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The Squeeze: A brotherly NFL connection and 'Hail Mary' reactions

Happy #OrangeFriday, #BroncosCountry -

We hope you're wearing your best orange and blue today! Before you break for your fun weekend plans, here are a couple things to get caught up on, starting with some brotherly love:

1. Ward helps younger brother succeed
Safety T.J. Ward's younger brother Terron, a rookie running back for the Atlanta Falcons, has had an opportunity that most rookies don't have — he gets to watch and learn from his older brother's own NFL career.

Ward, a product of the University of Oregon, has spent five-and-a-half seasons in the NFL after being drafted in 2010 by the Cleveland Browns.

Terron spoke to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com about how his brother helped shape the player he is today.

"I've always looked up to T.J. He's just a big mentor to me," he said. "Seeing someone go through it, following in his footsteps—my idol has always been my big brother. To have that guy who's done it, it's a pleasure to have."

Read the rest of the article here.

2. Broncos react to Rodgers' 'Hail Mary'
Well, that was a pretty spectacular finish to the Detroit-Green Bay game Thursday night.

If you missed it, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers tossed an incredible 61-yard "Hail Mary" into the end zone as time expired to give the Packers the win.

(Running back C.J. Anderson was excited for his fellow Cal grad)

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