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Denver Broncos In Focus: Week 12 vs. Kansas City

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Working closely with the NFL's leading advanced metrics site, Pro Football Focus, we're able to delve deeper into the Denver Broncos 30-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs for our premium members. Not all of these advanced metrics are still available to the public. 

The Good

C Matt Paradis continues his strong 2016 campaign, posting a game high 83.7 grade for the Denver offense, as he remains the highest graded center this season. He gave up 2 QB hurries, which brings his total to 7 for the season, tied for the 8th lowest among qualified centers in the NFL.

Trevor Siemian was simply superb in this game, particularly on deep throws. On throws that traveled 20+ yards down the field, Siemian completed 3-of-5 passes for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was also the most accurate deep ball thrower in the league this week, as his 80% accurate rate bested everyone else in the NFL.

Siemian was excellent against the blitz, as he completed 10 of 18 passes for 254 yards and 2 touchdowns for a passer rating of 137.5 when the Chiefs sent more than 4 rushers. His final grade? 81.8.

Emmanuel Sanders completely abused CB Phillip Gaines in this game. When Sanders was covered by Gaines, he was targeted 5 times and caught 4 balls for 127 yards and a touchdown.

Von Miller once again stuffed the stat sheet. 9 stops, 7 tackles, 4 QB hurries, 3 sacks and a QB hit for a final grade of 91.1. Miller remains the highest graded edge rusher in football.

Chris Harris, Jr. was targeted 10 times in this game and only allowed 32 yards. When Alex Smith threw at him, he had a QB rating of 65.4.

OLB Shane Ray wasn't as explosive as his partner in crime Von Miller, but he was great in his own right. Among 3-4 outside linebackers in Week 12, Ray was tied for the most pressures from the right side with 4.

LDE Derek Wolfe was the second highest graded Bronco on defense this week with a grade of 84.4, and among 3-4 defensive ends, he was the third most productive pass rusher in Week 12.

The Bad

RG Michael Schofield allowed 3 QB hurries on his way to a grade of 40.4, the lowest grade of the day for the Broncos.

Aqib Talib struggled in coverage. He was targeted 4 times, and allowed 4 receptions for 42 yards and a QB rating of 110.4.

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