6:07 AM EDT, Wed October 07, 2015
Mile High Report 5 hours ago

Broncos at Raiders: Complete coverage of NFL 2015 Week 5

The Denver Broncos (4-0) will take on the Oakland Raiders (2-2) on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Here's everything we know. The best defense in the NFL just got better. Defensive end Derek Wolfe returns from his four-game suspension this week. The Broncos will have to make a corresponding roster move to make room for Wolfe on the active roster. Wolfe recorded 91 tackles and 11.5 sacks during his first three seasons with Denver. Horse Tracks Hungry like D-Wolfe After missing the first four games because of a PED suspension, Derek Wolfe is ready to contribute to a front seven that could be the...
Bolts From The Blue 8 hours ago

LIVE: (Re)watching the San Diego Chargers defeat the Cleveland Browns

John Gennaro was busy this weekend and didn't see the San Diego Chargers beating the Cleveland Browns. This evening, he'll find a way to watch the game for the first time, and he'll be taking questions live while watching.
Cincy Jungle 9 hours ago

Week 4 Bengals vs Chiefs: Pro Football Focus grades and analysis

How did our friends at Pro Football Focus grade the Bengals in their 36-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs? We take a look at their data and break it down for you. Four weeks into the season, and the Bengals have already acquired four wins. This week, the win came against a Kansas City Chiefs team that looked absolutely helpless against the Bengals' stellar quarterback play and high-pressure defensive line. The Bengals saw some great play from a lot of familiar faces, but also some less expected players, the best of which were Andy Dalton (+4.2), Geno Atkins (+2.3), Emmanuel Lamur (+2.0),...
Mile High Report 9 hours ago

Broncos-Raiders odds have Denver favored but trending toward Oakland

The Broncos were favored by nearly a touchdown against the Raiders in Week 5, but the line is creeping in Oakland's direction. The Denver Broncos opened as six-point favorites on the road against the Oakland Raiders for Week 5, according to the latest NFL odds, but already that line is moving toward the home team's direction. As of Tuesday evening, Sportsbetting.ag had the Broncos as five-point favorites while 5dimes.eu listed Denver with a 4.5-point advantage, ostensibly reflecting bettors' actions toward Oakland as the AFC West rivals enter the second quarter of the 2015 NFL...
Silver And Black Pride 12 hours ago

Raiders week 4 Ballers & Busters vs Bears

Just as in the two wins prior, this game was a back and forth affair with both teams taking giving up the lead several times. But this time, there was not late game heroics by the Raiders to pull out the win. There were seven lead changes in this game. The Bears jumped out to an early lead 6-0 on a touchdown and a blocked extra point on their first drive. The Raiders took the lead in the second quarter with a touchdown of their own plus and extra point. They extended that lead to 14-6 thanks in part to a fumbled snap from the backup center to Jay Cutler. But they would have a turnover of...
Bolts From The Blue 13 hours ago

Film Study: The San Diego Chargers' win over the Cleveland Browns

We go back to Sunday's game and look a little deeper to find out how the San Diego Chargers beat the Cleveland Browns. First Quarter Patrick Robinson reads play Brandon Flowers pass breakup Good effort on special teams by Nick Dzubnar Melvin Ingram and Eric Weddle combined sack and forced fumble Chris Hairston beat, Kenny Wiggins being held A gap blitz leads to sack. Trevor Robinson has to read what's going on in front of him better than this Manti Te'o beats block, but misses tackle Jimmy Wilson missed tackle Why Ryan Carrethers should be starting. Takes on two...
Bolts From The Blue 14 hours ago

It's time for the Chargers to make a change at Linebacker

Kyle Posey breaks down the film to make the case it's time for the Chargers to make a change at linebacker. There was a lot of bad defensive play on the field last Sunday at the Q. The Chargers made Josh McCown look like one of the best QBs in the conference at times. The defense surrendered 6.5 yards per play and gave up 18 1st downs, and missed 14 tackles. Against an offense without a true "threat", these kinds of performances just can't happen. Controlling the Line of Scrimmage On a positive note, the Browns only converted 4 of their 13 3rd downs, finally found a way to get after the QB,...
Cincy Jungle 14 hours ago

Week 4 Chiefs vs Bengals: Most Valuable Player

We take a look at the Cincinnati Bengals' best individual performances in their 36-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Cast your vote and sound off in the comments on your selection! When they secured their fourth win of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals became just one of six remaining unbeaten teams. At this time last year, the team went head-first into a New England buzzsaw on the national stage, but the script was different this time around against the Kansas City Chiefs. Let's run down an extensive list of MVP nominees for the Bengals in their 36-21 win over the Chiefs. Cast your vote...
Bolts From The Blue 15 hours ago

The First Quarter Report: Evaluating the Chargers After Four Games

With one-fourth of the season in the books, it's time to look at how the San Diego Chargers have fared and what's still to come. Well you blinked and, just like that, it's already Week 5 of the NFL. Through four games the Chargers claimed two wins at home, bookending a pair of losses on the road and sit at 2-2 with 25 percent of the NFL season in the rear view mirror. So what exactly can we make of this team - other than that it appears it will once again be plagued by injuries and questionable coaching decisions - after just four games? But before I get into that, first a recap of the...
Cincy Jungle 15 hours ago

Mohamed Sanu answers call vs Chiefs as Bengals WRs take turns stepping up

The Bengals continue to use a balanced passing game to shred opposing defenses. The Bengals offense looks as efficient as it's been since the 2005 team lit the world on fire. That's exactly what this year's squad is doing while scoring 30.3 points per game, the fourth-highest rate of any team. They also rank No. 1 in total offense, No. 4 in passing offense, No. 3 in passing scores (9), and are tied for No. 1 in sacks allowed (2). That's a ridiculous level of production, and what makes it special is that it's due in part to a talented crop of pass-catchers stepping up from game-to-game. In...
Bolts From The Blue 15 hours ago

