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AFC West News and Rumors
The news that linebacker D.J. Williams has been suspended an additional three games is not a shock to the Denver Broncos. It has been expected in NFL circles that Williams would get a three-game NFL suspension after his second conviction on an alcohol-a…Share Tweet
There are few people alive, if any, who have a better grasp on defensive play than New England coach Bill Belichick. He is widely considered a defensive mastermind and the preeminent defensive mind in the game today. Thus, when I read his insight into t…Share Tweet
‘Fire Pioli, Bench Cassel’ banner to fly over Arrowhead on Sundayyahoo.com Oct 5, 2012The Kansas City Chiefs are owners of a 1-3 record, and all three of their losses have come by 13 points or more. Quarterback Matt Cassel has the 29th-best passer rating among starting quarterbacks in the NFL. So the 2012 Chiefs season is not off to a gr…Share TweetIt’s Friday, which means it is time for an all-out blitz on Week Five. Joining Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to set the stage will be Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Gates and the Chargers will be trying to aShare TweetOn Friday morning, we shared a report that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was a “virtual certainty” to miss Sunday’s game against the Broncos. The Patriots haven’t ruled him out yet, though. Hernandez was back on the practice field Friday andShare Tweet
Ex-Chief Larry Johnson arrested for domestic violenceLarry Johnson, a former All-Pro running back with the Kansas City Chiefs who quickly rose to stardom and then just as quickly saw his fortunes fall both on and off the field, is in trouble with the law again. Johnson was arrested today for battery/domes…Share TweetIf the Saints are going to get their first win of the season Sunday night against the Chargers, they’re going to have to do it without one of their main receiving threats. Wide receiver Lance Moore has already been ruled out with a hamstring strain, aShare TweetAfter coaching Darren Sproles for four years in San Diego, Norv Turner will coach against him for the first time on Sunday night when the Chargers play the Saints. And Turner says preparing for Sproles is among the most important parts of the Chargers’Share Tweet
Final Word: AFC WestFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Special day for Brees: Former San Diego quarterback Drew Brees can set a major NFL record when his former team travels to New Orleans to play his current team. Brees has thrown a touchdown passes in 47 straight ga…Share Tweet
AFC West first-quarter checkpointThe first quarter of the AFC West season is complete. Let’s look at some key developments: Story of the quarter: Peyton Manning's health. It has been a story for more than a year, and the AFC West has revolved around Manning’s surgically-repaired neckShare Tweet
PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Triplett and PFT Planet calls and tweetsThe Saints are going to have three familiar faces watching them face the Chargers on Sunday night. Will the presence of Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt be enough to help the Saints get their first win of the season? We’ll be talking about that oShare Tweet
Predicting Week 5: The ‘NFL Live’ crew has made their Week 5 pre…The ‘NFL Live’ crew has made their Week 5 predictions. Here are the videos of the picks for each AFC West game this week: Denver at New England Baltimore at Kansas City San Diego at New Orleans What do you think of these picks? What are your picks forShare Tweet
Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more laterPeyton Manning and Tom Brady have downplayed the significance of their personal rivalry this week, saying it’s more about the Broncos and the Patriots. But Archie Manning said he wished he’d have been able to have had something similar in his day, andShare TweetColts coach Chuck Pagano has a treatable form of leukemia. His brother, John, who serves as Chargers defensive coordinator, said Thursday that, so far, Chuck is doing well. “It’s been tough for my brother with what he’s going through,” Pagano saShare Tweet
NFL32OT: From Worst To BestOct 5Episode 201: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the success of the NFC West. Damien Woody breaks down facing Peyton Manning. The NFL crew discuss whether the Dolphins can stop A.J. Green.
Williams' Suspension IncreasedOct 5AFC West Blogger Bill Williamson on the NFL adding three games to D.J Williams' suspension.
'Playbook': Broncos vs. PatriotsOct 5Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger and Donovan McNabb break down the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots' Week 5 matchup, featuring two old rivals in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City ChiefsOct 5Will the Baltimore Ravens be able to run the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs? The "Playbook" crew explains what to look for when running back Ray Rice takes the field.