Craig Robertson

Denver defense opportunistic in 25-23 triumph over Saints

Broncos safety Darian Stewart was in the right place at the right time, as Denver defenders often seem to be.

Shutting down quarterback Drew Brees for four quarters was always going to be a tall order, particularly with starting quarterback Aqib Talib and starting defensive end Derek Wolfe injured. Still, Denver's dynamic defense produced four pivotal turnovers in a wild 25-23 victory over the previously surging Saints on Sunday.

"The Saints' offense is real tough and we knew that coming in," said Stewart, who had two interceptions and a fumble recovery . "We had a lot of guys out injured, which only made the challenge more difficult. But we had a lot of...