Injuries, suspensions tearing up Seattle secondary

Good Morning, Broncos fans! San Francisco (7-4) cruised to a 27-6 victory over Washington (3-8) on Thursday night, keeping them in position for the NFC's final Wild Card.

The Niners were led by three TD passes from Colin Kaepernick and held RG3 & Co. to just 190 total yards.

San Francisco is expected to activate WR Michael Crabtree from their PUP list today and have him on the field against St. Louis on Sunday.

Ben StockwellRobert Mays, and Ben Eagle break down the game.

Broncos

Mike Klis says we should expect to see Wes Welker fielding more punts inside Denver's 20.

In explaining his shocking choice to hand Denver the ball in overtime, Bill Belichick says he thought the wind was worth a 20-yard advantage.

Tom Nalen thinks the Broncos learned some valuable lessons on Sunday night, and that it wasn't wise to bench Montee Ball after his fumble.

Khaled Elsayed reviews Patriots/Broncos for PFF, focusing on the fine play of Von Miller, Manny Ramirez, and Louis Vasquez, and the struggles of Peyton Manning and his wideouts.

Jeff Legwold discusses the Broncos' wretched propensity for putting the ball on the ground.

Benjamin Hochman considers the strangeness of questioning Peyton Manning's abilities just weeks after ranking his season among the best of all-time.

Chiefs

Notorious game clock bungler Andy Reid tried to explain his decision to call a timeout with 88 seconds remaining in Sunday's game at first-and-goal from the San Diego five-yard line.

According to PFF's review of Chargers/Chiefs, KC got some surprisingly good performances from substitute offensive linemen Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz, while Alex Smith was awful against pressure.

Sam Mellinger revisits KC's heartbreaking loss to San Diego.

Len Pasquarelli employs some atrocious logic in claiming it wasn't okay to question whether the 9-0 Chiefs were any good, but it's fine to do so now that they've lost two straight.

News

Chicago QB Jay Cutler (high ankle sprain) will miss his third straight game; Miami RB Daniel Thomas (ankle sprain) will miss several games.

Tennessee safety Michael Griffin was suspended one game for a hit against Oakland; Minnesota cut CB A.J. Jefferson shortly after his arrest for domestic assault.

Seattle CB Brandon Browner faces a possible one-year ban for violation of the substance abuse policy; with fellow corner Walter Thurmond also facing a (four-game) suspension, the team is considering re-signing Antoine Winfield and will meet with/worked out Perrish Cox and Marcus Trufant.

The Raiders extended their lease at O.co Coliseum through the 2014 season.

Analysis

PFF's best (Manny Ramirez, Von Miller; honorable mentions for Knowshon Moreno, Louis Vasquez) and worst (Virgil Green bizarrely gets a dishonorable mention and minus-3.9 grade despite his superior run blocking) players of Week 12.

According to DYAR, only two QBs were worse than Peyton Manning in Week 12, while no back was better than Knowshon Moreno.

Chase Stuart studies each of Joe Flacco's 14 interceptions this season, and remember when he was being called elite last offseason?

Gil Brandt expects the ACL injury to Georgia QB Aaron Murray will turn the former top prospect into a mid-round gem in April.

Christmas Ape interprets PK's MMQB and considers the hilarious notion that Greg Schiano deserves a contract extension.

Following yesterday's praise for the ex-Marine who risked his life to save a jumper at O.co Colisem, we return to our regularly scheduled programming with a look at more typical Raiders fans.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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