The Broncos have made it to 2-o without reaching their full potential on the offensive side. The improvement was noticeable this week against Cleveland from lasts week’s game against the Bengals. Kyle Orton showed that he has the capability to hit receivers in stride and not create turnovers for his opponents. The team’s running game improved dramatically with Buckhalter and Moreno both rushing for 76 and 75 yards respectively. The passing game impressively moved the chains from Jabar Gaffney’s 3 receptions for 82 yards and Brandon Stokley’s 5 receptions for 70 yards. The offense was balanced and productive. The offensive line still looks like one of the best in football.
The story that is still unraveling this year is the complete turnaround of Denver’s defense. The 3-4 is just what the doctor ordered. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has proved to be one of the best off-season hirings of the year for this team. While it is early in the year, the Broncos are already 3rd in total defense giving up just over 250 yards a game. The secondary should be one of the best all year lead by Brian Dawkins and Champ Bailey that shut down team’s receivers providing coverage sacks; 7 already which is also good for 3rd best in the NFL.