Von Miller had a monster performance in AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and although there are many reasons for him stepping up his game, one of those reasons was for his teammates.
The Broncos' OLB credited his teammates Peyton Manning and Demarcus Ware, two veterans who more than deserve their chance to win the Super Bowl. For Manning, it will be his fourth trip to the big game, although he has only won once. Ware has never been to a Super Bowl and will get his first chance.
"When you're doing something for somebody else, you're always getting that extra energy, that extra boost," he told CBS' Jim Nantz after the 20-18 win over the Patriots. "And we were doing it for DeMarcus and Peyton today. It was great."
Miller was responsible for 2.5 of the Broncos' 4 sacks to go along with 5 tackles, four quarterback hits and a first quarter interception of Tom Brady. The Broncos' recorded a dominant 20 hits on the New England Patriots quarterback.
"He knew that we were coming early," Derek Wolfe said of Brady, via The Denver Post. "That kind of got in his head like 'Oh the D-line, they're coming to take my head off.'"
Brady was thrown off his game by the Denver defense all game long, and Miller was a huge part of that.
Now him, Manning and Ware, along with the rest of the team get to lay it all on the line in the biggest game of their respective careers.
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