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The Broncos defense has been a run-stopping force. But heres the crazy part

The Broncos defense has been a run-stopping force. But heres the crazy part
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The numbers alone are staggering,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/brendan-langley-jersey-authentic]Womens Brendan Langley Jersey[/url], but they only tell half the story. Because with every mention of the Broncos' stifling 50.8 rushing yards allowed per game, or their league-low 260.8 yards allowed per game, or their 1.9-yards-per-carry average surrendered to a quartet of Pro Bowl running backs comes an inherent qualifier:

What if?

What if the Broncos eliminated the deep passing plays that led to three touchdowns in the first four weeks?

What if they continue to suffocate their opponents' run game but also shut down their passing attack?

"That's the scary part. From the outside looking in,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/jake-butt-jersey-authentic]Authentic Jake Butt Jersey[/url], where they shouldn't have scored at all.", is there is so much more that could be accomplished with this defense," second-year safety Justin Simmons said. "It's scary because,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/paxton-lynch-jersey-authentic]Authentic Paxton Lynch Jersey[/url], we played pretty well (against Oakland), all in all, lights out. But there are a lot of plays we left out there on the field

 begging the question of just how good this unit can be two years after it reached historic levels in leading the way to Denver's Super Bowl 50 victory.,It's scary because the Broncos' defense that led the league in pass defense the past two seasons is now a force against the run

It's scary because, four weeks into the season, as the Broncos use an early bye to self-scout and review, they believe they've only scratched the surface of their potential on defense.

 

"It's really on us. It's about focus and details," coach Vance Joseph said. "It's a high ceiling for that entire group. Stopping the run the way we have, that forces teams to be one-dimensional. Now our pass rushers can take over the game along with our cover guys. If we stop the run that way for the entire year and play solid pass defense, we're going to be hard to beat."

Beginnings of a stifling run D

 allowing 130.3 yards per game.,Along with bolstering the offensive line, improving the run game was a priority for general manager John Elway during the offseason as he looked to enhance his already elite defense. The backbones of the group remained in place, linebacker Von Miller setting the edge and defensive end Derek Wolfe returning as a leader on the line. Their run defense that ranked No. 3 in 2015 tumbled to 28th last season, with a trio of Pro Bowlers leading the secondary

"We've had players playing very good inside, and it's been a point of emphasis. It's really been astounding what we've done the first four weeks.", playing very good at the point of attack," Elway said via the team's website. "It's been a team effort, the linebackers have done a good job filling their gaps, defensively

Personnel moves — none more significant than the signing of 325-pound nose tackle Domata Peko — and scheme changes have helped turned the Broncos' defense in a run-stopping machine that contained Melvin Gordon (54 yards), shut down Ezekiel Elliott (eight yards), stifled LeSean McCoy (21 yards) and all but eliminated Marshawn Lynch (12 yards).

 only three have been for 10 yards or more. Denver's 50.8 per-game rushing average is tops in the league and bests the No. 2 team — Philadelphia — by 20 yards per game.,Their 203 total rushing yards allowed are the fewest in team history through four games — and the eighth-fewest in NFL history. And of the opponents' 84 total rushing attempts

"It's team-run defense," Peko said. "Everyone is being gap sound and our linebackers are doing a great job of coming downhill. Todd Davis is playing great for us, [url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/adam-gotsis-jersey-authentic]Authentic Adam Gotsis Jersey[/url], Brandon Marshall, everyone on the front seven is playing great and that's what it is — it's all about team and everyone doing their job."

 the Broncos set out to make history and lead the league in pass defense for three consecutive seasons. They set out to plug the holes in the run game.,Prior to the season

Denver's play against the run has forced opponents to rethink their attack and essentially pick their poison: spin their wheels on the ground, or air it out and test Denver's No Fly Zone secondary. Many have turned to Door No. 2, where their success has been limited but on occasion has resulted in big plays.

"Last year at this time,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/carlos-henderson-jersey-authentic]Authentic Carlos Henderson Jersey[/url], we weren't stopping the run like this," cornerback Chris Harris said. "So now we get more pass attempts and we're playing with Pro Bowl receivers almost every week and a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback every week."

Eliminating the big pass plays

The Broncos watched their season-opening victory against Los Angeles nearly crumble on one play. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, in the shotgun,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/carlos-henderson-jersey-authentic]Womens Carlos Henderson Jersey[/url], slung the ball 38 yards to receiver Travis Benjamin, who slipped past Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby and safety Darian Stewart along the left sideline for a touchdown.

