ENGLEWOOD — Broncos coach John Fox really has tried to throw the records out the window. In fact, he will spend much of this week trying to avoid any stumbles in Arrowhead Stadium because the Broncos got too caught up in the Chiefs’ 1-9 record or injury woes.
Fox trying to keep Broncos’ attention
ENGLEWOOD — After looking at some fairly well-known running backs from years past as a possible replacement to the injured Willis McGahee, the Broncos ultimately looked no further than their own locker room.
Broncos’ McGahee ends up on IR
For the first time since he moved into their neighborhood, the Chiefs will face the Denver Broncos with quarterback Peyton Manning.
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Unable to woo Manning, Chiefs face him (The SportsXchange)
There’s no question that the Baltimore Ravens are the better – and hotter – team in Sunday’s road matchup with the San Diego Chargers.
Ravens-Chargers Preview (The Associated Press)
The Denver Broncos are comfortably atop the AFC West, but now they’ll have to replace a key offensive contributor.
Broncos-Chiefs Preview (The Associated Press)
We begin our mid-week NFL injury roundup with the three Thanksgiving Day games. Houston Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody (back/ribs), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and linebacker Tim Dobbins (shoulder) and No. 2 running back Ben Tate (hamstring) are all listed as “questionable” and all four are expected to be “game-time” decisions for Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions, who will be without wide receiver Titus Young, who has a knee injury and was sent home from the team’s facility on Monday by head coach Jim Schwartz. The Lions will also likely be without left tackle Jeff Backus, who has started 186 consecutive games, a streak that will come to an end due to a hamstring injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. 2012 first round pick Riley Reiff will start for Backus. Lions safety Louis Delmas (knee), defensive tackles Nick Fairley (illness) and Corey Williams (knee) and cornerbacks Drayton Florence (concussion) and Jacob Lacey (foot) are “questionable”. Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) and wide receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) are “questionable” for the Dallas Cowboys game. Fletcher missed Tuesday’s practice and was limited on Wednesday, putting his 234 consecutive games streak in jeopardy. The Cowboys will be without center Phil Costa (ankle) and could be without center Ryan Cook (knee) and running back DeMarco Murray (foot), who are listed as “doubtful”. The New England Patriots ruled tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip), guard Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and first round defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle) as “out” for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. Thirteen Patriots are “questionable”, including wide receivers Brandon Lloyd (knee) and Wes Welker (ankle), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle), starting offensive linemen Dan Connolly (back) and Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), linebacker Don’t'a Hightower (hamstring) and safeties Steve Gregory (hip) and Patrick Chung (shoulder/hamstring). Hernandez has missed the last three games after aggravating his ankle injury in October, but is expected to be active against the Jets. Seven Jets were listed as “questionable”, including nose tackles Sione Po’uha (back) and Kenrick Ellis (knee), linebacker Bart Scott (toe) and No. 2 quarterback and punt protector Tim Tebow, who has injured ribs.
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Greg Jennings, Julio Jones headline Week 12′s initial practice participation reports (Shutdown Corner)
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh stopped short of saying whether or not Alex Smith will play Sunday against New Orleans after sitting out Monday night’s win over the Chicago Bears because of a concussion.
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NFL Roundup: Harbaugh undecided on QB, Reed miffed at $50k fine (The SportsXchange)
The lasting image from the Bears’ trip to San Francisco was 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith running amok.
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Vikings looking to put the squeeze on Bears QBs (The Associated Press)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Adams remembers feeling the pit in his stomach when, instead of going to the supermarket, his mom, his aunt and a few of his six siblings walked around the corner to the church to pick up Thanksgiving dinner.
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Adams gives back to rough hometown (The Associated Press)
True Super Bowl contenders know they have to finish strong, writes Ashley Fox in Between The Tackles.
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Real NFL contenders know how to finish strong– Between The Tackles