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AFC West News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
With former Raiders great Ray Guy sounding off on the absence of punters from the Hall of Fame, Guy has given the media fresh meat for the questioning of NFL types. Surprisingly, the subject prompted Pats coach Bill Belichick to offer up something much …Share Tweet
Jimmy Graham says Tampa game was turning point for SaintsThe New Orleans Saints chased a 13-3 regular season with an 0-4 start. They snapped out of it in Week Five with a win over the Chargers, and New Orleans has now won four out of five. So when was the actual turning point for the team? All-Pro tight endShare TweetAs expected, the Oakland Raiders will be without starting running back Darren McFadden and his backup, Mike Goodson, for the second straight game Sunday when they host New Orleans. Both players were hurt in Week 9 and they didn’t play last week becauseShare TweetThe San Diego Chargers received good news Friday when starting running back Ryan Mathews practiced on a limited basis. It was his first work of the week in preparation for a key game at Denver on Sunday. The team is encouraged that Mathews has a chance …Share Tweet
Tamba Hali, Justin Houston fined for Monday Night infractionsChiefs linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston each played a role in the most significant play of Monday night’s 16-13 loss to the Steelers, although the NFL was a little more concerned with their actions on other plays in the game. Hali and Houston,Share Tweet
Expensive week for AFC West LBsThere were heavy fines levied against some AFC West defenders from Week 10 action. A day after the Denver Post reported Broncos linebacker Von Miller (who has been fined at least $84,250 in his short NFL career) was fined $21,000 for a low hit on Caroli…Share TweetPlenty has gone right for the Broncos this season, but not everything’s gone right for Willis McGahee. The running back has fumbled five times on 160 carries this season, the most of any season in his career and more than any other running back in the NShare TweetHere are ESPN’s video predictions for the AFC West in Week 11. Cincinnati at Kansas City New Orleans at Oakland San Diego at Denver Thoughts? Fill that comment section up.Share Tweet
Final Word: AFC WestFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Manning-Thomas combination is taking off: Nine games into Peyton Manning's time with the Denver Broncos, it appears third-year receiver Demaryius Thomas is becoming his favorite target. According to ESPN Stats &a…Share TweetMuch has gone wrong for the Kansas City Chiefs this season. Things could get more complicated after the worst season in recent memory for the franchise. Things are so bad for the Chiefs, even the lone benefit of having a disastrous season may not automa…Share TweetSteelers safety Ryan Clark suffered his second concussion in three weeks against the Chiefs on Monday night, but it looks like he’ll be in the lineup against the Ravens on Sunday night. Clark went through a full practice on Thursday, putting him on tracShare Tweet
'Playbook': Chargers vs. BroncosNov 16The Denver Broncos can take a huge lead in the AFC West with a win over the San Diego Chargers in Week 11. "Playbook" debates which team has the advantage.
'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland RaidersNov 16Will the New Orleans Saints have a letdown after last Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons? Our experts discuss the high-powered Saints air attack and the improving running game.
'Playbook': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City ChiefsNov 16Why are teams throwing all over the Cincinnati Bengals? The "Playbook" guys talk about the Bengals secondary and the Chiefs inability to close late in games.
OTL: Mike Webster's Brain Injury HistoryNov 16The NFL retirement board determined in 1999 that repeated blows to the head had left Mike Webster, who spent most of his 17-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, "totally and permanently" disabled.
Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…Nov 16INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary BettmanNov 16Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.