Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Turns out our earlier injury notes on the Patriots secondary may already be outdated.
Safety Steve Gregory (broken thumb), who had been described as unlikely to play this week, reportedly returned to practice today after missing Monday night's game.
Additionally, it's said that Alfonzo Dennard (hip), Aqib Talib (knee), and Kyle Arrington (groin) are practicing; it had also been reported that Dennard would not play.
And yet, the Boston Globe is reporting anew that Dennard will miss Sunday night's game, and may be joined on the sideline by Gregory.
Bill Belichick's injury reports tend to be murky on their own, but he's apparently getting an assist from the local beat guys.
In his latest mailbag, Mike Klis says we shouldn't expect to see Champ Bailey this week.
Sam Monson wonders if Von Miller's struggles against Kansas City are a trend, but keep in mind that the 2011 and 2012 Chiefs hardly passed the ball (71 attempts in three games).
PFF: As well as Knowshon Moreno has been running, he's not been forcing players to miss tackles this season; Wesley Woodyard ranks 12th in tackling efficiency among linebackers; Denver's offensive line graded out #2 in the league over the season's second quarter.
New England has been unable to get off the field on third down this season.
The league's head of officiating supported the non-call at the end of Panthers/Patriots and roughing penalty on Niners LB Ahmad Brooks.
Herald columnist Gerry Callahan thinks his claim that the officials only picked up the flag because of the pro-Panthers crowd is "not even worth debating."
Scott Kacsmar thinks Massholes like Callahan should just be grateful for past gifts and STFU.
A former NFL ref says only passes like those patented by the Ultimate Teammate™ should be ruled uncatchable.
The latest allegation directed at suspended Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is that he mocked the ethinicity of a team staffer and made crude jokes about the man's wife; GM Jeff Ireland met for over two hours with NFL investigator Ted Wells.
Kansas City added ex-Pats DL Kyle Love; San Diego LB Melvin Ingram, who tore his ACL in May was cleared to practice; Oakland waived LB Martez Wilson and plans to activate LB Miles Burris; the Jets added ex-Pats LB Jermaine Cunningham; Indy signed ex-Steelers RB Chris Rainey; New Orleans placed CB Jabari Greer on IR.
Dan Dierdorf is about to retire and join Tim McCarver in the hallowed ex-St. Louis Cardinals/terrible TV analysts club.
Chase Stuart adjusts margin of victory for strength of schedule (in a sense), with the Broncos coming out as the league's best team.