January 23rd, 2014
Greatest. Offensive season. Ever.
That's how the Denver Broncos 2013 regular season shall be remembered, and so it should be.
Led by QB Peyton Manning’s NFL-record 55 TDs and 5,477 yards passing, the Broncos were an offensive juggernaut averaging 457 yards and 37 points per game.
How dominant was their #1 ranked offense? The Broncos offense scored 164 more points and gained 641 more yards than the #2 offense of the Philadelphia Eagles.
With five players scoring 10+ TDs, the Broncos array of offensive weapons made it nearly impossible for opposing defenses to slow them down. Just go ahead and try to take away WRs Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, and Eric Decker. If you're lucky -- or good -- enough to accomplish that, Manning will pick you apart with short passes to RB Knowshon Moreno and TE Julius Thomas.
With an offense that good, it's easy to forget about the defense...at least until that defense repeatedly shuts you down. Dynamic playmakers such as DE Shawun Philips (10 sacks), LB Danny Trevathan (109 tackles, 3 INTs) and DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (3 INTs) lead the latest version of the Orange Crush.
Check out video highlights from the Broncos record-setting offensive fireworks in 2013.
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