Good Morning, Broncos fans. Unfortunately, that return to O-Line health I was talking about yesterday? Not so much - Ryan Harris missed practice yesterday and is unlikely to play on Sunday. One would have to think this means Zane Beadles will be spending a lot of time with his close friend Daniel Graham. Also not practicing were Champ Bailey and Andre’ Goodman, although both have a chance of playing. Jamal Williams did not practice, but he is not injured and it seems like a weekly thing for him to get Thursdays off. Chris Kuper and Wesley Woodyard were both limited in practice. The good news is that Darcel McBath and Laurence Maroney were full practice participants, and those players will boost perhaps the two most important weapons against Peyton & Co. - running the ball and defending the pass. Meanwhile, the RB shuffle continues as Lance Ball was added to the practice squad a few days after getting cut and replaced by Andre Brown. Today is the Broncos’ private memorial for Kenny McKinley.
NFL Films previews the game.
Next, the Playbook guys on NFLN take a look at how to stop Peyton Manning & Company.
DB - A Q&A with Broncos rookie cornerback Perrish Cox.
DB - Broncos Ring of Famer Charley Johnson was elected to the Texas Sports HOF. Floyd Little will be given his HOF ring at halftime of Sunday’s game.
MD - Andrew Mason’s notes
Carson Cistulli reminds us that Orton has put up his great numbers against the Jags and Sea Chickens. Hmm, good point. Plus, he looks at the Colts’ ridiculous success running the ball against the G-Men.
Kevin Acee sorts through some of the aspects of the AJ Smith/Vincent Jackson debacle.
Does Tom Cable deserve some respect?
Jokeland has Jason Campbell on mute.
Don Banks is wondering if the Chefs have already turned it around.
Sounds like the Chefs will again be without Tyson Jackson and Ryan O’Callaghan on Sunday.
RB Ryan Mathews is out for the Dolts on Sunday.
Unfortunately, laws that seek to protect young athletes who suffer head injuries have been limited in their effectiveness.
Mike Tanier takes a deeper look at the QB switches in Jokeland, Buffalo and Tennessee.
Jim Trotter on the importance of quarterbacks’ body language.
Jack Bechta examines how NFL stars raise their off-field profiles.
Dave Goldberg predicts another two-TD drubbing like we’re used to against the Colts.
Mike Tanier is also going with the Colts, who are favored by 5.5 points.
Meanwhile, Pat Kirwan isn’t so sure the Colts will win. Plus, he’s looking forward to seeing Clady vs. Freeney, although of course the former is still recovering from his knee injury.
Matt Bowen wonders if the Colts will run the ball as well as they did against the Giants. Hopefully not…
Seems the Ravens did the right thing in signing LB Sergio Kindle to a one-year contract, he of the fractured skull.
Chase Stuart looks at the NFL teams who have had three different QBs win at least one game during the same season. Shockingly, the Shawn Moore/Tommy Maddox Experiment didn’t make the list…wait, you mean that didn’t work??
Here’s a pretty good general NFL Sporcle quiz (I got a 35 out of 40 - I’m expecting a few of you to do better…don’t let me down!). Later this afternoon I’ll have another Broncos-specific one for you.