Opposing backs find Broncos' defense a road to nowhere(Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
Yes, in a 3-1 start with plenty of work still to be done, the Broncos have the league's No. 1 run defense.
Derby produces eye-popping highlight; Broncos red-zone woes persist(Nick Kosmider, Denver Post)
"It was just a great throw by Trevor, and the offensive line did a great job on their good front seven," Derby said. "I just made a play."** *
Denver run defense goes from near worst to first in 3-1 start(Mike Klis, 9 News)
"They're playing the run completely different this year,'' Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, who practices against the Denver D during the week, said about the linebackers.
Denver's spectacular run defense leads way to 3-1 start(Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press) *This otherwise fearsome foursome — an enviable group of running backs that collectively rushed for nearly 4,000 yards and 38 touchdowns last season even with Lynch on a one-year hiatus — has been bruised, battered, bombarded and bulldozed by the Broncos in 2017. *
Woody Paige: Broncos become Men on the run(Woody Paige, Colorado Springs Gazette)
"Keep grinding, trust your boys up front and things will happen. That's what happened (Sunday)," Anderson said.** *
Broncos blot out Beast Mode with revived run defense(Mike Silver, NFL.com)
"We're gonna shut down everybody we play, I promise you," said inside linebacker Brandon Marshall, who had six tackles on Sunday. "We just have a different tenacity about us this year, a different mindset. A lot of guys came back stronger and more focused. We're just more aggressive, more confident."