Brandon Lloyd, zombie flick thespian

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Reports are a bit mixed regarding the status of Ryan Clady's foot.

But when Mike Klis says that placing Clady on IR is a real option for the team, it's hard to dismiss the report.

Our only bone to pick there is with the suggestion that Denver is faced with the choice of going the short-term or season-ending route.

Sorry, but there's no way Denver's left tackle ends up on the season-ending IR. Injuries like this, and players as important as Clady, are precisely what the league's new eligible-for-return IR is intended for.

Keep in mind that the Broncos don't have to make this decision now, but the sooner they do, the sooner their All-Pro would be eligible to return.

This is not, mind you, the same as the Chris Kuper/Manny Ramirez situation from last year.

If Denver can get Clady back in time for the playoffs, they're going to be better off with him than they would be with Chris Clark.

Broncos News

Videos: John Fox meets with the press, plus his quotes transcribed; BTV revisits Sunday's win.

Duke Ihenacho (ankle) says he's definitely playing Monday against Oakland.

Peyton Manning thinks that going to more two-TE packages in the second half helped Denver's offense become more productive.

Stuart Zaas goes over some of the more interesting numbers from Sunday's game.

The Broncos are donating $50K toward local flood relief.

Unsurprisingly, Peyton is less than thrilled that there's a local strain of weed being marketed with his name on it.

Broncos Analysis

As Lindsay Jones correctly notes, sloppy mistakes have been the Broncos' biggest problem so far.

Nick Groke explains why the Chiefs are listed as being ahead of the Broncos in the AFCW standings.

Judy Battista says Peyton would have enjoyed Sunday's win much more had it not come at Eli's expense.

Jeff Legwold sweats Denver's frequent penalties and checks in on the offensive and defensive rookies.

News

Cincy (1-1) dispatched the visiting Steelers (0-2) 20-10, as RB Giovani Bernard scored two touchdowns. Chris Burke and Ben Stockwell analyze the game, plus GIFtastic recaps from KSK and Deadspin.

The Giants are expected to work out S Kerry Rhodes today.

Bucs safety Dashon Goldson has been suspended one game for his head-to-head hit on Saints RB Darren Sproles.

Pats corner Alfonzo Dennard may face up to six years in prison for having driven drunk in violation of his parole in Nebraska.

Old friend Brandon Lloyd has apparently given up football for acting.

The Zombies in Jacksonville really think they can convince the Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow, their adorable little rally yesterday didn't serve that purpose.

Injuries

Atlanta lost two starters for the season in DE Kroy Biermann and FB Bradie Ewing.

Patriots ST ace Matthew Slater broke his wrist and will miss 4-6 weeks; Seahawks tackle Russell Okung tore a ligament in his toe and is unlikely to play this week; Titans RB Shonn Greene had his knee scoped.

Analysis

Greg Cosell studies SEA/SF, KC/DAL, and SD/PHI; Burke and Doug Farrar explain how the Dolphins stopped Andrew Luck & Co. late; Mike Tanier tells us why Seattle's defense is so good.

PFF's best and worst (Montee Ball) players of Week 2; Chris Strauss considers the prospects of the teams that are currently 0-2.

Mike Silver and Frank Schwab have Denver at #2 in their power rankings (behind Seattle), Pat Kirwan and Pete Prisco have them at #1, and Will Brinson gives the Broncos a B+ for their effort on Sunday.

Patrick Hruby explains why ex-players should be able to do better than the settlement they agreed to with the NFL over head injuries.

Maths

PMFM's nine touchdown passes and Eddie Royal's five receiving scores each tied NFL records for most scores in a season's first two weeks.

Manning was fourth among quarterbacks in DYAR, while Knowshon Moreno was third among running backs.

Matt Meiselman says Jason Garrett made one of the worst coaching decisions ever when he elected to kick a FG instead of punt or go for it down four points from the Chiefs' 35-yard line.

Not only do the Rams hold the record for longest streak as a favorite, but they own the mark for ineptitude as well.

Media

At Richard Dietsch's latest roundtable, the panel rightfully unloads on the awfulness that is the Jim Nantz and Phil Simms broadcast duo, while Ty Law says Peyton's fatal flaw is an overconfidence in his ability to fit the ball into tight coverage.

Christmas Ape interprets PK's MMQB column.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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