Good Morning, Broncos fans! If you only watched the first quarter of Monday's game, you might have come away thinking the Broncos face an easy task on Sunday night.
The Rams (1-4) and Austin Davis jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead, but it was mostly Niners from there on out.
Colin Kaepernick threw three touchdown passes and piled up 380 yards of sack- and turnover-free yardage, and San Francisco (4-2) emerged with a 31-17 road win.
The Broncos will wear their hideous navy on navy uniforms next week on SNF against the Niners.
Normally, I wouldn't bother writing a separate entry on such an item.
Although the Patriots bounced back from their Week 4 embarrassment at KC with a pair of big wins, Sunday's victory over Buffalo came with a massive toll.
As expected, New England has lost linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley to season-ending knee injuries.
Danny Trevathan will again miss several weeks with a broken bone near his left kneecap.
According to John Fox, the injury is just above the knee and to the side.
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The problem on the horizon, of course, is that they still have to play the 4-1 Denver Broncos twice. They did beat the Broncos last year, but the tall Broncos receivers should be able to overwhelm San Diego’s smaller defensive backs in much the same way the Raiders did.
Indeed, the only other receiver who's really given San Diego a good deal of trouble this season was Arizona's Michael Floyd, who stands 6-3 and totaled five catches for 119 yards against them in Week 1.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Yes, Ronnie Hillman did look pretty good on Sunday.
It's great that he hit the 100-yard mark in his first career start, and that it went a long way to helping Denver win.
There was still that fumble.
Dallas (5-1) outdistanced Seattle (3-2) handily in yards (401-206), first downs (23-9), and TOP (37:39-22:21) on their way to a 30-23 road win over the defending champs.
DeMarco Murray topped 100 yards for the sixth straight week, while the reborn Rolando McClain ensured the Cowboys' upset with a late interception of Russell Wilson.
The Patriots (4-2) proved again that they're far from dead with a 37-22 win at Buffalo (3-3) on Sunday.
Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, but running back Stevan Ridley exited with what's feared to be a torn ACL.
San Diego (5-1) remained a half-game ahead of Denver (4-1) with a 31-28 shootout win over Oakland (0-5).
Philip Rivers tossed three touchdown passes, while Branden Oliver scored once and topped 100 yards for the second straight week.