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Von Miller's antics don't fall flat on Broncos Country

Miller knows how to have fun. It's what makes him such a fan-favorite and so hated by the opposition. It's amplified by the fact he's really, really good.

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Von Miller knows how to have fun.

From the ridiculous hats he wears to the dances he choreographs after his sacks, Miller is in a league all of his own.

After his performance on Sunday against the New England Patriots, in more ways than one, that's truer than ever.

Tom Brady will need surgery to remove Miller and DeMarcus Ware at some point this offseason.

Miller told the world what he was going to do before the AFC title game and he did it. In the process, he's the main reason the Denver Broncos are headed to Super Bowl 50. He was the ignition to a defense that put forth one of the greatest performances in NFL history. His individual game was just as historic. Five tackles, 2.5 sacks, four QB hits, a pass deflection and an absurd interception. If there is any doubt who the best pass rusher in the NFL is, that vanished after Sunday.

There's also little doubt who the most popular man in Broncos Country is right now. Or the most hated if you're in Pats Nation.

Then Miller took it to a whole new level after the game.

While he was holding the ball he intercepted from Brady, Miller told BSN Denver in front of his locker that it "feels a little flat."

Cue the faux outrage from Pats Nation and the media.

Sorry, a judge won't overrule what happened on Sunday.

Again, Miller knows how to have fun. It's what makes him such a fan-favorite in Broncos Country and so hated by the opposition. It's amplified by the fact he's really, really good.

The double whammy was enough, and then Robert Klemko's story for MMQB hit the interwebs.

It was in the story that an unnamed Broncos player told Klemko: "I tried to lay on him a few times. I tried to rub my nuts on his face."

As Klemko said, it was about embarrassing Brady and the Patriots in any way the Broncos could.

All the Denver defense heard last week was how it would get torched. That there was no way the Broncos could stop, let alone slow down, mighty New England.

Talk about motivation, no matter what the players tell the media.

Denver wanted to embarrass, beat up and make the Patriots flight back to Boston hurt.

The Broncos wanted to make a statement.

Given the same nonsense we're hearing already in the lead up to Super Bowl 50, most didn't get the memo. One team and fanbase did, however.