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NFL: Broncos at Chiefs
The Broncos ended the Chiefs' dreams of a perfect season two weeks ago, but Kansas City will get a chance at revenge this weekend. Both teams are coming off devastating losses -- the Broncos blew a 24-point lead against the Patriots, while the Chiefs' vaunted defense let the Chargers drop 41 points on them. This could be a statement game for both as the regular season enters the home stretch.
Next Tuesday's Knicks-Pistons game in Detroit wasn't circled on our calendar when the NBA schedule was released. Thanks to a good old-fashioned Twitter smackdown between the Pistons' Brandon Jennings and the Knicks' J.R. Smith, we'll be paying more attention. ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports the league is investigating the feud, which started when Jennings questioned why Smith's brother Chris is on the Knicks' roster. J.R. Smith replied by raising the possibility of sending his "street homies" to Detroit and declaring he had "no respect" for the Pistons guard. Smith later said he didn't intend to threaten Jennings, but it's not the first time his posts on the social media platform have brought him trouble.
J.R. Smith says he was sticking up for his brother Chris when he replied to Brandon Jennings' comments on Twitter.
Crossing the line?
Brandon Jennings' comments about Chris Smith's presence on the Knicks' roster got J.R. Smith's attention.
You have to be tough to play the sport of football. Something like an ailing ankle shouldn't keep you out of a game, especially if it's a game against arguably the NFL's best team. Well, Peyton Manning is tough. Although he missed practice Wednesday, Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio saying "he'll be ready to go" against the AFC West leading Chiefs Sunday night. Should the Broncos rest Manning now so he will be healthy later?
Ready to play, coach
Peyton Manning hasn't missed a game since joining the Broncos. During that time has helped the team to a 21-4 record.
The injury affect
Peyton Manning will need his wheels to escape a Chiefs defense that leads the NFL with 36 sacks.
Wild Wild AFC West
With a win Sunday night, the Broncos will be tied with the Chiefs atop the AFC West standings.
Drew Brees threw for 392 yards and contributed 20 first-down passes to the Saints' NFL single-game record 40 first downs in a rout of the Cowboys. Peyton Manning's 330 yards in a win over the Chargers gave him 3,249 total yards on the season -- a record for the most passing yards through the first nine games. Both have proved to be worthy of MVP honors, but whose play has stood out more? Below are the 10 players NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano has in his weekly MVP watch. Click the images below to set your own rankings!
2013 NFL MVP Watch
3,064 yards, 25 TDs, 7 INTs, 68.0 CMP%
170 carries, 725 yards, 6 TDs
30 tackles, 4 FF, INT
53 catches, 904 yards, 9 TDs
2,198 yards, 14 TDs, 6 INTs, 58.8 CMP%
3,249 yards, 33 TDs, 6 INTs, 71.0 CMP%
193 carries, 932 yards, 3 TDs
1,970 yards, 13 TDs, 8 INTs, 62.7 CMP%
31 tackles, 2 FF, INT
2,132 yards, 17 TDs, 6 INTs, 63.4 CMP%
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