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The Denver Broncos opened a roster spot Tuesday for the possible return of recently reinstated linebacker D.J. Williams. The Broncos waived rookie safety Duke Ihenacho on Tuesday leaving an opening on the 53-man roster. Williams was reinstated by the le…Upvote Share Tweet
As ESPN-on-ESPN crime goes, this one falls somewhere between conflicting factual reports regarding a player injury and Tony Kornheiser’s notorious public slam of Hannah Storm’s on-air attire. After Monday night’s Chiefs-Steelers game, ESPN’s in-stUpvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Don't quit on RiversIt is not a surprise that Norv Turner had to answer a question of whether he is considering benching quarterback Philip Rivers. That’s what happens when teams lose. Panic sets in. But there is no chance Rivers will be benched, nor should he. Yes, he isUpvote Share Tweet
QBR: There's Manning and everyone elseA look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 10: 1. Peyton Manning, Denver Total QBR: 84.8 NFL rank: 1 Comment: This amazing story keeps getting more interesting. 2. Carson Palmer, Oakland Total QBR: 49.2 NFL rank: 21 Comment: Palmer not gettin…Upvote Share TweetThe injury suffered by Ben Roethlisberger during Monday night’s 13-10 Steelers victory over the Chiefs added to a football week already filled with injuries to starting quarterbacks. All those injuries will be up for discussion during Tuesday’s editioUpvote Share TweetThe Buccaneers have announced that linebacker Quincy Black will be placed on injured reserve after his neck injury Sunday. While the injury wasn’t as bad as it appeared when he went down from a helmet-to-helmet collision with Chargers running back RyanUpvote Share Tweet
Ayanbadejo says Raiders thanked him for supporting gay marriageDuring Sunday’s Raiders-Ravens game, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo talked to some players on the Raiders, but it wasn’t trash talk. Instead, Ayanbadejo says he and some of his opponents talked about politics, and that players on the Raiders creUpvote Share Tweet
AFC West notes: In an Insider piece, our playoff predictor projec…In an Insider piece, our playoff predictor projects that the AFC West is all but over. How confident is it that the Broncos will win the division? How about 99.2 percent sure? Former Kansas City coach Marty Schottenheimer told USA Today that he does kee…Upvote Share TweetWhen it comes to Steelers injuries this week, you’re going to have a hard time capturing much attention if your name isn’t Ben Roethlisberger. The quarterback isn’t the only member of the team to come out of Monday night’s 13-10 win over the ChiefUpvote Share Tweet
Eric Berry Is Legitimately Terrified Of Horsesdeadspin.com Nov 13, 2012Fuck the Autumn Wind-this is the best thing NFL Films has ever produced. On last week's Inside The NFL (dug up by Kissing Suzy Kolber), we learned that Chiefs safety Eric Berry suffers from equinophobia. Equinophobia is no joke: More »Upvote Share TweetThe Raiders had just about everything go wrong in Baltimore last Sunday, a turn of events that some may have predicted when they announced that they would be flying east without Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson and Richard Seymour. Oakland doesn’t have toUpvote Share Tweet
Where major awards races stand after W10CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012Breaking down league's major awards races after Week 10Upvote Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Steelers managed to win on Monday night, but at the cost of their quarterback for at least the rest of the night. The Chiefs defense swarmed Ben Roethlisberger, and Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston slammed him to the turf. That cause…Upvote Share TweetJust two years ago, the Denver Broncos were dissolving into irrelevance or, maybe even worse, a side show. But now, Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is turning the Broncos into winners again.Upvote Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Upvote Share TweetAfter missing two games with a concussion, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn has been cleared to return to the field on Sunday against the Bengals. Although he had already been ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Steelers, Quinn made the road tripUpvote Share Tweet
Slideshow: Your AFC West fan photosHere are some recent photos from our AFC West readers, sent to me via Twitter @ESPN_AFCWest. Thanks to everyone who participated. I’m sure we will do it again.Upvote Share TweetHere are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 16-13 overtime loss at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday: Recap: The Chiefs played hard and they outplayed the much better Steelers. But in the end, a Matt Cassel interception early in …Upvote Share TweetEven after a 35-point blowout, some Ravens players aren’t satisfied. In fact, veteran safety Ed Reed apologized, via Twitter, for his play in the 55-20 win over the Raiders. His missed tackle, which led to a 55-yard touchdown by Darrius Heyward-Bey, helUpvote Share Tweet
Dennis Allen calls Raiders defensive performances “unacceptable”The last two weeks have been far from pretty for the Oakland Raiders defense. It’s a pair of performances head coach Dennis Allen isn’t at all happy with. According to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press, Allen was blunt in his evaluation of the defensUpvote Share Tweet
About Last Night: K.C. Can't Stop Steelersgrantland.com Nov 13, 2012In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons intercepted Chiefs Q...Upvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Rivers Out Of San Diego?Nov 13AFC West blogger Bill Williamson addresses the idea that Philip Rivers should be out of the Chargers lineup
Chiefs vs. Steelers highlightsNov 13The Pittsburgh Steelers overcome an injury to QB Ben Roethlisberger and a shaky offensive performance to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime.
Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11Nov 13The Philadelphia Eagles managed the near-impossible Sunday: They out-dumbed America's Dumbest Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact s…Nov 13Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mailNov 13In the wake of the Week 10 news:
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 10Nov 13The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.