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Published on 12/31/2012 at Mon Dec 31 01:17.
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The Denver Broncos (13-3) are riding an eleven-game winning streak, their longest since 1998, into the postseason.  During the regular season, the team broke many records and posted several monumental numbers—three of them listed below:

Denver’s Eric Decker caught 85 passes for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns this season—marking the first time in franchise history a player has caught 20 touchdowns in a two-year span.  His partner in crime, Demaryius Thomas, caught 94 passes for 1,434 yards and 10 touchdowns, marking the first time the franchise has had a pair of receivers post 1,000-yard seasons since 2004 (Rod Smith and Ashley Lelie).

Quarterback Peyton Manning had the best season by a quarterback in franchise history.  Well done, Peyton.  Credit must also be given to Manning’s offensive line, however, which did a fantastic job this season.

On defense, the Broncos’ pass rush was led by Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil, who combined to record 29.5 sacks—the highest total of any pass rushing duo in the NFL this season.  With 18.5 sacks on the season, Miller broke a franchise single-season record.

  • Doom92

    Awesome! Clearly Peyton does not play Def, however I think we ALL underestimated the Power of Peyton…

  • anthony33

    I see the black Monday is already up and running. Reid, Schumur and the Jets GM already out. Keeping my finger crossed we are able to keep JDR and MM. Both are outstanding coaches.

    Not sure if this team is better than the ’98 team, but it’s darn close. This defense is a little better than ’98 team… special teams are close to equal (though I would take Elam any day of the week)… and offensively this team has the slight edge in the passing game, but the ’98 team had Terrell. Because of the aforementioned Terrell, I would give a sliver of an edge to the ’98 team, but absolutely no complaints here. It’s a very tough call.

  • TheTroglodyte

    I certainly did. I really thought the dude was done when everything was so hushed about his throwing ability. 5 weeks into the season and it looked like I was right every time he threw to the right.

    Boy did he ever SMTFU from that point on though. His arm looks almost back to pre-injury form. I couldn’t be more pumped about being so wrong!

  • dogheadbrew

    Did I see that the broncos also averaged 18.something in the second half, highest in league history?

  • dogheadbrew

    Points. Posting on here with an iPhone is like doing a crossword in pen

  • MrEast

    “Are you shaking your head to your own beats?!”

    “Are you citing your article with your own tweets?!”

    Sorry, I just had too! :)

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  • Jon

    It was late, I was lazy. Embed, done.

  • Cheyenne Kid

    Not surprised at any of these records. It has been an utterly outstanding fantasict season and now the playoffs are here. If they keep improving each week,they have as good a chance or better chance to bring us all to a Super Bowl Championship year. Yeah, we can actually start putting our minds and hearts around that. Who cares about comparisons to 98 or any other year. This is our here and now Broncos team and they are pretty darn great in their own right. The money men in Vegas think so and most power rankings so they have earned a lot of respect across the NFL world. And I sure do love it to the max! They will still focus on one game at a time and a game by game streak of 14 sure seems righteous to me and hopefully all of Bronco Country!