Von Miller Returns to Form for Broncos


Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) celebrates after sacking New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (not pictured) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports)

It looks like Von Miller needed four weeks to get back into football shape.

Roughly one week after interim head coach Jack Del Rio called Miller out publicly, Miller had his best game of the season Sunday night against the New England Patriots.

First Miller picked up a Wesley Woodyard forced fumble in the first quarter and took it 60 yards for his second ever career score. It was the seventh-longest such play in franchise history.

When all was said and done, Miller had eight tackles (6 solo), two sacks (11 yards), two tackles for a loss, three quarterback hits, a forced fumble, and the fumble recovery.

It was a complete game for Miller, who only had one tackle the week prior against the Chiefs. He had just two sacks in his first four games back after serving a six-game suspension.

For the Broncos to be successful this season, Miller without a doubt can’t regress. Along with Woodyard, he’s the backbone of this defense. If anything his legs should be much fresher having played six less games than the rest of the competition.

No excuses now, Miller. We know what you’re capable of.

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