Broncos vs. Ravens: Five most critical players for Denver

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Sep 3, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) before the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

3. Von Miller

Von Miller has been so good all offseason/training camp/preseason. There is nothing getting in this guy’s way of being among the best defenders in the NFL this year, and that includes Houston’s J.J. Watt. As of last year, Watt was on another planet from the rest of the league’s defenders, but I fully expect Miller to close that gap this year.

The Ravens have a good offensive line, but it’s not going to be good enough to contain Miller, especially with the other pass rushers the Broncos have in their arsenal. Miller looks like he’s in the best shape of his career, and is certainly ready for a big time pay day in the near future.

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