When running back C.J. Anderson joined 10 teammates on the Pro Bowl roster Monday, the Broncos set a franchise record with 11 players earning all-star honors, eclipsing the 10-player mark from the 1998 Super Bowl season.
There was one team ready to move onto the AFC Championship Game Sunday night, and it wasn’t the Denver Broncos. The Indianapolis Colts out-preformed the Broncos in every aspect of the game and won the playoff contest 24-13.
The Broncos provided plenty of highlight-reel plays en route to 12 wins this season. Here are the five best.
Peyton Manning versus Andrew Luck and his former team, the Indianapolis Colts. It’s a dream matchup for the NFL, but a playoff game that could be decided by the play of two relative no-names at running back.
By the time the Broncos and the Colts kick off Sunday in the AFC divisional round, it will have been more than four months since the two division winners battled in the season opener.
Instead of revving their high-octane offense like they did a year ago, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos pumped the brakes heading into these playoffs.
Denver is stacked with talented players thanks to John Elway’s construction of the team over the last four years. So, there have been far more “studs” than “duds” this season, and we’ll look at a few specific men here.
It was a good week for Denver Broncos players as two won league honors and another got recognized by the team.
The three teams the Denver Broncos could possibly meet in the playoffs are the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers — and running back C.J. Anderson doesn’t care which one it is.
Peyton Manning confirmed last week he plans to return to Denver in 2015. It might just be without the man who’s in his earhole every Sunday.