Archive for November, 2009

Turnover leads to Broncos finally punching one in

Broncos convert a turnover into seven points.

Goal-to-go woes

Broncos still can’t get it done around the end zone. Have to wonder if that comes back to haunt them.

Big drive for the Broncos, but not big enough

Broncos moving the ball, but still can’t get touchdowns.

Week 12 injuries: Eagles’ Samuel sits again

Get the latest updates on Eagles CB Asante Samuel, Vikings CB Antoine Winfield, Bengals RB Cedric Benson and other notable players as Thursday injury reports are filed around the league.

Stafford starts vs. Packers

Just four days after injuring his non-throwing shoulder in a wild win over the Cleveland Browns, QB Matthew Stafford started for the Detroit Lions in their annual Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers.

Stafford mic’d up for memorable finish

Matthew Stafford was mic’d up for his gritty-gutty performance against the Browns in Week 11, which ended when he ran back onto the field with an injured shoulder to throw the game-winning touchdown pass with no time left on the clock.

Ryans, Slaton held out by Texans

After a short turnaround following their Monday night loss to the Titans, the Texans returned to practice Wednesday, but held out injured starters LB DeMeco Ryans (ankle) and RB Steve Slaton (neck).

Falcons’ Turner returns to practice

Michael Turner took a positive step in returning from the ankle injury that kept him out of last week’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Giants on Wedneday, returning to the practice field for the first time as the Falcons returned from their off day.

Chargers hold out several starters

The Chargers returned to practice Wednesday missing a number of veteran starters who were listed as sitting out the session — DE Luis Castillo (calf), WR Vincent Jackson (ribs), OLG Shawne Merriman (foot) and OLB Shaun Phillips (ankle).

Cowboys rule out Colombo, Hamlin

While Cowboys TE David Witten will play in Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game against the Raiders, two other starters — OT Marc Colombo and S Ken Hamlin — will not. Both players were ruled out by the Cowboys on Wednesday.

Stafford doubtful, Johnson questionable vs. Packers

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not participate in practice Wednesday and is listed as doubtful for the team’s annual Thanksgiving Day game.

49ers QB Smith could play the role of fantasy hero

49ers QB Alex Smith could be a hero in fantasy’s championship week. If you’re one of those owners worried about losing your top quarterback in the biggest game of the season, I’d grab him off the waiver wire now.

Shanahan spends much of Tuesday talking to Bills

The Buffalo Bills are prepared to pay top dollar to land a Super Bowl-winning coach and former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was the first to sit down with them, spending most of Tuesday interviewing for the team’s head-coaching vacancy, according to sources.

HOF semifinalists to be revealed on NFL Network

The announcement of the 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 will be televised on “Pro Football Hall of Fame: Road to Canton” Saturday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. ET with an encore at 9 p.m. ET, only on NFL Network.

Playbook picks: Which team will stay undefeated?

Once again, it is the fearless Brian Baldinger going out on his own this week. He is the only one of our three NFL Network Playbook analysts who believe the Colts — and not the Saints — will remain the league’s lone unbeaten team following Week 13. Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann, on the other hand, both like New Orleans to go 11-0, while predicting Indianapolis will lose for the first time in Houston.

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