Everyone knows the Broncos’ offense, led by Peyton Manning, is amazing. But the Denver defense has been the x-factor for the team’s extraordinary 11-game win streak to finish the regular season.
The Denver Broncos lead the NFL with 48 sacks, and all those crumpled quarterbacks in their wake can blame not only Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller but also Jack Del Rio and Peyton Manning.
Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.
Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
The last time the Denver Broncos won a game in Baltimore, a baby-faced John Elway was making his second NFL start and producing his first career fourth-quarter comeback.
The Denver Broncos are as complete a team as the NFL has to offer, with Peyton Manning’s pinpoint passes and Von Miller’s sack-strips setting the tone for a squad that hasn’t lost in two months.
Take less money, gain more weight. Defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson heard each of those messages from the Broncos in the offseason and complied with both. The result has been one of the strongest seasons in his seven-year NFL career.
Champ Bailey insists the script in Denver is finally going to flip this year.
Dumervil may be overshadowed by edge-rushing mate Von Miller, but his impact to the team’s defense is important.
Second-year linebacker Von Miller is becoming as big of a headache for Broncos opponents as Peyton Manning is.