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Horse Tracks: Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck calls the Broncos defense "unbelievable"

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Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin called had some nice words to say about the Denver Broncos defense. The veteran pass rusher called the unit "unbelievable".

He's not wrong.

The Broncos have the top defense in the NFL. They rank first in yards allowed(275.5 yards per game). They also have the best pass defense in the NFL. They're allowing 185.2 yards per game through the air.

One of the reasons why the Broncos are so successful on defense is their relentless pass rush. Linebackers DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller have 25 and 24 quarterback pressures which lead the league according to Pro Football Focus.

Raiders tight end Lee Smith said the Raiders will do "whatever it takes" to stop the Broncos two edge rushers.

"There are guys you scheme for so that they don’t wreck the whole game for you, and the Broncos have two in Ware and Miller," tight end Lee Smith said. "If we have to put two people on one of them at times, whatever we have to do."

Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr has shown improvement this year. The addition of first-round pick Amari Cooper has helped as well. With that said, Carr will face a tough test against the Broncos stout pass rush and pass defense.

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