AFC grades: It's the Pats, then everybody else
The Broncos had an unlikely hero in their 26-13 win Thursday night in Oakland: Running back Knowshon Moreno, who rushed for 119 yards on a career-high 32 carries. On a short week, Denver proved it could close out a game on the ground, something that was in question after losing starting running back Willis McGahee last month.
Having never read the words "hero" and "Knowshon Moreno" in the same sentence, I thought I'd pass this along.
The winds of fortune can change quickly. One day you're supposed to be the next Herschel Walker. Then you're running with the scout team. A month later, you're back on the field playing as well as you ever have.
Regardless of your view on Moreno and his future with the Broncos, right now, it's okay to be excited to see the kid get another shot and to hope he makes the most of it.