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The Denver defense had a bad game, but it's still been one of the NFL's best. Oh, and it's an extra special edition of NFL cheerleaders of the week.

Updated: November 3, 2006, 2:34 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

So my plan was to lead this column by praising the Denver defense, which goes out and gives up 34 points against Indianapolis. Now Denver has allowed 78 points in seven games, bested by Chicago's 69 points allowed. But the Broncos still are having the best defensive season so far, considering they have played four of the league's power teams (Colts, Patriots, Chiefs and Ravens) while the Bears have only played one (Seattle), with Chicago opponents a combined 17-33. Anyway the Colts always stomp ...

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