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Broncos Projecting at Record Pace

Posted Sep 24, 2013

Denver's fast start to 2013 has produced some record-setting projections.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the Broncos out to a historic start to the season, let's take a step back and look at just how crazy the numbers are.

Keep in mind, we're only in Week 3. Plenty can change between now and Week 17, but it's still fun just to see what kind of pace the 2013 Broncos are on through three games.

2013 DENVER BRONCOS PROJECTIONS
Player/Category Current Projected Note
Peyton Manning 89-122, 1,143 yds., 12 TDs, 0 INT, 134.7 rtg. 474-650, 6,096 yds., 64 TDs, 0 INT, 134.8 rtg. All but attempts would shatter NFL records.
Demaryius Thomas 20 rec., 307 yds., 2 TDs 107 rec., 1,637 yds., 11 TDs No team has ever had four 1,000-yard receivers
Eric Decker 19 rec., 252 yds., 1 TD 101 rec., 1,344 yds., 5 TDs No team has ever had three 100-catch, 1,000-yard receivers
Wes Welker 19 rec., 190 yds., 4 TDs 101 rec., 1,013 yds., 21 TDs 21 TDs would rank third in league history
Julius Thomas 14 rec., 194 yds., 4 TD 75 rec., 1,035 yds., 21 TDs 21 TDs would set a record for tight ends
Matt Prater 5-5 FGs, 16-16 PAT, 31 pts. 27-27 FGs, 85-85 PAT, 165 pts. 165 pts. would be one shy of the NFL record (166, Akers, '11)
Total Offensive Yds. 1,460 7,787 7,474 is current team record ('11 Saints)
Team First Downs 78 416 Would tie for second in NFL history (444, '12 Patriots)
Team Points 127 677 589 is current record ('07 Patriots)
Opp. Rushing Yds. 130 693 Would rank fourth in NFL history and be the fewest since '42
Total TDs 16 85 75 is current record ('11 Patriots)