**Fast start is great, but Broncos defense wants to be No. 1 at season's end**(Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
There is a theory that John Elway the NFL executive has tried to construct a team for which John Elway the quarterback would have found it difficult to face.
**Broncos' improved run defense key to Denver's turnaround**(Arnie Stapleton, AP)
Scoot over, "No Fly Zone." Make room for "Ground Control."
Broncos bye week perfect time to play catch up (Nick Kosmider, Denver Post)*
Been too locked in on the Broncos the past month to pay attention to the rest of the NFL? The Denver bye week is a perfect time to catch up on the resurgent, Jared Goff-led Rams, the wildly up-and-down Patriots, the slow-out-of-gates Chargers and Giants and the cast of offensive rookies around the league turning heads. *