Open Thread: Bears @ Jets

PFF and CBS Sports preview the matchup. Enjoy the game!

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So, did the Broncos close the gap on Seattle?

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! It was another injury-ravaged Sunday around the league.

Pittsburgh linebackers Ryan Shazier (sprained MCL) and Jarvis Jones (wrist surgery), and Ike Taylor (broken forearm) each suffered serious injuries.

Their AFCN rival Ravens lost tight end Dennis Pitta to a dislocated hip that may also be fractured.

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AFCW wrap: Chargers pull into first-place tie

With their loss at Seattle on Sunday, the Broncos fell into a first-place tie with the Chargers (2-1), who thumped the Bills 22-10 in Buffalo.

Philip Rivers threw a pair of touchdown passes to former friend Eddie Royal, but Danny Woodhead was lost to a leg injury that figures to end his season.

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Gut Reaction: Week 3 - Broncos @ Seahawks

You’ll be tempted to look at the final score today and feel some sort of moral victory.

You’ll hear all the pundits next week. It will go something like this. The Broncos had to show they could hang with Seattle, they’ll say. And they did.

The Broncos never quit, they’ll say. They can build on this.

As Marcellus Wallace might say, that’s just pride f#$king with you.

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Final Score: Seahawks 26, Broncos 20 (Updated)

Is there such a thing as a moral victory in a losing effort for a Super Bowl favorite?

Honestly, we're not sure.

But if there is, then perhaps Denver gained one in their 26-20 loss (Game Book) at Seattle.

After second-half collapses had left Denver holding on for one-score wins in their first two games, the Broncos outscored the Seahawks 17-3 in the third and fourth quarters on Sunday.

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Open Thread: Broncos @ Seahawks

Inactives: Broncos - Danny Trevathan, Tony Carter, Cody Latimer, Lerentee McCray, Mitch Unrein, Ben Garland, Michael Schofield

Seahawks - LB Bruce Irvin, T Garry Gilliam, T Andrew McDonald, RB Christine Michael, DE Greg Scruggs, WR Kevin Norwood, CB Tharold Simon.

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Broncos: Bowlens face no deadline to sell

In an apparent response to Sunday's article in the DP - which we summarized here - the Broncos have released a statement regarding succession plans for the team's ownership:

Owner Pat Bowlen has indicated a strong desire to keep specifics of his estate planning private, and the Denver Broncos intend to honor his wishes.

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Open Thread: Sunday Week 3

Enjoy the games, and Go Raiders (at New England) and Chargers (at Buffalo)!

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DP: Broncos ownership likely to come down to Bowlen children or John Elway

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Over at the DP, David Migoya has written an extensive article on the succession plan for the Broncos. Per Migoya:

  • The NFL has given the Bowlen family a potentially flexible two-year window within which to find a new ownership leader.
  • Ownership is currently split between Pat Bowlen (60%) and his brother, John (40%).
  • Whenever John Bowlen passes, his stake will be sold back to Pat's side of the Bowlen family.

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Fingers crossed for Wes Welker, John Abraham

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! The team can only be thrilled to have Wes Welker back on the field tomorrow.

This is especially true in light of Denver's second-half offensive struggles through two weeks.

But several observers will be holding their collective breath, focusing more on Welker's health.

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