Is Broncos’ Statement Win over Colts Enough to Prove Trevor Siemian Is for Real?

September 19, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We knew what kind of team the Denver Broncos had to be if they were to successfully defend their Super Bowl title in 2016. How did we know? Because we've seen it so many times before.
The blueprint for what went down Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts in a 34-20 statement win has been followed time and again. A swarming and punishing defense that has now allowed exactly 20 points in each of Denver's two wins to start the season may bend a little at times, but it never breaks.
The opposing quarterback is whacked repeatedly, and when he does march down the field, near-perfection is required to squeeze the ball through tight holes. If his crosshairs get even a little fuzzy, the Broncos pounce. That came against the Colts when cornerback Aqib Talib used his high-level field vision and anticipation in the fourth quarter to jump a route and take his interception the other way for a 46-yard pick-six.
And outside linebacker Von Miller is so often the foundation for class...

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