Oct 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) intercepts a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Any time a player makes their return to the place they played and had success adds another element to the game.
For the second straight season that will happen for Denver. Last year it was Wes Welker. Hopefully this time around the outcome turns out better for the Broncos.
Talib has helped the Denver defense become the best against the run in the NFL, fourth in total yards allowed and sixth in points.
His impact on the game could be huge, and he’s part of the biggest question that faces the Broncos defense: Who covers New England Tight Rob Gronkowski?
Along with Chris Harris and rookie Bradley Roby, this secondary has quietly become one of the best in the league.
Look for Talib to have a little extra for this game.