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NFL Week 6 PFF ReFocused: Denver Broncos 16, Tennessee Titans 0

Phillip Lindsay and the Denver Broncos‘ defense led the team to a 16-0 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

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Final Score

Denver Broncos 16, Tennessee Titans 0

Denver Broncos

Courtland Sutton provided a spark for the Broncos when they needed it most. He had a 41-yard reception midway through the second quarter that set up an eventual field goal. In the fourth frame, he kept the team's drive alive with an 18-yard catch on third down. The Broncos went on to kick a 48-yard field goal a few plays later for the final 16-0 lead.

Joe Flacco was content with being a game manager. He rarely chucked it downfield, and his one interception was the result of tight end Noah Fant not tracking the ball properly.

Chris Harris Jr. was outstanding in this one, as he allowed very few receptions in coverage and recorded an interception en route to what should be a high coverage grade after reviews.

Tennessee Titans

Outside of a 30-yard gain by Phillip Lindsay in the fourth quarter, the Titans front seven was close to dominant against the run. Led by Jurrell Casey and Rashaan Evans, the unit consistently clamped the rushing lanes and left little wiggle room for the Broncos runners.

Kevin Byard made a handful of key plays that got the defense off the field. Not only did he have an interception in the third quarter, but he also had two key stops on Royce Freeman‘s third-down reception to force a punt each time.

Marcus Mariota completed just seven of his 18 passes for 63 yards and two picks before he was replaced by backup Ryan Tannehill. And he didn't fare much better, as Tannehill had just 13 completions for 144 yards and a pick before the game's end.

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