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NFL notes: Broncos unanimous choice in Pro32 rankings; Seahawks second


It’s unanimous for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, even after their shakiest performance of the season.

Denver received all 12 first-place votes for the first time in the AP Pro32 rankings released Tuesday.

The Broncos (6-0) struggled with winless Jacksonville until scoring the last two touchdowns in a 35-19 victory Sunday.

Manning matched his season low with two TD passes against the Jaguars but still has a record 22 through six games heading into Sunday night’s return to Indianapolis, where Andrew Luck is in charge of the Colts’ offense now.

“Coming to Peyton’s Place should bring out the best in Mr. Manning,” wrote Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

No. 2 Seattle (5-1) and third-ranked Kansas City (6-0) are separated by just two points. Both teams moved up one spot.

The Seahawks won their 11th straight at home, 20-13 over Tennessee.

“They keep winning and overcoming injuries in the offensive line,” wrote Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News. “Their defense and run game will keep them in every game.”

The Chiefs had just 216 yards of offense in a 24-7 win over Oakland but intercepted Terrelle Pryor three times and had 10 sacks to give them 31 for the season.

New England jumped from seventh to fourth.

Note: A complete listing appears in the Scoreboard on page B6.

Charges considered

Prosecutors expect to ask a grand jury to consider more serious charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

A state’s attorney in Sioux Falls, S.D., said he will review the autopsy and other reports before seeking any new charges against 27-year-old Joseph Robert Patterson.

Police identified the boy as Tyrese Robert Ruffin, who died Friday after being hospitalized with severe head injuries.

Around the league

Packers WR Randall Cobb is out for at least six weeks with a knee injury. … The Cowboys signed DE Jarius Wynn and released DT David Carter and CB Chris Greenwood. … The Bills are making a switch at LG by releasing starter Colin Brown in a move that opens the door for Doug Legursky. … The Broncos kept rookie WR Tavarres King from joining the Packers by promoting him to their active roster. The Broncos waived LB Adrian Robinson. … Eagles QB Michael Vick practiced on a limited basis, but there is no word on his status for Sunday’s game vs. Dallas. … The Jets signed three-time Pro Bowl WR-KR Josh Cribbs to help on special teams and add depth to their banged-up receiving corps.

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