They’re still the Bungles, after all

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Thursday night brought another dud, as Cleveland (6-3) dealt a 24-3 drubbing to their in-state rival Bengals (5-3-1).

The Browns are now tied with Pittsburgh atop the AFCN, and have already won their most games since 2007, when they missed the playoffs at 10-6.

Cleveland outgained Cincy 368-165 and picked off Andy Dalton three times, holding him to a measly 72 net passing yards.

The Bengals have won just two of their past six games, including a tie versus Carolina, after having been declared the league's best team in some circles after three weeks.

Back then, Dalton was being prematurely placed among the NFL's elite QBs. On Thursday, the Red Rifle put forth one of the worst quarterbacking performances of the modern era.

Cincy's only bright spot was the presence of Leah Still, the cancer-stricken four-year-old daughter of Bengals linebacker Devon Still.

Between the first and second quarters, the team honored Leah and presented a $1.3M donation in her name to the Cincinnati's Children's Hospital and Medical Center.

Chris Burke, Peter KingKhaled Elsayed, Josh Katzowitz, Frank Schwab, and Christmas Ape recap the game.

Broncos

John Elway addressed the team on Thursday.

It's still expected that Steven Johnson will start in place of Nate Irving at middle linebacker.

Adam Gase admits he was hamstrung last week by a need to keep Julius Thomas in to block, in the absence of Virgil Green.

Denver's defense is catching a lot of heat for the loss at New England, but they faced a lot of short fields.

Mike Klis offers some confirmation to the possible offensive line shakeup suggested on Thursday by Brandon Krisztal.

Jeff Legwold discusses Sunday's game with his old buddy Bill Will.

BTV offers a look at the Broncos' new indoor practice facility; Demaryius Thomas and Rahim Moore visited with Vic Lombardi; Bradley Roby did a Q&A with Troy Renck, who considers Sunday's matchups.

Raiders

San Antonio officials will be in Oakland today to continue their courtship of the Raiders for a potential relocation.

Oakland's biggest concern on Sunday figures to be keeping Derek Carr from getting injured.

And likewise, Denver will be tasked with containing the dominant rookie Khalil Mack.

News

Baltimore GM Ozzie Newsome testified during Ray Rice's suspension appeal hearing that Rice was forthcoming with Roger Goodell, admitting that he'd knocked out his then-fiancee and now wife.

According to Mike Freeman, Indy OC Pep Hamilton is emerging as the next hottest head coaching candidate.

Former Giants lineman Luke Petitgout is facing assault and sexual assault charges.

Randy Moss says his retirement was spurred by familial issues, but that he'd love to resume his career with someone like Peyton Manning.

Analysis

Matt Bowen, Bucky BrooksBenjamin Hoffman, and John Clayton preview the week's games.

Bowen studies the play of Pittsburgh rookie wideout Martavis Bryant.

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

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