Forsett is now in his second week with the Broncos, Derby in his sixth

Kansas City Chiefs: The loss of Derrick Johnson is a big one for Kansas City, and the effectiveness and mobility of DeMarco Murray and Marcus Mariota, respectively, should help Tennessee with ball control and not give up a lot of sacks. You’ll basically need Tyreek Hill to run one back (always a possibility) for the K.C. D to pay off.

“He’s been a nice addition to our team,” Kubiak said. ” … We need to continue to use him. He’s done a lot of good things in the game. He has to put the ball away and that type of thing. We need him and we need him making plays for us. I think he’s shown the ability to do that.”

Forsett is now in his second week with the Broncos, Derby in his sixth. Neither were in the plan when the Broncos exited summer, but with three games to play and a playoff spot in the balance, both players suddenly find themselves with plenty of responsibility.

Elizabeth is 3 years old now and still just 20 pounds. She can’t talk, but she has figured out how to communicate with a series of sounds and pointing. And she has just come out of another surgery, this one to take out her tonsils to try to help her sleep better.

In addition to the obvious, horrible burden of what something like this does to a young family, there was one aspect I had never considered. They feel eerily alone. Obviously it is very hard to find other families going through what they are, and by choice, they had not told very many people in their lives about Elizabeth’s condition, until now.

“You feel like you’re on an island sometimes, because we’ve been scared of sharing our story. We still want to be Brian and Ashley, you know? We don’t want people treating us differently.”

Which makes complete sense. But it also means even the most innocent conversation can cause pain.

Justin Houston is single-handedly destroying the Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston is destroying the Denver Broncos’ offensive line and getting pressure on quarterback Trevor Siemian consistently on Sunday Night Football.

Ty Sambrailo is playing right tackle for the Broncos, and he’s simply no match for Houston.

Houston blows by Sambrailo, gets to Siemian and chases him down for the sack. It was Houston’s second sack of the evening.

It didn’t take long for Houston to add a third sack, and this one paid dramatic dividends.

After the Raiders were penalized for roughing the passer on Sunday, Newton capped off the drive with a 3-yard rushing touchdown to tie things up, 7-7, in Oakland.

At the time, Turner said he hadn’t made a decision on whether or not he’d coach again — he’s only 64. Since then, he’s made it clear that he would like to continue under the right circumstances.

Where exactly would that be? Los Angeles invested a ton of draft capital in Jared Goff, and his career’s already off to a slow start. If the Rams opt to keep Jeff Fisher, you have to wonder if he could he bring in Turner and let him run the offense however he wants. Or, if Fisher gets fired, maybe the prospect of Turner as head coach could force the Rams to give him a look.

After Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell wasn’t flagged for a low hit on Newton in Week 8, Newton said it was “taking the fun out of the game” for him. League sources said that the hit should have been penalized, and Newton spoke to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the hits he was taking and the lack of flags.

Siemian did this while under consistent pressure from an aggressive Chiefs defensive front. Justin Houston sacked Siemian three times, including one safety.

Kendall Reyes added another sack in regulation. Tamba Hali sacked Siemian once in overtime.