Broncos Pass-Rushing Duo Credits Del Rio, Manning

December 27, 2012 9:35 PM

Broncos Pass-Rushing Duo Credits Del Rio, Manning
" ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos lead the NFL with 48 sacks, and all those crumpled quarterbacks in their wake can blame not only Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller but also Jack Del Rio and Peyton Manning.

Dumervil and Miller have 28 1/2 sacks, earning the league’s most prolific pass-rushing tandem return trips to the Pro Bowl — although they’re determined to spend all-star weekend preparing for the Super Bowl in New Orleans rather than enjoying the sand, surf and sun.

Miller’s outlandish athletic ability and Dumervil’s freakishly long arms that give him built-in leverage on every tackle he faces are two of the biggest reasons for the Broncos’ league-best 10-game winning streak.

In their eyes, though, the credit for all these sacks goes to the team’s two biggest offseason additions, Del Rio and Manning, who embarked on comebacks in Colorado after messy exits from their former teams.

When Manning arrived from Indianapolis in March, Miller envisioned the four-time MVP leading those famous clock-chewing drives that would allow the Broncos to turn loose their “Orange Rush” answer to Indy’s Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis come the fourth quarter "

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