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Chance to Be a Winner Awaits Lynch

Mark Kiszla, Denver Post

Should Kubiak Have Settled for Tie?

Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated

Buffs Go From Feel Good to Real Good

Matt Brown, Sports on Earth

In a showdown of the league’s best defenses, Washington left no doubt. The Huskies, for the first time in 16 years, are back on top of the Pac-12 Conference. Taylor Rapp returned...(full article)

The three most dangerous avocations in the United States: 1) Chain-saw juggler; 2) Squirrel-suit pilot, and 3) Broncos quarterback. As Trevor Siemian limped through the Denver lock...(full article)

Do you play for the tie or play for the win? Denver coach Gary Kubiak opted for the latter when he likely could have had the former. He wound up with neither. With the Broncos and ...(full article)

Sunday was a weird day of football, ending with a bizarrely fascinating game between the Chiefs and Broncos in Denver. The AFC West rivals put on a defensive clinic for most of Kan...(full article)

There has been no shortage of surprises in the 2016 college football season, but in case anyone has forgotten what the most stunning turn of events has been, Colorado can't help bu...(full article)

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