The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl last season and can mainly thank their defense for it. If the first two games of the season are any indication, Denver's defense will have to keep the miracles coming if the Broncos want to repeat.
Sure, the Broncos are safely sitting atop the AFC West with a 2-0 record, but the first win came on a missed field-goal attempt from Carolina Panthders Graham Gano and the second win came courtesy of the defense who scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
The good thing is, you don't get style points in the NFL. Also, some offensive leaders know things have to change.
"We're gonna need more offense, that's for sure," receiver Demaryius Thomas said. "It's hard -- you're always putting it on the defense, and at some point that's tough to count on. There's no reason to keep it close. Last year, a lot of things went our way, but that can catch up to you."
Thomas also expressed frustration with the offense inability to get him and fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders the ball. Per NFL.com:
"You've got two guys ... damn, the best duo in the league, and we haven't had 100 yards in a game yet. He's got, what, eight catches? I've got nine. I mean ..."
The good news for the Broncos is, their defense did the job agains the Panthers and the Colts, some of the best offense in the league. So the offense has some time to figure things out.
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