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Raiders to the Chicago Bears Youth Taylor Gabriel Jerseys , Khalil Mack cashed in with a new six-year, $141 million extension that makes him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.He's still second fiddle to Von Miller, though.Miller was voted the league's best edge rusher in the latest Associated Press position rankings, earning seven first-place votes in balloting of 10 AP football writers. The three other first-place votes went to Mack.The star Broncos linebacker "is simply the best, as the Seahawks were reminded in the season opener," said AP's Dave Campbell, based in Minneapolis.Miller, who had four quarterback hits, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in wrecking Seattle's game plan in Denver's 27-24 season-opening win, scored 97 points in the 10-points-to-one system. That's four more than Mack and one point better than Tom Brady, who edged out Aaron Rodgers 96-93 in the quarterback rankings last week."The NFL's sack master finds a way to get to the quarterback, even when he's double-teamed Taylor Gabriel Jerseys Stitched ," said New York-based Dennis Waszak Jr., who also ranked Miller No. 1. "He's quick, strong, versatile and sometimes unstoppable."Added New York-based Barry Wilner, "Yes, he might also get the nod as the best outside linebacker in the game. That's how versatile and talented Miller is. He makes the Orange Crush go."The AP ranks linebackers in Week 8. Next week, it's running backs.Although "no one can match the former Super Bowl MVP when it comes to rushing off the edge with speed," Bay Area-based Josh Dubow said, "Mack is the highest-paid defensive player for a reason," so he ranked Mack ahead of Miller."Just look at his dominant stats from his four years in Oakland," Dubow said, "Or his first game in Chicago."Mack made an immediate impact in his Bears debut, dominating the Packers last Sunday night until a gimpy Rodgers Youth Nick Kwiatkoski Jerseys , who was carted off with a knee injury in the first half, returned after halftime to rally Green Bay from a 20-point deficit for a 24-23 win."Mack is the type of game-wrecking talent that teams only dream of having. Unless you're the Oakland Raiders, who decided they needed to part ways with him," Waszak said. "Mack paid off immediately for the Bears by forcing two turnovers in the span of six plays in Chicago's opener at Green Bay."Mack had a 27-yard pick-6 and strip-sacked backup QB DeShone Kizer in the red zone."Hugely questionable decision for the Raiders to get rid of him in his prime," said Washington-based Howard Fendrich, who ranked Mack the best pass rusher in the game. "The Bears got themselves a superstar.""His tour de force in the season opener at Green Bay, without any training camp or preseason, shows why Mack could be worth every penny Chicago is paying him," Wilner said.Philadelphia-based Rob Maaddi said that what separates Miller is "his Super Bowl MVP award" for strip-sacking Cam Newton twice in Denver's win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50.What Mack has that Miller doesn't is a Defensive Player of the Year award, something Teresa Walker of Nashville thinks could change this year if last week was any indication of the year Miller could have playing alongside rookie Bradley Chubb, the fifth overall pick in the draft."Miller gets the nod over Khalil Mack thanks to a season opener that was simply amazing," Walker said. "If Miller keeps this up, he should join Mack as a Defensive Player of the Year."Last year Nick Kwiatkoski Jerseys Stitched , Miller was the hands-down winner in outside linebacker rankings and Mack the runaway winner in defensive end balloting. This year, the AP put pass rushers together in the edge rusher category.The Los Angeles Chargers' Joey Bosa was a distant third, followed by Arizona's Chandler Jones, who led the league with 17 sacks last season and whom Dallas-based Schuyler Dixon calls "one of the most consistent threats in the game.""Bosa's absence was felt in a Week 1 loss to K.C.," said New York-based Simmi Buttar, noting Bosa has 23 sacks in 28 career games. Bosa also will miss Sunday's game at Buffalo because of a bone bruise in his left foot.Houston's J.J. Watt at No. 5 and the Jaguars' Calais Campbell at No. 6 usually rush more from the interior. The Vikings' Everson Griffen was seventh, followed by the Saints' Cameron Jordan, the Chargers' Melvin Ingram, and the Browns' Myles Garrett, the top overall pick in last year's draft.Also receiving votes: DeMarcus Lawrence of the Cowboys, Justin Houston of the Chiefs, Terrell Suggs of the Ravens, Vic Beasley of the Falcons Youth Richard Dent Jerseys , Cameron Wake of the Dolphins, Ryan