RIP Paul Oliver

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Not only will the Eagles enter Sunday's game at SAF@MH far more rested than the Broncos, they will do so with a much shorter injury list.

14 Broncos were on Wednesday's injury report, with Champ Bailey and Joel Dreessen still limited, and Duke Ihenacho, Tony Carter, and Paris Lenon held out entirely.

For the Eagles, only two players were listed: safety Patrick Chung (shoulder) missed practice for the second straight day, while tackle Jason Peters, who has a dislocated finger, was a full participant.

Then again, this may be more about stylistic differences between John Fox and Chip Kelly, or a protest by Fox over Denver's six days between games and Philly's ten.

In Belichickian fashion, Fox included nine full participants on his injury list, while Kelly left off LeSean McCoy, who suffered an ankle injury against Kansas City last week.

McCoy says his ankle is still "a little sore" after having undergone "tons of treatment." According to McCoy, the injury caused him so much pain during the Thursday night game that he thought it was broken.

The fifth-year back has only two touchdowns so far, but he leads the NFL in both rushing yards and yards from scrimmage.

Broncos News

Videos: John Fox, Peyton Manning, and several others speak after practice.

Peyton Manning thinks spreading the ball around to his many targets helps keep them all engaged and focused.

Wesley Woodyard says the defense needs to cut down on how many points it's allowing.

Chris Harris believes Denver's defensive success arises from its ability to stop the run.

Kayvon Webster's veteran teammates see plenty to like about the rookie corner, who always seems to be hitting someone.

Britton Colquitt's stated goals for each of his punts are five seconds of hang time and possession inside the 10-yard line.

ESPN's "The Book of Manning" included footage of Peyton complaining to the ref at age 3.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be calling Broncos/Eagles on FOX.

Broncos Analysis

Andrew Mason says Chris Clark didn't receive as much tight end help as had been expected on Monday, and he discusses the team's use of three-TE packages.

Kevin Seifert says Denver's offensive efficiency so far has been all about taking what defenses allow them schematically.

In his latest mailbag, Mike Klis rightly defends John Fox for having kept the starting offense on the field against the Giants when Ryan Clady suffered his season-ending injury, and he thinks Denver would have to rework Champ Bailey's contract if they're to re-sign DRC.

Jeff Legwold checks in on Denver's rookies on offense and defense.


A few Eagles defenders were with the team in 2010, when they beat Peyton's Colts in Philly, but DC Bill Davis doesn't have much success against Manning to draw upon.

The coachiing change from Andy Reid to Chip Kelly appears to have worked wonders for LeSean McCoy.


Tragedy of the worst kind has again struck the league, as former Chargers safety Paul Oliver shot himself to death at the age of 29. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Dennis Allen thought Wesley Woodyard's hit on Terrelle Pryor was clean, but the Raiders' concussed quarterback thinks Woody should be fined for it.

San Diego re-signed guard Steve Schilling, their 2011 sixth-rounder.


In the lengthy list of serious injuries so far this year, John Clayton sees an argument against lengthening the regular season.

Chris Burke and Doug Farrar issue early grades on each of the league's new coaches.

Farrar considers the wide perception that Matt Schaub isn't really anything special as far as quarterbacks go.

KSK meme-ifies Week 3; Mike Tanier offers a field guide to the most annoying people one finds at a sports bar.


PMFM has provided Denver's offense with nearly double the amount of points above expectation (68.11) than has the next best quarterback, Aaron Rodgers (35.72).

Chase Stuart revisits last week's blowouts and sets some expectations for Mike Glennon in Tampa Bay.

Jason Lisk says there's still plenty to like about Josh Freeman, while Pete Prisco believes Freeman is getting scapegoated by Greg Schiano.

Bill Barnwell calls the move a desperate act by Schiano, and he thinks Jake Locker may be ready to break out.

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