We hope you’re enjoying this beautiful day. Here’s a couple things to get caught up on, starting with the defense:
1. Broncos defense makes history
Denver’s defense made history in 2015, finishing the season as the No. 1-ranked team in total defense. A Broncos defense has never finished as the top team in total offensive yards allowed.
The defense also finished No. 1 in sacks (52) and pass defense (199.6 yards allowed per game).
That’s pretty amazing considering the defense missed key players at various points throughout the season:
The Broncos had just four players -- defensive end
Read the rest of Jeff Legwold of ESPN’s piece on the special defense here.
And when all said and done #Broncos D finished No. 1 in total defense, pass defense & sacks; No. 3 in run defense, No. 4 in scoring defense.— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) January 4, 2016
2. Broncos enjoy break
After securing the No. 1 seed in the AFC, the Broncos got three days to rest and recuperate during the bye week before returning to prep for Jan. 17. Here’s how some of the players are enjoying the break:
3. In case you missed it …
· Thomas among Broncos setting franchise records
· Three potential Broncos playoff opponents present dangerous challenges
· Ranking the clearest paths to the Super Bowl
· Take a bow, Coach Kubiak (now win the Super Bowl)