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When is a suspension not a suspension? When the NFL says it isn’t. A week after the NFL inexplicably unshunned Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, allowing him to attend the game between Seattle and St. Louis, the league has granted permissionUpvote Share Tweet
Denver guard Chris Kuper, who broke his forearm in August, continued to be limited in practice Wednesday. He practiced on a limited basis all last week but didn’t play in Week 4. Denver coach John Fox said Wednesday that Kuper will be a game-time decisiUpvote Share Tweet
Would Geno Smith fit the Chiefs?It’s never too early to think about the draft. In an Insider piece, Todd McShay breaks down West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. He is surely going to be a high draft pick and he could interest the Chiefs, who will likely consider drafting a quarterbacUpvote Share Tweet
Dennis Allen explains why he was smiling after Raiders lostOakland coach Dennis Allen grinned as he shook the hand of Denver coach John Fox following the Broncos’ 37-6 beatdown of the Raiders on Sunday, and some Raiders fans have complained that it looked like their coach wasn’t taking the loss as hard as heUpvote Share TweetThe Chiefs will miss tight end Kevin Boss, who was put on injured reserve because of a concussion he suffered in Week 2. Boss was signed to pair in double tight end sets with Tony Moeaki. The pairing had big potential and it gave the Kansas City offense…Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots have a lengthy injury list as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. The most significant injury to keep an eye on is the hip injury that has been hampering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who sat out practice today. The PatUpvote Share TweetAfter a one-year hiatus, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Denver Broncos quarterback will square off again at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetThe NFL announced Wednesday that Chargers linebacker Donald Butler received AFC defensive player of the week honors for making six tackles, a half-sack, and returning an interception for a touchdown in San Diego’s Week Four win over the Kansas City ChieUpvote Share Tweet
NFL may need to move Raiders-Jaguars game on Oct. 21There’s only one stadium still in use by teams from both Major League Baseball and the National Football League, but one is all you need to create a scheduling problem. The league could be dealing with one in a couple of weeks. Should the Oakland A’sUpvote Share TweetMatt Prater didn’t kick a game-winning field goal Sunday. He didn’t need to. His Denver Broncos smoked the Oakland Raiders, 37-6. Still, Prater found a way to contribute in the blowout by dominating every time his foot hit the ball, and that’s why tUpvote Share Tweet
Rivers expects a steady BreesPhilip Rivers knows he and his San Diego Chargers’ teammates will get the best of the 0-4 New Orleans Saints on Sunday night. Rivers said the Saints will not be uptight nor will they pack it in after a disastrous start of the season. How does Rivers knoUpvote Share TweetFalling Worry about Brady Quinn: This is really about Matt Cassel, but Quinn is becoming a central figure in a building AFC West storyline. After a 1-3 start and a three-interception performance against the Chargers in Week 4, Kansas City fans are calli…Upvote Share Tweet
Around the AFC West: Broncos, Chargers look like two-team racedenverpost.com Updated Oct 3, 2012A quarter of the way into what will become of the 2012 season and the AFC West "race" has the look of a two-team affair.Upvote Share Tweet
Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4yahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live OT: Broncos-Patriots PreviewOct 3Tedy Bruschi, Jerry Rice, and Mark Schlereth look forward to Sunday's matchup between the Broncos and Patriots.
QBs on the hot seatOct 3Is Michael Lombardi sold on Kevin Kolb? He discusses the possibility that Kolb holds on to the job and also explains why Russell Wilson might not be the starter in Seattle for much longer.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-NOOct 3Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chargers-Saints
Countdown Daily AccuScore: BAL-KCOct 3Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Ravens-Chiefs
Young defensive backs have made their marksOct 3At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton