Denver Broncos: What we learned in the loss to New York
The defense might be worse than we thought
This year’s version of the “No Fly Zone” is now open for traffic and running on a frequent flyer basis.
The Broncos’ defense surrendered 323 rushing yards Sunday morning to the Jets. Every play called was almost a guaranteed 10 yards. New York averaged 8.5 yards on the ground against a defense that is known for stuffing the run.
The Broncos turned Isaiah Crowell into Barry Sanders, who racked up a Jets record 219 rushing yards, with 77 yards coming on an explosive run down the sideline in the second quarter ending in his only touchdown.
Crowell wasnt the only one getting in on the free rushing yards party. Bilal Powell was just as effective, rushing for 99 yards.
Denver looks like a team in their 16th game instead of their fifth. Everybody, including Von Miller, was a non-factor throughout the game.
As bad the run defense was, the secondary dropped a goose egg just as much as the front seven did.
Bradley Roby, who is in his first full year at corner after Aqib Talib was let go this off season, had his worst game as a pro. Roby gave up a huge 76-yard touchdown to Robby Anderson, which set the tone for the game.
This wasn’t the only bad game for the defense, as Broncos Country has witnessed this lackluster defense the past three weeks.