Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The forecast for Sunday continues to improve, although not quite to the extent we're being told.
In reality, Weather.com predicts kickoff temperatures in the high 30s or low 40s, with some breeziness and little or no precipitation.
Accuweather calls for an evening temperature of 41 degrees, with an 8% chance of precipitation.
Weather Underground predicts a similiar temperature, but zero chance of rain or snowfall.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The two teams got back down to serious business on Wednesday.
Denver put on the pads to endure a cold and windy practice outdoors, with only DT Sione Fua unavailable, and Matt Prater a full participant after having recovered from last week's illness.
According to Jarrett Bell (first link), teams are only permitted one padded practice for SB week, so that'll be it for the Broncos.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Following the monstrosity that is Media Day, the two teams will get back to actual football preparation on Wednesday.
Matt Prater, who was held out of last week's practices due to illness, says he's feeling a lot better and is ready to go.
Good Morning, Broncos fans, and welcome to Media Day! Okay, we're not actually that excited about the arrival of Media Day, even if the Broncos are involved.
How much have the players been looking forward to it?
Well, Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch may even take on a $100K fine to avoid speaking at it.
That about sums it up, no?
Good Morning, Broncos fans, and welcome to Super Bowl week! The Broncos and Seahawks arrived in New Jersey yesterday and met with the press in the evening.
Once at the podium, Peyton Manning and Champ Bailey were each asked about whether they plan to retire.
It has not seemed a strong possibility that either player would hang 'em up, even if the Broncos add a third Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, but it's a natural question, given the players' advanced ages.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Matt Prater (illness) and Sione Fua (calf) were again held out of Saturday's practice, the year's last one at Dove Valley.
Prater has been battling a stomach virus, and keeping him away from the team facility this week was essentially a quarantine; there's no doubt that he'll play next Sunday.
The team will head east to New Jersey this morning and continue their preparations for SB 48 at the Jets' facility on Monday.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver worked under milder conditions on Friday and will hold another practice this morning.
Matt Prater was again held out due to illness, partly to keep him from getting his teammates sick; Sione Fua (calf) did not practice either.
Knowshon Moreno was again limited, while Mitch Unrein (knee) made a limited return to action. Six others were again listed on the injury report as full participants.
X-rays on Moreno's sore ribs were negative, and he doesn't expect the injury to require him to wear any extra padding.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! First off, my apologies for the confusion regarding Wednesday's non-practice and fantastical injury report. Obviously, I missed the very easy-to-find fine print on that one.
The two teams actually did practice on Thursday, with Mitch Unrein (knee) and Matt Prater (illness) held out for Denver, and Knowshon Moreno (ribs) and Sione Fua (calf) limited. Six others were listed on the injury report as full participants in the Broncos' snowy session.
For Seattle, WR Percy Harvin was cleared from the concussion he suffered in the divisional round, and he was a full participant on Thursday.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Mitch Unrein (knee) was the only player who would have been held out if the team had practiced on Wednesday, while Knowshon Moreno (ribs) would have been limited.*
Six other players were listed on the fantasy injury report as full participants.
Wideout Percy Harvin would have made a full return to action for Seattle; he'd missed the NFC title game after having suffered a concussion during the divisional round.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Just a few short weeks ago, there was concern in Broncos Land that the team could end up having to replace one or both of its coordinators in the offseason.
But with Adam Gase having told the Browns no thanks before even sitting for an interview with them, Denver is pretty much assured of having both Gase and Jack Del Rio back in 2014.
Gase's accomplishments this season speak for themselves (and of course, owe mostly to Peyton Manning), while Del Rio has turned an glaring, injury-riddled question mark into what should now be considered a formidable strong point.