Denver Broncos: 5 Players We’ll be Watching in Baltimore

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With the Denver Broncos set to hit the road for the first time this season, there are some individual players that we want to focus on.

The Denver Broncos travel to Baltimore for a Sunday morning tilt with the Ravens.  The Broncos are just 1-5 at M&T Bank Stadium, though the win came in Denver’s last trip to Baltimore in 2012.

The Broncos are one of only five NFL teams remaining with an undefeated record but that hasn’t moved the bar much as far as national recognition.  Most power rankings have Denver 14-17, middle-of-the-pack.

The Broncos defense, anticipated to be approaching the 2015 crew in prowess, has been a slight disappointment.  Von Miller is doing his thing, the defensive line is playing outstanding.  There are question marks all over the secondary and inside linebacking corps with the Broncos struggling to cover and tackle.

Justin Simmons, Bradley Roby and Todd Davis all have room to improve on their early season play, defensively.  Interestingly, the Broncos give up a lot of yards on first-down but are the league’s best defensive unit at holding opponents on third down.  That’s a testament to that defensive line as opponents are often in third and short situations and try to run the ball.

Beyond focusing on how the units are performing, we’d like to look at five Denver players and what we’d like to see from them on Sunday morning: