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Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Improved kick, punt coverage a must entering final seven games (Ryan O’Halloran and Kyle Newman, The Denver Post)

Before the bye week, special teams coordinator Tom McMahon said: “We’ve got to do a lot better in coverage, no question about it.”

Denver, which stood at 0-4 and ranked 30th in the NFL in rush defense at 149.3 yards per game, has become stout against the run in its past five games. The Broncos’ rush defense has allowed 100-plus yards just once in that time while improving to 107.6 yards per game, 17th in the league.

A disagreement over staffing explains why Kubiak will be coaching for the Vikings, and not the Broncos, when the teams meet Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (kickoff at 11 a.m. MST).

Starting with the Week 5 20-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, the Broncos have won three of their last five games, and the Broncos’ defense has become increasingly reliable.

During that stretch, Simmons has shown why he’s a reliable and crucial part of the Broncos’ secondary. Through nine weeks, Simmons is Pro Football Focus’ top-rated safety.

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