Keidel: Oakland Raiders Are BackThe Oakland Raiders, who just beat the Saints, see to be on an upswing. And they have the right leader in head coach Jack Del Rio.
Rookie Spotlight: Silver & Black Defense Rises With Addition Of Strong Safety Karl JosephOakland Raiders rookie safety Karl Joseph is compact and powerful, and the team will look to their first-round draft pick to help soften the blow of losing future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson to retirement.
If Denver Broncos Lose A Coordinator, Jack Del Rio Would Be Bigger BlowIt says something about a team when multiple coordinators are being coveted by opposing franchises for multiple years in a row. The Denver Broncos have lost a few along the way, and both Adam Gase and Jack Del Rio are currently hot commodities.
If Defense Wins Championships, Denver Broncos Set Up For Super Bowl RunThroughout the John Elway – Peyton Manning Era, a focus on offense was apparent. But things have changed this season, and possibly for the better, as the Broncos are more well-suited to face the playoffs this time around.
Toucher & Rich: Tom Brady Owns Jack Del Rio DefensesPeyton Manning vs. Bill Belichick has been discussed ad nauseam this week, but what about Tom Brady vs. Jack Del Rio? Over the years, Belichick has stifled Manning at times, while Del Rio can't seem to find the answer for TB12.
Breer On Patriots-Broncos: The Best Redzone Team Will WinThe team that can turn their redzone opportunities into touchdowns - rather than field goals - will be the victor on Sunday, according to Bert Breer of the NFL Network.
Belichick's OT Gamble Pays Off: 'Bill's A Genius'Bill Belichick made a tough choice to defer the overtime kickoff against the Broncos on Sunday night, but it paid off in the end.
Del Rio: Welker 'Definitely Will Go' vs. PatriotsFor those concerned that Wes Welker would not be suiting up for the Denver Broncos on Sunday in New England, Jack Del Rio has put those worries to bed.
Socci's Notebook: Patriots Can't Afford Any Mistakes, Breakdowns Against Broncos98.5 The Sports Hub's Bob Socci takes a look at every aspect of Sunday night's Patriots-Broncos tilt.
Gresh & Zo's No Huddle: Around The NFL Heading Into Week 10Gresh and Zolak's No Huddle chronicled the major NFL storylines heading into Week 10.