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Orton, Rivers meet in the passing lane - The Denver Post
Headliners are better appreciated when they're not in every scene.

Paige: Contests a scoreboard won't track - The Denver Post
The game of consequence is, of course, between the Broncos and the Chargers.

Lytle a super rookie with '77 Broncos - The Denver Post
Rob Lytle, a rookie hero on the Broncos' first Super Bowl team, died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack.

Rob had role in Denver's happy days - The Denver Post
Rob Lytle was the only Broncos player in history to win the Wiseman Trophy, be featured prominently in a fictional movie, endure the Phantom Fumble that incensed John Madden and led the NFL to instant replay, and score Denver's first Super Bowl touchdown.

Dusty Saunders: Broncos add plenty to Monday mayhem - The Denver Post
It began with Dandy Don Meredith telling millions of the nation's football fans: "Welcome to the Mile High City, and I really am!"

Broncos coach McDaniels finds controversy even if he doesn't seek it - The Denver Post
In the final hour before kickoff of the "Monday Night Football" game between the Broncos and Chargers, Josh McDaniels will weave his way through the lines of stretching Broncos players.

Kiszla: McDaniels has Orton's back - The Denver Post
Do Broncomaniacs view Kyle Orton as the team's MVP? Or do fans regard him as the guy standing in the way of Tim Tebow?

Jones, Bowe lead Chiefs over Cardinals 31-13 - The Denver Post
Dwayne Bowe is beginning to live up to expectations, and the Kansas City Chiefs now have themselves a pretty good wide receiver.

Eagles show they can win another way - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The only problem with Michael Vick having one of the best nights in league history is that it set up a pretty obvious letdown. But only six days removed from humiliating the Washington Redskins, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback did something Sunday that in some ways was more impressive.

Report: Tennessee Titans' Vince Young benched, 'runs out on' coach Jeff Fisher - ESPN
Titans quarterback Vince Young has lost his hold on the starting job, coach Jeff Fisher said following Tennessee's 19-16 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots - Recap - November 21, 2010 - ESPN
A little guy who came out of nowhere overshadowed the NFL's biggest stars.

Philadelphia Eagles' Ellis Hobbs hurt on helmet-to-helmet collision - ESPN New York
Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Ellis Hobbs was taken off the field on a cart after a helmet-to-helmet collision while returning a kickoff during a 27-17 win against the Giants.

Brett Favre says he will 're-evaluate' after Minnesota Vikings' latest loss - ESPN
With his team buried and bickering, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre used an interesting verb Sunday to describe his short-term plans.

Oakland Raiders DE Richard Seymour ejected for striking Ben Roethlisberger - ESPN
Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour was ejected for an open-handed punch to Ben Roethlisberger's face as the Steelers quarterback was celebrating a touchdown pass.

Cleveland Browns' Colt McCoy in walking boot with ankle injury - ESPN
Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy left Jacksonville in a walking boot, the latest injury for the banged-up Browns.

NFL's Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger probe goes high tech, source says - ESPN
In an effort to determine what Brett Favre did or did not text Jenn Sterger, the NFL is conducting high-tech forensic work to trace the electronic pathways and transmission of any photos or messages that might have been sent during communication between them, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Atlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams - Recap - November 21, 2010 - ESPN
Not too many big plays for the Atlanta Falcons. An avalanche of little plays did the trick.

NFL.com news: Injured QB Young out as Titans' starter, coach says
Titans quarterback Vince Young could be done as the team's quarterback -- at least for this season.

NFL Game Center: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys - 2010 Week 11
The punt was bouncing into the end zone and Detroit's John Wendling played it perfectly, leaping just before the goal line and tapping the ball toward the field. For the fourth time this game, the Dallas Cowboys were about to be pinned inside their 5-yard line.

NFL Game Center: Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars - 2010 Week 11
The Jacksonville Jaguars kept turning the ball over. The Cleveland Browns kept failing to take advantage.

Week 11 winners and losers | National Football Post
Let’s check out my winners and loser from the Week 11 NFL action. Five that stood out and five that disappointed…

Just another Patriots-Colts classic - Don Banks - SI.com
It's more compliment than complaint, but here's the problem I've got with these annual Colts-Patriots showdowns, the ones the NFL use as the centerpiece of its entire 256-game regular-season schedule every November: They only serve to make us realize what we're missing the rest of the year.

Young's meltdown, more Snap Judgments - Don Banks - SI.com
Vince Young is toast in Tennessee. That has to be it for the Titans' 2006 first-round pick, doesn't it? There's really no way back for the Young era in Nashville after Sunday's career-worst meltdown in the wake of the Titans' damaging 19-16 overtime loss to Washington.

Bills vs. Bengals - Recap - November 21, 2010 - NFL - Football - SI.com
Down 31-14 at halftime, the one-win Buffalo Bills got angry.

First and 10: Jets' miracle, more analysis - Andrew Perloff - SI.com
Once again we're left asking are the Jets lucky or good. Now that they've pulled out three dramatic wins in a row and improved to 8-2, you have to argue they're pretty good. Quarterback Mark Sanchez showed he can handle the moment with another dramatic game-winning drive, which was capped by a long bomb to Braylon Edwards and a short TD pass to Santonio Holmes with only :10 remaining. Darrelle Revis also showed why his holdout was such a big deal, helping limit Houston's Andre Johnson to four catches for 32 yards. The Texans made an admirable comeback effort, with 20 fourth-quarter points, but they have to be the worst finishers in the NFL.

Remembering former Denver Broncos' receiver Kenny McKinley - The Bonus - SI.com
The booming bass bounced off the walls in the Broncos' locker room as the rap song "Chirpin" played in the background. Before one practice in October, Denver receivers traded quips like short routes. It was as if Kenny McKinley was right there with them, cracking jokes and a smile so wide, as one teammate said, "You could see every tooth in his mouth."

Seahawks vs. Saints - Recap - November 21, 2010 - NFL - Football - SI.com
Drew Brees has made plenty of good defenses look bad during his steady accumulation of New Orleans Saints passing records.

Colts' Peyton Manning has plenty on his shoulders - Dan Shaughnessy - SI.com
This time, he could not beat Bill Belichick and the Patriots. This time, he could not finish the furious comeback. This time, he threw a killer interception in the closing seconds when his team was already in position to tie the game with a field goal.

Titans' Young goes out with a temper tantrum - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
You got the feeling that Titans coach Jeff Fisher never believed in Young as his quarterback, that all the talk about team owner Bud Adams taking Young in the NFL draft and sticking it to the city of Houston one last time were right on the money. It seemed as if Fisher was stuck with Young.

Jags' little big man deserves bigger spotlight - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"If this was New York, he’d be a huge star," Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said of his running back Maurice Jones-Drew(notes).

Pats' D rewards Belichick this time around - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
This is the play New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t trust his defense to make a year ago, when the man who knows the percentages better than any coach who has ever worked in the NFL made the most scrutinized fourth-down call in league history.

The legend of Brett Favre is dead - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
Sunday's Vikings-Packers game will probably not be the last NFL game Brett Favre(notes) plays. It should be, though, because at this point, Favre can't do anything for the Vikings other than continue to pilot their dizzying plunge into a foul pit of football sewage.