Originally Posted by NUB
I still think Denver is prone to getting scored on. That's my only qualm. In their losses and in the game against San Diego, Denver's defense was getting flattened.
The defense is pretty drastically different in terms of alignment and personnel at this point. Brooking, Carter (I have no doubt he'll be back on the active roster), Harris as a primary corner, DJ is back, etc....
All of those examples you cited happened in the first 6 weeks of the season as well. Since the end of the first half of that Chargers game this has been right near the top in terms of best defenses in football. They've shutdown some pretty good offenses (Saints and Ravens in particular). They force turnovers in bunches...it's just a really good defense.
I'm really interested to see how this defense stacks up against a New England or Houston now. I'm positive their a much better unit. I have no idea if they've improved enough to hold those offenses in check, it's going to be really interesting to find out.