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The already injury-ravaged Cleveland Browns lost their two best playmakers in quarterback Brandon Weeden and running back Trent Richardson to injuries in their 34-12 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 16 that saw the NFL's playoff field taking shape in almost-finalized fashion...Share TweetThere wasn't much to the Carolina Panthers' 17-6 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday from a competitive perspective -- the Panthers were eliminated as a serious postseason concern a while back, and the Raiders may already be eliminated from next seas…Share TweetDenver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns.Share TweetBoth the Giants and Ravens came into Sunday’s game hoping to wash the bad taste from Week 15 out of their mouths. The Ravens were the only one that succeeded. Joe Flacco played as well as he has all season one week after a poor performance against the BShare TweetWith San Diego moving closer to what G.M. A.J. Smith called in October a “new era of Chargers football,” a guy who was part of the old era of 49ers and Lions football is interested. Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported during Football Night in AmShare Tweet
"Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 23, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from London Fletcher losing his lunch to sad Tom Brady. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Share TweetA look at the final home game in Kansas City this season: What it means: The Chiefs were game but they fell to the Colts, who clinched a playoff berth. Kansas City is now 2-13. The Chiefs will get the No. 1 pick in the draft with a loss at Denver next w…Share TweetThe Broncos still have an outside shot at home field advantage through the AFC playoffs (with Houston’s surprising collapse). And they’re playing like a team no one wants to go see. The Broncos are up 14-3 on the Browns, with Peyton Manning throwing aShare TweetAndrew Luck threw for 205 yards to break the single-season rookie record, and his touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne late in the fourth quarter Sunday gave the Indianapolis Colts a 20-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and a berth in the playoffs.Share TweetA look another lackluster Oakland showing: What it means: It’s another loss in a lost season. The Raiders, who ended a six-game losing streak last week with a 15-0 shutout win over the Chiefs, are now 4-11. They are on pace for the No. 3 pick in the draShare TweetThe argument that Mark Sanchez was the only problem with the Jets was put to rest at the Meadowlands on Sunday. Greg McElroy was sacked 11 times, turned the ball over twice and the Jets defense got beaten for a couple of Philip Rivers touchdown passes e…Share Tweet
Jamaal Charles breaks an 86-yard touchdown; continues to be Chiefs’ bright spotyahoo.com Dec 23, 2012It's too bad Jamaal Charles is playing on the Kansas City Chiefs. One of the most electric players in the NFL is playing in obscurity. Charles officially became the NFL's all-time leader in rushing average on Sunday by getting the two carries he needed …Share Tweet
Chris Kuper, Justin Tuck headline late game NFL inactive listsyahoo.com Dec 23, 2012Denver Broncos right guard Chris Kuper will miss a second consecutive game due to injuries to his ankle and head. Manny Ramirez will get the start for Kuper, who had been listed as "doubtful" on the Broncos' injury report. In positive news for…Share TweetRaiders quarterback Carson Palmer has left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a back injury and will not return, the team announced.Share Tweet
The Raiders Cost Oakland 200 Police Officers In A Startlingly Direct Waydeadspin.com Dec 23, 2012We looked at the steady increase in taxpayer-funded stadium construction recently, and Sports on Earth wrote about what they term "sports welfare"-this week, Bloomberg explained a combination of those phenomena, and a notably clear example of the way spShare Tweet
Eli should take Peyton’s advice, do the oppositeFor the fourth time this year, Eli Manning’s Giants will be facing a team that his brother’s Broncos previously played. For the fourth time this year, Eli has gotten some information from Peyton regarding the defense Eli will be facing, after PeytonShare TweetEvery week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Raiders at Panthers Raiders: DT Richard Seymour Panthers: QShare TweetOakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is inactive for the second straight game since his two-game team suspension concluded. Barring a major change of heart from the organization, expect the No. 8 pick in the 2010 draft to be inactive next week at …Share TweetThe late Al Davis hated the play that allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to swipe a playoff win from the Raiders 40 years ago today via a deflected pass that Franco Harris plucked out of the sky on the fly and ran into the end zone. Current Raiders owner M…Share Tweet
Broncos Win 10th StraightDec 23Peyton Manning threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Broncos past the Browns 34-12.
Sunday Blitz: Bears-Broncos RecapDec 23Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Broncos' 34-12 win over the Bears.
Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos highlightsDec 23Catch the highlights from Denver as Peyton Manning lead the Broncos to a dominating win over the Cleveland Browns.
Broncos postgame press conferenceDec 23Broncos react following game with Browns