Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Despite his best efforts to the contrary, Mike Shanahan is apparently still employed.
Dan Snyder and his lawyers are reportedly busy trying to figure out whether they can fire Shanny for cause and withhold his $7M salary for 2014. Of course, this is familiar territory for Shanahan, who famously had a similar dispute with Al Davis over his 1989 firing.
Yup, it's two days since the Broncos whipped the Titans, and they're already just two days from hosting the Chargers.
Such is the brutality of today's NFL.
Wes Welker and Derek Wolfe were the only players to miss practice on Monday, while Trindon Holliday was limited. 14 others were listed as full participants.
Enjoy the game!
Good Morning, Broncos fans! With yesterday's win over Tennessee, Denver became the first AFC team to clinch a playoff berth, while simultaneously helping Indy back into the AFCS title.
Let's take a quick peek at Denver's clinching scenarios for Week 15.
If the Broncos are able to take care of business against the Chargers on Thursday night, a Chiefs loss at Oakland on Sunday afternoon would clinch the AFCW for Denver.
Should both of those occur, the addition of a Cincy loss or tie at Pittsburgh on SNF would clinch a first-round bye for the Broncos.
Peyton Manning can’t throw in cold weather—unless he can.
That’s the narrative now. Although the temperature hovered around a frigid five degrees for most of the game, the Broncos offense—and Manning in particular—created a blaze so hot, the Titans needed treatment for third-degree burns.
Make no mistake: the Broncos had two plans in this game. The first was to win the game, which they did handily, 51-28. The second was to send a message to the rest of the league: Peyton Manning can not only play in cold weather, he can torch you.
If you’re coming into Denver late in the year, you'd better believe in Santa Claus. That’s because Peyton Manning is Jack Frost.
Another day, another record-setting performance for the Broncos (11-2). Another year, another playoff berth for John Fox’s squad.
Last week, Eric Decker set a new team mark for touchdown receptions in a game. Sunday, in the Broncos’ 51-28 (Gamebook) win over the visiting Titans (5-8), they established new marks for both their team and the league, clinching their third straight playoff berth along the way.
Matt Prater hit a 64-yard field goal to break the record for the longest in league history, and the Broncos racked up 39 first downs, their most in franchise history.
Their 515 points are the most of any Broncos team; the prior record of 501 was set by the 1998 tite squad.
Matt Prater set a new NFL record with a 64-yarder at the halftime gun in Denver's Week 14 game against Tennessee.
Four players, including former Bronco Jason Elam, had held the previous record at 63 yards.
Inactives: Denver - Derek Wolfe, Champ Bailey, Ronnie Hillman, Trindon Holliday, J.D. Walton, Chris Kuper, Zac Dysert
Tennessee - WR Kenny Britt, TE Delanie Walker, WR Damian Williams, DB Micah Pellerin, T Byron Stingily, DE Lavar Edwards, QB John Skelton
Sorry, folks. I almost forgot this week's limerick. Here you go:
I've got nothing to say with my wit
except that the Titans will quit
by the third quarter's end
when records will bend
and Munchak will drown in his $hit.
Let it fly, Broncos fans!
Enjoy the games; Go Cleveland and Washington!