Talib’s performance was central to the the defense’s snuffing out of a Chargers comeback attempt in San Diego on Sunday.
The Broncos were held under 65 snaps just twice last season – both times by San Diego.
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris believes that even though it’s only the third week of the season, the next game against the Super Bowl champions is more important than any other right now and called it a “statement game.”
The Broncos won all but one of their games against AFC West opponents last season. It might be difficult to repeat that feat this year.
Denver Broncos defensive lineman Malik Jackson said it hasn’t hit him yet that his team is one victory away from the Super Bowl.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos narrowly avoided a repeat of their playoff slip from last year, advancing to the AFC championship game with a 24-17 win over the Chargers.
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was injured during action in the Broncos playoff game against the Chargers on Sunday and the team announced he would not return.
This weekend, the San Diego Chargers travel to Denver to take on the Broncos for a third time this season. The two AFC West rivals split the regular season series, and will duke it out in a rubber match for a trip to the AFC Championship Game.
Second-year linebacker Von Miller is becoming as big of a headache for Broncos opponents as Peyton Manning is.
Denver started out slow–very slow–finding themselves down 24-0 at halftime. But the offense and defense stepped up in a huge way in the second half to earn them the important win Monday night.