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NFL Quarter Pole: All-NFL Team

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Oct 4, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) lays on the ground after being sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

3-4 Linebacker

Outside Linebacker: DeMarcus Ware, Von Miller

Inside Linebacker: Clay Matthews, Brandon Marshall

Holy cow, Denver’s defense is good. Three of the team’s four linebackers made the list, and all three of those guys made my first-team. DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller have combined for 22 tackles, 6.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and four stuffs through just four games.

At inside linebacker, Brandon Marshall has been just as dominant in Denver, compiling 33 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, two pass deflections and five stuffs. Clay Matthews has been the best 3-4 linebacker outside of Denver, collecting 14 tackles, three sacks, a pass deflection, two stuffs and a 42-yard interception.


Outside Linebacker: Justin Houston, Julius Peppers

Inside Linebacker: David Harris, Daryl Smith