The game's ending, of course,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/chad-kelly-jersey-authentic]Authentic Chad Kelly Jersey[/url],was just as memorable, when defensive end Shelby Harris blocked a field goal to preserve the Broncos' victory.

But last Sunday against Oakland, the Raiders pulled out a similar play to gash the Broncos for a 64-yard touchdown. Quarterback Derek Carr found receiver Johnny Holton, who sped past Stewart for the second-quarter score. The game's ending had a similar feel,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/jake-butt-jersey-authentic]Womens Jake Butt Jersey[/url], with Simmons' game-saving interception. But Oakland's big gains in the passing game kept it in the game.

"They hit us two times on the same play," Harris said. "Both times, we were supposed to have them doubled and we got 'em looking like 'Stew' was getting beat. The corners have to stay high and be able to double-team their receiver and don't make it look like Stew is getting killed."

 Aqib Talib and Roby — each have an interception to go with Simmons' pick against Oakland. The big passing plays they've surrendered have been matched with game-changing takeaways and stops.,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/adam-gotsis-jersey-authentic]Womens Adam Gotsis Jersey[/url],The Broncos' aren't necessarily getting beat in the passing game. All three of the Broncos' starting corners — Harris

Of their opponents' 93 total completions, 11 have been of 20 or more yards, and the Broncos' 210 passing yards allowed per game ranks 10th in the NFL through week 4. Their 5.45 per-play average ranks eighth.

"They're not really attacking us, it's just that they can't run the football anymore," Harris said. "So they get more passing attempts. We're getting up on teams so now they have to play two-minute offense, so it's not really like that.

 I think.","Now we're taking that run away and they're going to have to get way more attempts and now turnovers are going to start skyrocketing

 as Harris anticipates.,And therein lies the "what if." Say a big pass play here and a big pass play there are eliminated. Say the turnovers do skyrocket

 they too have pondered the answer.,Just how good can this Broncos defense be? While they are quick to remind everyone they're only four weeks into the season

"That's the crazy part about it. We're just getting started and I think we're just scratching the surface," Peko said. "We had some mistakes in pretty much all of our games. It just shows what kind of defense we are. We're relentless and we can overcome mistakes, but we got to clean that stuff up and if we clean it up, we'll be a tough team to beat."

Broncos' D: By the Numbers

A look at the Broncos' defense through the first four weeks of the 2017 season:

 fewest in the NFL.,260.8: Average yards allowed

 second-best in the league.,4.4: Yards per play allowed

 a league-low.,50.8: Rushing yards allowed per game

 fewest in team history through four games.,203: Total rushing yards allowed

Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defense

The Broncos are the only real fantasy-relevant defense taken off the board during the first official set of byes, but with the 49ers playing the Colts and the Jets playing the Browns, almost all of the teams D/ST streamers like to target for waiver wire pickups have been removed from consideration (unless you want to play one of them, which might make sense for the Jets but not so much the rest).[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/brendan-langley-jersey-authentic]Authentic Brendan Langley Jersey[/url], That makes our Week 5 fantasy defense rankings some of our weakest yet.

The very top looks good, too., but nothing is obvious with the rest of the top 10. Perhaps we should be giving the Steelers more love against the Jaguars, but they've been pretty hit or miss this year. Some of the other teams with decent matchups, like the Titans and Patriots (vs. Bucs), with the Vikings  Seahawks  and Eagles (vs. Cardinals) all in favorable spots (though we'd like Seattle more if they were at home), have really struggled the past couple weeks, making them sub-optimal plays

 so be sure to keep tabs on that. ,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/paxton-lynch-jersey-authentic]Womens Paxton Lynch Jersey[/url],The outlooks for the Ravens and Dolphins (vs. Titans) could change depending if Derek Carr (back) and Marcus Mariota (hamstring) don't play

Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defense

 but they continue to rack up sacks and produce a decent amount of takeaways.,7 Kansas City Chiefs @ Texans. As good as Deshaun Watson and the Texans looked last week,[url=http://www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/chad-kelly-jersey-authentic]Womens Chad Kelly Jersey[/url], it's worth remembering that they've allowed multiple sacks every game and turned it over seven times this year. Yes, but it's too early to completely crown a rookie-led offense. The Chiefs will give up some points, Tom Savage is responsible for a good portion of those numbers








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