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Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

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Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb on the NFL's rookie sack record: "I definitely know the number" (Sean Keeler, Denver Post)

"I don't think, 'Oh, this is Week 9, this is Week 10,' because I feel like that's when you start messing yourself up."

Chubb admitted, though, that he does keep at least one number pinned to the back of his mind for future reference: 14½.

As in sacks. As in the NFL single-season rookie record, set by Tennessee's Jevon Kearse in 1999.

"For sure, I've definitely looked at it. I definitely know the number," Chubb admitted with a grin. "I've definitely got it written up somewhere. But my main focus is just doing what the team needs. And if it happens, it happens."

Most Improved Players playing key roles at halfway point (Simmi Buttar, AP)

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. He was hurt most of 2017 and caught two TD passes, both in Week 2 vs Cowboys. Last year, he had 47 catches for 555 yards in 12 games. This year, he has 56 catches for 707 yards and three TDs and even threw for a TD, hitting fellow SMU alum Courtland Sutton vs. Arizona.

2018 TDN Midseason All Rookie Team (Jon Ledyard, The Draft Network)

Running back

Second Team: Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos

Wide Receivers

First Team: Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons/Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos/Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals

Ridley and Sutton were unanimous members of the team, with the former the clear-cut top choice. Kirk edged out a late push by D.J Moore for the final spot. Fun fact: Dante Pettis got one first team vote from someone on our team despite catching just three passes this season (it wasn’t Brad Kelly’s vote either).

Edge Defenders

First Team: Bradley Chubb, Denver Broncos/Marcus Davenport, New Orleans Saints

Your 'Fortnite' character can now wear a Broncos uniform (Jon Heath, Broncos Wire)

Starting Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. MT, Denver’s uniform will be available to purchase in Fortnite, a popular video game. Characters in the game will be able to choose from all 32 NFL uniforms, using “V-Bucks,” an in-game currency.

“We see the popularity of Fortnite every day at the NFL as many of our players are passionate about this game,” an NFL spokesperson said in a statement Monday. “This partnership represents a great opportunity for millions of NFL fans who are Fortnite players to express their fandom inside the game while at the same time exposing our brand to countless others.”

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