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Broncos, Briefly: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

With Colorado on the precipice of the first National League West title in franchise history, count Broncos star linebacker Von Miller among those who have caught Rocktober fever.

"I'm pretty excited about it," Miller said. "If we get the Rockies in (the playoffs), it'd be great. When it comes to Denver sports, there's no bigger fan than me."

Miller, frequently spotted at Denver sporting events, is looking forward to the action at the Pepsi Center this winter as well. He also hopes the city's success on the diamond will rub off on the Broncos (2-1), who host the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

Woods, Harris and the rest of the secondary talked it out this week.

"Chris has played the game for a long time,'' Woods said. "He's playing at Pro Bowl level and he's extremely smart. I sat down with all the DBs. In the meeting, we talked through a lot of different issues. I listened to some things they were concerned about and I explained to them why I was calling the things that I called. We're in a good place right now, and moving forward, we'll make sure we try to do that."

Butt's season-long absence means Denver is without arguably its most dynamic pass-catching tight end.

LaCosse will try to prove how he can fill the role starting Monday night against Kansas City.

"As sad as Jake's injury is, it's my job to help this team step up," LaCosse said, "and play to the best of my ability."

The last four meetings, with Mitchell Schwartz manning the right tackle position for the Chiefs, Miller recorded three sacks and six quarterback hits.

The Broncos' pass rush will be key to trying to contain Mahomes. The second-year quarterback has a 43.3 completion percentage under pressure compared to a 77.8 completion percentage when kept clean, according to Pro Football Focus.

"I don't want to say too much or give them any tips of what we're going to do in our game plan," Harris said. "He hasn't been hit, I will say that. The dude has been untouched. He hasn't had to scramble. Their offensive line does a great job and he gets the ball out fast. We've got to hit him some way and try and get pressure on him. That's the best way to rattle a quarterback that's hot like this."