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To play or not to play, that was the question being asked all over America on Monday after Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III limped through a playoff loss to Seattle on a compromised knee.Upvote Share Tweet
After Bye, Broncos Anxious for FootballThe Broncos benefited from their weekend off by getting a jumpstart on their preparation from the comfort of their own homes. After a week of practice and no game, watching other teams play added to the players’ excitement to get back on the field. “IUpvote Share TweetBroncos running back Willis McGahee is eligible to begin practicing tomorrow. But he was honest about his own condition, saying he’s not ready to play yet. “No, I couldn’t go,” he said Monday, via the Associated Press. After being placed on injureUpvote Share TweetWith the divisional round set, let's take a quick look at the main storylines setting up for this weekend's playoffs. We'll have much more comprehensive coverage through the week, but here's a quick primer, starting with the two Saturday games. Baltimor…Upvote Share Tweet
Monday Afternoon QB: Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson are pretty impressiveThere are but eight quarterbacks left in the field. Andy Dalton doesn't belong. It sadly became obvious Joe Webb wasn't worthy of the top 12.Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos enjoy healing power of playoff bye; O-line nears full strengthFor all the worry about how a bye week can abduct a performance edge from a top-seeded playoff team, it does have one significant redeeming value.Upvote Share Tweet
Why Lakers Fans Must Calm Downdimemag.com Jan 7, 2013We’re only a week into 2013 and already Lakers fans are bugging out. The team has lost all of its games in the new year, including last night’s disappointment to the Denver Nuggets at home, which dropped them to 10-8 at the Staples Center (not countinUpvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: ‘And now, we do the Dance of Joy’yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013OK, maybe they're not perfect strangers, but Denver Nuggets forwards Andre Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari sure seemed pretty psyched after they each did their part - Iggy with some behind-the-back wizardry, Gallo with a game-sealing triple - to vanquisUpvote Share Tweet
Broncos' John Fox unsure whether bye week plays factor in playoffsBroncos coach John Fox is glad his team earned the AFC's No. 1 seed in the postseason and got to sit back and watch football last weekend rather than have to play its way into the second week.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 7, 2013Shit is getting bad for the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing to the Denver Nuggets at home last night, the Lakers' record now sits at 15-18. Furthermore, the locker room atmosphere appears to be getting more and more posionous each day. Dwight Howard is…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 7, 2013ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) It's official: Doug Marrone is the Buffalo Bills' new coach.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 7, 2013So, maybe Kobe Bryant wasn't kidding about that "I'll kick everybody's ass in this locker room" thing. Early Monday morning - following a 112-105 home loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Lakers' second loss to Denver in less than two weeks, theiUpvote Share TweetDenver was nominated for a pair of yearly awards on Monday morning. First, quarterback Peyton Manning was announced as one of three finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year Award. Soon after, the Broncos were named one of five finalists for th…Upvote Share Tweet
A Welcome Break: The Broncos now know they will host the Baltimore…The Broncos now know they will host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Playoffs this Saturday. It was a welcome change to be able to find that out while watching games this weekend. Granted, it was somewhat strange not to see the Broncos play. A…Upvote Share Tweet
JaVale McGee Goes Up And Over Two Of His Own Teammates For A Putback Dunkdeadspin.com Jan 7, 2013See, this is why we love JaVale McGee: he'll forego the smart play for the spectacular play. Late in the first half of yesterday's win over the Lakers, a missed Kosta Koufos layup bounced right in the middle of three Nuggets. Rather than yell "same…Upvote Share Tweet
Daily Dime: Lakers-NuggetsThe Lakers' latest loss reveals a team not headed for a quick turnaround, J.A. Adande writes.Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard aggravated the sprained rotator cuff in his right shoulder in Sunday night's loss to the Denver Nuggets and will undergo an MRI on the injury Monday morning, according to the team.Upvote Share TweetA month ago, Ray Lewis was a hopeless bystander on his home field as the Broncos ripped through his Baltimore Ravens.Upvote Share TweetTy Lawson had 21 points and 10 assists, Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 112-105 Sunday night for their fifth win in seven games.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 7, 2013The 2012 NFL playoffs got off to a sloppy start, but RGIII's injury was the ugliest moment of the wild-card round. So, who's to blame in D.C.? Peter King weighs in on that and more.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: RG III Goes Down In LossJan 7Episode 243: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss whether keeping Robert Griffin III in the game was the right decision. Adam Schefter breaks down the hiring of Bills new head coach Doug Marrone. The NFL32 crew discuss the Ravens-Broncos matchup.
'The Coaches Show': Can the Baltimore Ravens stop the Denver Broncos?Jan 7Should the Baltimore Ravens be concerned about their offense? Dennis Green discusses that topic, and also explains how the Ravens can game plan for Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
AFC Divisional PlayoffsJan 7Eric Mangini, Herm Edwards and Tim Hasselbeck discuss which AFC team has the best chance to win a rematch in the divisional playoffs.
Eric Decker ready for 'physical game' vs. Baltimore RavensJan 7Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker talks about the challenges the Baltimore Ravens pose and the evolution of the Broncos' offense since the arrival of quarterback Peyton Manning.
NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategyJan 7The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike JamesJan 7The Mavericks plan to sign Mike James to a 10-day contract, sources said.
Dallas Mavericks ink veteran guard Mike JamesJan 7The Mavericks have signed Mike James to a 10-day contract.
Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card WeekendJan 7Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …