Denver's defense will be short on cornerbacks in Week 9 as CB Kayvon Webster (hamstring) has been ruled out.
Denver LB DeMarcus Ware (arm) took part in on-field drills on Wednesday for the first time since fracturing his forearm in Week 2.
Denver allowed a combined 286 yards to Atlanta running backs in Week 5.
The Denver defense has recorded at least three sacks in each game this season.
The Denver Broncos allowed just three points and 123 total yards of offense to Carolina after halftime on Thursday night.
The Denver Broncos lead the NFL in sacks, taking down opposing quarterbacks 49 times through 15 games.
The Denver defense has held its opposition under 30 rushing yards in consecutive weeks, and has allowed just 53.6 rushing yards over the last five weeks.
Denver safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Omar Bolden (hamstring) have both been ruled out for Week 15.
The Denver defense has forced six turnovers and allowed just 72.7 rushing yards per game over the last three weeks.
The Denver Broncos will host the New England Patriots on Sunday night, with snow in the forecast at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The Denver defense will be without OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) again this week when the team travels to Chicago to face the Bears.
The Denver defense will be without CB Aqib Talib (suspension) in Week 10 when they face the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Denver Broncos travel to Indianapolis in Week 9 to face the Colts, who have 19 turnovers in eight games.
The Denver defense has focused on defending the "freelancing" capabilities of Aaron Rodgers in practice this week.