Typical NFL kicker Matt Prater misses two field goals

In his debut for the Lions, Matt Prater went 1/3 on field goal attempts, making from 52 and missing from 50 and 44.

This doesn't mean Prater isn't any good, or that the Broncos were right to cut him last week.

Prater is far less than automatic, just like most NFL kickers.

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Open Thread: Sunday Week 6

Enjoy the games, and Go Raiders (vs San Diego)!

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Julius Thomas on torching Jets: It’s so f@#$ing easy!

Julius Thomas's second touchdown catch against the Jets on Sunday put Denver ahead by 24-7.

He punctuated the score by saying what everyone watching was thinking at the time, with some R-rated emphasis to boot:

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Broncos lose Danny Trevathan to knee injury against Jets

Although Denver headed into the locker room with a 17-7 lead over the Jets, it was a costly first half.

Danny Trevathan was carted off with an injury to his left knee during the Jets' opening drive.

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Open Thread: Broncos @ Jets

Inactives: Denver - Montee Ball, Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Mitch Unrein, Lerentee McCray, Ben Garland, Michael Schofield

Jets - WR David Nelson, DT T.J. Barnes, S Josh Bush, T Dakota Dozier, OL Ben Ijalana, DE IK Enemkpali, and WR Chris Owusu (Eric Decker and David Harris are active)

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Rex Ryan’s job reportedly safe for now

Good Morning, Broncos fans! There's been talk all week that Rex Ryan is coaching for his job.

According to Ian Rapoport, speaking on NFL GameDay Morning, that's not the case.

In an apparent attempt to quiet that chatter, the Jets are putting out word that owner Woody Johnson won't consider Rex's status until after the season.

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Saints reporter to Jahri Evans: Come At Me Bro

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As is their habit when facing 1pm ET kickoffs, the team headed east to New Jersey on Friday.

Montee Ball is of course out, while seven others are listed as probable. Of those seven, five were full practice participants throughout the week.

Juwan Thompson was upgraded to a full participant on Friday and is expected to play, while Michael Schofield returned after having mourned the loss of his aunt (at just 46).

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Colts hold off comeback attempt by Texans, J.J. Watt

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Well, wouldn't you know, a football game broke out last night.

Indy (4-2) jumped out to a 24-0 first quarter lead over Houston (3-3) before holding on for a 33-28 road win.

After an early field goal, Pat McAfee recovered his own onside kick, and the rout was on.

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Open Thread: Indy @ Houston

PFFESPN, and the NYT preview the matchup.

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Is this Ronnie Hillman’s last big chance with the Broncos?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's hard to believe this is just Ronnie Hillman's third season in Denver, isn't it?

It almost feels like he's running out of chances with the Broncos, and that he really needs to take advantage of his current one, which figures to include his first career start.

Perhaps it's the preseason gaffes, or how much his four career fumbles (in only 179 touches) stand out in the mind.

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