Preparing for Week 9

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

I am staying in Denver this weekend to see the Broncos play Miami.

This is a pivotal game for Denver, which has lost three of its past four games. Denver, which leads the weak AFC West with a 4-3 record, can take further control of this floundering division with a win over the Dolphins. However, if the Broncos -- who I think may have trouble defending the Dolphins' Wildcat offensive formation -- lose, the division will get even crazier.

In addition to the Broncos' game, I will be keeping tabs on Tyler Thigpen and the Chiefs' home game against Tampa Bay and Oakland's home game against Atlanta. Please check in Sunday for pre, in and postgame coverage.