League docks Tomlin $100K, more to come

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Appropriately, the NFL has fined Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin $100K for his sideline shenanigans.

Additionally, Tomlin has been removed from the competition committee, which also makes sense.

However, the league will await the final draft order before determining whether to dock any of the Steelers' picks.

This would seem a reasonable plan, given that the potential value of each of the team's picks varies quite widely at this juncture.


Videos: BTV uses time lapse to sum up Sunday's win, for which David Bruton and Malik Jackson were mic'd up; Denver's game-sealing 95-yard march is Brian Baldinger's Drive of the WeekChamp Bailey and several teammates made their annual holiday visit to the Denver Rescue Mission.

Denver's coaches have been impressed by Montee Ball's ability to move on from his mistakes.

Count Louis Vasquez among those who think Thursday Night Football levies too high a physical toll on players to justify the financial rewards for the league.

Broncos Analysis

Bill Barnwell lauds Jack Del Rio's low-risk/high-reward replay challenges from Sunday - each of which could have essentially ended the game - and he's sticking with Peyton Manning as his in-season MVP.

The Broncos are on pace to shatter all-time NFL records, but apparently, some of the people who email Mike Klis think their offense is boring and predictable. Can't make this stuff up...

Jeff Legwold reiterates the need for Sly Williams and Mitch Unrein to step up in the absence of Kevin Vickerson and Derek Wolfe.


Andrew Mason discusses the role of play action in Denver's big win.

Legwold focuses on Sunday's contributions from Knowshon Moreno and turns back to the Rolodex to find some lower expectations for Von Miller.

Greg Bedard thinks Alex Smith should have placed his last throw of the game differently.

The Chiefs have managed to neutralize Von Miller's direct impact on the passing game in two of their past three meetings.


Tennessee added TE Visanthe Shiancoe and FB Quinn Johnson; they waived LB Zac Diles and S Shann Schillinger to make room for them.

Mike Munchak thinks the cold forecast for Sunday plays into the Titans' favor, even though their recent history of cold weather games is far worse than Denver's.

While the Titans are the definition of a statistically mediocre team (17th on both offense and defense); they're scoring more points and allowing fewer compared to 2012, so they're on the right path.

Don Banks thinks the axe will fall on Munchak this offseason.


Five former Chiefs are suing the team over its handling of head injuries.

Kansas City cut DT Kyle Love and re-signed DL Jerrell Powe; Buffalo released RB Tashard ChoiceDetroit LB Travis Lewis was banned four games for violation of the PED policy; Jets WR/KR Josh Cribbs is done for the year.


Mike Tanier offers analysis of so-called mystery QBs Case Keenum, Brian Hoyer, Scott Tolzien, Matt McGloin, Thad Lewis, Kellen Clemens, and Matt Flynn.

All-22 analysis: Matt Bowen discusses the development that helped turn Browns wideout Josh Gordon into an NFL recordholder; Sam Monson on the versatility of Cincy lineman Andrew Whitworth; Bucky Brooks says the Bears defense is leading to their downfall.

PFF's team for November includes Von Miller and an honorable mention for his former partner in QB demolition, Elvis Dumervil.

FO: Denver is now #2 according to DVOA, behind Seattle; Scott Kacsmar recaps comeback attempts from Week 13.

Eric Edholm looks ahead to Week 14's matchups.


Tanier delves into Bing's claim that Tim Tebow was the most searched for athlete on the web in 2013, and check out that classic Zombie response via comment #2 (Let's see, Wayne P., what's worse - a guy getting paid for writing about Tebow, or a guy scouring the internet for criticism of Tebow?).

Meanwhile, three networks are apparently duking it out over the chance to add Teebs to their pregame shows as an analyst.

PFT Commenter interviews Michelle Beadle and doles out weekly awards to Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker.

KSK meme-ifies Week 13.

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