Don’t ever feel guilty about enjoying a Chiefs loss

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Let's all continue to laugh at the Chiefs, shall we?

What happened last night truly could not have been timed better, what with the fawning and fluffing that had immediately preceded it.

That the Raiders nearly blew the game by acting like they'd never been there before (well, it wasn't really acting; they hadn't been there before) was the icing on top.

There's plenty for the Chiefs to rue, especially that soul-crushing 17-play game-winning drive by Derek Carr & Co.

As usual, one of those regrets should be the game management of one Andy Reid, who was foolish not to challenge Oakland's late 4th-and-1 conversion.

Is it lame to be thinking about the division title and about the Chiefs losing to the Raiders, when the Broncos have Super Bowl aspirations?

Hell no.

Let's not get so jaded and spoiled that we can't enjoy seeing the first-place Chiefs fall to the 0-10 Raiders on national television.

Jerry McDonaldRandy Covitz, Chris BurkeKhaled Elsayed, Josh Katzowitz, and Chris Wesseling recap the game.


John Fox is confident the Broncos will have Emmanuel Sanders available on Sunday; Sanders and Thomas were held out but did observe practice, which is a good sign.

A day later, Manny Ramirez and Orlando Franklin offered up far more mature responses to the criticism sent their way by Mark Schlereth and others.

If we're looking for a sign of encouragement (we are), then we can take some comfort in Ryan Clady saying the health of his foot continues to improve even as the season wears on.

Bradley Roby says his closeness with Steve Atwater's family while growing up was a key for his growth as a person. His likening of them to the Cosby Show's Huxtables is an unfortunately timed analogy that figures to be made less and less frequently as we learn more about Cosby the monster.

Count Jack Del Rio among the many fans of what the PFF guys are doing when they're not providing hot takes for The Worldwide Leader.

Del Rio is talking about forcing more takeaways, which feels like it's been a perennial theme for Denver for the past nine years.


CB Cortland Finnegan sat again and is unlikely to play, while G Daryn Colledge practiced again and should start.

TE Charles Clay (hamstring) will reportedly be a gametime decision.

Troy Renck and Jeff Legwold/James Walker preview the matchup.


Due to the massive snowfall in Western NY, Jets/Bills has been moved to Detroit on Monday night.

The NFLPA appealed the league's suspension of Adrian Peterson, who finally expressed some contrition for having beaten his son.


Bucky BrooksJason Lisk, Peter King, Brett Michael DykesJohn Clayton, and Drew Magary preview Week 12.

Ben Muth studies the Bears' line play; Matt Bowen checks the tape on RG3.

Doug Farrar discusses the Cardinals' rise; Mike Tanier wonders if Chicago and Lovie Smith regret having parted ways.

Bill Barnwell looks ahead to what figures to be a lot of free agent running back activity next offseason.

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