MILE HIGH OFFENSE
July 31, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Last season, the DENVER BRONCOS advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII led by a highpowered offense, shattering numerous NFL records.
“When you break records, it’s a great achievement,” says former NFL safety and NBC Sports analyst RODNEY HARRISON.
The Broncos scored an NFL record 606 points, surpassing the 2007 New England Patriots (589) for the most points in NFL history. Denver (37.9 points per game) also had
the second-highest scoring average of any NFL team, trailing only the 1950 Los Angeles Rams (38.8).
“It’s special, for sure,” says Broncos wide receiver DEMARYIUS THOMAS (right, with Wes Welker). “We’ll all look back someday and feel good we were around for this.”
The teams to score the most points in a single-season in NFL history:
TEAM SEASON TOTAL POINTS
Denver 2013 606
New England 2007 589
Green Bay 2011 560
New England 2012 557
Minnesota 1998 556
The teams to average the highest points per game in a single-season in NFL history:
TEAM SEASON MOST POINTS PER GAME
Los Angeles Rams 1950 38.8
Denver Broncos 2013 37.9
New England Patriots 2007 36.8
Houston Oilers 1961 36.6
Chicago Bears 1941 36.0
Along the way, Denver scored 50 or more points in three different games (Week 4, 52; Week 5, 51; Week 14, 51), becoming the fifth team in NFL history to accomplish the feat in a single-season and the first since 1969.
TEAM YEAR GAMES WITH 50+ POINTS
Denver Broncos 2013 3
Minnesota Vikings 1969 3
Dallas Cowboys 1966 3
Los Angeles Rams 1950 3
New York Giants 1950 3
Denver also became the first team in NFL history to have five players score at least 10 touchdowns in the same season. The five Broncos with at least 10 touchdowns were
Demaryius Thomas (14), KNOWSHON MORENO (13), JULIUS THOMAS (12), ERIC DECKER (11) and WES WELKER (10).
No other NFL team has had more than three different players score at least 10 touchdowns in a season in NFL history.
“I know how hard this group worked,” says Broncos quarterback PEYTON MANNING (far left, with Julius Thomas). “Guys paid the price and sacrificed. It was fun to play with guys that have that kind of work ethic and passion. A season unlike any other.”