For the first game in the 2012 season, the Broncos did not turn the ball over in Sunday’s win against Baltimore.
Returner Trindon Holliday leads the NFL with a 35.2 kick return average and is tops in the league with an 11.4 punt return average since joining the Broncos in Week 6. He is also the only player in the league to have a 14-0 record through the first 15 weeks of the 2012 season.
Quarterback Peyton Manning became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to achieve nine 11-win seasons. He extended his NFL record for 4,00-yard passing seasons with his 12th this year.
With the Broncos win and Patriots loss in Week 15, Denver can clinch the AFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye if it wins the final two games of the regular season against Cleveland (12/23) and Kansas City (12/3).
LB Wesley Woodyard and CB Chris Harris are two of just three players in the NFL to register more than two sacks and more than two interceptions through Week 15 of the 2012 season.
Wide receivers Eric Decker (923) and Demaryius Thomas (1,210) have registered the third-most receiving yards by any pair of teammates through Week 15 with a combined total of 2,133.
Denver’s current 9-game win streak ties for third longest in franchise history. The Broncos won 10 straight in 1984 and 13 in a row in 1998.
With the Broncos closing out their 2012 regular-season road schedule with six straight wins, the team became the third squad in franchise history to win six consecutive road games. The other two times that happened were in 1998 and ’77.
Decker is tied for sixth in the NFL with nine receiving touchdowns this season.
Cornerback Tony Carter’s 11 pass breakups are the most by a player who has not started a game and is tied for third among undrafted players.
Denver’s 17-point win over Baltimore on Sunday tied for the fifth-largest margin of victory by a visiting team against the Ravens in the franchise’s history. Three of the five-largest wins have come by Peyton Manning-led teams.
Linebacker Von Miller (16) and defensive end Elvis Dumervil (9) have combined for 25 sacks, which is tied for second among all teammate tandems in the NFL this season.
Cornerback Chris Harris intercepted Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s pass and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first half on Sunday. The play marked the longest interception return for a touchdown in Broncos history, and is the second interception return for a touchdown by Harris this year. He is the first Broncos player since cornerback Champ Bailey did so in 2005.
Running back Knowshon Moreno notched his fourth career 100-yard game and second such game in the last two weeks. He finished with 118 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown in Sunday’s win over Baltimore.
Moreno has averaged 121.8 scrimmage yards per game since taking over as the Broncos’ starting running back in Week 12. He ranks fourth in the NFL in that category since then and second among running backs behind Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.
Guard Zane Beadles is the only Broncos player to have participated in 100 percent of the team’s offensive or defensive snaps this year. He has not missed a single one of the Broncos’ 991 offensive plays through Week 15.