Broncos’ Wes Welker Beats Former Team to Play in Super Bowl XLVIII


Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) celebrates the 26-16 victory against the New England Patriots following the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Wes Welkha, errrr, Wes Welker got the last laugh.

He may have only had four catches for 38 yards, but the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots, the team that kicked Welker to the curb in the off season.

“It’s a moment that I’ll cherish forever,” Welker said following the win. “What we’ve been through, throughout the year, how we finished last year, everybody deserves to be in at this point, and I think it just shows how we stuck together and now we have an opportunity to play in the big game in a couple of weeks.”

Danny Amendola is the new Wes Welker? Sure, just ignore his zero catches in the AFC Championship game. You can bet that Tom Brady missed Welker on Sunday.

The Broncos utilized Welker’s playoff experience not just on the field Sunday, but in preparation for the game as well. At the team hotel Saturday night, Welker was selected to speak to his teammates.

“I have a player speak every Saturday night,” John Fox said. “I figured out in my time doing this, they get sick of listening to me talk. I give them a little bit different perspective and Wes (Welker) did a tremendous job. It is personal, so I’m not going to go into exacts. He answered the bell pretty well.”

He’s answered the bell all season long to the tune of 778 yards and ten touchdowns in 13 regular season games.

So Gisele, just so you understand, Welker doesn’t have to throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.

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