Good Morning, Broncos fans! Plenty of injury updates from Mike Klis: Denver is expecting to have Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey, D.J. Williams and Knowshon Moreno back in action this week for their game in Green Bay. Obviously, they'll need all the help they can get, so these returns could not come soon enough, although whether having Williams take over for his worthy replacement Wesley Woodyard isn't so clear.
In more great news, Marcus Thomas is expected to practice this week but perhaps on a limited basis - it remains to be seen if he's anywhere near the proper shape to play after missing most of camp with a strained pec and then missing the first three games with a groin injury. Julius Thomas got rid of his walking boot and could be back next week against San Diego, while the other injured Thomas (Demaryius) is not expected back until Week 7 (after the bye).
In his latest mailbag, Klis addresses a wacky reader who thinks the problem is the defense, Kyle Orton's many tipped passes, more Orton/Tebow questions, Denver's biggest talent needs, and the hard luck of Demaryius Thomas.
Kiszla thinks Denver should have used Tim Tebow on goal-to-go from the 2-yard line on Sunday. Or, how about just some creative playcalling?
Legwold echoes Doc's point that Eddie Royal's double duty as a WR and return man may be hampering his offensive production.
Wow. As Legwold tells it, the Broncos' "desire to win is real (and) palpable." Thanks for getting the pulse of the team, Captain Insider.
Steve Camp of CHFF points out this was the Titans' first win over the Broncos since 1995 in his breakdown of the game from the Tennesee vantage point.
SB XXXII Losers
Green Bay RT Brian Bulaga sprained a knee in Chicago, while RB Ryan Grant suffered a bruised kidney; the status of both players for Sunday is unknown at this juncture.
Tom Silverstein of the Journal-Sentinel thinks the Packers' 3-0 record is a bit deceptive at this point considering the slew of yards and points they allowed New Orleans and Carolina.
More on the Bulaga injury and his backup Marshall Newhouse from Brian Carriveau of Cheesehead TV.
Matt Bowen examines the matchup nightmare that is Green Bay TE Jermichael Finley. How on earth are the Broncos going to defense him?
The Cowboys gutted out an 18-16 victory and overcame a one-point deficit despite facing 3rd and 21 from their own 21 in the closing minutes of the game.
As expected, Kenny Britt is done for the year after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee against the Broncos.
Turns out Michael Vick only suffered a bruise to his right hand rather than a break; he's day to day at this point.
Chargers TE Antonio Gates is still struggling with foot problems and will see a specialist today.
Colts owner Jim Irsay says the best-case scenario is that Peyton Manning comes back in December, just in time for Indy to lose the Suck for Luck sweepstakes.
After his team lost to the Broncos and Niners in consecutive weeks, Marvin Lewis says the Bengals are going to beat the Bills.
Unnoticed until now is that the new CBA contains language protecting players from discrimination due their sexual orientation. Way to go, NFL!
Andrew Brandt sees the suspension appeals of Terrelle Pryor and Cedric Benson as early indications of problems with the new CBA and just what the NFLPA agreed to.
Chris Brown analyzes Darren McFadden's 70-yard TD run against the Jets.
Here's what CHFF took away from the Week 3 action.
In light of the Bills' wild comebacks in back to back weeks, Chase Stuart lists the biggest comeback wins since 1945.
Keith Goldner applies his Markov model to the Saints' game-winning drive against Houston.
Although Michael Vick backed off earlier comments claiming he's not as well protected by the refs and the league as other top QBs, Jason Whitlock thinks there's something to the claim and that it applies to other black quarterbacks.
Stay classy, Philly: according to DE Justin Tuck, some 7- or 8-year-old kid threw a beer bottle at the Giants' bus on Sunday after the G-Men dismantled the Iggles.
When will those silly Canadians learn that it's not a good idea to keep the goalpost in the end zone? Maybe now?
Bucky Brooks examines some draft prospects and says the play of ASU MLB Vontaze Burfict recalls a young Ray Lewis.
Drew interprets PK's MMQB for KSK.