Broncos’ Five Key Matchups vs Arizona

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Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates his two-point conversation catch against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

For the second game in a row, Thomas will face one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. 

Thomas has admitted he hasn’t played up to the level he or anyone else expects. Going against Peterson won’t make that any easier. 

What should give Thomas motivation and help his confidence is the incredible catch he made on the two-point conversion to tie the game – a catch he made on the mighty Richard Sherman. 

Manning and the Broncos need Thomas to return to the level he’s played at throughout his career. 

The arrival of Emmanuel Sanders and the continued rise of Julius Thomas have lessened the non-factor DT has been to this point. 

For Denver to win on Sunday, it needs Thomas to have a big game. It will not only help him, but also help the team going forward.