Posted Sun Sep 27th by Monty
The Denver Broncos celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2009, and never in those 50 years have they had a start quite like this.
Through three games (capped with a glorious 23-3 butt-whooping of the Raiders), the Broncos defense has held opponents to a total of 16 points (5.3 points per game), breaking a franchise record that has stood for over 30 years.
FEWEST POINTS ALLOWED THROUGH FIRST THREE REGULAR-SEASON GAMES, BRONCOS HISTORY
They’re also the #1 defense in the NFL as of Sunday night, in both yards and points.
And lest you start pointing out the quality of opponent (which is a fair counter, to be certain), we defer to David Ramsey of the Colorado Springs Gazette:
Denver is holding opponents to 5.3 points per game. When playing other defenses, the Bengals, Browns and Raiders average 18.3 points.
Can it be? Are these Broncos… for real? It certainly appears so. (Many thanks to the Broncos PR department for the numbers, and go Broncos!)