C.J. Anderson has an incredible game vs. Colts on TNF


Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson had an incredible game against the Indianapolis Colts. We dive into some impressive numbers…

The Denver Broncos won their second game in five days as they took down the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football, and running back C.J. Anderson had an amazing game.

Anderson piled up 158 rushing yards on 30 carries, averaging 5.27 yards per tote.

Those numbers are impressive enough, but what Anderson did in this game goes far beyond that.

Take a look at this graphic:


The numbers that really stand out here for Anderson?

First and foremost, the 99 yards after contact. That is an astounding number and a testament to how good Anderson is capable of being, despite having to sift his way through heavy traffic.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the camera angles provided by Amazon Prime in this game, despite having played more games of Madden in my lifetime than I care to recall to mind, but the camera really did a good job of painting the picture of just how hard Anderson worked for those 99 yards after contact.

He was grinding the entire game, and driving his legs for those extra yards.


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Not only was Anderson grinding out yards after contact, but he continued to show why he’s one of the most valuable third-down backs in the NFL, not just because of his ability make plays as a receiver, but his prowess in pass protection.

As has become the norm this season, Anderson finished with a flawless pass block efficiency rating according to Pro Football Focus, not allowing a single hurry on six pass block snaps.

If Anderson averages about 75 yards per game in the Broncos’ final two games this season, he will have not only completed his first full 16 game slate as an NFL player, but he will become the team’s first running back to reach the 1,000 yard milestone since Knowshon Moreno did it in 2013.