Indy admitting mistake with Richardson?

Last updated: Dec 1, 2013 10:31 AM

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Our thoughts today continue to be with Derek Wolfe, whose latest frightening episode will keep him out of today's rematch at Arrowhead.

According to ESPN, Wolfe did not suffer a stroke or full-blown seizure, but it is unclear when he will be able to return to football activities.

The second-year lineman reportedly underwent a battery of tests Friday and Saturday, including MRI, CT scan, and X-rays.

Doctors have reportedly concluded that Friday's seizure-like symptoms were not linked to any prior injuries.

Wolfe had suffered a cervical spine injury during the Broncos' game at Seattle during the second week of the preseason.

Thankfully, an NFL source tells the DP that Wolfe "should be fine."

Malik Jackson is expected to start in Wolfe's place, with Sly Williams taking over for Kevin Vickerson, who was placed on IR earlier in the week.

Broncos News

John Fox says he's been putting in 12-14 hour days on his iPad and remained in constant contact with coaches and players (especially Peyton Manning and Wesley Woodyard) during his recovery from open-heart surgery.

While Jacob Tamme has been frustrated by sitting behind Julius Thomas, he says he's been enjoying his special teams role.

Michael Huff, living in a hotel and out of a small suitcase, has been consumed by learning the playbook and getting his wife and young daughter out to Denver from Baltimore.

The Broncos have flown to and from road games via United Airlines charter for around 25 years.

Woody Paige profiles Littleton native Steve Haggerty, who played one game for the Broncos in 1975, and underwent a double lung transplant a year ago.

Broncos Analysis

As Mike Klis sees it, John Elway's nonchalance has helped the Broncos navigate what has been a relatively dramatic 2013.

Paul Klee says it's time for Sly Williams and Montee Ball to prove their worth, and he expects the Broncos will re-sign Wesley Woodyard (which is a must).

Mark Kiszla apparently thinks the relative importance of quarterbacks is a new development, and perhaps he's forgotten about a guy named Bart Starr?

Peyton Manning

Sorry it took so long to post this, but Seth Wickersham wrote a terrific profile of Peyton Manning for ESPN Mag.

Manning is 10-1 against the Chiefs during his career, and Sam Mellinger says Manning's greatness at a relatively advanced age is much like George Foreman's.

A win today would make Peyton 10-0 against AFCW opponents; in NFL history, only Kurt Warner (11-0 with the Rams) got off to a better start against division opponents.

Chiefs

Not sure what game he was playing in, but corner Sean Smith claims the Week 11 matchup "was so close."

Greg Cosell figures the Chiefs will have to be aggressive on offense today, like they were against San Diego.

Adam Teicher nailed the score two weeks ago; today he predicts a 31-24 Broncos win. Wow, 24 points, though? Not so sure about that...

News

Mike Tomlin's sideline shenanigans may end up costing the Steelers in the form of a six-figure fine and the loss of a draft choice.

Green Bay may shelve Aaron Rodgers for the season if he's unable to play next week, and the team is out of playoff contention.

Seattle corner Brandon Browner's suspension situation is an especially odd one, considering that the NFL is apparently penalizing him for having missed tests when he wasn't even in the league (after the Broncos cut him, he went to the CFL).

Indy is starting Donald Brown over Trent Richardson, in their first public admission that their big midseason trade has so far been a bust.

Miami placed Jonathan Martin on its non-football injury list.

Analysis

Although the Panthers are winning, Cam Newton's stats have fallen from his first two seasons; Chase Stuart thinks the dropoff may indicate Steve Smith's decline as a player.

Pat Kirwan considers whether Russell Wilson has been as good as or better than Andrew Luck.

Gary Myers thinks Rex Ryan will need to get the Jets to a .500 finish if he's to be re-signed; he expects Shanny and Kubes to get canned, and for Tom Coughlin to get another one-year extension.

Jarrett Bell expects the Chargers to remain in playoff contention, thanks to a weak schedule and the rebirth of Philip Rivers.

Len Pasquarelli hears that Eagles WR Riley Cooper's productive season may earn him a decent contract in free agency.

There may never have been a better finish to a football game than last night's Auburn/Alabama insanity.

Yuks

The Bills are hosting the Falcons in Toronto today, and crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford will be in attendance. Time for some prop bets!

Mike Tanier explores the NFL Shop in search of some unique gifts.


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