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Picky, picky. Every week it's something.The Broncos have won eight games in a row. They have won back-to-back AFC West Division titles to secure at least a home playoff game.Upvote Share Tweet
NEW YORK (AP) -- Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.Upvote Share Tweet
Norv Turner: Reports of my demise won’t affect our preparationsThursday’s report that the Chargers will fire head coach Norv Turner at the end of the season hasn’t affected his team’s preparation for Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Turner says. Turner said that he was back at the office early this morningUpvote Share TweetBroncos linebacker Von Miller is a candidate for the NFL’s defensive player of the year award. But if he’s not careful, he may soon be a candidate for a suspension as well. The NFL has confirmed that Miller was fined $25,000 for striking Buccaneers quUpvote Share TweetThe San Diego Chargers entered the week thinking they’d be without three starting offensive linemen Sunday at Pittsburgh. Now, there appears to be a chance one could play. Left tackle Mike Harris is questionable with an ankle injury, but he is hopeful oUpvote Share Tweet
Shoulder no concern for Demaryius ThomasDemaryius Thomas is on a run of good health, and last night’s shoulder injury doesn’t appear to be anything to derail it. The once-injury plagued Broncos wideout came back to play in the second half of their win over the Raiders, and Broncos coach JohUpvote Share Tweet
Steelers' Colon probable to return vs. ChargersSteelers left guard Willie Colon practiced for the second consecutive day Friday and is listed as probable, as Pittsburgh prepares to play San Diego on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Manning tops Jaws' QB rankingsRon Jaworski has revisited his NFL quarterback rankings at the third quarter-point of the season . Let’s take a look at where he puts AFC West signal-callers: Peyton Manning, Denver Ranking: 1 Comment: This ranking is pretty difficult to argue with. ManUpvote Share TweetChiefs establish trust fund for Belcher's daughterUpvote Share TweetThe Redskins' option offense is giving opponents fits behind the play-action scheme of RGIII. Now the Ravens will be tasked with stifling Washington's well-oiled attack, says Peter King.Upvote Share TweetHouston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3)Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questionsnytimes.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Upvote Share Tweet
How Did The Raiders Sniff Out This Jailbreak Screen? Maybe Because Peyton Manning Audibled To It With "Prison! Prison!"deadspin.com Updated Dec 7, 2012The Oakland Raiders didn't shut down many Denver Broncos plays last night, as their defense allowed Peyton Manning to go for 310 yards on 26-for-36 passing and were otherwise steamrolled by running back Knowshon Moreno, who put up 119 yards. More »Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and tweetsThe only bit of suspense left in the Chargers season is whether or not both coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith will be fired when the year comes to an end. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote Thursday that both men will be sent…Upvote Share Tweet
Oakland Raiders: Moving OnHere are some areas the Oakland Raiders need to focus on after a 26-13 home loss to Denver on Thursday: Recap: This game was not as close as the score indicated. The Broncos trounced the Raiders. It was just another lackluster effort by this team. Oakla…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Dec 7, 2012The Department of Labor is investigating whether the staffing company contracted to work Chargers games has been using unpaid high schoolers as security, ticket takers, and head coach. More »Upvote Share TweetCommissioner Roger Goodell attended Thursday night’s game in Oakland. And it sounds like he’s hoping that the Raiders’ home stadium will soon be replaced with Black Hole 2.0. According to the Associated Press, Goodell said that it’s crucial thatUpvote Share TweetOakland police told the Associated Press that a man fell from the upper deck at Oakland's O.co Coliseum just after the start of Thursday night's Oakland Raiders-Denver Broncos game, and that the man is in serious condition at a local hospital. According…Upvote Share Tweet
Darren McFadden re-injures ankle in loss to BroncosOakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden played for the first time in five weeks Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Now he may be sidelined once again. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen sa…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos not perfect, but sidestep trapOAKLAND, Calif. -- Peyton Manning probably will stew all weekend. While his team enjoys an early-December Sunday away from football, knowing it put heat on the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, Manning probably will keep himself up at night thi…Upvote Share TweetTampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is well on his way to surpassing 300 carries in his first season in the NFL. Martin has come off two largely ineffective games against the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos where he was held to under 60 yar…Upvote Share TweetThe Raiders came within one win of edging the Denver Broncos for the AFC West title last season. Today, the teams seem light years apart. The Broncos beat the Raiders 26-13 on Thursday night for their eighth straight victory and improved to 10-3. The Ra…Upvote Share Tweet
'Playbook': San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh SteelersDec 7How will Ben Roethlisberger's return impact the Pittsburgh Steelers? Our experts explain why the Steelers have a chance to do something special with their signal-caller back behind center.
'Playbook': Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland BrownsDec 7How has rookie running back Trent Richardson provided a spark to the Cleveland Browns' offense? Our "Playbook" analysts take a look at Richardson's solid season.
Denver Broncos top team in AFC?Dec 7How do the Denver Broncos stack up against their fellow contenders like the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens? Charley Casserly gives you his answer.
Norv Turner gone from San Diego?Dec 7Will head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith be fired from the San Diego Chargers at the end of the season? Albert Breer has the latest.
Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…Dec 7So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picksDec 7Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.