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DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos have been on a roll and the defense has been playing stellar. In the last three wins the defense has held opponents to 9.6 points a game.

“That’s great. The coaches tell us every time that if we can hold an opponent to under 13 points, like we’ve been doing, the sky is the limit for us. Five of our last six, so it can’t get any better than that,” middle linebacker Joe Mays said on CBS4’s Xfinity Monday Live!

Most of the fans and the media alike, when looking back the Broncos win streak, praise quarterback Tim Tebow for how he’s played. But according to CBS4’s Vic Lombardi, when he’s in the locker room the players give credit to the defense.

“It’s just a team effort. You can’t really give praise to just one person, even when we’re winning. But when we’re losing you can’t just blame one person on the loss,” Mays said. “At the end of the day it’s all about the team.”

Mays said as a defender he still doesn’t feel slighted that the defense isn’t the front page news.

“If feels good to go out there and play the way we do and to have people notice that, and the coaches definitely notice,” Mays said. “Each week we are able to put something new into the game plan and we are able to get after the quarterback a little bit more.”

And Mays said not to forget defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

“Yeah, give him all the credit.”

The Broncos travel to Minneapolis to take on the Vikings next Sunday. Kickoff is at 11 a.m.

Watch more of the video with Mays in the Xfinity Monday Live! section.

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