One of the bright spots that has emerged during the Denver Broncos' recent win streak has been the solid play of the defense. Rookie linebacker Von Miller has been key to this happening. For weeks, Miller has been chasing the rookie sack record, set by Jevon Kearse with 14-1/2 during the 1999 season, with some fanfare. But after Thursday night's victory over the New York Jets, Miller is definitely in position to break the record, having 9-1/2 through 10 games.
Miller split a sack with Elvis Dumervil early in the game and then picked up a huge sack all by himself on the final drive. He also had four quarterback hits hits on Sanchez, including this one that likely will draw a fine from the league offices. Overall, Miller was the top defensive player on the field. He had 10 total tackles (nine solo), three tackles for loss and one pass defended.
With the exception of the season opener against the Oakland Raiders and then the 45-10 loss to the Detroit Lions, Miller has recorded at least a half of a sack in eight of his first 10 games.
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