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Broncos, Briefly: Monday, September 19, 2016

*These Broncos specialize in wins like this (Andrew Mason)
It shouldn't be a surprise now. This is just what these Broncos do.*

Broncos TV: Defense shines, offense shows growth (
Broncos TV talks about the defense stepping up when it mattered most and encouraging signs from the offense in Denver's 34-20 win over the Colts on Sunday.

Victory speech: Colts game (*
Head Coach Gary Kubiak addresses the team following the Broncos 34-20 victory over the Colts and gives out a game ball. *

Siemian shows “encouraging” progress (Aric DiLalla)*
Add another win over another former No. 1 overall pick to Trevor Siemian's early list of career accomplishments. *

Thomas passes McCaffrey on career receptions list (Caroline Deisley)
It was questionable whether Thomas would even play with a hip injury he suffered in the season opener, yet by halftime he had moved past Ed McCaffrey for fourth place in career receptions as a Bronco.

With ninth career pick-six, Talib shares common ground with his idol (Ben Swanson)*
Talib joined the ranks of Deion Sanders, his idol, when he took an Andrew Luck pass 46 yards back for a touchdown, the ninth of his career. *

Broncos unveil retired numbers tribute in pregame ceremony (Ben Swanson)
The jersey-retiring ceremony began by honoring Tripucka, who was the franchise's first quarterback and also pro football's first player to throw for 3,000 yards in a season.

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Winners and losers from Week 2 (The Ringer)
Of course, if we'd all paid more attention to the defense to begin with instead of worrying so much about questions at quarterback, we might have already known that.

Broncos' defense shows it still can drive championship run (Jeff Legwold,*
The Broncos still sport one hellacious quarterback-harassing, offense-rattling, game-changing defense. *

What we learned in Week 2 (Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times)
When it was over, Miller walked off the field in Denver to a chorus of "M.V.P" chants from Broncos fans.