Denver Broncos: Von Miller's Torn ACL Deals Another Blow To Super Bowl Hopes

By Tylor Walden
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Just when things were start to go so well for the Denver Broncos in their quest for their third championship, they have to find some way to overcome another obstacle.

According to reports, Broncos linebacker and feared pass rusher Von Miller has torn his ACL in the game on Sunday afternoon against the Houston Texans. This means that the linebacker will miss the final regular season game as well as the postseason. This is a huge blow to the Broncos’ defense as they lose perhaps the most important piece to their roller coaster defense and one of the bright spots of the team.

This could be a huge blow to their postseason run, but let’s not forget that while Miller was serving his six-game suspension, the Broncos went 6-0. So, it will all depend upon how the Broncos’ defense, and how Jack Del Rio and John Fox adjust to this uncertain event.

It is such a shame because Miller was getting better and made the Broncos defense a decent unit since his return. Now with him out, look for Danny Travathan and Wesley Woodard to step in.

This is a Broncos team that, despite all the injuries to key players, still managed to acquire a 12-3 record and a first-round bye in the postseason. So, they must be doing something right. This should not do a lot as far as keep them from reaching the Super Bowl. As a matter of fact, if they can get really far, then the Broncos would be overcoming everything that has been thrown at them and still managing to come out on top.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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