Fingers crossed for Wes Welker, John Abraham

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! The team can only be thrilled to have Wes Welker back on the field tomorrow.

This is especially true in light of Denver's second-half offensive struggles through two weeks.

But several observers will be holding their collective breath, focusing more on Welker's health.

Welker has suffered three concussions since last November, which puts him at elevated risk for yet another one.

It's unknown what his next head injury will bring.

It could be another blip in his season, it could be season-ending, career-ending, or even worse.

Not the way we want to interrupt the latest round of off-field talk, but unfortunately, that's where we're at.

Broncos

The return of Welker suggests a return to the background for Jacob Tamme.

Montee Ball & Co. understand they need to be more productive, especially on first down.

Ben Hochman looks back at some of Peyton Manning's other single touchdown pass recipients.

Andrew Mason responds to Twitter questions.

Seahawks

Linebacker Bruce Irvin is listed as questionable and will be a gametime decision.

Welker figures to be lining up across from Marcus Burley, whom Seattle acquired from Indy just before the season started.

Seattle's vaunted defense has missed a whopping 25 tackles through two games.

Andrew Mason discusses the Seahawks offense and defense.

News

San Diego has again lost Melvin Ingram (hip) to a serious injury, and have placed him on short-term IR.

Arizona placed John Abraham (concussion) on IR. Last week, it was reported that Abraham has been suffering from severe memory loss since sometime last year.

Miami DE Dion Jordan was banned another four games for substance abuse, just as he'd been reinstated under the new drug policy.

Violence

The NFL under Roger Goodell's watch has always punished drug offenses more strictly and consistently than domestic violence offenses.

Thousands of Ravens fans traded in their Ray Rice jerseys yesterday in Baltimore.

John Branch says we've all gotten too deep into the NFL to extricate ourselves over some off-field scandals.

Analysis

Chris Burke and Doug Farrar see plenty of improvement in Denver's defense this year.

Mike Tanier foresees a narrow win for the Seahawks; Brett Michael Dykes also expects Seattle will win again; Bill Simmons thinks they'll also cover the 4.5-point spread.

In Andy Dalton's touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu last week, Greg Cosell sees some impressive quarterbacking.

Robert Mays amazes at the sustained success of the Jets, Lions, and Cardinals run defenses.

Bill Barnwell puts Tampa Bay's disastrous start into historical perspective.

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