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AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense

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…
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  • Let The Debate Begin

    Let The Debate Begin

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    Peyton 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.
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  • AFC West Pro Bowl musings

    AFC West Pro Bowl musings

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Random 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 this
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  • The NFL announces AFC, NFC Pro Bowl rosters

    The NFL announces AFC, NFC Pro Bowl rosters

    yahoo.com Dec 26, 2012
    Denver 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…
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  • Elway Talks Pro Bowl

    Elway Talks Pro Bowl

    denverbroncos.com Dec 26, 2012
    Chris 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 Cit
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  • Last game before “new era in Chargers football” will be televi…

    Last game before “new era in Chargers football” will be televised

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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 ann
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  • Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro Bo…

    Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    For 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 B
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  • Underachieving Chiefs put five on Pro Bowl roster

    Underachieving Chiefs put five on Pro Bowl roster

    The 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…
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  • Peyton Manning, Peterson returning to Pro Bowl

    Peyton Manning, Peterson returning to Pro Bowl

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.
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  • Raiders mum on starting QB for season finale

    Raiders mum on starting QB for season finale

    Raiders quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor shared reps in practice on Wednesday.
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  • Chiefs missing Charles, 2 others due to illness

    Chiefs missing Charles, 2 others due to illness

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    An 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.
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  • Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with hi…

    Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with his brother there too

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    Earlier 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 th
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  • Sources: Peyton, Bailey make Pro Bowl team

    Sources: Peyton, Bailey make Pro Bowl team

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and cornerback Champ Bailey each have been selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team, according to league sources.
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  • Kuper, Holliday not practicing for Denver

    Kuper, Holliday not practicing for Denver

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Standout 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…
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  • With Weeden, McCoy ailing, Browns sign Johnson

    With Weeden, McCoy ailing, Browns sign Johnson

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Cleveland Browns are down to their third-string quarterback.
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  • Jets' Wilkerson concussed, status uncertain

    Jets' Wilkerson concussed, status uncertain

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    New 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.
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  • 2013 Opponents Set: With Baltimore’s Week 15 win against the Ne…

    2013 Opponents Set: With Baltimore’s Week 15 win against the New Yo…

    denverbroncos.com Dec 26, 2012
    With 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 W
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  • Colts will try to help Broncos

    Colts will try to help Broncos

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Von Miller pulling for Aldon Smith, wants to play with him one …

    Von Miller pulling for Aldon Smith, wants to play with him one day

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    Broncos 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 J
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  • AFC West Pro Bowl primer

    AFC West Pro Bowl primer

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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…
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  • AFC West Stock Watch

    AFC West Stock Watch

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    FALLING 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…
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  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: OAK-SD 00:56

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: OAK-SD

    Dec 26
    Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Raiders-Chargers
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: KC-DEN 00:49

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: KC-DEN

    Dec 26
    Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Chiefs-Broncos
  • Video - Are Broncos The Best Team In NFL? 08:57

    Are Broncos The Best Team In NFL?

    Dec 26
    Damien Woody, Christian Fauria and Chris Mannix discuss which is the best team in the NFL.
  • Video - Bad Year To Own Top Pick 01:41

    Bad Year To Own Top Pick

    Dec 26
    Adam Schefter discusses the draft options for the Chiefs and Jaguars, who will be picking first and second in the NFL draft (order TBD).

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