For the first time all season, the Denver Broncos‘ pass defense actually looked like a team willing to stop the pass.
In the Broncos’ 45-21 victory over the Washington Redskins, the pass defense of the Broncos looked really good, limiting Robert Griffin III to 132 yards passing and got four interceptions, two from Griffin and two from Kirk Cousins. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie even returned a Cousins interception 75 yards for a touchdown, which put the nail in the coffin for the game.
Does this mean good things are to come for the Broncos’ pass defense? It can be said that it is possible, but football fans will have to see how they plan on building on this great performance. From what I saw, the pass rush has returned. Players like Von Miller, Shaun Phillips and Derek Wolfe were causing havoc on Griffin. Terrence Knighton ultimately knocked Griffin out of the game. With these members in the front seven for the Broncos, it is easy to see that they can cause trouble to the opposing quarterbacks if given the right opportunity to get passed the offensive line.
This group has a great chance to develop and get back on track after their dismissal start defending the pass. The bye week gives them a chance to figure out which players have the best chance to create trouble for the quarterback and create more turnover opportunities. Hopefully Champ Bailey returns from his foot injury after the bye. With that in terms, the second half of the season should be a great one for this pass defense and could be a deciding factor on their run towards the big stage.