2013- Manning’s Year and Super Bowl Appearance
Fresh from graduating college, I was ready to see what the Denver Broncos had in store for the NFL in the 2013 season. An offense with wide receivers like Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker. I had a feeling that this was going to be a special year.
And a statement victory against the defending Super Bowl champs was the spark that we enjoyed seeing. It also included a new weapon in tight end Julius Thomas. And watching Manning make history as he threw for seven touchdowns in a single game.
It was a magical season for Manning and the Broncos as their high powered offense led them to a 13-3 record and another No. 1 seed. Manning’s MVP season saw him throw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns, both NFL records.
His 115.1 Total QBR was marked as the fifth best season of all time and the offense looked unbeatable.
With wins against the Chargers and Patriots in the playoffs, the Broncos secured their first Super Bowl appearance since 1999, when John Elway played in his final game as a Bronco. However, it ended with uttermost disappointment when they ran into a wall. The No. 1 defense in the Seattle Seahawks proved to be too much for the No. 1 rated offense.
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