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Eric Winston said he has gotten support for his rant on Sunday and doesn’t regret saying what he did. Sunday, Winston ripped some fans who he said cheered when embattled Kansas City starting quarterback Matt Cassel went down with a head injury. Winston,Upvote Share Tweet
Fans in Kansas City shown in a disparaging lightAfter fans cheer for an injury to Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, the quality of Kansas City's sports scene has been called into question.Upvote Share TweetAfter their first, second, and third games, the Chargers signed offensive lineman Reggie Wells. Before their second, third, and fourth games, the Chargers cut offensive lineman Reggie Wells. But they didn’t sign him again before their fifth game, andUpvote Share Tweet
Total QBR: Peyton Manning is No. 2A look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 5: 1. Peyton Manning, Denver Total QBR: 80.5 NFL rank: 2 Comment: Manning’s play is not the reason why the Broncos are 2-3. 2. Carson Palmer, Oakland Total QBR: 63.1 NFL rank: 14 Comment: Palmer is hUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Oct 9, 2012The Saints' Drew Brees became the first quarterback to throw at least one touchdown pass in 48 straight games, breaking the record of Johnny Unitas.Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders expect Aaron Curry back at practice next weekRaiders linebacker Aaron Curry went on the PUP list at the start of training camp, which means that he hasn’t taken part in one practice yet this season. The Raiders expect that to change next week. That’s when Curry and other players who spent time oUpvote Share Tweet
A Very Good honor: The Professional Football Researchers Association…The Professional Football Researchers Association has inducted another class in the Hall of Very Good. Among this year’s class are two players who spent a major chunk of their careers in the AFC West -- former Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes and formerUpvote 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 TweetIf Patriots coach Bill Belichick was upset by wide receiver Wes Welker’s comment that it was nice to stick it in the coach’s face after catching 13 balls in the win over the Broncos, he’s not sharing it with the public. Belichick directed questionsUpvote Share Tweet
Norv Turner has no problem with calls in Sunday night lossA trio of tough calls helped turn a potential win for the Chargers on Sunday night into a loss. After the game, however, San Diego coach Norv Turner wasn’t inclined to complain about the officials. As to the roughing the passer call on linebacker MelvUpvote Share Tweet
Patriots streamline play calling, speed up offenseThe Patriots’ fast-paced offense gave the Broncos fits on Sunday. And simplifying the play calling was a big part of it. New England used one-word play calls for much of the game against Denver, taking what is ordinarily a mouthful that includes the forUpvote Share Tweet
Have N.F.L. Questions? Judy Battista Has Answersnytimes.com Updated Oct 9, 2012Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.Upvote Share Tweet
Philip Rivers has seemingly lost his late-game mojoThere was once a time when Philip Rivers was the guy you wanted on your side, trailing late. But that seems like a long time ago. Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego points out that the Chargers have seemingly lost their knack for comebacks, unable to replicate…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos’ Tony Carter apologizes for tweet about theater shootingBroncos cornerback Tony Carter made an incredibly tasteless attempt at a joke on Monday night, referencing the July shooting in a Denver-area theater that left 12 dead and 58 injured. On Tuesday morning he apologized. Carter wrote on Twitter Monday nigh…Upvote Share TweetFALLING The division as a whole: It was a bad weekend for the AFC West. All three teams that played lost. Oakland had the best week ... well, because it was on a bye. At some point, some team in this division is going to need to step up and show it can …Upvote Share Tweetdenverpost.com Updated Oct 9, 2012Eye on ...The San Diego Chargers, 6:30 p.m. MDT on Monday at Qualcomm Stadium, TV, ESPN, For the record: Chargers 3-2, first place AFC West; Broncos 2-3, second place AFC West.Upvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: AFC West News And NotesOct 9AFC West blogger Bill Williamson talks about Eric Winston's rant in Kansas City, the attitude of Chiefs fans and previews the Chargers-Broncos matchup
NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For New StartOct 9Episode 203: Brian Dawkins breaks down how the Cowboys can improve. The NFL32 crew discuss which running back can turn things around Chris Johnson or Darren McFadden.
The NFL Season: Brady vs. ManningOct 9Together they have rewritten the game's history. And in many ways, the story of one cannot be told without the other.
Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…Oct 9"I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."
Suspended New Orleans Saints snared by own wordsOct 9Roger Goodell used the suspended Saints' own words against them in the bounty case, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…Oct 9The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 5Oct 9The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.