The AFC is clearly this year’s power conference

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Indy (6-3) joined Denver and Pittsburgh in the AFC's six-win club with a 40-24 disembowelment of the Giants (3-5).

Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes to give the Colts a 40-10 lead before the G-Men tacked on a pair of late scores.

Indy has a healthy two-game lead in the AFCS and are off next week before they host New England (who's also on bye) in an enormous Week 11 matchup.

The seemingly always streaking Giants have now lost three straight after having won three in a row. They opened the season with consecutive losses. Last season, they started out 0-6, ran off a four-game winning streak, then stumbled to a 7-9 finish.

Making matters worse for the G-Men, they lost corner Prince Amukamara for the season with a torn biceps.

Doug Farrar, Ben StockwellRyan Wilson, and Christmas Ape recap the game; Gary Myers is ready to declare the 2014 season a lost cause for the Jersey teams, despite the G-Men's penchant for late season rallies under Tom Coughlin.

Broncos

Wes Welker has a bruised back and is considered day-to-day; Virgil Green says the condition of his injured calf is improving, and he's hopeful to suit up at Oakland.

There's something Groundhog Day-like in John Fox talking about how the Broncos didn't prepare well enough to face New England, isn't there?

Andrew Mason and Jeff Legwold discuss the Broncos' linebacking depth in light of Nate Irving's knee injury; Mike Klis expects Steven Johnson to start in his place.

Aqib Talib and the running backs' pass protection stood out as wretched grades during Denver's loss at New England. Ronnie Hillman was a -5.2 overall, while T.J. Ward was a -2.7.

Ben Hochman says Sunday's loss shrunk Denver's margin for error going forward.

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In her recap of Manning/Brady 16, Judy Battista notes that a stunning 11 AFC teams have at least five wins.

Raiders

Oakland may be without left guard Gabe Jackson, who has an undisclosed injury.

With or without Jackson, the team's rushing attack has been the league's worst in terms of both yardage and touchdowns.

The Raiders have now lost 14 consecutive games, bringing their franchise record of 19 straight losses into view.

According to PFF, Derek Carr and his offensive line had particularly atrocious performances on Sunday at Seattle.

Here are some pretty neat images from Raiders/Seahawks.

News

More than 99% of eligible ex-players and their families have accepted the terms of the NFL's concussion settlement.

Philly is expected to be without QB Nick Foles (collarbone) for 6-8 weeks, leaving the offense in the hands of Buttfumble.

San Diego claimed DE Damion Square off waivers from Kansas City and cut safety Adrian Phillips to make room for him.

Green Bay extended HC Mike McCarthy over the summer and waived 2011 first-round tackle Derek Sherrod; San Francisco extended running back Kendall Hunter through 2015; Detroit activated DT C.J. Mosley from suspension and LB Kyle Van Noy from short-term IR.

Something of a media slapfight has developed over an ESPN report that RG3 has lost the Washington locker room.

Analysis

Jason LiskRobert Mays, and PFT Commenter share impressions from Week 9; Christmas Ape interprets PK's MMQB column.

Mike Tanier examines the league's quarterback dilemmas and controversies as only he can.

Halfway through the year, Doug Farrar discusses the season's most telling moments, while Chris Burke recounts the worst.

Kenneth Arthur lists his most overrated offensive players of the season to date.

Bill Rhoden considers who might form the NFL's next great quarterback rivalry.

Somewhat predictably, the decision of whether to allow one's children to play football is mirroring the political divide.

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