Though Captain Manning may be without his trusted Quartermaster Brandon ‘Old as Shit’ Stokley, who is resting below deck with a bum hip. Captain Manning could also be missing his Master Gunner ‘Uncle’ Woodyard who injured his ankle in the Buccaneers encounter. But Captain Manning has full faith in his young crew to send the Raiders to see Davy Jones.
The Raiders ship lead by Carson ‘the Red Water Pistol’ Palmer is of the opposite mindset. His crew has been battered and abused by the rest of the league and he isn’t holding out hope for this contest. Since the Broncos took control of the AFC West the Raiders will be battling for their proud. The Red Water Pistol will be helped by the return of Darren ‘Upper Body’ McFadden and new deckhand Mike Goodson.
For both crews this is a rivalry between two opponents that detest each other. The contest will be intense and hard fought on both sides of the ball.
More information coming out about the tragic events surrounding LB Belcher.
Terrell Suggs possibly has a torn bicep.
Rex Ryan is likely to name his QB soon. It looks like it won't be Tebow.
Following up from a story last week, the worker that egged the Saints bus has reportedly quit.
CB Griffin was suspended for PEDs.
Standford Routt signs with the Texans.
WR Edwards says to blame the idiots in charge of the Jets not the players. After making these comments Edwards was released by the Hawks.
Photos from Tuesdays practice.
Some AFC West notes including Raiders signed FB/RB Jamize Olawale and DT Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring) remains out of practice.
Broncos 2013 schedule is clearing up.
LB Urlacher could be out the rest of the regular season.
OT Jake Long was placed on IR.
Fun with Pictures
Why to Watch
The Broncos beat the Raiders 37-6 last time they played. Why would you not want to see that again?
Everywhere you look people are talking about the Broncos Vs Ravens game next week. As both teams are in the hunt for the number two seed in the conference. Hopefully the Broncos aren’t doing the same in overlooking the Raiders on the short week and thinking about the Ravens. The Broncos have a job to do on Thursday.
Sadly Raiders HC Allen lost his father who passed away earlier this week. He hasn’t been at training and what role he plays on Thursday is unknown. But our thoughts and prays go out to Allen and his family.
Look across the park. There are favorable match ups for the Broncos at most positions.
The one player to watch out for is Darren McFadden. McFadden has killed us on the ground in the past. Our front seven has been up to the task so far but with Woodyard likely out they will need to double their effort.
I would also like to note here that for the previous few weeks I have been mentioning Decker, in the hope he would hook up my fantasy team. In that time he has done absolutely nothing, so a big screw you Decker hahaha.
Robert Ayers (DE), Non-Injury, FULL
Wesley Woodyard (LB), Ankle, DNP
Matthew Willis (WR), Knee, LIMITED
Brandon Stokley (WR), Hip, LIMITED
Manny Ramirez (OL), Back, FULL
Virgil Green (TE), Hamstring, FULL
Chris Kuper (G), Ankle, FULL
Phillip Adams (CB), Concussion, DNP
Tyvon Branch (S), Neck, FULL
Jack Crawford (DE), Toe, LIMITED
Matt Giordano (S), Concussion, LIMITED
Mike Goodson (RB), Ankle, LIMITED
Taiwan Jones (RB), Ankle, LIMITED
Darren McFadden (RB), Ankle, LIMITED
Mike Mitchell (S), Concussion, LIMITED
Carson Palmer (QB), Right Thumb, FULL
Marcel Reece (FB), Hamstring/Quad, LIMITED
Richard Seymour (DT), Knee/Hamstring, DNP
Khalif Barnes (T), Triceps, LIMITED
Juron Criner (WR), Shoulder, LIMITED
Brandon Myers (TE), Shoulder, LIMITED
The game should be a blow out. But the Raiders are always tougher in Oakland. I am feeling something like 34-9, Broncos.
I few quick pictures from the Oakland cheerleaders. The first is the cover for their new calendar.
Funny Vid of the Week
This is from 2011. There are a few of Broncos in there which are funny.
That is it from me. Go Broncos and beat the F***ing Raiders! ~ Aussie.