Kerrigan of Washington and Carlos Dunlap of the Bengals. T.J. Watt of the Steelers and Yannick Ngakoue of the Jaguars each received one vote. Tom Brady has five Super Bowl championships, three NFL MVP awards and more victories than any quarterback in a career spanning nearly two decades.One thing he doesn't have: a loss to the Bears. Not that he wants one.Brady looks to remain unbeaten against them when the New England Patriots visit Chicago on Sunday.The Bears are 0-4 and one of five teams never to beat him, along with Atlanta (5-0), Dallas (4-0), Minnesota (4-0) and Tampa Bay (4-0). And he isn't slowing down at 41 years old."I admire his competitiveness and just following his journey and what he's had to overcome to be able to get where he's at," Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said. "It's very admirable and doing it this long this well over a long period of time is pretty incredible."Brady already had more victories than any quarterback when the Patriots (4-2) beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 last week. That made him the first with 200 regular-season wins.Brady came through , passing for 340 yards and a touchdown while running for another score. He also helped set up Stephen Gostkowski's 28-yard winning field goal, and the Patriots amassed season highs in points and yards (500).The Bears (3-2) lost 31-28 in overtime at Miami after winning three in a row. They remained in sole possession of the NFC North lead, though star pass rusher Khalil Mack injured his right ankle.Trubisky threw for 316 yards, three TDs and an interception last week. He has 670 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception over the past two games."I think he's done a good job of getting ball to the players that are open or in space and letting them be playmakers," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. "He has a lot of them. That's the quarterback's job is to deliver the ball to the playmakers and let them go. I think he's done a good job of that. He's a tough kid Richard Dent Jerseys Stitched , which I respect. That's what we would ask our quarterbacks to do, to make plays to help our team win, to get the ball to the players that are open and in space. It's not about stats."Here are some things to know as New England goes for its fourth straight win and Chicago tries to avoid its first losing streak:MACK HURTINGMack's ankle would be a big concern no matter who the Bears were playing. The fact that they're facing Brady and the Patriots only adds to it.Mack stayed in against Miami after being injured early in the game. But the two-time All-Pro's streak of at least one sack and one forced fumble in each of the first four games ended.With Mack less than 100 percent, the defense wasn't the same.Chicago never sacked Brock Osweiler. The Bears got run over by Frank Gore for 101 yards. And defenders missed tackles on Albert Wilson , turning two shorter passes into long touchdowns.HOME AND AWAYNew England is 0-2 away from home, while the Bears are 2-0 at Soldier Field.With a loss, the Patriots would match their worst road start since 1995. Chicago hasn't been 3-0 at home since winning its first four at Soldier Field in 2012.ROOKIE WATCHThe neck injury to Rex Burkhead in Week 3 and his subsequent injured reserve designation created a hole at running back for the Patriots. Rookie Sony Michel has stepped up to fill the gap nicely.After not scoring a rushing touchdown over the first three weeks of the season, the Patriots have seven over the last three. Michel has four of them, including two 100-yard rushing games.Michel's production has helped bolster an offense that has scored 30 or more points in three straight games. The Patriots averaged just 19 points per game in their first three, losing twice. Michel missed all four preseason games with a knee issue and said he's gotten more comfortable each week.PICKING IT OFFNew England's defense has an interception in all six games in 2018. It is the first time the team has had six consecutive games with a pick since 2013, when it did it in eight straight.The team record for most games to start the season with at least one interception is 11 in 1985. The Patriots intercepted Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes twice in their 43-40 victory last week.YARDWORKChicago's Tarik Cohen eyes his third straight game with at least 100 yards from scrimmage.He caught seven passes for 90 yards and ran for 31 against Miami coming off a career performance two weeks earlier vs. Tampa Bay. The second-year pro set personal highs in yards receiving (121) and yards from scrimmage (174) against the Buccaneers.


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