Denver Broncos: An optimistic view on the loss vs. Oakland

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Dec 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders tackle Khalif Barnes (69) pass protects on Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

1. Von Miller

Von Miller is borderline unstoppable. Now, had he been going up against Michael Schofield, he might have just set an NFL record for sacks in a game. However, the Raiders made some necessary adjustments to him, unlike the Broncos with Khalil Mack.

Miller still managed a sack/strip in the first half on Derek Carr, and continued his torrid pace this season with another three tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup.

This looks like a player playing for a $100 million contract, and he’s going to earn it. The Broncos better be the ones to give it to him. Miller is playing better this year than even his 2012 form when he was arguably the best defensive player in football, though he’s not getting to the QB quite as frequently. That could obviously change in the coming weeks, but it’s gotten back to the point where we’re surprised if Miller doesn’t have a sack in a game and rightfully so.

He’s simply better than anyone he faces.