The Broncos run as one of the NFL’s unbeaten has come to an end as they lost 27-24 to the Colts in Indianapolis. Much had been made about Denver’s defense so far this year and have been touted as the NFL’s best defense – deservedly so. So it was strange to see the opponent with 27 next to their name.
One guy who has alot to do with Denver’s tough defense is DB Aqib Talib. But Denver will have to get by without him for one week as the league has suspended the defensive back for one game for poking Colts’ Dwayne Allen in the eye.
The NFL notified Aqib Talib he has been suspended without pay for this Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs for his eye-poke of Colts tight end Dwayne Allen. The NFL said Talib violated safety-related playing rules with the action. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Talib will appeal. Mike Klis of NBC-9 in Denver first reported the story.
Aqib Talib appeared to poke Allen in the eye late in the Broncos’ 27-24 loss to the Colts, allowing the Colts to get a first down and essentially end the game.
Talib will appeal this suspension and it’s not unlikely that he’ll be on the field next week. Denver is still one of the teams atop the AFC, but they can ill-afford to drop 2 straight. That’s purely from a standpoint of confidence.