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DeMarcus Ware was the revelation of the game, making his impact felt from the first snap, repeatedly chasing QB Russell Wilson and ultimately bringing him down in very limited work. Ware said after the game, "That's what they brought me in here for," while crediting his experience in the NFC West chasing mobile quarterbacks like Michael Vick and RGIII for his relentless pursuit.
Ware didn't even have Von Miller with him on Thursday, as the outside linebacker sat while recovering from his ACL injury. When the Broncos do boast both Ware and Miller, you can expect a fearsome combination, writes Sports On Earth's Dan Pompeii.
When both have been on the field at training camp practices, some of the vision is clear. Ware will be the open side end on first and second down. Miller will be the strong side linebacker on run downs. On passing downs, both will be rushing, and good luck trying to figure out from where. [...]
Assigning multiple blockers to both Ware and Miller is not an attractive option for opponents. "Offenses have to pick their poison," Broncos head coach John Fox said. "You can't slide both ways."
More from the game...
Those penalties were outrageous, drawing "two hand touch" jokes from the Denver Post and a cartoon from Drew Litton... Juwan Thompson is the Broncos' best-kept secret.... Kaptain Kirk gives us his notes from the press box... Brock Osweiler showed good "short-term memory"... Andrew Mason executed an electrifying Twitter mailbag during the lightning delay.
Around the NFL
Chargers-Cowboys final score:San Diego dominates Dallas 27-7 - Bolts From The Blue
The passing offense was unstoppable. They won on short passes, medium passes, and long passes. They were even successful on broken plays. The three QBs (Philip Rivers, Kellen Clemens, and Brad Sorensen) finished with just two incompletions, going 14/16 for 243 yards and one TD.
Carlos Hyde looks solid running, picking up the blitz in first career start - Niners Nation
Hyde rushed 5 times for 39 yards
49ers 'bracing' for 6-8 game suspension, per Matt Maiocco - Niners Nation
The 49ers play the Broncos in Week 7, meaning Smith will either miss the Broncos game by the skin of his chin, or he'll be making his 2014 season debut against Denver.
Bengals-Chiefs preseason final score: De'Anthony Thomas, Travis Kelce, Sean Smith score TDs in KC win, 41-39 - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs return three touchdowns (two by interception, one by punt) en route to a 41-39 victory over the Bengals.
Colts Game Notes: Colts 10, Jets 13 - Stampede Blue
The Colts lost to the Jets tonight in the preseason opener 13-10, but there were a lot of positives from tonight's game. Let's look at the game notes.
Patriots vs. Redskins: Fan Notes from the Preseason - Pats Pulpit
Let's just get it out of the way now and talk about Ryan Mallett. He had a chance to come out and show both the Patriots and the rest of the NFL that he was a starting caliber player, and instead he looked hesitant, indecisive, and finicky back there, finishing his day 5 for 12 with 55 yards and a sack.