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.