Today, Broncos TV takes a look at the top five special teams plays of the season.
5: Irving’s Blocked Punt
Up just 10-7 in the rematch with the San Diego Chargers, linebacker Nate Irving followed a third-down sack by Von Miller with a big play of his own. He blocked Mike Scifres’ punt, giving Denver the ball at the San Diego 31-yard line. It took Peyton Manning just one play to find Brandon Stokley for a touchdown and a 17-7 halftime lead.
4: Bruton’s Punt Deflection
The second of the Broncos’ third-quarter touchdowns against Oakland was set up on special teams by safety David Bruton, who got a hand on a Shane Lechler punt, causing it to travel only 2 yards. The Broncos to start their ensuing drive in Oakland’s red zone, and running back Willis McGahee found the end zone en route to a rout.