In a game of Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady, who would have ever thought that we’d hear Manning say, “Knowshon was hot so we were riding him.”
The Broncos put the rock in Knowshon Moreno’s hands early and often thanks to undesirable weather conditions (6-dgree windchill). On the first play of the game, Moreno ran 11 yards for the first down. It was a sign of things to come.
Moreno sits a top the week’s leader board with 224 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries. Adrian Peterson was the week’s next top runner with 146 yards just to put it in perspective.
Moreno’s career performance is the third-highest single-game rushing total in team history. He put forth such a big effort that he was seen leaving Gillette Stadium on crutches.