Rahim’s recovery not so dreamlike

Good Morning, Broncos fans! While Wes Welker and Derek Wolfe have progressed enough from their health issues that they're expected to suit up for the playoffs, the news isn't so great for Rahim Moore.

According to Mike Klis, Moore suffered a setback in his recovery from LCS surgery, and has been unable to run.

It had been hoped that Rahim would be able to return in time for the AFC title game, if Denver makes it that far; that's why the team placed him on short-term IR after his scare.

But the championship game is now just three weeks away, and that doesn't seem enough for anyone to be cleared and get back into playing shape.

It's not exactly a crushing blow, at least relative to our expectations, following such a serious condition.

Rest up, Rahim.

Broncos

Videos: The Playbook guys focus on the play of the Thomases, Knowshon Moreno, and Sly Williams; Jeff Legwold presents Chris Harris with the 2013 Darrent Williams Good Guy Award.

Peyton Manning earned his fourth FedEx Air award of the season.

Jeff Legwold focuses on the defensive contributions made by Denver's mostly unheralded signings (we'll exclude Shaun Phillips from that characterization).

Gray Caldwell explains why the Broncos seem to be visiting Foxboro every year.

Raiders

Nnamdi Asomugha announced his retirement as a Raider, while Charles Woodson says he plans to stick around.

PFF's Rick Drummond says the Broncos need to be wary of young wideout Andre Holmes, who's caught 19 passes over the past four games.

Andrew Mason discusses the Oakland defense.

News

The NFL admitted the refs screwed up in a big way at the end of last week's Packers/Steelers game.

Dallas QB Tony Romo (back surgery) and San Francisco WR Mario Manningham (knee) were placed on IR; Green Bay LB Clay Matthews underwent another thumb surgery; New England again cut WR Austin Collie, as Seattle did with CB Perrish Cox.

Coaching Carousel

Doug Farrar lists his best candidates for each potential vacancy, including San Francisco OC Greg Roman in Oakland.

Analysis

Burke/FarrarJohn Clayton, and Benjamin Hoffman preview the week's games.

Andrew Cohen is convinced that Kerry Rhodes was blacklisted by NFL teams this season due to rumors that he's gay.

Gwen Knapp checks in with mathlete extraordinaire Jon Kitna.

Chase Stuart reacts to the Pro Bowl selections, shines the light on Ryan Tannehill's atrocious Week 16, and lauds the incredible run of London Fletcher.

Chris Burke includes Knowshon Moreno and DRC among his biggest snubs.

Jason Lisk shares his favorite catches of the year; J.J. Cooper studies the struggles of Miami tackle Bryant McKinnie; Greg Cosell breaks down a touchdown pass by Andrew Luck against KC.

Yuks

If Rex Ryan is fired, he might run into some people who've said much dumber things than he ever has. (BTW, now that they've generated enough attention and new viewer$hip, A&E has decided to bring back those bearded yuppies.)

PFT Commenter explains why Dallas is better off with Kyle Orton than with Romo at QB.

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