Good morning, #BroncosCountry –
Happy game day! The Broncos take on the Raiders in hopes of jumping to 5-0, so while you're counting down the hours until kick, here are three things to get caught up on, starting with the defense:
1. Broncos defense ranks No. 1
NFL Network asked and the people answered.
The Broncos defense has been voted the best defense in the NFL with 32 percent of the votes.
It shouldn't come as a surprise, considering the defense ranks first in total yardage allowed (275.5 avg.), pass defense (185.3 avg.), third-down conversion rate allowed (25.0 percent) and sacks (18). Those sacks have come from 11 different players, tying for the third most by a team through the first four weeks of a season in the last 15 years.
The Carolina Panthers were second with 22 percent of the votes.
2. Broncos take off in style
On Saturday the Broncos departed for Oakland, and like every road trip, they turned the tarmac into their own personal runway.
David Bruton Jr. posed with some of the Broncos defenders
Omar Bolden shows what happens behind the scenes
Darian Stewart and Chris Harris Jr. pose before departing
Jordan Norwood captures what goes on behind the scenes on the tarmac