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ENGLEWOOD http://www.bearsauthorizedshops.com/auth...ley-jersey , Colo. (AP) — Nobody has more sacks in the last seven seasons than Denver Broncos star Von Miller, who has dumped the quarterback 83 1-2 times since his Rookie of the Year debut in 2011.Miller’s sole sack of Seattle’s Russell Wilson, whom he’ll face for just the second time Sunday, came in 2014, eight months after the Seahawks throttled the Broncos in the Super Bowl with Miller sidelined by a knee injury.Neither player seems particularly enthusiastic about facing the other in the season opener at Mile High Stadium.“Russell’s elite,” Miller said Thursday. “Nobody likes playing Russell Wilson . He’s just elite, best of the best. As a pass rusher, you want a guy that when you get to him and you touch him, he’ll lay down for you. Russell’s the complete opposite.“He’s probably THE most elusive quarterback out there. So, nobody likes that, especially if you’re a sack guy.”Miller’s been a big fan of Wilson ever since seeing him outshine Matt Flynn in an exhibition game at Denver in Wilson’s rookie season.“I feel like he’s been great since his first couple of starts in the preseason, when was that Jonah Williams Jersey , 2012, when he just went off in the preseason? I think he’s been great. He really hasn’t looked back since then,” Miller said. “He’s a great quarterback. He’s done everything the right way, one of those guys who you want your kids looking up to. So, Russell Wilson is a great quarterback and I’m looking forward to playing against him.“Not really.”Wilson is just as effusive in praise of Miller.“He’s one of those guys that’s a game changer,” Wilson said. “He can make some plays. I think the best thing for us is knowing where he is and playing smart football. When you’re playing LeBron James, or you’re playing guys like Kobe Bryant or Steph Curry, they’re going to make their plays.“He’s one of those guys for sure.”Miller always fancied himself more of a Dirk Nowitzki.“Yeah, I thought I was Dirk,” Miller cracked. “It’s great, especially coming from a guy like Russell. I already told you what type of player he is and what he means to the National Football League. So, for him to have those words for me are amazing.“I still don’t look forward to playing against him Elgton Jenkins Jersey ,” Miller stressed. “But it’s going to be a great game on Sunday.”Teams have long schemed to keep Miller from destroying their offensive game plans like he did in Super Bowl 50 with a pair of strip sacks of Cam Newton.They tilt protection his way, chip him with tight ends and otherwise force him to beat double teams most of the time.The addition of first-round draft pick Bradley Chubb should ease some of that attention .The fifth overall selection in the NFL draft, Chubb earned a starting spot opposite Miller but the Broncos have the best depth at that position in the league and can also unleash former first-rounder Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett on quarterbacks.“Von’s still going to get chipped, and early on they’re going to obviously test Bradley (to see) if he can win one-on-ones away from Von. If he does that, then we’ll get more fair protections,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph said. “But most teams are still going to turn to Von and chip Von. If they don’t, he’s going to take over the game.“But it helps having Chubb opposite and having Ray opposite and even with our NASCAR package having our four pass rushers on the field. That’s always a good deal, too. It creates more one-on-ones.”Chubb knows all about Wilson, who started three dozen games at NC State before transferring to Wisconsin.“I actually got a chance to meet him when I was there at a game, so it was pretty cool,” Chubb said. “I didn’t watch him in college but now as a professional I see he makes plays with his feet and with his arms. He’s a great player.”His interaction with Wilson basically consisted of asking for a selfie.“It was more of a quick-type conversation. I came downstairs and he was right there and I said, ‘Hey http://www.packerscheapshoponline.com/ch...ger-jersey , can I get a picture really quick?’ Took the picture, then he had to be on his way,” Chubb recalled.He’d love to run into Wilson again Sunday in Seattle’s backfield along with Miller. Initial reports were encouraging after Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford suffered a scary injury in Dallas’ NFC East-clinching 27-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Crawford injured his neck on the second play of the game. His neck was stabilized on a stretcher with his facemask removed, and the seventh-year player was moving his arms and legs before he was taken off the field.He was taken to a hospital, and the Cowboys said after the game that Crawford was released and would be re-evaluated Monday by the team’s medical staff.Dallas wasn’t the only playoff-bound team to get hit by an injury on Sunday.New England wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson left with a knee injury in the third quarter of the Patriots‘ AFC East-clinching victory over the Buffalo Bills. Patterson was expected to play a bigger role in the offense with deep threat Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely.For the Bills (5-10), linebacker Julian Stanford exited with an ankle injury and wide receiver Deonte Thompson left with a toe injury.The NFL-best New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC’s top seed by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers but lost one of Drew Brees‘ protectors when left tackle Terron Armstead was hurt in the first half and left for good in the second half. Armstead, who tore a pectoral muscle earlier this season, was seen clutching his chest.Linebacker Vince Williams left in the second half for the Steelers, whose playoff hopes took a big hit.Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters injured a quad on the first possession of Philadelphia’s wild 32-30 win over the Houston Texans. AFC South-leading Houston later clinched a playoff berth with Pittsburgh’s loss, and the Eagles still have a chance to make the playoffs next week.Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with a right leg injury. Houston also lost three cornerbacks to injury: Kareem Jackson (knee), Kayvon Webster (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (neck).The Indianapolis Colts managed to rally for a win over the New York Giants that kept their playoff and AFC South title hopes alive, even with first-half injuries that knocked center Ryan Kelly (neck) and Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron (concussion) out of the game. In the third quarter Dexter Williams Jersey , Colts cornerbacks Kenny Moore III and Quincy Wilson walked off on successive plays with undisclosed injuries.Giants defensive end Mario Edwards left with a calf injury, and tight end Rhett Ellison suffered a concussion.Two cornerbacks were hurt for the Minnesota Vikings: Marcus Scherels (foot) and Xavier Rhodes (groin). Fullback C.J. Ham hurt an elbow for the Vikings, who beat the Lions and put themselves in position to earn a playoff spot with a win next Sunday.Seattle’s banged up offensive line saw J.R. Sweezy go down with an ankle injury in the second quarter and he did not return to the Seahawks‘ 38-31 win over Kansas City. Chiefs‘ running back Darrel Williams suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and did not return.For Detroit, tight end Luke Willson suffered a concussion, and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson and cornerback DeShawn Shead had knee injuries.Packers left guard Lane Taylor injured a knee in the first quarter of Green Bay’s overtime win against the Jets. The Packers also lost cornerback Jaire Alexander to a groin injury.Dolphins reserve defensive tackle Ziggy Hood injured a hamstring in a loss to the Jaguars that eliminated Miami from playoff contention. For Jacksonville, tackle Josh Wells left in the second quarter with a concussion.Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict left late in the first half with a concussion in Cincinnati’s loss to the Cleveland Browns. Starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick hurt his right shoulder.The Browns lost Pro Bowl rookie cornerback Denzel Ward to an apparent shoulder injury.For the Falcons, running back Tevin Coleman left with a groin injury in the second half and did not return with Atlanta leading Carolina by two scores. Panthers Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner left with an ankle injury in Carolina’s loss, which ended its slim playoff chances.The San Francisco 49ers had four players leave their loss to the NFC North champion Chicago Bears with injuries: running back Matt Breida (ankle), wide receiver Dante Pettis (left knee), tight end Garrett Celek (concussion) and cornerback K’Waun Williams (knee).