According to Pro Football Focus, two Broncos were the highest graded player at their respective positions. Chris Harris Jr. (92.8) in the slot corner and punter Riley Dixon.
Slot cornerback: Chris Harris Jr., Denver Broncos, 92.8
Chris Harris was the best cornerback in football this week, and was tested plenty by QB Blake Bortles and the Jaguars. In fact, it seemed like they planned to take advantage of his relative lack of height by giving WR Allen Robinson, in particular, a chance to make plays on jump balls. On the five targets intended for Robinson, Harris caught as many (one) as the WR did, and that catch went for just 5 yards.
Harris was so good on Sunday, that it is a bit surprising his overall grade wasn’t much higher.
With 11 punts on the day, Dixon could have easily made a Jaguars comeback win possible with a poor outing. Instead, he was utterly dominant.
Punter: Riley Dixon, Denver Broncos
With rookie Paxton Lynch at quarterback, Denver punted the ball a monstrous 11 times this week. Despite that, Riley Dixon saw his kicks come back a total of just 17 yards.
That’s just incredible. And he did it on the road, away from the crisp Mile High air of Denver.
If you still think the Broncos made a mistake cutting Britton Colquitt, you might want to consider how Dixon is performing in comparison with other rookie punters in NFL history.
And even if you remove games at altitude from the equation, Dixon's net average of 40.5 yards is 3rd-best all-time for a rookie. https://t.co/edIqjfcvmH— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) December 6, 2016
Congrats to both Harris and Dixon for a job well done on Sunday.