Texans dump Reed

Good Morning, Broncos fans! This one should never have been in doubt, but the Chiefs are not about to bench Dwayne Bowe.

According to Ed Werder, Bowe will start on Sunday night despite his bye week arrest for speeding and marijuana possession.

Bowe's 33 receptions and two touchdowns lead KC's wideouts, while his 369 yards trail Donnie Avery's 396.

Jamaal Charles leads the team with 47 receptions, and he's right behind Avery with 389 receiving yards.

Broncos News

Videos: Terrance Knighton and Louis Vasquez were mic'd up on Sunday; BTV goes behind the scenes for the team's trip to San Diego; the team sent a contingent to visit Fort Carson on Tuesday.

Jack Del Rio thinks max protect schemes actually invite more hits on quarterbacks.

Not that he can possibly say anything different, but Brock Osweiler says he still appreciates being Peyton Manning's backup over competing to start elsewhere.

Broncos Analysis

In his latest mailbag, Mike Klis suggests that the primary difference between Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler is the elder QB's ability to throw receivers open. But before we even reach that moment, the bigger difference has to be pre-snap recognition, and of course, it's safe to say that Osweiler will never be Manning's equal there.

Jeff Legwold discusses Julius Thomas's footwork while blocking and continues to focus on the snaps Von Miller didn't play, while Andrew Mason prefers to examine Von's disruptiveness.

Joan Niesen thinks Peyton Manning's ankle is the most important body part in American sports, but what about his neck?

Chris Chase details Manning's diverse pointing repertoire.


The Jaguars were able to extract $43M in public handouts from the city of Jacksonville to fund stadium upgrades even without a guarantee they wouldn't pick up and move.

Following his benching and subsequent public criticism of the Texans' coaches and player, Houston cut Ed Reed outright.

Atlanta T Sam Baker and Green Bay QB Seneca Wallace landed on IR; San Francisco waived WR/KR Kyle Williams and former Denver CB Perrish Cox; the NFL suspended Jags LB LaRoy Reynolds for a PED violation.

Meathead Pats TE Rob Gronkowski was recorded on video marginalizing an Asian fan of his; we hope he won't be wearing Gronk's jersey again.


All-22 analysis - Doug Farrar says the Panthers defense is now the NFL's best; Matt Waldman studies the play of Texans QB Case Keenum.

Jason Lisk goes over the middling teams currently fighting for the AFC's sixth seed.

Denver is back to a unanimous #1 in PFF's power rankings, if you care about those things.


Bill Barnwell goes over the week's best and worst coaching decisions, including Mike McCoy's foolish choice of kicking an extra point at 28-19.

Sunday broke Denver's streak of games with at least 10 second-half points just one shy of the NFL record.

If you were to guess which team has the league's second most passes from a Pistol formation, would you go with the Broncos?

Denver remains #1 according to FO's DVOA data.

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