Good Morning, MHR Friends. Seems like deja vu all over again, huh? Keep your heads up! The Broncos are 6-2 and alone in first place this morning. Yes, it's only by a game, but you're reading it here first that they'll be up by 3 games again in two weeks' time. There is no shame in losing to the Ravens and Steelers in consecutive weeks; these two teams were the AFC finalists last year, and both get after the QB like most other teams cannot. Take a deep breath, look at the Broncos' schedule and then at that of the Dolts. Feeling better? Okay, now about last night - while there were some rough moments for them, the Broncos' D once again showed they can hang with anyone. The offense (especially the running game) and punting left a lot to be desired; but I think we'll see a dominant performance Sunday against a banged-up Redskins squad. It is NOT time to panic, Friends!
NFL - Pittsburgh Steelers 28 at Denver Broncos 10 - Box Score
NFL - Steelers 28, Broncos 10 - Video with radio calls
DB - Steelers Postgame: McDaniels - Broncos TV
DB - Turnovers Lead to Loss No. 2 - Gray Caldwell
"If you told us at the beginning of the season we'd be 6-2 at the halfway point, I think most of us would have been happy with it," Andre Goodman said. "The way the last two weeks have gone, losing to the same division, the same type of team -- playoff teams -- having a poor second half on the defensive side of the ball, it's a little disheartening, but we're not going to panic. We're just going to go back to work and do what we're used to doing."
DB - Losing the Game of Keep Away - Chris Gentilviso
DPP - Broncos lose second straight game - Mike Klis
DPP - Paige: Whose stadium is this, anyway?
"Sick effort, Denver. If you don't want your tickets, at least scalp them to people who bleed orange, blue, mustard and brown."
DPP - Krieger: Bullying tactics bother Broncos
"The team that outscored opponents 76-10 in the second half has been outscored 45-14 in the past two second halves."
SI - Steelers hard to beat when firing on all cylinders - Ross Tucker
"The Broncos may have lost the game, but they went toe-to-toe with the defending Super Bowl champs for 53 minutes before caving in the final minutes. The Broncos will be a factor for the rest of this season and likely in the playoffs, as well."
DB - Steelers Postgame: Orton - Broncos TV
NFLTA - Steelers vs. Broncos highlights - Video
DPP - Steelers in a rush to harass QB - Jeff Legwold
DPP - Armstrong: Broncos' offense stuck in neutral
DPP - Steelers' Carter shines at safety with Clark out
DPP - A few hurdles to jump - Lindsay Jones
DPP - Steelers 28, Broncos 10: Bests, worsts and breakdown - Lindsay Jones
DPP - Steelers offense enjoys second-half feast - Mike Chambers
DPP - NFL commissioner Goodell lauds Broncos' moves - Mike Klis
CSG - Steelers top Broncos 28-10 - Frank Schwab
CSG - Ramsey: Surprisingly, Broncos QB Orton doesn't hear a boo
CSG - Broncos notes: Orton pick proves costly - Frank Schwab
NFLPA - E. Royal Remains a Playmaker in Denver Despite Changes - Jim Flynn
CBS4 - Elway Remembers Monday Night Shootouts In Denver - Matthew Buettner
AP - Broncos Lose Second Straight, Fall To 6-2 - Arnie Stapleton
FH - Big Ben, Steelers Strike in Second Half - Nancy Gay
FH - No Ryan Clark, but Same Steel Curtain - Nancy Gay
USAT - Steelers pick on Orton, run away with 28-10 'MNF' win - Jarrett Bell
ESPN - Orton, Broncos allowing San Diego back in race - Bill Williamson
DB - Ask Matt Prater...
PPG - Steelers dominate Broncos, 28-10 - Ed Bouchette
PPG - Steelers' Roethlisberger changes game - Ron Cook
PPG - Gerry Dulac's Two-Minute Drill
PPG - Steelers notebook: Tomlin decides to sit Clark - Ed Bouchette
PPG - Steelers' defense leads way - Gene Collier
PTR - Big second half lifts Steelers to MNF victory - Scott Brown
PTR - Harris: In football vs. life decision, life wins
SN - Steelers aren't perfect, but they're getting closer - Dennis Dillon
SN - What We Learned: The Steelers Are Hitting Championship Form - Dennis Dillon
FOX - Steelers are regaining their Super Bowl swagger - Alex Marvez
NYT - Steelers’ Ward Helps Biracial South Korean Youths on Journey Toward Acceptance - John Branch
WP - Injuries compound Redskins' troubles - Rick Maese
"Running back Clinton Portis suffered a concussion in the first quarter, and Zorn said he's doubtful for this weekend's game against the Broncos. In addition, second-year safety Chris Horton is out for at least a month, and tackle Mike Williams will miss the next couple of games. "
WP - Redskins once again have trouble on the offensive line - Rick Maese
FH - Larry Johnson Released, Redskins Already Expressing Interest - Will Brinson
AFC West News
KCS - Chiefs decide to release Larry Johnson - Adam Teicher
KCS - Chiefs turn their back on LJ, who didn't carry team's respect - Joe Posnanski
KCS - Johnson’s legacy with Chiefs not the one he wanted - Kent Babb
KCS - Johnson’s release will cost Chiefs some money - Adam Teicher
KCS - Chiefs will probably use running-back committee to replace Johnson - Adam Teicher
KCS - Holmes left with mixed emotions after Johnson’s exit - Randy Covitz
KCS - Next stop for Johnson could be NFC East - Randy Covitz
PFW - Most likely landing spots for Larry Johnson
KCS - Here’s why one former Chief fears CTE - Pete Grathoff
SDUT - Bolts in better focus - Kevin Acee
SDUT - Phillips shrugs at piling up of sacks - Kevin Acee
SDUT - LT: ‘We finally came together’ - Kevin Acee
SDUT - Rivers scores seminal victory - Nick Canepa
OT - Oakland Raiders' Chaz Schilens eyes his 2009 debut vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Steve Corkran
PFW - Week 10 matchup tidbits
NFP - Lovie, McCarthy are at a crossroads - Matt Bowen
NFP - The Monday tavern - Mike Lombardi
NFL - Separation among top contenders starts to crystallize - Mike Lombardi
FOX - The Day After: Biggest questions at midseason - John Czarnecki
SI - Heated rivals Patriots and Colts battle in Indianapolis Sunday - Dan Shaughnessy
NFP - Will teams copy the Yankees in 2010? - Andrew Brandt
"While most teams are looking to shed players who reach the wrong side of 30, especially at positions that require explosion and speed, the Broncos have been adding them."
CBS - Prisco Grades: Week 9
SN - NFL Power Poll: Jets move up by standing still - Clifton Brown