Good Morning, Broncos fans! San Francisco (7-4) cruised to a 27-6 victory over Washington (3-8) on Thursday night, keeping them in position for the NFC's final Wild Card.
The Niners were led by three TD passes from Colin Kaepernick and held RG3 & Co. to just 190 total yards.
San Francisco is expected to activate WR Michael Crabtree from their PUP list today and have him on the field against St. Louis on Sunday.
There were so many key and momentum-shifting plays, that it's almost unfair to say one was clearly more decisive than another within the context of the game.
Wes Welker, of course, played a central role in the game's last big play, and for his part, he's taking the blame.
But it was an earlier flub by Welker that may have been just as costly, and unfortunately, it's something we just have to get used to as Broncos fans:
Good Morning, Broncos fans! All week long, we've read conflicting reports out of New England regarding the health/availability of corner Alfonzo Dennard.
The second-year corner was listed as a limited practice participant each day, and is officially questionable for tonight's game.
Jeff Howe and Albert Breer reported that Dennard would be out tonight and perhaps for as long as three weeks, and have stuck with that.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver's 2013 campaign has been a statistical marvel in many senses. From our good friend Chase Stuart:
Of course, you should read Stuart's piece in its entirety.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! New Orleans (9-2) continued the burial of division rival Atlanta (2-9) with a 17-13 road win on Thursday night.
Rob Ryan's defense sacked Matt Ryan five times, and two first-half touchdown passes from Drew Brees proved to be enough to down the reeling Falcons, who have lost five straight games.
His second scoring throw went to Jimmy Graham, whose thunderous TD celebration nearly destroyed a goalpost.
As he's done many times before, Falcons coach Mike Smith wimped out on a late decision, opting for a FG attempt while down four points with just 2.5 minutes remaining.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Bill Belichick and Co. will surely continue to list corner Alfonzo Dennard as a limited practice participant over the next couple of days.
The status of safety Steve Gregory remains unclear, but it appears that if he does play, it will be with a cast on his right arm and broken thumb.
For Denver, it sounds like Wes Welker is progressing toward being cleared, but we won't know for sure until Friday afternoon's final injury report of the week.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Turns out our earlier injury notes on the Patriots secondary may already be outdated.
Safety Steve Gregory (broken thumb), who had been described as unlikely to play this week, reportedly returned to practice today after missing Monday night's game.
Additionally, it's said that Alfonzo Dennard (hip), Aqib Talib (knee), and Kyle Arrington (groin) are practicing; it had also been reported that Dennard would not play.
And yet, the Boston Globe is reporting anew that Dennard will miss Sunday night's game, and may be joined on the sideline by Gregory.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The usual talk about the team's health involves far more serious issues than just muscle and tendon strains.
Most importantly, John Fox is apparently doing well enough to have walked two miles on Monday, and he spoke with the team via Skype on Tuesday.
Next up is Wes Welker's concussion, and his re-entry to the game after having suffered it.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! As big as Denver's victory was, they'll be right back to it with a road trip to Foxboro next weekend.
Fortunately, they'll have an extra day of rest on the Patriots (7-2), who travel to face the surging Panthers (6-3) and their monstrous defensive line tonight.
The biggest storyline will appropriately be the fourteenth showdown between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
But much attention will surely be paid the status of Wes Welker, who suffered a concussion on Sunday night.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Tonight's forecast is for temperatures in the thirties, with low humidity and winds in the single digits.
If attending tonight's game, you'll have some nice, crisp weather, and shouldn't need too many layers.
But you may want to bring your earplugs, this and every week.
According to auditory experts, people should only be exposed to the average noise level of an NFL game for 60 minutes at a clip.