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The Broncos have played the first six games on their schedule, winning them all. With those games behind them, they now have the added bonus of getting Von Miller back.
Miller, easily one of the league's premiere pass-rushers, has served his league-mandated six-game suspension for failing the substance abuse policy, and he will likely be ready to wreak havoc in his return.
Miller identified his first goal as wanting to regain the trust of his teammates, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN. Nothing will do that faster than showing them he can still be the player he has been over the course of his first two years.
Miller has tallied 30 sacks in his first two years in the league, and the Colts will have to employ a completely different approach on offense than they would if he weren't playing.
So how will Indianapolis choose to block him and how many players will it take? If Miller faces constant double teams, it will free up another Denver defender, like Derek Wolfe, to get to the quarterback.
In their loss to the Chargers on Monday night, Andrew Luck faced a lot of pressure. Though he was only sacked once, he was forced into several bad throws.
If Denver is able to apply the same kind of pressure, the Colts are in for a long night.