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Troutman Relishes First Taste of Pro Football - Ricky Henne
"This was only the first practice, and it felt good to be out there, but I can get a lot better," he said. "I wouldn’t say I practiced that great, but I’m getting better every day and I think I will be back to being full strength sooner rather than later."
All-AFC West midseason team - Bill Williamson
The list features 10 Broncos, eight Chargers, five Raiders and three Chiefs. Coincidentally, that is the order of the division standings halfway through the season.
AFC West Stock Watch - Bill Williamson
The Chargers hadn't scored in the fourth quarter for three straight games before scoring three touchdowns in a Week 9 win over the Chiefs. Two of the scores were defensive touchdowns.
2012 Midseason All-Pro Team: Peyton Manning, J.J. Watt tabbed - Daniel Jeremiah
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers AFC executive: "He's always around the football. He's a great tackler and he always takes the correct pursuit angles."
32 Observations: Week 9 - Nathan Jahnke
Donald Butler has been in on 24 plays where the offense needed 1 or 2 yards for a first down and they ran the ball. On five of those plays Butler prevented the opposition from getting a first down.
2012 Top 51 NFL Players (so far) - Khaled Elsayed
The last line of the Chargers’ defense, Weddle so often cleans up the mess those in front of him leave. When he’s not doing that he’s showing some great instincts for the ball, making breaks that have led to him adding two more interceptions to his growing career total. For a guy who often plays as deep as he does, he really finds himself involved in a lot of run plays thanks to his excellent recognition skills.
Signature Stat Snapshot: Time To Throw - Khaled Elsayed
It’s a stat that is continuously updated as games go up and looks at a number of things. How long a quarterback has to throw, the average sack time and difference in completion percentage depending on how long they have to throw.