In a Short Week, Broncos Make Quick Work of Chargers

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Oct 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) sacks San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Dominance/Consistency

What more can you ask for here?

The “Dream Team” defense general manager John Elway put together in the offseason is living up to expectations.

Von Miller is now fully healthy and it shows. He leads the league in sacks (nine) and was in the face of quarterback Philip Rivers all night long. Opposite of Miller, DeMarcus Ware has also been a terror, racking up seven more sacks, which ranks second in the NFL behind Miller.

Did I mention they’ve already had their bye week?

San Diego’s run game was nonexistent on Thursday as the Broncos’ defense swallowed up running back Branden Oliver into the depths of orange despair time and time again.

Denver’s defense wasn’t able to force many turnovers last year but the tables have completely turned in their favor this season. They’re winning the turnover margin by +4 and the defense has eight takeaways in seven game’s time.

Last night alone cornerback Chris Harris Jr. notched his second interception of the season and safety Rahim Moore increased his total to three on the year. Rivers and the Chargers’ offense had only turned the ball over three times in their previous seven games before Thursday.

The Orange Crush has returned at the right time, and Bronco Country couldn’t be any happier about it.