It's been two games since Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller recorded a sack and he's not handling it well. Miller delivered some terrifying trash talk ahead of Thursday's game against the Cleveland Browns, saying he was "going to kill" the offensive lineman matched up against him during the contest.
Miller wasn't sure which member of the Browns would try to stop him, but that didn't matter.
Von Miller setting high standards this week for himself:
“I will play well in this game. ... I’m going to have a great game. ... I don’t know who the tackle I’m going against is, but I’m going to kill him.”
— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) October 19, 2021
Registering sacks hasn't been a huge issue for Miller this season. He already has 4.5 sacks through six games. Miller, however, failed to record a sack in Week 5 and Week 6. He's coming into the Thursday night contest with the Browns hungry.
Miller has a good shot at coming through on his promise. The Browns' offensive line has dealt with injuries all season. Three of the team's offensive linemen, including both the team's starting tackles, were unable to practice Monday due to injuries.
Browns dealing with major injuries in Week 7
Offensive line is far from the only concern for Cleveland. The team listed 20 players on its injury report Monday. That list included quarterback Baker Mayfield and running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
Chubb and Hunt will not be available against the Broncos. Chubb was ruled out by head coach Kevin Stefanski on Tuesday and Hunt was placed on Injured Reserve. Mayfield's status is also up in the air due to a left shoulder injury. Mayfield wants to play, but Stefanski did not commit to Mayfield starting Thursday's game.
After a 3-0 start, the Broncos have dropped their last three games. The team will look to get back on track against the Browns, who are also 3-3.