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AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense
yahoo.com Updated Dec 26, 2012
Quarterbacks Made it: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos/Tom Brady, New England Patriots/Matt Schaub, Houston Texans Should have made it: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers No argument against Manning and Brady here -- they're among the best in statist…Share Tweet
Let The Debate BeginPeyton Manning over Tom Brady. No Ndaumkong Suh. Eight teams shut out, but five players from the 2-13 Chiefs. Chris Burke shares his thoughts on the Pro Bowl selections.Share Tweet
AFC West Pro Bowl musingsRandom AFC West Pro Bowl thoughts: The fact that Kansas City placed five players on the AFC Pro Bowl team -- as many as 12-win Denver -- despite a 2-13 record, pokes more holes at the team’s coaching. It’s another reminder that there is talent on thisShare Tweetyahoo.com Dec 26, 2012Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning continues to pad his resume for Most Valuable Player and Comeback Player of the Year awards by being named the starter for his 12th trip to the Pro Bowl. After missing the entire 2011 season following multiple n…Share Tweet
Elway Talks Pro Bowldenverbroncos.com Dec 26, 2012Chris Hall of DenverBroncos.com sat down with Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway for the latest episode of Elway Access on Wednesday afternoon. The week of preparation for Sunday’s Week 17 finale against AFC West rival Kansas CitShare Tweet
Last game before “new era in Chargers football” will be televisedThe Chargers haven’t sold out a home game since November 1. Now, as the team is finishing out a meaningless string with a visit from the hapless Raiders, enough people have bought tickets to allow the local blackout to be lifted. The Chargers have annShare Tweet
Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro BowlFor three players on this year’s Pro Bowl rosters, making it to Hawaii is a family tradition. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Patriots special teams coverage ace Matthew Slater have all been selected to the Pro BShare TweetThe Kansas City Chiefs have won only two games this year. And they have nevertheless placed five players on the AFC Pro Bowl roster. Making the roster were running back Jamaal Charles, linebacker Tamba Hali, linebacker Derrick Johnson, safety Eric Berr…Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.Share TweetRaiders quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor shared reps in practice on Wednesday.Share TweetAn illness running through the Kansas City Chiefs the past few weeks kept running back Jamaal Charles, linebacker Tamba Hali and left tackle Donald Stephenson out of practice Wednesday.Share Tweet
Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with his brother there tooEarlier on Wednesday, we shared Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s hopes of playing on the same defense with Marcell Dareus and Aldon Smith in a group Miller compared to the Miami Heat’s trio of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Miller’s not thShare TweetDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and cornerback Champ Bailey each have been selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team, according to league sources.Share TweetStandout Denver guard Chris Kuper and returner Trindon Holliday did not practice for the Broncos on Wednesday as the team prepares to play Kansas City this weekend with the possibility of a first-round bye at stake. Kuper has missed the past three games…Share TweetBEREA, Ohio (AP) BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Cleveland Browns are down to their third-string quarterback.Share TweetNew York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who played every defensive snap in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers, suffered a concussion in the game and didn't practice Wednesday.Share Tweetdenverbroncos.com Dec 26, 2012With Baltimore’s Week 15 win against the New York Giants, the Ravens clinched the AFC North Division title, which means the Broncos’ 2013 opponents have been finalized. Denver’s 2013 schedule includes games against the other three teams in the AFC WShare TweetThe Denver Broncos owe a tip of the hat to Chuck Pagano. The Indianapolis Colts are going to make the Houston Texans earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. Pagano, who will coach Sunday for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia in Septemb…Share Tweet
Von Miller pulling for Aldon Smith, wants to play with him one dayBroncos linebacker Von Miller would need one of the biggest individual sack days on record Sunday to wind up setting a new single-season record for sacks in a season, but he knows who he wants to break the record if he can’t do it. Miller told Lindsey JShare Tweet
AFC West Pro Bowl primerThe Pro Bowl teams will be announced Wednesday evening. Here's a look at some of the candidates for each team in the division: Denver Broncos: Players: Champ Bailey (cornerback), Zane Beadles (guard), Ryan Clady (tackle), Eric Decker (receiver), Elvis D…Share TweetFALLING Terrelle Pryor's chances of being a starter anytime soon: I disagreed with the Oakland Raiders' decision to use Matt Leinart instead of Pryor as Carson Palmer's injury replacement at the Carolina Panthers. They know what they have in Leinart. He…Share Tweet
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Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson defies odds in pursuit of Eric Dickerso…Dec 26Adrian Peterson is pursuing Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record and might be producing the best season in NFL history in the process.