This Tuesday, Broncos TV is taking a look at the best offensive plays of the season.
Here’s a look at what the list is bringing to the table.
10: Joel Dreessen’s tip drill
Against his former team, Dreessen pulled the Broncos to within six points of the Houston Texans late in the fourth quarter with his alert touchdown grab. Peyton Manning fired a pass toward Eric Decker, but Texans defenders closed quickly and the ball popped into the air — and into the waiting arms of Dreessen for the tip-drill touchdown.
9: Mitch Unrein’s touchdown catch
Lined up at fullback, Unrein — a defensive tackle — got the chance all big men dream of. Instead of blocking, he ran a quick route and Manning found him for a wide open touchdown. Unrein’s spike in celebration might have shaken the entire stadium.
8: Eric Decker’s score in traffic
Against the Cincinnati Bengals, Decker hauled in an impressive, back-shoulder touchdown from Manning while also drawing a defensive pass interference flag.
7: Decker’s 51-yarder at Baltimore
Against the Ravens during the regular season, Decker simply beat his man — cornerback Cary Williams — down the sideline for a 51-yard touchdown. A pump-fake by Manning helped send Ed Reed on a poor trajectory, allowing Decker all the room in the world for a score.
6: Brandon Stokley’s touchdown trickery
Stokley had a pair of nice touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers. The first in the top 10 came at home in the rematch. Manning faked a quick screen pass, and Stokley pretended to set up a block before sprinting upfield for a wide open touchdown.
5: Knowshon Moreno’s hurdle over Ed Reed
Moreno’s memorable hurdle over the Ravens’ All-Pro safety comes in at No. 5.
4: Stokley’s comeback clincher
Stokley’s second highlight against the Chargers — this one came in San Diego during the miraculous comeback that started an 11-game winning streak. Stokley’s score capped the comeback and gave Denver its first lead.
3: Demaryius Thomas’ 71-yard score to open the season
For the second consecutive season, Thomas hit the Pittsburgh Steelers with a long, back-breaking touchdown. This one also happened to give Manning his 400th career touchdown pass.
2: Decker’s one-handed, bobbling touchdown
Against the Chiefs, Decker caught a Manning pass completely in stride, stretched out and bobbled the pass to himself for an impressive score.
1: Thomas’ leaping one-hander vs. Kansas City
In perhaps the catch of the year — and in our mind, the top offensive play of the Broncos’ season — Thomas went up for a one-handed touchdown grab that might have been out of reach for just about anyone else in the league.
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