November 9, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs with the football past Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) for a touchdown during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The second-year back had a phenomenal game. He had 13 carries for 90 yards rushing, plus four catches for 73 yards and a remarkable touchdown.
His one-handed 51-yard touchdown late in the second quarter gave his offense life.
Having not played but a few plays here and there, Anderson deserves a Mile High Salute and a game ball for how he played.
It gives Manning confidence when he’s back there. It gives offensive coordinator Adam Gase confidence. And it’s another weapon for defenses to plan for.