3. Pass rushers getting home
We’re starting to see a little consistency from the Denver Broncos’ pass rushers in terms of these guys getting home and getting some sacks on the opposing quarterback.
The coverage on the back end for about half of this game was outstanding, resulting in some big plays for the pass rushers, but we saw a few times the rushers just completely overpower Vikings offensive linemen as well.
It was great to see Von Miller back to dancing after a sack, and Shelby Harris had himself perhaps the best game of his Broncos career, up there with his performance last year against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Harris notched three sacks and a forced fumble in this game, giving him four sacks total on the season.
We also got to finally see third-round pick Dre’Mont Jones get home and get rewarded for what has been outstanding work this season as a sub-package player for the Broncos.
Jones really stood out against the Indianapolis Colts a few weeks ago, getting a good rush on Quenton Nelson a few times and in this game against the Vikings, he got a sack on Kirk Cousins, the first of his NFL career.
The stats don’t necessarily show it yet, but Jones has been impactful when he’s on the field and is growing as this season has progressed.