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Broncos see rise of the Orange Rush

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The ferocious pass rush potential Denver has in Bradley Chubb and Von Miller has been on full display the last two games.

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When Bradley Chubb “fell” to the Denver Broncos, the imagination took over.

What the rookie from North Carolina State and Von Miller could do together … the possibilities were limitless. We all know how special Miller is, but to add a player on the level of Chubb to the equation? There was a reason the organization, players, coaches and fans were so excited.

The grabbing of Chubb gave rise to the Orange Rush!

Over the course of training camp and the preseason, we got some hints but were left wanting more. The duo had yet to take over a game or show their true force. Miller did his typical Miller thing in Week One against the Seattle Seahawks with three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, but we didn’t get much from Chubb (half a sack). What it did, though, is make us think it was the start since it would put the focus on Miller and create more opportunities for Chubb — only to be left wanting more.

Then impatience crept in.

“Where is Miller?”

“Chubb is a bust!”

The last two weeks have finally made what we envisioned in April a reality.

Welcome to the Orange Rush!

Fans should exhibit the pride of this dominating force with this badass shirt. It has an old-school feel with a modern twist. It does the guys proud.

Over the last two weeks, Miller and Chubb have combined for 8.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hits, 7.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. When you add Shaquil Barrett, the numbers jump to 9.5 sacks, 14 QB hits and 8.5 tackles for loss.

As it stands right now, Miller leads the NFL in sacks with 7.5 and Chubb is fourth with 6.5. The 14 sacks between them is more than the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders.

For the Broncos to build off the 45-10 ass-kicking of the Arizona Cardinals, this needs to become an every-game occurrence. Miller and Chubb need to dominate as they did in the desert. When you have bookend pass rushers like the Broncos have, opposing teams can’t stop both of them. If you put your focus on stopping one of them, the other will destroy your offense. If you add Barrett to the mix — man alive that is almost unfair.

The next quarterback on the crush list: Patrick Mahomes.

Time for Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to get pulled under the powerful tide of the Orange Rush.