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PASSES DEFENSED BY DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Since the start of 2019, Denver's defensive line is first in the league with 33 passes defensed. This season, Denver's d-line has batted down the most passes (18) at the line (next closet is Was. with 15).

TOTAL PASSES DEFENSED BY DEFENSIVE LINEMEN, 2019-20

Table inside Article
Team PD
1. Denver 33
2. Las Vegas 27
2. Buffalo 27
4. Kansas City 25
5. Cincinnati 22

WHAT TO WATCH FOR VS. RAIDERS

OLB Bradley Chubb (7.5 sacks)
Needs 2.5 sacks to reach double-digit sacks for the second time in his career.

TE Noah Fant (98 career catches; 3 receiving TDs)
Needs two catches to become the first Broncos tight end to reach 100 career grabs within his first two seasons.
Needs one receiving touchdown to set a new career high.

RB Melvin Gordon (893 rushing yards)
Needs 107 rushing yards to record his second career 1,000-yard rushing season. It would mark the fourth consecutive season (C.J. Anderson, 2017; Phillip Lindsay, 2018-19) and 24th time all-time a Broncos ball carrier topped 1,000 rushing yards.

WR KJ Hamler (3 receiving touchdowns)
Needs one receiving touchdown to become the fourth Broncos WR to reach four receiving scores during his initial season.

WR Jerry Jeudy (716 receiving yards)
Needs 23 receiving yards to finish behind Eddie Royal (2008) for the most yards by a rookie pass catcher for a single-season in team annals.

K Brandon McManus (10 made 50+yard field goals)
Needs one 50+yard field goal to set an NFL single-season record for most made 50+yard field goals in a single season.

CB Michael Ojemudia (2 FFs)
Needs one forced fumble to become the ninth rookie cornerback to force three fumbles in a single season.

WR Tim Patrick (6 receiving TDs)
Needs one receiving touchdown to become the first Bronco with seven receiving scores since 2014.

S Justin Simmons (15 career interceptions in first five seasons)
Needs one interception to become the second Bronco to record 16 picks during his first five seasons with the team (since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger).

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