Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown after intercepting a pass during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Broncos are currently producing at an elite level defensively, but don’t tell that to all the people who are still distracted by the slow start from Peyton Manning and the offense.
At every level of the defense, the Broncos boast not only a superstar individual player, but right now they look incredibly deep, fast, nasty, and they’re creating turnovers at an unreal rate.
Through the first two games (and five days) of the season, the Broncos have 4 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles with 3 recoveries, 2 defensive touchdowns, including go-ahead scores in both games. The defense is forcing opponents into a ton of 3rd down situations and they are not converting a high percentage of them. As a matter of fact, opposing offenses have converted just 2-of-20 third downs against this Broncos defense.
That’s absolutely absurd.
Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the production from this defensive unit, where it’s coming from, and what players are seeing the most time on the field through two games.
Next: Defensive Line