Mike Holmgren reportedly visited Raiders

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Having dispatched one of the league's last unbeaten teams with relative ease, the Broncos will face a squad at the other end of the spectrum in Week 6.

Denver heads east to play the Jets, who find themselves amidst a four-game losing streak and turmoil that grows by the day.

It's the longest streak of futility of Rex Ryan's tenure, and he attempted to take all of the blame for Sunday's 31-0 debacle in San Diego.

He may not deserve that yet, but it's rather apparent that Ryan will take the fall by season's end.

Rexy may have been overly apologetic to cover for complaining through Adam Schefter about the team's lack of free-agent spending.

Geno Smith, whom Ryan yanked at halftime, apparently missed a team meeting on Saturday while catching a flick with teammates.

Their excuse? Confusion at the change in time zones.

Smith's replacement, Michael Vick, didn't fare much better in the second half.

There will be talk this week of letdowns and traps, but for a Denver team that is just starting to hit its groove, that seems unlikely against these Jets.


As always, please see our game recap for more links regarding Denver's 41-20 win.

Although Andre Caldwell suffered a knee injury on Sunday, he apparently looked okay afterward; if not, then Cody Latimer would figure to fill in for him.

According to Mike Klis, John Elway & Co. just felt they couldn't trust Matt Prater anymore.

Paul Klee says these Broncos showed against Arizona how well rounded they can be, combining their best traits from their prior two seasons.

Jeff Legwold thinks Denver's 3-1 start and emphatic win on Sunday confirms they're the AFC's overdogs.


Linebacker David Harris will undergo on MRI for a shoulder injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against Denver.

Eric Decker was held out with a hamstring problem that has troubled him since training camp.

San Diego mauled the Jets with 439 yards of offense, three 90+ yard drives, and 12 third-down conversions.

Other Games

New England (3-2) annihilated the previously unbeaten Bengals (3-1) in a 43-17 blowout; Chris Burke recaps.

Indy and Baltimore are each 3-2 after Andrew Luck led the Colts to a 20-13 home win.

After throwing a second-quarter pick-six, Kyle Orton led Buffalo (3-2) to 17 straight points and a stunning last-minute 17-14 win over Detroit (3-2). Dan Carpenter crushed a 58-yarder for the difference, after having reportedly been targeted by laser-pointing Lions fans. Laughably - yet understandably, given where they've each been - Orton celebrated like he'd won the SB, while DC Jim Schwartz was carried off the field by his players.

Pittsburgh (3-2) intercepted Blake Bortles twice - including a fourth-quarter pick-six - on their way to a 17-9 decision over winless Jacksonville (0-5).

Dallas (4-1) beat Houston (3-2) in overtime 20-17, but there were so many Texans fans in attendance that Tony Romo needed to employ a silent count at home.

Brian Hoyer (three touchdowns) led Cleveland (2-2) to a stunning 29-28 comeback over Tennessee (1-4), which had led 28-3 in the second quarter.

New Orleans (2-3) blew a 13-0 lead and then overcame a 31-20 deficit for a 37-31 overtime win against Tampa Bay (1-4).

Philly (4-1) built a 34-7 lead over St. Louis (1-3) thanks to a touchdown each from their defense and special teams, before holding on for a 34-28 win.

The Giants (3-2) scored the final 20 points of a 30-20 victory over Atlanta (2-3) to run its winning streak to three games.

Notable players lost to injury include New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder), Detroit wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle), and Tennessee QB Jake Locker (hand).


Mike Holmgren reportedly visited Oakland last week and may be interested in their coaching gig.

According to Mike Florio, one or two of the Raiders, Chargers, and Rams will be moving back to Los Angeles within a couple of years.

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher reportedly warned teams away from E.J. Manuel before the 2013 Draft, saying he wasn't starting NFL material.

Jim Harbaugh

Jay Glazer says Jim Harbaugh won't coach in San Francisco beyond 2014, even if the Niners win SB 49.

Mike Florio reports that Cleveland nearly acquired Harbaugh last offseason for two third-round picks.

Rounding out the Harbaugh news, Adam Schefter says Jim started to lose his locker room when he was dishonest with Alex Smith about the team's pursuit of Peyton Manning.


Mike Tanier, Matt BowenPeter KingWill Brinson, Frank SchwabDon Banks and John Clayton recap Sunday's action, with plenty of Peyton talk.

Manning has now thrown 503 touchdowns since 1998, and of course, that's with having sat out the 2011 campaign. The Browns, meanwhile, have thrown 500 touchdown passes SINCE 1983.

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