SIMMONS MAKES THIRD PICK AT BUFFALO
Safety Justin Simmons recorded his third interception of the season against Buffalo in Week 12 to tie his single-season career high set last year (3).
Simmons’ 10 career interceptions are the fourth most in Broncos history by a safety through his first four seasons.
MOST INTERCEPTIONS BY A BRONCOS SAFETY THROUGH HIS FIRST FOUR PROFESSIONAL SEASONS
|1. Goose Gonsoulin||1960-63||30|
|2. Charlie Greer*||1968-71||13|
|3. Steve Atwater||1989-92||12|
|4. Justin Simmons||2016-19||10|
|5. Tony Lilly||1984-87||9|
|5. Dennis Smith||1981-84||9|
*Primarily started at CB in 1968
WHAT TO WATCH FOR vs. CHARGERS
CB CHRIS HARRIS JR. (1 Interception)
Needs one interception to join Mike Harden as the only Broncos with multiple interceptions in eight consecutive seasons.
DE SHELBY HARRIS (38 defensive tackles in 2019)
Needs two defensive tackles to set a new career-high (39 in 2018).
RB PHILLIP LINDSAY (15 total TDs in 26 games)
Needs one touchdown to become the third undrafted running back to score 16 total touchdowns by his 27th game (Arian Foster, 25; Kevin Mack, 19).
OLB VON MILLER (104.0 career sacks, 29th all-time)
Needs one sack to pass Kevin Carter and Neil Smith into sole possession of 27th place on the NFL's all-time sack list.
Needs two sacks to pass Elvis Dumervil for 26th place on the NFL's all-time sack list.
S JUSTIN SIMMONS (10 career interceptions; 249 career tackles)
Needs two interceptions to tie Steve Atwater (12) for the third most interceptions amongst Broncos safeties through their first four professional seasons.
Needs one tackle to reach 250 for his career, which would move into a tie for seventh place in team annals among safeties (Darian Stewart, 250).
WR COURTLAND SUTTON (12 25+yard receptions; 832 receiving yds.)
Needs one big-play reception to represent the 10th different occurrence in team history in which a player has hauled in 13 or more 25+yard receptions in a single season (last: Emmanuel Sanders, 16 & Demaryius Thomas, 15 in 2014).
Needs 168 receiving yards to become the third Bronco to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a single season by his second year (Brandon Marshall, 2007; Lionel Taylor, 1960).
DE DEREK WOLFE (five sacks in 2019; 294 career tackles)
Needs one sack to match his career high (6.0) set as a rookie in 2012.
Needs six tackles to become the third Broncos true defensive lineman to reach 300 for career since 1994 (Mike Croel, 330; Trevor Pryce, 317).