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With Champ Bailey injured, Von Miller suspended and Elvis Dumervil lining up with the opposing team, the Broncos will need someone to make some plays on defense in this game.
Danny Trevathan and Robert Ayers will be new starters for the defense, charged with trying to replace Miller and Dumervil, respectively.
Between them, those two players compiled 29.5 sacks last season. Trevathan and Ayers probably won't make that kind of an impact, but they need to be able to hold their own.
Duke Ihenacho and Terrance Knighton will also be new starters on defense, but this is the game for a player like Wesley Woodyard to step up and become a leader on defense.
Last season, Woodyard led the team in tackles and was one of the most underrated linebackers in the entire NFL. Look for him to get the 2013 season started off with a big game against Baltimore.