Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The Chiefs got a head start on Week 3 and are now 3-0 atop the AFCW following their 26-16 road win over the Eagles.
The night marked the return of Andy Reid (and fake Andy Reids) to Philly, where the Eagles retired Donovan McNabb's #5 jersey at halftime.
Kansas City sacked Michael Vick five times and gained five takeaways, including a 38-yard pick-six by Eric Berry and a derptastic snap by Eagles center Jason Kelce. Another oddity came in the form of Philly using a swinging gate to no avail on a two-point attempt.
Donnie Avery gained 141 yards on seven receptions, and Alex Smith (and the rest of the Chiefs) remained turnover-free on the season.
In three weeks, the Chiefs have already won more games than they did in all of 2012, when they went 2-14.
KC now has its mini-bye in advance of a visit next Sunday from the Giants, who are also on the road this week, at Carolina.
Sam Monson breaks down a 3rd-and-15 conversion from Smith to Avery; Mike Tanier, Ben Stockwell, Bill Barnwell, Adam Teicher, Don Banks, Les Carpenter, Will Brinson, Ashley Fox, and Jarrett Bell discuss the game.
NFL Films previews Monday's matchup.
Monday marks the fifth NFL matchup between Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson, the man who beat him out for the 1997 Heisman.
The Denver/Oakland rivalry is somewhat lost on John Fox and Dennis Allen, considering their history together and mutual respect.
Mike Klis thinks Champ Bailey and Joel Dreessen will be listed as no better than questionable for Monday, and he says Ryan Clady will undergo foot surgery tomorrow.
There appears to be hope at the DP (or hope for us readers), where Joan Niesen is of the understanding that running the ball well doesn't tend to determine success in today's NFL.
With Rockies 1B Todd Helton having announced his retirement, Peyton Manning looks back on his longstanding friendship with his fellow Tennessee Vol.
Jeff Legwold revisits the Broncos' struggles against Darren McFadden and seems to be taking writing tips from Bill Will.
As expected, the Browns have replaced the departed Trent Richardson with old friend Willis McGahee.
Naturally, SB 32 loser Mike Holmgren doesn't appreciate that the Browns shipped Richardson out of town, considering that Holmgren had spent so many draft picks to acquire Richardson last year. Holmgren claims that if he were coaching the Browns, he'd react to the trade by quitting. This makes sense, given how many times Holmgren has retired, unretired, or threatened to do so, just like his boy Favre.
Doug Farrar considers how the Colts might use Richardson;
Cardinals corner Tyrann Mathieu explains his thought process prior to and during his game-ending tackle of Lions wideout Nate Burleson.
Pat Kirwan explains what makes the Seattle defense so great.
Andrew Brandt revisits the LOLJets' moronic extension of Buttfumble's contract.