Good Morning, Broncos fans! Appropriately, the NFL has fined Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin $100K for his sideline shenanigans.
Additionally, Tomlin has been removed from the competition committee, which also makes sense.
However, the league will await the final draft order before determining whether to dock any of the Steelers' picks.
This would seem a reasonable plan, given that the potential value of each of the team's picks varies quite widely at this juncture.
Eric Decker's career day not only earned him a place in Denver's record book, it garnered him the AFC Offensive POW award for the first time.
The fourth-year wideout set a new personal best with 174 receiving yards in Denver's 35-28 win over Kansas City, and his four receiving touchdowns are the most by any player in franchise history.
Denver's route to the playoffs is actually a bit easier than had been reported earlier in the week. There are three scenarios that clinch a berth for the Broncos:
Good Morning, Broncos fans! If Sunday re-established that Denver is the team to beat in the AFC, Monday night did the same for Seattle in the NFC.
The Seahawks (11-1) scored 27 first-half points in a 34-7 demolition of the visiting Saints (9-3), getting three touchdown passes from Russell Wilson and holding Drew Brees to just 147 yards.
Seattle clinched a playoff berth with the win and now holds a commanding two-game edge over New Orleans and Carolina for best record in the conference.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Sitting atop the AFC and AFCW with a 10-2 record, Denver has a chance to clinch a playoff berth against Tennessee next Sunday.
The Titans (5-7) will come to town having lost three of its past four games, including a 22-14 decision at Indy (8-4) yesterday (their second loss to the Colts in three weeks).
Those three losses have come by a margin of just 13 combined points, with Ryan Fitzpatrick quarterbacking the team in place of Jake Locker, who was lost to a foot injury similar to the one suffered by Ryan Clady.
Kansas City Police have reportedly arrested two people in connection with a possible homicide that allegedly occurred in the parking lot at Arrowhead Stadium.
According to KCTV5, a man and his son arrived at their parked car during the game and found a third man going through the contents of the vehicle.
Wait, don’t the Chiefs win games like this at home?
Turning turnovers into touchdowns, taking kickoffs back for touchdowns, breaking off big runs—these are the things that define the Chiefs.
It doesn’t matter, not when Peyton Manning comes to town, even when Manning breaks bad for a quarter. Manning’s mind is just too good. His arm (no matter how wobbly the passes) simply follows.
The Broncos now stand in sole possession of first place in the AFC West; even better, they are in complete control of their own destiny. If they want the first seed, they can do more than wish for it for Christmas.
Hmm, loading up to stop the run against a Peyton Manning-led team? That’s exactly what the Chiefs opted for on Sunday.
The strategy was anything but predictable, but the result was, as the Broncos (10-2) overcame a 21-7 deficit and hung on for a 35-28 (Gamebook) win over the host Chiefs (9-3), completing a season sweep and giving them a commanding advantage atop the AFCW.
It was a record-setting day for Peyton Manning, whose five touchdown passes gave him a new franchise mark of 41 on the season, and for Eric Decker, whose four scores set a new Broncos single-game record.
Inactives: Broncos - Derek Wolfe, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Julius Thomas, J.D. Walton, Chris Kuper, Zac Dysert, C.J. Anderson
Chiefs - Justin Houston, Tyler Bray, Nico Johnson, Eric Kush, Rokevious Watkins, Rishaw Johnson, Kyle Love.