Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb feeling better “each and every day” following last month’s ACL surgery (Ryan O'Halloran, The Denver Post)
"Everything's good," Chubb told reporters. "I'm feeling better each and every day, trying to get better with little steps, whether it be my range of motion or my extension. Just try to attack it each day and be the best at it."
Broncos’ defense looks the part of a top 10 unit after stifling Browns (Kyle Newman, The Denver Post)
No, the Denver defense hasn't been perfect. And yes, there have been a few critical fourth-quarter lapses they'd like to have back — most notably drives that resulted in last-second losses to Chicago, Jacksonville and Indianapolis.
But in a somewhat nondescript season, the unit has been an overall positive.
How the Broncos’ defense found playmakers among an unlikely cast (Nicki Jhabvala, The Athletic)
Because of injuries or performance, the Broncos have turned to many players who were tossed aside by other teams. Many joined the Broncos late, affording them no training camp or preseason games to get acclimated. Many began their stint at the bottom of the depth chart. All were promoted by circumstance but have since earned their keep and helped to form a top-five defense.
Broncos head into bye week with win, optimism about what lies ahead (Aric DiLalla, DenverBroncos.com)
"I definitely would say that it feels like pieces are coming together and not so much that pieces are falling apart," starting linebacker Todd Davis said. "I definitely feel like we're [in] a difference space, and if we continue to build it's going to be great for us."