Good Morning, Broncos fans! As Sunday's divisional round matchup approaches, both the Broncos and Colts appear to be in relatively good health.
Orlando Franklin and David Bruton made full returns to practice on Wednesday, having cleared the league's concussion protocol. Brandon Marshall was limited and is expected to play, while all other players were full participants.
For Indy, corner Greg Toler (knee) was held out, and is characterized by Chuck Pagano as day-to-day. Two linebackers were held out of practice, while two more were limited.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! So, the Greg Bedards of the world can't accept the notion that a single blown call might have cost the Lions a win on Sunday.
Well, how about two blown calls?
The NFL admitted on Tuesday that the refs missed another huge penalty on Sunday, this time an uncalled hold on Ndamukong Suh during Tony Romo's late fourth-down conversion to Jason Witten.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! As their participation in Monday's practice suggests, Brandon Marshall and T.J. Ward are expected to play in Sunday's divisional round matchup with Indy.
Peyton Manning also returned to practice, while Orlando Franklin and David Bruton did conditioning as they work back from concussions.
The bye week also helped Julius Thomas, who says his injured ankle continues to improve.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! There were several coaching carousel developments on Saturday, with Denver's Adam Gase and Jack Del Rio wrapping up their first rounds of job interviews:
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The 2014 playoffs open today with matchups between Arizona/Carolina (4:35pm) and Baltimore/Pittsburgh (8:15pm).
Should the Steelers prevail, they will be the Broncos' opponent next Sunday at SAF@MH. If Baltimore pulls off the road win, their prize will be a trip to Foxboro next Saturday, and Denver will host the winner of tomorrow's Cincy/Indy showdown.
The Ravens and Steelers split their season series, with the home team winning each game by 20 points.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The first ever College Football Playoff delivered a pair of New Year's night stunners.
FSU took an early 3-0 lead over Oregon, but by halftime, they trailed 18-13, and then the floodgates opened. The Ducks outscored the Seminoles 41-7 in the second half, including five straight touchdowns, four of them off FSU turnovers, for a 59-20 beatdown.
Oregon's opponent in the National Championship game will be Ohio State, which authored a shocking domination of Alabama belied by a 42-35 final score.
Happy New Year, Broncos fans! Between Jed York and Woody Johnson, it's been a busy week in terms of idiot sons of rich dudes saying stupid things.
Add to that list Washington president/GM Bruce Allen, son of HOF coach George, and brother of former Senator George, he of "Macaca" fame.
During a rambling presser on Wednesday, Allen mounted a weak defense of his disastrous run in Washington, hilariously suggesting it was time for the organization to rethink how it does everything. Of course, that was the idea a year ago, when Allen replaced Mike Shanahan with Jay Gruden.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Tuesday brought some extra delicious coaching news and rumors:
Let's start out by the Bay: Niners GM Trent Baalke reportedly spoke with Mike Shanahan on Tuesday, will interview Rex Ryan, and is also considering Mini Shanny. Father and son competing for the same job? Imagine the conversation between tanning beds if one beats out the other.
Meanwhile, Jim Harbaugh is putting out word that Jed York pushed him out the door, and their split wasn't as mutual as York would have us believe.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Black Monday 2014 was a banner day for verbal diarrhea from silver spoon clod owners.
First, there was LOLJets owner Sticks Johnson, who finally admitted his obvious error in forcing an incumbent coach (Rex Ryan) onto a GM (John Idzik). While discussing the twin firings, Johnson spoke about another one of his double blunders, when he shipped Darrelle Revis out of town and then failed to pursue him in free agency last year.
In the highlight of his presser, and a clear example of tampering, Woody said he'd love to have Revis back, but of course, the corner is under contract with the Patriots.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Pittsburgh handily defeated Cincy 27-17 on Sunday night, clinching the AFCN title and the AFC's #3 seed in the process.
The Steelers will host Baltimore on Saturday night, but they may be without Le'Veon Bell, who suffered a hyperextended knee on Sunday. Cincy is the #5 seed; they'll visit Indy in Sunday's first matchup, but also face a key injury concern, as A.J. Green departed with a concussion.
Denver will host the highest seeded remaining team among Pittsburgh, Indy, and Cincy.