Lions finally win on Turkey Day

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Peyton Manning and Joel Dreessen were full practice participants Thursday, after having been held out on Wednesday.

Knowshon Moreno, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Omar Bolden made limited returns, while Kayvon Webster was upgraded to a full participant.

Champ Bailey and Julius Thomas were again limited, and are expected to play on Sunday.


Derek Wolfe is playing 20 pounds later than he did last year, and 5-10 pounds lighter than is his preference; he blames a bout with food poisoning and then his preseason neck injury.

Joan Niesen continues the Peyton Manning/cold weather discussion, and let's not forget that prior to 2012, every cold weather game he ever played in was on the road.

Denver has scored 26 or more points in 16 consecutive games, the longest such streak in NFL history.

The team's next win will give Peyton Manning 12 ten-win seasons, the most for any quarterback ever.


Tamba Hali made a limited return to practice; Justin Houston and Sanders Commings were again held out. Eric Fisher, Jon Asamoah, and Mike De Vito were again limited.

Thanksgiving Games

Detroit (7-5) scored 37 straight points and outgained Green Bay (5-6-1) by 435 yards (one of the largest margins in history) during a 40-10 beatdown, for the Lions' first Thanksgiving victory in ten years.

Dallas (7-5) got three touchdowns from DeMarco Murray in defeating Oakland (4-8) 31-24.

Baltimore (6-6) hung on for a 22-20 win over Pittsburgh (5-7), during which Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stepped onto the field of play and appeared to prevent a punt-return score by Jacoby Jones.

PFF recaps Lions/Packers, Cowboys/Raiders, and Ravens/Steelers.


Just like in our society as a whole, black NFL players are arrested at a disproportionate rate, suggesting racial profiling by authorities.

Andy BenoitBurke/Farrar, Judy Battista, and Tony Gervino preview the rest of the week's games.

Based upon ANS efficiency data, Denver is a 90% favorite to win the AFCW, 86% to have a first-round bye, and 72% to land home-field advantage.

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