NFL 2014: Denver's Mile High Offense
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:

 

Team Season Total Points
Source: NFL
Denver2013606
New England2007589
Green Bay2011560
New England2012557
Minnesota1998556

 

The teams to average the highest points per game in a single-season in NFL history:

 

Team Season Points / Game
Source: NFL
Los Angeles Rams195038.8
Denver Broncos201337.9
New England Patriots200736.8
Houston Oilers196136.6
Chicago Bears194136.0

 

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 Season 50+ Games
Source: NFL
Denver Broncos20133
Minnesota Vikings19693
Dallas Cowboys19663
Los Angeles Rams19503
New York Giants19503

 

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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