Broncos vs. Colts Playoff Preview: Not Just Peyton This Time

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Dec 28, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs past the tackle of Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 47-14. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

2. C.J. Anderson

I hate to be a broken record, but how good has C.J. Anderson been this season? The Broncos needed a boost in the running game, and what they got last year from Knowshon Moreno has been improved on by Anderson, especially as a power runner.

Anderson grinds out tough yards, but he’s also quick and explosive. He’s emerged as a featured back and allowed the Broncos to use guys like Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson in backup roles that suit them perfectly.

Not only is Anderson a great runner, he’s a really good receiver and pass blocker. When asked earlier this season if Peyton Manning ever yells at him, Anderson denied and said it was because he knows where he’s supposed to be at all times.

Last year after the Super Bowl, Anderson tweeted this:

It’s safe to say Anderson has delivered on that promise, but he wasn’t done.

Let ’em feel it, C.J.