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Broncos Closing in on Records

Posted Dec 23, 2013

A look at some records that could fall in Week 17.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With just one regular-season game remaining, the Broncos are closing in on several team and individual records.

See below for the projected numbers and where they would rank:

2013 DENVER BRONCOS PROJECTIONS
Player/Category Current Projected Note
Peyton Manning 425-631, 5,211 yds., 51 TDs, 113.0 rtg. 452-670, 5,537 yds., 54 TDs, 113.0 rtg. Has set single-season passing TD record, needs 265 yards to tie passing yards record (5,476, Brees, '11).
Demaryius Thomas 86 rec., 1,317 yds., 12 TDs 91 rec., 1,399 yds., 13 TDs 14 TDs (Miller, '95) is current Broncos record for a WR.
Eric Decker 83 rec., 1,261 yds., 10 TD 88 rec., 1,340 yds., 11 TDs Needs two catches and three TDs to match his career high (2012).
Wes Welker 73 rec., 778 yds., 10 TDs 78 rec., 827 yds., 11 TDs Has already set career high for touchdown catches.
Julius Thomas 60 rec., 752 yds., 12 TD 64 rec., 799 yds., 13 TDs 13 TDs would tie for third-most by a TE in NFL history.
Knowshon Moreno 1,015 rush yds, 507 rec. yds, 12 TDs 1,078 rush yds, 539 rec. yds, 13 TDs Became first Bronco and 23rd player in NFL history to top 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single year.
Matt Prater 23-24 FG, 71-71 PAT, 140 pts., 76 TB 24-26 FG, 75-75 PAT, 147 pts., 81 TB Has already set touchback record, needs 3 PATs to tie record (Gostkowski, '07).
Total Offensive Yds. 6,859 7,288 7,474 is current NFL record ('11 Saints).
First Downs 407 432 444 is current NFL record ('12 Patriots).
Total Points 572 608 589 is current NFL record ('07 Patriots).
Total TDs 72 77 75 is current NFL record ('11 Patriots).

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