Open Thread: Jets @ New England

PFF, ESPN, NYT, and Daily News preview the matchup. As the bitter rivals face off again, a pair of ancient wounds are being reopened:

  • In an upcoming memoir, Bill Parcells details Bill Belichick's controversial move from the Jets to Patriots
  • A former Jets scout is said to have campaigned hard for the Jets to draft Tom Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 Draft, only to be shot down by Parcells

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Marvin Lewis says concussions are worse nowadays, because of the media

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! By now, we all understand that concussions are no small matter.

Right?

Right, professional head football coach Marvin Lewis?

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What’s wrong with the Broncos’ offensive line?

A couple of readers emailed us about a recent post from Jeff Legwold, in which he suggested the Broncos' offensive linemen are tipping running plays with their footwork:

If you can, would you shed some light on what he means about the O-linemen tipping the run with their footwork? Isn't that something if a writer knows about the Broncos should know about and fix? Thanks. - Anthony

Doc - have you noticed anything like this while watching the OLine this season? Very curious if this is a legitimate claim. It could help explain why our running game has been so putrid to this point. Any thoughts are appreciated! - Isaac

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Broncos promote Shaq Barrett to active roster

As expected, the Broncos promoted Shaq Barrett to their active roster on Wednesday.

Barrett takes the spot vacated by Danny Trevathan, who was placed on short-term IR.

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Broncos are #1 among sportswriters, bandwagoners, and computers

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The people have spoken, and they think the Broncos are the bestest.

Unfortunately, these people to whom we refer are sportswriters and bandwagon fans, so there's that.

For the first time since 1998, the Broncos are America's favorite NFL team, according to the latest Harris Poll on the subject.

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Broncos place Danny Trevathan on short-term IR

The Broncos have placed linebacker Danny Trevathan on short-term IR; he'll be eligible to return for their Week 15 game at San Diego.

Trevathan fractured a bone above his left knee early in Denver's 31-17 win over the Jets.

A fracture below the same knee during training camp had caused him to miss the Broncos' first three games.

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Broncos will host a banged up Niners squad

Good Morning, Broncos fans! If you only watched the first quarter of Monday's game, you might have come away thinking the Broncos face an easy task on Sunday night.

The Rams (1-4) and Austin Davis jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead, but it was mostly Niners from there on out.

Colin Kaepernick threw three touchdown passes and piled up 380 yards of sack- and turnover-free yardage, and San Francisco (4-2) emerged with a 31-17 road win.

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Broncos to wear blue unitards on Sunday night

The Broncos will wear their hideous navy on navy uniforms next week on SNF against the Niners.

Normally, I wouldn't bother writing a separate entry on such an item.

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Injuries: Pats lose Mayo, Ridley for season

Although the Patriots bounced back from their Week 4 embarrassment at KC with a pair of big wins, Sunday's victory over Buffalo came with a massive toll.

As expected, New England has lost linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley to season-ending knee injuries.

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Open Thread: San Francisco @ St. Louis

PFF and ESPN preview the matchup; the Niners will visit Denver on Sunday night. Enjoy the game! 

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