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The Denver Broncos defense is doing something no NFL defense has ever done over a full season. Can they maintain the historic pace they’ve set through eight games?

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The Denver Broncos defense is doing something no NFL defense in history has done. No team has ever allowed less than 9 yards per completion over the course of a season and the 2022 Broncos have allowed just 8.5 yards per completion through 8 games, according to Football Perspective.

That’s incredible, but it also needs a bit of context and that context will suggest they won’t make history when its all said and done.

Here are the quarterbacks they have faced so far: Geno Smith, Davis Mills, Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr, Matt Ryan, Justin Herbert, Zach Wilson, and Trevor Lawrence. Maybe three of those quarterbacks are good this season. The Broncos still have to face Patrick Mahomes twice, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr once more, Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, and Matthew Stafford.

Even so, its an impressive start and proof this Broncos defense has been a special unit all season under first-year defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero. If only the offense could complement them more in games.

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