Lightning Round #41: Chargers Are Undefeated at Home

Your favorite podcasting protagonists return for another installment of the Lightning Round Podcast. The Chargers find a way to win at home against the Browns on a last second field goal and the guys chew over the positives and negatives from the game. Garrett & Jamie try to talk fans down about the team re-signing Donald Brown in the most calm way possible. They also explain the fundamental difference between making a tackle and making a play, get excited about the return of Antonio Gates, give you a somewhat misleading title to the podcast and a whole lot more on this week’s...
Cincy Jungle 17 hours ago

Revisiting 5 keys to Bengals' victory over Chiefs

Last week I posted the five things the Bengals needed to do (or avoid) to come away with a win against Kansas City. Now we're going back to see how accurate those keys were and if the Bengals accomplished them. The Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs at home by a final score of 36-21. The game could have been much closer if the Chiefs could have found a way to put the ball in the end zone. Instead, they settled for seven field goals, the most field goals the Bengals have ever had committed against them. 1) Pressure Alex Smith If you look at the stat line, Alex Smith seemed to have a...
Arrowhead Pride 18 hours ago

NFL power rankings 2015: Kansas City Chiefs defense blames for tumbling in the rankings

It's time for our weekly look at the 2015 NFL power rankings for Week 5. The Kansas City Chiefs are dropping after losing their third straight game. Many of these power rankings had the Chiefs as a top 10 team at the beginning of the season. They moved up after their Week 1 win against the Houston Texans. After losses to the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals, the Chiefs are tumbling into the teens and 20s in these power rankings. Here's what everyone is saying about the Chiefs: SB Nation: 17 The Bills and Chiefs were a few of my early season favorites, but both...
Arrowhead Pride 19 hours ago

Maybe the Kansas City Chiefs just aren't that good

I want you to take a deep breath. Then I want you to let it out. Then take another one, and let it out. Now another. Now sit down, because odds are if you're as out of shape as I am you're about to pass out. Anyway, now that we got that out of the way, I want to do something cathartic for you. You see that title? The title that made you kinda mad at me (or maybe made you want to tell me "I told you so")? I want you to find a mirror, or perhaps a very reflective window, or maybe even a very still lake in a mountainside clearing (this last one is preferable to get the desired Zen we're going...
Mile High Report 20 hours ago

Broncos vs Vikings: The No Bull Review

The Denver Broncos faced the surging Minnesota Vikings in week 4 of the NFL season. It went down to the wire and finished up with yet another big defensive play to seal the win. My No Bull thoughts and analysis on the game and what we as Broncos fans can take from it. I expected to see our offense take another step forward in this game and lead us to a comfortable win, but that wasn't to be the case. The Vikings gave us all we could handle and the game ended up going down to the wire. Once again we found a way to win and it was a complete team effort. We may not like everything we're seeing...
Arrowhead Pride 21 hours ago

This four-year old quote seems relevant to today's Kansas City Chiefs

Two of the Kansas City Chiefs biggest problems this year are third downs and red zone efficiency, particularly after last week's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals where the Chiefs kicked seven field goals and scored no touchdowns. A user on the Chiefs subreddit linked a 2011 piece from the Press Democrat that included a quote from Steve Young talking about Alex Smith and those 49ers. The problems talked about in the piece sound familiar. Very familiar. Here's what Young said about Alex Smith and the 49ers in 2011. Read the full piece here for context. "I learned a lot from watching Brett...
Arrowhead Pride 22 hours ago

Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 10/6

Good morning! Caught up on your Portuguese and French? Cairo Santos and his 7 FGs has Brazil talking and LDT's benching is in the news north of the border. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Apreciar! Jouir! Six Takeaways from Head Coach Andy Reid's Conference Call Monday from The Mothership Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, after watching the film, addressed what he saw from the team offensively. "We moved the ball," he said. "Once we got on the plus-side of the 50 there, we had too many mistakes, penalties, sacks—whatever it might be—uncompleted goals, but there were some...
Bolts From The Blue 22 hours ago

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 6, 2015

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. How will Chargers use Green and Gates? - Tom Krasovic (UT$)Whenever a team employs two tight ends who are dangerous receivers, comparisons are made to the Patriots when Bill Belichick deployed two tight-end sets with playmakers Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. It's not a great comparison in most cases, including this one. Gronkowski was and is a reliable blocker, unlike Gates and Green, and Hernandez had rare versatility that extended even to success at running back. He's Back! A "Rebooted" Antonio Gates Returns -...
Broncos Gab Oct 6, 2015

Magnificent Win!

Well, the Broncos won another tough game. And a large part of their succesz is due to Wade Phillips attacking defense. And there is no doubt the Orange Crush is back in Denver! The Broncos have the #1 Defense in the entire NFL. And they are buying time for the Offense to work out the […]

Lions vs Seahawks Monday Night Football game time, TV schedule, odds, announcers, more

Monday Night Football is set to begin with the winless Lions in Seattle to face the 1-2 Seahawks. Despite the poor records, this should be a pretty good game. The Seahawks have had some tough match-ups to begin the season and are probably much better than their 1-2 record suggests. Being at home in their echo chamber of a stadium definitely helps their chances of winning this one. The S&BP staff unanimously has Seattle winning this game. Here is the info to catch the game. Game time: Monday, October 5th, 5:30 PM Pacific time (8:30pm ET) Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle TV...

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