DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos defenseman Von Miller proved he’s just as awesome off the field as on after he stopped by the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children on Tuesday. Broncos mascot Miles joined Miller. The pair shared some cheers and autographs as they meet with cancer patients in part of the “Caps for Kids” program. Miller chatted with the children as he handed out some hats and asked for some advice for the players. Miller also promised the patients a few more wins.
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Von Miller Visits Patients At Rocky Mountain Hospital For Children
Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers preview
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Thursday night preview: Chiefs vs. Chargers (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Still unbeaten, still No. 1 in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
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Unbeaten Falcons still top AP Pro32 power rankings (The Associated Press)
Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs with Brady Quinn ruled out of Thursday’s AFC West game against the Chargers in San Diego.
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NFL roundup: Cassel will start for Chiefs at San Diego (The SportsXchange)
The Giants have won four games in a row and are the clear favorites to win a division with three mediocre teams behind them in the standings.
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MVP Meter: What to do about Eli Manning? (Pro Football Weekly)
Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has a knack for lifting organizations on his shoulders and carrying them to new heights. From his college days at Tennessee to his franchise-building years with the Colts to his near-miraculous comeback with the Denver Broncos, Manning has shown an ability to exceed expectations while helping his teammates to do the same. Even off the field, the Manning name seems to carry a bit of magic, as evidenced by the prominence of the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. …
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Andrew Luck Follows Peyton Manning’s Lead with Local Hospitals: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Twelve of the 32 NFL teams have played eight games, which places us near the midpoint of the 2012 regular season. A ccording to the National Football League, since the 2000 season, 29 teams have been at .500 or below at the midway point of the season and still made the playoffs, including the 2001 New England Patriots, who won Super Bowl XXXVI. So if your team is one of the 23 entering Week 9 with a record of 4-3 or worse, don’t worry. There’s still a plenty of football left to be played this season. 1. Atlanta Falcons (7-0) Last week: 1 With a 30-17 dismantling of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the Falcons moved to 7-0 for the first time in franchise history. We’re only entering November and the Falcons have a 4-game lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South. Everything is coming up roses for the Falcons, who appear to have dodged a bullet with linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Carted off the field during Sunday’s win over the Eagles, Weatherspoon appears to have a low right ankle sprain that did not require a walking boot or crutches after the game. 2. Houston Texans (6-1) Last week: 2 Houston was off last week, yet J.J. Watt still managed to harass a few quarterbacks and knock down some passes. The Texans host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday before playing four road games in a five-game stretch, including tough road games against the Bears and Patriots. 3. Chicago Bears (6-1) Last week: 4 An opportunistic defense (23 takeaways, second-most in the NFL) and quarterback Jay Cutler orchestrating a solid drive when the team needed it the most got the Bears an ugly win over the struggling Carolina Panthers in Week 8. There’s no shame in winning ugly, particularly for a team that was coming off a short week and has a quarterback (Cutler) dealing with a rib injury. 4. San Francisco 49ers (6-2) Last week: 5 Monday night’s 24-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals was an example of the 49ers flawlessly executing their winning formula. With the league’s No. 1-ranked defense, they limited the Cardinals to seven yards rushing, sacked quarterback John Skelton four times, while their offense ran more than it passed (29-23) and quarterback Alex Smith completing 18 of his 19 pass attempts, taking a few sacks (four) to avoid turnovers. With a 2 ½ game lead in an NFC West that has arguably been one of the better divisions in football this season, the 49ers are quieting those ” Jive-Turkey gobblers ” and are well on their way to more January football under Jim Harbaugh.
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Week 8 Power Rankings: Falcons still flying highest (Shutdown Corner)
Life is not fun for the Chargers these days, but at least, something is going right. Punter Mike Scrifes is the ESPN Stats & Information punter o…
Punter a bright spot for Chargers
Here are PFW’s Week Nine defensive rankings:Seattle Seahawks vs. VikingsChicago Bears at TitansGreen Bay Packers vs. CardinalsHouston Texans vs. BillsSan Diego Chargers vs. ChiefsAtlanta Falcons vs. CowboysNew York Giants vs. SteelersPittsburgh Steelers at GiantsDetroit Lions at JaguarsBaltimore Ravens at BrownsMiami Dolphins at ColtsIndianapolis Colts vs. DolphinsTampa Bay Buccaneers at RaidersDenver Broncos at BengalsCleveland Browns vs. RavensTennessee Titans vs. BearsDallas Cowboys at FalconsMinnesota Vikings at SeahawksOakland Raiders vs. BuccaneersNew Orleans Saints vs. …
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Week Nine defensive rankings (Pro Football Weekly)
With Halloween and the NFL’s halfway point both upon us, what better time to identify three teams that have pulled tricks on us this season and three teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?
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Tuesday’s 60-second rant: 2012’s biggest tricks, treats (Pro Football Weekly)