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AFC West News and Rumors
CNNSI.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about his brother Chuck, the Indianapolis Colts' head coach who was diagnosed with a treatable form of Leukemia last week.Upvote Share Tweet
Chat wrap: Denver must stop GronkowksiHere are some highlights of our AFC West chat which was held earlier Thursday: DENVER Harold from Denver: When New England and Denver played last year, the NE tight ends carved up Denver's defense. Do you see Denver doing better in that area on Sunday? …Upvote Share Tweet
Breaking down Jaws' QB rankingsRon Jaworski has revisited his NFL quarterback rankings at the quarter-point of the season in an Insider piece. Let’s take a look at where he puts AFC West signal-callers: Peyton Manning, Denver Ranking: 4 Comment: Manning is still a high-level quarterbUpvote Share TweetChris Kuper stepped closer to making his 2012 debut Sunday at New England when the Denver Broncos guard practiced fully Thursday. He had been practicing on a limited basis since the beginning of last week. Kuper broke his forearm in August. Denver coach…Upvote Share TweetSuspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be in attendance at the Louisiana Superdome for Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Upvote Share TweetBroncos quarterback Peyton Manning says the report that he’s trying to buy a piece of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies isn’t quite right: According to Manning, it’s his wife, Ashley, who is the investor in the group trying to buy the Grizzlies. In statUpvote Share Tweet
Clady, Albert playing at a high levelVia Arrowheadpride.com, profootballfocus.com has two of the AFC West left tackles highly ranked. The site lists Denver left tackle Ryan Clady as the No. 2 best left tackle in the NFL so far this season and Kansas City’s Branden Albert as the No. 3 leftUpvote Share Tweet
The revival of Willis McGaheeWhen the Denver Broncos signed Willis McGahee last season, he was expected to be a complementary back. McGahee then went on and ran for 1,199 yards last season. This year, McGahee’s production was expected to wane because of quarterback Peyton Manning.Upvote Share Tweet
Chiefs' injury concerns mountThe list of injured Kansas City Chiefs keeps growing. Coach Romeo Crennel said running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) and defensive end Glenn Dorsey (calf) will not practice Thursday. Neither player saw action against San Diego on Sunday and I think their a…Upvote Share Tweet
One guy to watch: One player to watch for each AFC West team in Wee…One player to watch for each AFC West team in Week 5; Denver Broncos, center Dan Koppen: He probably never thought he'd be in this situation but Koppen is going to New England as Peyton Manning's center. For many years, Koppen snapped the ball for Tom B…Upvote Share Tweet
After latest gaffe, John Fox should retire his trick playsprofootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012It was easy to laugh about Broncos kicker Matt Prater’s pass attempt gone wrong because they won 37-6, but it also shined the light on one of coach John Fox’s career frustrations. The notoriously conservative coach has never gotten the hang of trick pUpvote Share TweetPlease join me for our AFC West chat, which will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. I look forward to see chatting with you.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012Last week was a very good week. But for a late field goal by the Redskins, misplaced faith in the Chiefs, and a failure to realize that, as Joe Theismann says, Tony Romo “isn’t that good,” I would have generated the first perfect week of picks inUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Is Russell Wilson's Job in Jeopardy?Oct 4Episode 200: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss whether Russell Wilson should remain the starter in Seattle. Steve Young breaks down the Chiefs staying with Matt Cassel. The NFL32 crew discuss how Andrew Luck will fare against the Packers defens
Round 13: Manning vs. BradyOct 4Will Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning outduel New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in their Week 5 matchup? The "Thursday Night Kickoff" crew debate.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Chargers-SaintsOct 4The NFL Live crew makes their picks for San Diego at New Orleans
Countdown Daily Prediction: Broncos-PatriotsOct 4The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Denver at New England
After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' first loss ex…Oct 4After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' flaws, specifically on offense, were exposed.
Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 4The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 4A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...