Broncos’ Von Miller Makes ‘I’m Back’ Statement Against Redskins


Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) is interviewed after the game against the Washington Redskins at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 45-21. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

With a 45-21 win over the Washington Redskins, the Denver Broncos are back on track. It just so happens that linebacker Von Miller is, too.

After recording just two tackles in his return after a six-game suspension last week, Miller came through with a strip sack and five tackles against the Redskins this week.

“I felt great last week, I felt great this week and the production just came this week,” Miller said.

Miller could be seen on the sideline with an oxygen mask over his face for much of the second half, but with playmaking abilities like that, he can take in as much oxygen as he needs.

Miller got around left tackle Trent Williams and knocked the ball of of RG III’s hands as he brought the quarterback to the ground in the fourth quarter. Derek Wolfe was right on top of things and recovered the fumble, which ended up resulting in a 19-yard Matt Prater field goal to put the Broncos up 31-21.

“We had great coverage on that play, too,” Miller said. “There is no way if they were throwing it quick that I could get the ball out so shout out to the (defensive) secondary. It was a great team effort and I’m proud of our performance today.”

It’s almost a shame that the bye week is coming for Miller, who certainly doesn’t need the break right now. He’s fresh and still trying to find his rhythm. Hopefully, he’ll use the bye week wisely to review his past two games on film, and most importantly keep a low profile.

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