It feels good to say this, and I have been saying it for weeks now, but boy it's good to have Von Miller back to his dominant self. In his eleventh multi-sack game of his career, Miller finished with six tackles, two sacks and one heck of a pass defense. Sick!
Add Miller's performance to strong showings from DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, and rookie Bradley Roby and you got yourself one heck of a stout defense. The Denver Broncos gave up just 173 yards passing and a paltry 31 yards rushing to the New York Jets offense that had been 6th best in the NFL until yesterday.
Speaking of Talib, he is now tied for second most interceptions returned for touchdowns in the NFL since 2009 with five and none bigger than his fate-sealing pick six to close out Geno Smith and the Jets chances of mounting a comeback.
On offense, Peyton Manning in just a little over two full seasons passed Jake Plummer for fourth place for the all-time passing yards list with 11,666 yards passing since joining the Broncos in 2012. Oh and he also now has 110 touchdown passes since he joined the Broncos as well. Sick!
Demaryius Thomas continued his beastly play with 10 catches for 124 yards. He is now third all-time in Broncos history with 20 100-yard receiving games behind just Ring of Famer's Lionel Taylor and Rod Smith. He is also second in the NFL for most 100-yard receiving games since 2011, trailing only Calvin Johnson in that category. Meanwhile, Julius Thomas has nine touchdown catches through five games. That is two more than any player in NFL history has caught through the first give games of any season. Sick and Sick!
Fun stuff. Let's get on with the news this morning... 4-1 baby!
Browns are for real; DeMarco Murray, J.J. Watt for MVP? | The MMQB
I’ve got a lot to say about the insanity of this season, about the Cowboys being up and the Seahawks down, about the Patriots being left for dead on the side of the road and now this, about Aaron Rodgers pulling the Dan Marino fake spike in the House That Dan Built, and I will soon.
Road win well earned | DenverBroncos.com
A complete recap after the Broncos fend off the Jets 31-17 to move to 4-1.
Manning on victory against the Jets | DenverBroncos.com
Manning discusses the victory over the Jets.
Fox on victory against the Jets | DenverBroncos.com
Fox discusses the victory over the Jets.
Peyton's Take: vs. Jets | DenverBroncos.com
The Jets’ stout defense put up a good fight, but Peyton Manning and Co. were too much for them to handle and the Broncos’ left MetLife Stadium with a win.
Broncos show their true grit in win over Jets | DenverBroncos.com
It wasn't easy. No NFL game is. And the Broncos made mistakes. But the 31-17 win over the Jets might be what they needed.
3 things we learned from Denver's 31-17 win - SBNation.com
It was close, kind of, for a little while, but with the Jets knocking on the door, the Broncos turned a Geno Smith pass into a touchdown to put it away.
Broncos vs Jets: 5 Takeaways - Scout.com
He might not be the best, or most productive head coach in the NFL, but I have a lot of respect for Rex Ryan. He coached the New York Jets hard today, as they fell to the Denver Broncos 31-17.
Manning inches closer to history as Broncos stumble to win vs. Jets - Denver Post
From his couch in Mississippi, Brett Favre has reason to fidget. His hold as the most prolific quarterback in NFL history is about to slip through his remote-control.
Paige: Broncos overcome demons of Super Bowl loss - Denver Post
Twice on Sunday several thousand orange-clad Broncos' partisans who had crept into MetLife Stadium must have experienced déj… hooey.
Rapid Reaction: Denver Broncos 31, New York Jets 17 - ESPN
A few thoughts from the Denver Broncos’ 31-17 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
Chargers need comeback to take out winless Raiders - NFL.com
Philip Rivers threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns and the San Diego Chargers wiped out a fourth-quarter deficit in a 31-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Washington owner sitting with president of Navajo Nation - SBNation.com
The Washington owner was spotted by Fox sitting with the president of the largest Indian reservation and his wife
The Browns fan with cancer who buried a jersey at Heinz field - SBNation.com
Scott Radwancky grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio, a working-class suburb northeast of Cleveland, a Browns fan. Scotty, as he was known, probably shouldn't have been able to always afford tickets to Browns games, but grilling, drinking, and partying with his best friend, Larry Laurello, and their neighbors in Cleveland's municipal parking lot was the defining part of his life.
DeMarco Murray joins Jim Brown in the record book - SBNation.com
The Dallas Cowboys running back is putting his name all over the history book. This week, he did something only Jim Brown has done before.
San Jose PD suspends work with 49ers amid questionable behavior - SBNation.com
Police is distancing itself from the team after allegations that one of its officers became inappropriately involved with Ray McDonald's domestic abuse arrest.
Welcome back Jim Irsay! - SBNation.com
The NFL has dealt with its share of bad news over the past several weeks. Among them, Ray Rice being dishonest to the commissioner, Adrian Peterson admitting to smoking weed, and Abdullah praying to a different God then I would pray to if I ever prayed.
Bengals break out the Emory and Henry formation - SBNation.com
Why were Cincinnati's offensive tackles spread out like that? (From last week)
'Bills are here to stay,' new owner pledges - SBNation.com
Having received approval for the purchase of the team, Terry Pegula has promised not to move the Bills out of Buffalo.