John Fox Gets Worked by Bill Belichick, and Other AFC West News

Christopher HansenNFL AnalystOctober 8, 2012

Oct 7, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox reacts on the side line during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Head coach John Fox didn’t have a good day in Foxborough on Sunday. His Denver Broncos fell to 2-3, and his defense was unable to stop the New England Patriots. To top it off, Fox’s own decision-making may have derailed any chance of a comeback.

Fox got worked by Bill Belichick, his counterpart in New England, according to Mark Kizla of The Denver Post. The Broncos were a fumbling group on offense and a bumbling group on defense, and the Patriots took advantage.

The Broncos were unprepared and outmaneuvered by the Patriots, according to Woody Paige of The Denver Post, who echoes the sentiment of his colleague. Surely, preparation is the responsibility of Fox and his coaching staff.

The Patriots exploited Denver’s defense, and a good effort from Peyton Manning was not enough to overcome a myriad of errors.

Other AFC West news:

Oakland Raiders

Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times says the death of Al Davis still resonates with the Raiders one year after his death. McDonald also explains Davis’ uniqueness through the lens of those that knew him.

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that recently signed defensive end Andre Carter is ready to go after being inactive last week.

Kansas City Chiefs

Randy Covitz of The Kansas City Star has the complete story of right tackle Eric Winston criticizing Chiefs fans for cheering when Matt Cassel was hurt.

KCTV 5 in Kansas City has raw video of the incident with audio.

Sam Mellenger of The Kansas City Star says that Romeo Crennel’s bad decisions were key to the Chiefs’ latest debacle.

San Diego Chargers

Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego says the Chargers let one slip away.

Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego says one play doomed the Chargers on Sunday night.