Good afternoon, #Broncos –
Happy Friday! We hope you're decked out in your best orange for this Orange Friday. The countdown continues to this Sunday's Broncos-Packers game. While you're patiently waiting, here are three storylines to get caught up with, starting with some reliable hands:
1. Sanders one of the most reliable hands in NFL
We already knew this, but now we've got the stats to back it up: Emmanuel Sanders has some of the best hands in the game.
Sports Illustrated's Will Laws used dropped pass statistics (and other criteria that you can find here) to find the top-10 most reliable receivers around the league over the past two years and Emmanuel Sanders checks in at No. 4 on Laws' list.
Sanders ranks ahead of the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. (No. 6) and the Steelers Antonio Brown (No. 9). Here's how his stats worked out:
2014–15 Catch Rate: 68.5% (16th)
2014–15 Drop Rate: 2.0% (4th)
… Sanders is on pace to log virtually the same raw numbers he did last year (101 receptions, 1,404 yards). Seriously – if you extrapolate his 2015 stats to 16 games, they come out to 101 receptions and 1,405 yards.
The Dolphins' Jarvis Landry ranks third, Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald is second and the Seahawks' Doug Baldwin is pegged No. 1.
Read the full list here.
2. Talib's mini me
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. posted an adorable shot of his daughter Aria dressed up for Halloween with the son and daughter of cornerback Aqib Talib.
The best part is that Talib's son, who is obsessed with the Broncos, dressed up as his dad for Halloween!
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