Broncos Answer Questions in the First Game

Posted: 16th September 2009 by Rick Oliver in NFL
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With one game under our belts, we have some answers to the questions that I posted last week. We also have some incomplete answers and new questions.
Run Defense While the results are preliminary, I think the Broncos answered this question. It may not be championship-caliber, but the Broncos' run defense has definitely improved over the last few years. In 2008, even the most average of running backs would gash the Broncos for nearly five yards per play. While the Broncos are sure to face stiffer tests this year, Cedric Benson was held to a manageable 76 yards on 21 carries to average 3.6 yards per carry with a long of 20. The rest of the Bengals gained 10 yards on six carries.
Pass Rush Again, it is only one game, but the Broncos were able to get to Carson Palmer. After recordi ...

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