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."