The Daily Lard 11-12-10

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! No changes on the injury front, as Darcel McBath, Kevin Vickerson and Wesley Woodyard were again limited in practice. For Kansas City, four players were limited but all are expected to play. Meanwhile, the Falcons pulled off a last-minute victory at home on a 33-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan to Roddy White. Interestingly, Ryan is now 18-1 at home during his NFL career. His only loss? Week 11 of the 2008 season, when White dropped a last-minute 45-yard pass in the end zone against our Denver Broncos.

Broncos

NFL Films previews Sunday's game.

Josh McDaniels, Wink Martindale and Brian Dawkins all spoke to the press yesterday.

Champ Bailey and Mike McCoy spoke to reporters (Audio).

Brandon Lloyd does an excellent job of responding to questions from DP readers.

Notes on the Broncos from Legwold.

Andrew Mason says it's all about running the ball and stopping the Chefs from doing so on Sunday.

Legwold offers up a fair explanation of some of Kyle Orton's statistics this season.

Klis compares the front offices of the Broncos and Chefs and their common links to Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick.

Terry Frei checks in with legendary former Denver defensive coach Joe Collier, whose life has been marred by losses in recent years, and whose son Joel is an assistant GM with the Chefs.

Pat Graham on the Broncos' struggles stopping the run of late.

Denver special teams coach Mike Priefer tells Gabe Hiatt a bit about his background as a former US Navy officer and helicopter pilot.

The Inside the NFL guys think the Broncos should've kept Cutler, Marshall and Hillis (Video).

Some hack complements that video with an article knocking every notable trade the Broncos have made in recent years - even the Cutler and Marshall deals. And to think, he probably even got paid to write that garbage...

Apparently, the DP commenters didn't take too kindly to Patrick Saunders' efforts to characterize them. Right, like those rabid folks are going to have self-awareness? HA!

Chefs

Not only have the Chefs turned the ball over but 6 times this season, but their opponents haven't scored a single point off those takeaways.

Notes on the Chefs, including their lackluster returns and leaky special-teams coverage of late.

Kent Babb looks back at the Cassel/Cutler trades, although he erroneously states that the pick dealt for Alphonso Smith came from the Cutler deal. Really? Are all football journalists this lazy? There's no excuse in the internet age...

Enemies

Chase Stuart on just how good Philip Rivers has been this season.

Chris Jenkins finds out a bit more about Dolts WR Seyi Ajirotutu.

Mike Tanier breaks down Jokeland's rushing attack.

Ron Kroichick profiles Jokeland speedster Jacoby Ford.

Trimmings

The NFLPA rejected a league-proposed health care plan which would have rejected former players with pre-existing conditions that are a result of, you guessed it, playing football.

Houston claimed CB Jason Allen, who had been waived by the Dolphins.

The Bengals will likely be without RT Andre Smith for the balance of the season.

Browns LB Marcus Benard was released from the hospital after collapsing in the team's locker room yesterday.

Pat Kirwan previews Week 10.

Matt Bowen wants to know if the Broncos fixed their run game over the bye week.

The specter of a lockout in 2011 has Mike Silver bummed while hearing about how great the NFL's ratings are.

Jack Bechta on what's wrong with the Pro Bowl voting structure.

Dan Pompei explains why teams shouldn't trade away their draft picks.

Brian Burke is back with his midseason WPA leaders on the defensive side of the ball.

The Chefs are strongly favored in his weekly game probabilities.

If you couldn't tell by how many picks he throws, Jay Cutler still idolizes Brett Favruh.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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