Secondary Grade: A-
In an upset, this is not the third time a Denver Broncos secondary player will win Defensive Player of the Week. Darian Stewart singlehandedly beat the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees turning the offense over three times. Bradley Roby played better; however, it seemed hit and miss. Roby still deserves credit for displaying the incredible ball hawking skills Broncos is all too familiar.
Brees is a future Hall of Fame quarterback who will not be denied. The Broncos’ secondary did everything possible to shut down the aerial assault of the Saints, but they nearly lost the game. Brandin Cooks caught the game-tying pass on terrific coverage by Stewart and Roby. It is simply a Hall of Fame quarterback making a play to win the game, much like Tom Brady in AFC Championship.
Furthermore, the Broncos secondary put a performance together to give momentum heading into the bye week and the team will get good news on Aqib Talib. Talib and Derek Wolfe back in the fold of a Broncos defense is bad news for anyone on offense. Talib and Wolfe are the epitome of MVPs for the defense. I would imagine their return will send a shot of positivity to the rest of the team. The secondary played well to earn the second A grade by position.