Sacked up

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Den­ver’s de­fense had three sacks Sun­day and fin­ished with an NFL-best 52, three more than run­ner-up New Eng­land. The Bron­cos fell five sacks shy of their fran­chise record of 57 set in 1984. Game, W-L, Opp. — Sacks 1. W, Ravens — Two. Bran­don Mar­shall and DeMar­cus Ware made key third-down sacks. 2. W, Chiefs — Five. The de­fense ha­rassed Chiefs quar­ter­back Alex Smith the en­tire game. 3. W, Li­ons — Four. Ware had 1½ sacks, giv­ing Detroit QB Matt Stafford night­mares. 4. W, Vik­ings — Seven. T.J. Ward made two sacks, in­clud­ing a strip sack to end the game. 5. W, Raiders — Four. Von Miller’s strip sack switched the mo­men­tum. 6. W, Browns — Four, and in over­time the Bron­cos had back-to-back sacks with the Browns clos­ing in on a po­ten­tial game-win­ning field goal. 7. W, Packers — Three. Ware’s fourth-quar­ter sack pro­duced a safety. 8. L, Colts — One, made by Ware. 9. L, Chiefs — Two, by Miller and

Sylvester Wil­liams. 10. W, Bears — Two. Mar­shall’s strip sack ended a Bears fourthquar­ter drive. 11. W, Pa­tri­ots —Three. Miller’s sec­ond-down sack in over­time helped give the ball back to the Bron­cos for the game-win­ning drive. 12. W, Charg­ers — Four. Miller notched his first two-sack game of the sea­son. 13. L, Raiders — Three. Derek Wolfe, Shaquil Bar­rett and Miller all downed Derek Carr. 14. L, Steel­ers — Three. Ma­lik Jackson was a men­ace, notch­ing two sacks. 15. W, Ben­gals — Two. Vance Walker had a huge take­down dur­ing the fourth quar­ter that led to a Ben­gals punt. 16. W, Charg­ers — Three. Wolfe, Miller and Ware all chipped in to make the Bron­cos No. 1 in the league.

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