Kellen Winslow says something smart, for once

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! With the forecast calling for cold conditions on Sunday, the Broncos moved their practice back outside on Thursday, and will likely do so again on Friday.

Following their now customary Wednesday off day, Peyton Manning and Joel Dreessen returned as full participants.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Julius Thomas, Danny Trevathan, Champ Bailey, Knowshon Moreno, and Malik Jackson were also full participants, after having been limited on Wednesday.

It was the first full practice for DRC since he was injured before halftime at New England.

Demaryius Thomas was limited for the second straight day, while Trindon Holliday and Derek Wolfe were again held out.

Thomas is expected to play, but it's unknown when Wolfe will return, if at all this season.

For Tennessee, TE Delanie Walker and T David Stewart again missed practice, while LB Akeem Ayers, P Brett Kern, and TE Craig Stevens were limited.

It sounds like they will all play on Sunday.

Broncos News

Videos: BTV reports on practice; John Fox, Jack Del Rio, Adam Gase, and Champ Bailey speak afterward; NFL Films previews the matchup.

John Fox tells Mark Kiszla just how frightening his health scare was, and sounds like he plans to coach beyond this season.

Now that he's handed the reins back to Fox and to being only a DC, Del Rio can dedicate his full attention to the defense.

Bailey says his foot is healed, but he doesn't yet have full confidence in it, and he's aware of the questions regarding how much longer he can play.

Knowshon Moreno and Eric Studesville are the team's 2013 recipients of the Ed Block Courage Award.

One of the touchdown balls Eric Decker gave away at Arrowhead now has some wonderful sentiment attached to it for one grieving family.

Broncos Analysis

From J.J. Cooper's perspective, only one of the sacks taken by Peyton Manning this season was actually his fault.

Peyton Manning's TD pass pace is the same as Tom Brady's was in 2007, but shy of his own from 2004. (via Deadspin)

Benjamin Hochman says this Denver defense is good enough to win a Super Bowl, and of course, he's right.

PFF's grades say November was a good month for Kevin Vickerson, until he got hurt, while it wasn't so hot for Zane Beadles.

Jeff Legwold and Paul Kuharsky each predict a Denver blowout victory.


Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a turnover machine in a few of his starts this season.

Tennessee's defensive tackles have graded out among the league's best.

In that vein, David Climer says it's time the Titans open the vault for Jurrell Casey.


In last night's Toilet Bowl, Jacksonville (4-9) won its third straight game, 27-20 over the hapless Texans (2-11), who have now lost 11 straight and are marching toward the first pick in the 2014 Draft. Sam Monson, Ben Stockwell, and Chris Burke analyze the game.

It sounds like the Steelers will not lose a draft choice over Mike Tomlin's sideline shenanigans.

TE Kellen Winslow, whose Jets are still very much alive in the playoff race, has caught a lot of heat for predicting the Broncos and Pats will meet in the AFC title game.

An Italian football team has offered Tim Tebow $200K to play for them for four months.


Andy BenoitMike Tanier, Burke/FarrarJudy Battista, Jason La Canfora, Pete PriscoBenjamin Hoffman, and Drew Magary preview the weekend's games.

Ashley Fox follows in Gil Brandt's moronic footsteps by suggesting Russell Wilson should be the league's MVP over Peyton Manning.

Ben Muth checks in on the Eagles' line play, while Robert Mays focuses on the emergence of Philly defensive lineman Fletcher Cox.

Awful Announcing gathered a panel to speculate about how the NFL might be covered in 2030.


Former return man extraordinaire Brian Mitchell thinks the NFL is juicing up the balls used for kicking, and Jason Lisk shows the data may confirm that suspicion. Another point to consider when thinking about why Matt Prater has the highest accuracy in Broncos history, and why kickers in general are today more accurate.

The ANS efficiency data suggests the Broncos now have a 98% chance of taking the AFCW, 92% for a first-round bye, and 77% for HFA.

The Broncos lead Chase Stuart's Game Script standings, and their average field position last week was mediocre.


It's pretty hilarious to picture NFL QBs as bald dudes. (via Deadspin)

David Rappoccio ranks the NFL's logos and appropriately dings the Broncos' one for its blatantly outdated 90s look.

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