Good Morning, Broncos fans! New Orleans pounded Chicago in a 31-15 Monday night beatdown that wasn't nearly as close as the final score indicates.
After the NFCS leading Saints (6-8) took a 24-0 advantage into the fourth quarter, the Bears (5-9) tacked on two late touchdown passes from Jay Cutler.
It was a quintessential performance from the sulkmaster, who threw three interceptions, took seven sacks, and fumbled once. Afterward, Cutty bolted early from his own presser, escaping before the local scribes could show up.
A day after guaranteeing that the Broncos would win the Super Bowl, pending free agent Terrance Knighton said he'd like to remain in Denver, perhaps even at a slight discount to the market.
The defensive captain told Andrew Mason,
So Denver is definitely where I want to be, and when that time comes, if they're in the ballpark, I'll be a Bronco.
Chargers lose Donald Butler for season
It occurred on a short C.J. Anderson run near the goal line. Butler popped Peyton Manning on the play when the Broncos quarterback attempted to block him, but the injury came after, not during, the exchange, McCoy said.
Okay, so a glance at the replay suggests McCoy is probably right, but it's still a funny story (although we do hope Butler recovers fully and quickly).
Danny Trevathan's 2014 season looks to be over after 100 defensive snaps and three separate injuries to his left knee. The third-year linebacker will undergo surgery to repair a patellar dislocation.
Trevathan first missed time with a broken bone below his left knee suffered during training camp. He returned to play most of Denver's Week 5 win over Arizona, but left the next week after just two snaps against the Jets. The second time, he broke a bone above that same knee. Sunday marked his return to play from that second injury, and he saw 42 snaps before leaving in the second half.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! As expected, the league's bungled handling of the Adrian Peterson case is back in the news.
The NFLPA filed suit against the NFL on Monday morning, challenging the decision to uphold Peterson's six-game suspension.
According to the suit, league exec Troy Vincent promised Peterson reinstatement after an initial two-game suspension, with credit for his time spent on the commissioner's exempt list.
Sunday's results established Denver's 2015 opponents. They are as follows:
Home: Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Minnesota, New England
Away: Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis
The Broncos have two scenarios for clinching a first-round bye next week:
Woodyard said he did nothing to warrant the call.
“Absolutely not,” he said. “Decker [tried to catch] the ball, I stood over by him and he got up and pushed me, I got pushed in the face. I don’t know why. He didn’t explain anything, he just ran over and said, ‘It’s on you 59.’”
Sheesh. There's nothing quite like going from a perennial overdog to a showdown between teams with matching 2-11 records.
Kiszla: Terrance Knighton guarantees a Broncos Super Bowl victory
“It doesn’t matter what happens. At the end of the year, we’re hoisting that trophy…I don’t care if New England doesn’t lose again. I don’t care where we have to play. I don’t care who our opponent is. We’re not going to be satisfied until we hoist that trophy. So if we’ve got to go to New England (in the playoffs) and win somewhere we’re not used to winning, we’re going to make it happen.”
Sounds good. And if it takes someone else beating New England at Foxboro, that would also be fine with us too...