An interception return touchdown by cornerback Aqib Talib and a 15-yard fumble return touchdown by linebacker Shane Ray — both in the fourth quarter — pushed the Broncos to a 34-20 win over the Colts Sunday.
The defense continues to dominate for the defending champions, who are now 2-0 with first-time starter Trevor Siemian at quarterback.
The Broncos led at halftime, 13-6, and the defensive touchdowns were their only touchdowns of the second half. The Colts hung around and trailed by just six when Broncos linebacker Von Miller stripped Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Ray returned it for a touchdown.
Miler was his usual, dominant self and had three sacks. The Broncos sacked Luck five times and outgained the Colts, 400-253.
Talib’s 46-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter made it 23-13, but the Colts answered with a touchdown pass from Luck to Frank Gore to get back within a field goal.
Luck was 21-of-40 passing for 197 yards but didn’t go over 100 yards until the fourth quarter. Siemian was 22-of-33 for 266 yards and one interception.
The 0-2 Colts host the Chargers next week. The Broncos are at the Bengals.