Eleven things about the Broncos going to Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh:
1. A few days later, team-mates were shocked at last week’s 31-yard run / strike by Giants Williams through the Baltimore defense, which caused the Broncos to just touch down. “Luckily I didn’t have to deal with this guy,” said Shelby Harris. “It was a good (bleep) run. It’s crazy because you rarely see such runs, but when the whole team is trying to take you down and you go 30 yards away from them. So this is a special thing. Hopefully we will get more out of it.
2. Outer Line Baker Van Miller: “Dude, when it comes to breaking up with a guy, a guy is incredible. He only has a sixth sense when it comes to breaking up. I’ve never seen a drama like this and I’ve been there for 11 years. “I’m in the league. He’s a tough runner and that means business. I’m glad he’s in our team and I’m trying to deal with him.”
3. Strict Noah Font: “It was just a base block for me, trying to keep my son out of the game. Jaunte hit him backside and did the rest. The play was designed to hit the front side. It was, but as it turned out, it spun backwards, broke all those tackles and dragged a friend (Cornerback Marilyn Humphrey) 20 yards. That’s all. “
4. Recipient Courtland Sutton: “I was stopping the first boy who hit him and I was like, ‘Dang. Shakes it’s on me and I’m on my way.’ Then I look and boom, he Hit another (player). I’m peeking and booming, he hit another. (I thought), ‘This guy isn’t going down.’ It just gives everyone the juice to push their boy for another 2-3 seconds.
5. When the Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlsberger made his NFL debut on September 26, 2004, the Broncos rookie safety Caden Strins was four years old. On Sunday, Ruth Lesberger appears in her 260th regular season / playoff game and is ranked fifth. “That’s great,” Stern said. “I’m still mentally impressed. It’s great to be in the same game, to play because you see his career and the (two) Super Bowls he has won are really good players.
6. The Stern had a great game against Baltimore, with Lamar Jackson fired twice and the Downfield pass broken. “Against Lamar, it’s just making sure I’m not embarrassed and just deal with it,” he said. “There was a big thrust, ‘When you (hit him) don’t go for the ball, just make sure you get wrapped up because he’s a very offensive man.’ I made sure I brought it to the ground.
7. The emphasis on playing base defense (three linemen, four linebackers and four defensive backs) limited the Stern to seven dime (six defensive backs) against Baltimore. Sunday’s figures are normal for the Broncos sub-package nickel (five dBs) and money as the Steelers pay the highest-paying personnel.
8. When cornerback Ronald Darby returns from his hamstring injury, coach Vic Fungio will have to do something in the secondary. Questions to be answered: Do the three players rotate as two base defense cornerbacks (Darby, Pete Sartin II and Kyle Fuller)? Has Sarton done enough to stay on the field full time, thus reducing the images of Darby and Fuller?
9. In 1988, Fangio was the linebacker coach of the New Orleans Saints when the team drafted Craig “Iron Head” Hayward to run in the first round (No. 24 overall). Hayward played the first five seasons of his 11-season career with the Saints. His son, Kim, is a two-time All-Pro defensive lineman for Pittsburgh. “I always followed him and saw him,” Fengyu said. “He is stronger than the run, a good passer and chases the ball. He is truly one of the league’s inner D-line menus.
10 This year, at least five players have a quarterback facing the Broncos against the crowd, passing 19 of 245 yards, two touchdowns and 37 of two interceptions, and have been sacked four times. ۔ Against the Steelers last year, the Broncos averaged at least five of just nine of Rothschild’s 42 dropbacks (21.4; he was 6 of 9 for 128 yards and 84 touchdowns).
11. Broncos touchdowns distance – 70, one and one yard running and receiving two, four, 12, 14 and three yards. Opponents’ touchdowns are 37, 25 and 49 yards, four and 11 quick and 103 yard kick returns.