Cornerback André Goodman’s 26-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Jets was the first interception return for a touchdown in his 10-year career and his second defensive touchdown overall (30-yd. fumble return for a TD at K.C., 12/6/09).
Defensive end Elvis Dumervil and linebacker Von Miller combined to split a sack for the third consecutive game. The duo became the first pair of teammates to share sacks together in three straight games on any team since 2000.
Miller led the team with 10 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, three tackles for a loss and one pass breakup against the Jets. His 9.5 sacks lead all NFL rookies and all players in the AFC. Miller became one of just three rookies in NFL history (since 1982) to record at least 9.5 sacks through his team’s first 10 games, joining Derrick Thomas and Julius Peppers with that distinction.
With Thursday’s victory over the Jets, the Broncos won three games in a 12-day span for just the second time in team history. In 2005, Denver defeated the Raiders, Jets and Cowboys from Nov. 13-24.
Dumervil totaled 1.5 sacks against the Jets, marking the 16th game of his career that he has finished with multiple sacks. Those 16 multi-sack games tie for third in the NFL since his rookie season (2006).
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