Denver Broncos: 3 Matchups to Watch vs. Pittsburgh

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Denver’s defensive performances continue to improve.

Nothing has impacted that improvement more than the emergence of Bradley Chubb. The Astronaut had 4 tackles (two for loss) against LA and a sack. He’s been everywhere lately and that collective sigh you hear is Broncos fans exhaling after a shaky start from their top draft pick.

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Chubb’s surge has freed Von Miller on the other side and created havoc for opposing offenses. We concede that Philip Rivers threw for 400 yards but he had two picks and his Chargers scored just 22 points.

The stakes increase on Sunday with Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers in town, Pittsburgh is 7-2-1 and leads the AFC North by a couple of games.

We’ve seen historically that Big Ben is hard to rattle with the pass rush. Chubb and Miller aren’t your standard pass rushers, though and with the Steelers going through their own injury issues on the offensive line it is imperative that the Broncos impose themselves on Roethlisberger.

We are confident that the top sack tandem in the NFL can impact this game as they’ve done expertly in the last four weeks. Expect to see some dancing from the always entertaining Brad ~n~ Von.

The Broncos have always enjoyed a great advantage at Mile High, who will step up and take responsibility to protect that?