The Cleveland Browns are tied for first in the AFC North. The perennial doormat of the division dominated its intra-division, intra-state rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals last night, scoring first and never trailing en route to a 24-3 victory.
At the start of the season, a Cleveland-Cincinnati battle as a Thursday Night primetime game did not appear to be an ideal television choice.
Week 10 of the 2014 NFL regular season has a lot of big games on the schedule and that includes two big AFC contests that include match-ups between potential playoff teams. Steve Tasker of CBS Sports took some time to discuss the “Thursday Night Football” game between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals and then a Sunday match-up between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
First place is on the line in the air tight AFC North as the Browns visit the Bengals on Thursday night. Considering the Browns are involved, that’s hard to believe-remember, Cleveland hasn’t posted more than five wins since 2007.
Through the first quarter of the NFL season, the injury reports for the Broncos and their opponents has been somewhat bland. Not this week, as Denver returns a key starters and Arizona misses their starting quarterback.
Sunday marks the Denver Broncos’ return to football after a one-week absence. It also means the return of one of the team’s most valued defensive players.
We all knew going to Seattle would be a tough test for the Denver Broncos, one of many on a 2014 schedule that is the 2nd toughest in the NFL, based on their opponents’ records in 2013.
Here’s a look at some of the most eagerly awaited or important Broncos season openers, in reverse chronological order, since the franchise joined the NFL.
The 2014 Broncos are trying to become the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to win the Super Bowl the year after losing the big game.
The primary focal point of pretty much every football team is the quarterback. Some teams have an elite quarterback they want to keep around for as long as possible. They are set at the position, and they don’t worry about anything other than injury or retirement. Then, there are the teams that know they have a problem under center. Their quarterback won’t cut it, but they have to wait to get the opportunity to improve.