Chris Harris: Denver Broncos’ Future Cornerback Paying Dividends Now

December 18, 2012 9:00 AM

Chris Harris: Denver Broncos’ Future Cornerback Paying Dividends Now
By Rich Kurtzman

" Chris Harris, CB #25 Height: 5’10” Weight: 190 pounds Age: 23 Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma College: Kansas University Experience: 2 years

" (Credit, Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

" The NFL’s best team?

" The answer may be the Denver Broncos.

Denver is riding a Rocky Mountain high nine-game winning streak, and while it’s taken all three phases of the team playing well to achieve the league’s longest win streak, the defense is due most of the credit. During the streak, the Broncos have given up a mere 74.8 yards per game on the ground, including a miniscule 38 yards to the remarkable Ray Rice Sunday.

That defense also forced three fumbles, recovering one, and the interception Chris Harris snagged out of the air was the turning point of the contest.

With the Broncos up 10-0, Baltimore was driving and threatening to put up their first points of the game. Joe Flacco dropped back and stared down receiver Anquan Boldin, threw the ball in his direction on an out route and Harris jumped in front, stealing the ball and racing down the sideline 98 yards for a touchdown. The score put Denver up 17-0, stole the momentum from Baltimore and gave it all to Denver "

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