The Denver Broncos are 3-1 in large part due to their defense. They are suffocating opposing offenses ability to run the ball and that one-dimensional approach usually leads to defeat.
We all know the run defense has been good, but this tweet just makes your eyes bulge in amazement.
Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy & Marshawn Lynch combined against the Broncos' run D this season: 50 carries, 95 yards, 0 TD.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 1, 2017
To think, 21 of those yards came on Melvin Gordon’s first carry. That means he, Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, and Marshawn Lynch combined for 49 carries for 74 yards.
49 for 74. From the games biggest names at running back. Just wow!
On the season, the Broncos defense has been rushed on 84 times for just 203 yards. A paltry 2.42 yards per carry.
The No Fly Zone has been caught up in some big plays this season, but that is something they should be able to figure out in the coming weeks, especially if they can start generating a pass rush again.
For now, we’ll need to settle for one of the best run defenses we’ve seen in a while and a one-dimension offense from the opposition.
No matter what, the Broncos are going to be a hard team to beat.
After 4 games, is this Broncos run defense totally legit?
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