Broncos on pace to win every game Lard

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! It was a boring game even by preseason standards, but the Broncos escaped San Francisco with a 10-6 victory (Gamebook, Box Score) and no injuries on Thursday night.

It wasn't a snoozefest in every sense however, as Denver got encouraging performances from several youngsters.

As much as a single preseason game can show, Julius Thomas, Duke Ihenacho, and Nate Irving resembled NFL starters.

C.J. Anderson looks like a powerful back who can't be snuck through to the practice squad, and 22-year-old Brock Osweiler showed signs that he can be a competent backup in 2013.

There's still no starting center, but we'll have to hope that Ryan Lilja grows into the role as he gets back into shape.


Videos: BTV and NFLN highlights; John Fox, Peyton Manning, and several others speak after the game; here are their quotes transcribed.

Andrew Mason, Jeff Legwold, and Mike Klis recap the game, plus Mason and Klis each present five questions and answers from it.

Christopher Dempsey and Dan Mohrmann on Ihenacho's fine performance.

It was nice to see the Broncos yank Peyton Manning after one possession, but Paul Klee thinks they should take it a step further and hold him out for the balance of the preseason.

Mike Tanier on the brainwashing of Greg Jennings and Wes Welker by the Packers and Patriots, respectively.


San Francisco signed troubled former Bucs CB Eric Wright; a July trade for Wright had fallen through between the two teams due to a failed physical. Colt McCoy will undergo an MRI after injuring his shoulder last night.

Kansas City added T Hutch EckersonTampa Bay cut 2010 third-round CB Myron Lewis; Indy re-signed LB Justin Loiseau; Pittsburgh claimed TE Michael Palmer off waivers from Seattle, while WR Plaxico Burress tore his rotator cuff and may be out for the season Dallas is reportedly trying to sign G Brian Waters.


Bill Barnwell on the Chiefs; PFF on the Lions; Robert Mays on Packers nickel corner Casey Hayward.


Slate is no longer going to use the racist name of the Washington football club.

Tony Scheffler, good riddance.


Raiders punter Chris Kluwe will speak at an atheists convention next year in Salt Lake City.

The NCAA, summarily pwned by Jay Bilas over its profiting off individual athletes, has decided to get out of the business of selling player-centric jerseys and merchandise.

Tim Tebow: real-life Gustavo Fring?

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