are not in the playoffs for the first time since 2010 -- before many of the Broncos players were Broncos. So playing in a game that doesn't impact playoff seeding or serve as an opportunity to get ready for a postseason game is something many of those players have not done.

Broncos' offensive line figures to get plenty of offseason attention (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)
In fact, several personnel executives in the league quickly say what many among the Broncos' faithful have believed throughout the season: Offensive line is the biggest on-field reason the team isn't in the playoffs.

Alabama notebook: Foster compares Tide 'D' to Broncos (Tony Tsoukalas and Alex Byington, Montgomery Advertiser)
When asked Tuesday what defense No. 1 Alabama strives to be like, Foster naturally named a fellow defending champion. "Broncos," Foster said wearing his signature ear-to-ear smile.

Check out what's on DenverBroncos.com

Mason's Week 17 Power Rankings (Andrew Mason)
One win didn't pull Cleveland up from the bottom on a week where there wasn't much movement up or down around the league.

Flipbook: Raymond takes a big return (DenverBroncos.com)
Take a look at one of the Broncos' most electric plays from their Sunday-night showdown with the Chiefs, through the lens of team photographer Eric Bakke.

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