The Daily Lard 1-1-12

Happy New Year, Broncos fans! 

Broncos/Chiefs

Andrew Mason, Jeff Legwold and Adam Teicher preview the matchup.

Lindsay Jones on the return of Kyle Orton to Denver, plus Jeff Legwold on the Broncos' defensive injuries.

Mike Klis looks back at the Broncos' 2011.

Woody Paige predicts a big Denver win today.

Linday Jones shares a Q&A with Demaryius Thomas.

KC re-signed LB Brandon Siler and placed RB Jackie Battle on IR.

Raiders/Chargers

Kevin Acee says Norv Turner will be fired sometime next week.

Meanwhile, the prognosis isn't clear for A.J. Smith.

Vittorio Tafur and Chris Jenkins preview the game.

Trimmings

Pats OC Bill O'Brien is reportedly the frontrunner for the PSU job.

Chris Mortensen says the Jets may dump Brian Schottenheimer, with Norv Turner and Josh McDaniels as possible replacements.

Chucky is adamant that he's staying with ESPN next year rather than returning to coaching.

As expected, word is that Robert Griffin III will enter the draft.

Green Bay is resting Aaron Rodgers today, starting Matt Flynn instead with home field advantage already wrapped up.

Scrapple

Mike Tanier recaps 2011, including the advent of Tebowary.

Toni Monkovic looks back at the notable NFL names who passed in 2011, plus the year in football-isms.

Dan Pompei's Sunday column, plus what Matt Bowen is looking for today.

Here's what Brian Burke has been reading, plus he gathers ANS' finest columns of the year.

AFC and NFC Whispers via PFW.

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