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

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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OTL: Baltimore brass knew Rice details, influenced Goodell’s light suspension

Another bombshell has landed on the NFL and Baltimore Ravens over the Ray Rice case, this time via ESPN's Outside The Lines.

Included within ESPN's report are the following points:

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Roger Goodell finally speaks, says very little

Even Roger Goodell's harshest critics had to be expecting more out of him on Friday.

After all, he'd been hunkered down for more than a week, having remained completely silent throughout the entirety of the Vikings/Adrian Peterson affair.

As often as Goodell has made himself and the league look bad in recent months, this was his chance to impress, even if through powerful statements written by his lawyers or PR staff.

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Danny Trevathan practices Friday, not expected to face Seahawks

5.5 weeks after he fractured his leg, Danny Trevathan made a limited return to practice on Friday.

The official word is that Trevathan is a gametime decision for Sunday's SB matchup in Seattle.

But Jeff Legwold says Denver's leading tackler from last year will continue to rest through the bye week, and return for Denver's Week 5 game against Arizona.

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