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Oct 12, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) is tackled by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Corey Nelson (52) during the second quarter of their NFL football game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The key stat for the Broncos defense is 17, as in 17 points. If Denver holds opponents at or under 17, it won’t lose the rest of the season.

New York got nothing on the ground, and short of two late drives was held in check all day. Denver held the Jets to 204 yards of offense, 173 through the air and 31 on the ground.

Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware put consistent pressure on Geno Smith, Bradley Roby looks like an early Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate and cornerback Aqib Talib put the game away with his pick-six.

I would love to see more consistency from the defense in the fourth quarter and not give up those drives. But again, the Broncos hit their key stat.