Good Morning, Broncos fans! It sure was nice to go a few weeks without having to think about the incompetence of Roger Goodell, wasn't it?
Well, the latest chapter of the Ray Rice story ensures that Goodell and his bumbling will remain at the forefront for some time to come.
Convenient for the NFL that news of Rice's arbitration win slipped out on a Friday afternoon, and on Black Friday to boot.
Brandon Marshall was cleared through the league's concussion protocol, and is expected to start on Sunday at Arrowhead.
Julius Thomas and Aqib Talib were limited participants on Friday and are listed as questionable.
An arbitrator overturned the indefinite suspension of domestic abuser and former Ravens running back Ray Rice, who is now free to sign with any team.
In her ruling, former U.S. District Court Judge Barbara S. Jones concluded that Rice had not lied to or misled NFL officials during his disciplinary hearing:
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! We hope you had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.
If you were expecting or hoping for competitive football games, though, you were out of luck, as there were instead three blowouts.
In the first matchup, Detroit whipped Chicago 34-17, as Matthew Stafford threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns.
Some fans had started to lose faith in the Broncos after they's lost two of their last three games in blowouts at New England and St. Louis.
The team knew Miami, which entered the game with a 3-2 road record, would be a tough opponent.
Denver, meanwhile, hadn't yet lost at home.
Enjoy the games, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Good Morning, Broncos fans, and Happy Thanksgiving! Denver's defense was short several players on Wednesday.
Aqib Talib (hamstring), Brandon Marshall (concussion), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) were held out, while Danny Trevathan returned to practice as he aims to return for Week 15.
But according to Troy Renck, the Broncos expect to have Marshall and Webster back for Sunday night's game at Arrowhead.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's hard to believe it's only been two years since Robert Griffin III was emerging as one of the NFL's brightest young stars.
On Tuesday night, for the second time in as many years, RG3 has been benched, this time in favor of one Colt McCoy (!).
The Broncos swapped kickers on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with Connor Barth and waiving Brandon McManus, who's missed four field goal attempts in 13 tries.
Among qualifying active kickers, Barth has the ninth best career FG percentage at 84.167% in four seasons with Tampa Bay and part of one season with Kansas City.