Open Thread: Seattle @ Washington

PFF previews the matchup. Enjoy the game!

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Lions cut Alex Henery, will work out Matt Prater

The Lions cut their second kicker of the season, this time Alex Henery, formerly of the Eagles.

Henery replaced 2014 seventh-rounder Nate Freese two weeks ago, and the two combined to go just 4/12 on field goal attempts.

Detroit will reportedly work out former Broncs kicker Matt Prater today, along with Jay Feely and Connor Barth.

NFL: Julius Thomas committed illegal chop block against Cards

On the third play of the second half of Sunday's win over Arizona, Julius Thomas was flagged for an illegal chop block on Calais Campbell.

The penalty was offset by a holding call on Arizona corner Antonio Cromartie, and wiped out what would have been a 77-yard touchdown catch by Demaryius Thomas.

Campbell suffered a sprained MCL on the play, and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

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Mike Tanier puts Peyton Manning’s 503 touchdown passes into perspective

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: The Peyton Manning 500

Five hundred touchdowns are as many as Johnny Unitas (290), Bart Starr (152) and Russell Wilson (58) have thrown combined. As of Monday morning, at least.
Five hundred touchdowns are more than Jim Kelly and Steve Young combined (469), Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw combined (485), and more than Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and Joe Namath combined (493).

Let's play this again when he reaches 600...

Silver: Tom Brady could leave Patriots after 2014 season

Is Tom Brady jealous of Peyton Manning's weapons?

“Oh, you know he had to be hot,” one of Brady’s former teammates said Sunday. “Look at what he’s got, and look at what they give Peyton. How can he not be jealous?”

Or, in the words of a Broncos player: “He had to be saying, ‘(Expletive) this (expletive). Look at all these weapons Peyton’s got. Where are my weapons? What the (expletive)?’ “

Not that he's going to get moved or anything, but if he's still on the Patriots roster come Week 17, Brady's 2015-2017 salaries ($24M in total) become fully guaranteed.

Mike Holmgren reportedly visited Raiders

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Having dispatched one of the league's last unbeaten teams with relative ease, the Broncos will face a squad at the other end of the spectrum in Week 6.

Denver heads east to play the Jets, who find themselves amidst a four-game losing streak and turmoil that grows by the day.

It's the longest streak of futility of Rex Ryan's tenure, and he attempted to take all of the blame for Sunday's 31-0 debacle in San Diego.

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Cutler’s Law: bad things happen

Why can't Bears realize potential?

“It’s a lot of little things,” Cutler said of the offense. “Turnovers are hurting us. Turnovers at critical times have hurt us, especially in the second half. We’ve been able to overcome them in the first half, but some of these second-half [turnovers] are hurting us. I’ve got to look at those.”

We blame Cutler for a lot, and certainly he has his faults—especially in the second half this season—but it’s not all on him. It’s just bad things tend to happen on his team. Cutler’s Law, as it were.

Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Jay Cutler is none of these men.

Report: Montee Ball ‘out for a while’ with groin injury

According to Mike Klis, Montee Ball will undergo an MRI on his injured groin on Monday.

Ball left in the third quarter of Denver's 41-20 win over Arizona.

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Gut Reaction: Week 5 - Broncos vs Cardinals

Although the Cardinals have a good defense, they discovered one thing about playing the Denver Broncos.

Play man to man at your own risk.

Peyton Manning threw for the most yards in his career. Demaryius Thomas set a team single-game receiving record. And the Broncos nearly reached 600 yards in total offense.

This is what happens when you try and match talent with the Broncos. You find out what you knew all along.

You’re biting dust.

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Jets bench Geno Smith, but will start him against Broncos

Rex Ryan benched Geno Smith at halftime on Sunday, but says the second-year QB will start against the Broncos next week.

The Jets trailed the Chargers 17-0 after two quarters, with Smith having gone just 4/12 for 27 yards and an interception.

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