Surprise fantasy player: WR Courtland Sutton
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Don't rule out a bit of a run from a team that may have been written off too soon.
The Broncos jumped on the Chargers early and held on for their first win of the season, fueled by perennial disruptor Von Miller and a defense that held up without Bradley Chubb.
It may be too little, too late, but it appears the Broncos' defense has finally come to life. The unit broke through with its first three sacks of the year in the Week 4 loss to the Jaguars, and this past Sunday, Denver claimed its first three takeaways vs. the Chargers. Even better, Vic Fangio's team finally found a way to close out a win. That was supposed to be the formula here: Play great defense, lean on Phillip Lindsay and the running game and have Joe Flacco pilot the offense like the accomplished vet he is. Against the Bolts, it all finally went to script. Can it be replicated?
Apparently #FakeNews is now infiltrating the NFL, this weekend's most ridiculous rumor being the one that had Von Miller on trade block.
This is legitimately a team that's a few plays and a break or two away from being 3-2—at least.
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports
Vic Fangio got his first victory against the Chargers behind an impressive defensive showing. That's what we expected to see from this team.
Mark Maske, Washington Post
The victory over the Chargers doesn't erase all that went so wrong during the 0-4 start. But it certainly must have felt good for the Broncos and their first-year coach, Vic Fangio, after such a puzzling and frustrating beginning to the season.
Congratulations to Vic Fangio for finally getting his team on the board with a win thanks to his defense and a healthy dose of the running game.