ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have had two of the NFL’s best one-two punches through the first seven weeks of the season.
Bradley Chubb and Von Miller have combined to terrorize opposing quarterbacks, especially in recent weeks, racking up a combined 14 sacks through seven games.
On the other side of the ball, Denver’s rookie one-two punch of Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay have jabbed their way to be a top 10 rushing attack in the league — averaging 125.1 yards per game on the ground — despite ranking in the bottom half of the league in rushing attempts.
“I think when Royce comes into the game—Here comes the big-bad Royce—it’s a heavy box most of the time. He’s getting heavier boxes and Phillip’s getting more fair boxes because of his skillset. It’s a good combination,” Broncos’ head coach Vance Joseph said, explaining the differences of Denver’s two main running backs.
“Phillip’s a good football player. It’s not an accident he’s making plays. He’s consistently made plays each week. Whatever he’s given each week, he’s making the best of.”