Top Ten: Broncos 27, Bucs 7

  1. Aqib Talib: His first interception set the tone for the game. His second one clinched it.
  2. Derek Wolfe: Two and a half sacks and lots of applause from the national press today.
  3. The Third Quarter: Bucs held to -14 yards of offense.
  4. Demaryius Thomas: Offense finally breaks in here. It looked like he could make something happen every time he touched the ball. And for the first time in a while, no blatant drops.
  5. Von Miller: When is “holding calls against” going to be a statistic? I count at least three in the last two weeks.
  6. Okung and Sambrailo: Both get good scores from Pro Football Focus. Okung gets a gameball from Kubiak and Samrailo looking settled after so much time away.
  7. Trevor Siemien: Looked good before the injury. Gets the ranking for cheering on Lynch like a confident starter expecting to return to the field next week.
  8. Paxton Lynch: Some great reps against a live opponent to build his confidence and experience. I still would like to see him under center more.
  9. Shaq Barrett: He only played about half the snaps but seemed to be making a play on all of them.
  10. Emmanuel Sanders: Lynch clearly has a lot of comfort with him. Like Thomas, looks like he can make something happen every time he touches the ball.

Worth mentions: Andy Janovich, CJ Anderson, Devontae Booker, Chris Harris, Brandon Marshall, TJ Ward, sheesh…everybody, Demarcus Ware as a judge on Chopped Jr., only undefeated team in the AFC, no turnovers, The First Quarter, The Second Quarter, The Fourth Quarter

Not even: lightning delays, CBS 4th string camera crew, Mark Sanchez, Winston’s knee on the ground TD not getting overturned


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