Aqib Talib- It was a fantastic day for Talib. He was matched up against Julio Jones, who was coming off of a 300 yard day. Talib held him to two catches for 29 yards on six targets. Two of those targets Talib nearly picked off. His grade: 96.8
Chris Harris- The performance from Harris was a rough one, but not a bad one. He was just up and down with his game, especially in coverage. When all said and done, Harris walked away with a roller coaster day. His grade: 52.7
Bradley Roby- The Falcons did an excellent job of keeping Denver in their base defense and Roby off of the field. When he did see the field, it was a decent showing. His grade: 54.1
T.J. Ward- Ward played every snap on defense and played really well. He got exploited in coverage, but his run defense was strong. There were instances that blockers managed to take Ward out of the run play, but that didn’t happen too often. When Ward was beaten in the run game it often came from moves by the running back. His grade: 69.3
Darian Stewart- Playing all but three snaps on defense, Stewart played a solid game. The issues with the defensive performance were not because of the safeties. Stewart, like Ward, made his mistakes, but they were few in number. His grade: 82.9
Will Parks- The rookie safety played only 12 snaps on defense. In the few snaps, he played well, but still plenty of room for the rookie to grow as a player. His grade: 66.7
The Denver Broncos travel to San Diego for their next game. Denver will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season. They also are playing their first divisional game, which means a lot to teams. Predicting Denver comes out on top, thanks to a re-established run game, 34-17. They also will be playing this game for Gary Kubiak, who is away from the team for the week.