Nov 19, 2011 1:30 AM by Lee Douglas
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Lost in all the hoopla over Tim Tebow and his recent success is the performance of Denver's dominant defense over the last month.
The Broncos have been able to keep it close so that their unconventional quarterback can orchestrate all those comebacks.
Led by relentless rookie pass rusher Von Miller, the Broncos (5-5) stymied Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets in a 17-13 win Thursday to climb to within a half-game of the Oakland Raiders in the middling AFC West race.
The defense sacked Sanchez three times, held the Jets to 83 yards rushing and even provided some scoring help to a stagnant Broncos offense when cornerback Andre' Goodman picked off a Sanchez pass and darted 26 yards into the end zone.
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