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We're going to look at Week 9 from a defensive standpoint. No team is playing it as well as the Chicago Bears. No team was better on third downs than Miami - until the Dolphins had to face Andrew Luck. Jacksonville's once-respected defense is starting to play as poorly as the offense. After Washington head coach Mike Shanahan said his unit needed to "step up or shut up," the Carolina Panthers finally made some noise and silenced the Redskins. Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed reached another milestone in his Hall of Fame career. Defensive end Mario Williams had his best game as a member of the Buffalo Bills against his former team and still got outplayed by Houston's J.J. Watt. Pittsburgh's oldies-but-goodies came through again in a big way against the New York Giants. Even a defense as good as Arizona's couldn't cool red-hot Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin may still be gaining yards against Oakland as you read this. And good things ca...
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