NFL 2014: Denver's Mile High Offense
Last season, the Denver Broncos advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII led by a high-powered 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. "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:
The teams to average the highest points per game in a single-season in NFL history:
|Team||Season||Points / Game|
|Los Angeles Rams||1950||38.8|
|New England Patriots||2007||36.8|
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.
|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. "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."
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