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NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 13: Will Parks #34 of the Denver Broncos warming up before a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 13, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Broncos defeated the Saints 25-23. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Week 10: 2016 @ New Orleans Saints

The 2016 Broncos are making a comeback on this list, and the more you think about it — how many crazy ways did the Broncos find to win games from 2015-16?

This one might be the craziest.

Leading the New Orleans Saints on the road in the fourth quarter is no easy task, but that was the situation the Broncos found themselves in but the defense was having a hard time bending and not breaking — understandably — against Drew Brees on his home field.

Brees led the Saints to a potential game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter with a touchdown throw to Brandin Cooks for the ages. Cooks made an other-worldly grab between two defenders draped all over him and Brees avoided intense pressure to make the touchdown throw, letting the air out of ever Broncos fan’s sails at the time.

The Saints tied the game with the touchdown, and were about to go up by a point with the extra point.

Simple, right?

Apparently not.

Rookie safety Justin Simmons timed a leap over the snapper perfectly and blocked the extra point, at least preserving the game to overtime, but the new rule at the time was that a blocked extra point or two-point conversion was a live play for either team, and the defense could return an interception — or blocked extra point — for a two-point score.

Fellow rookie safety Will Parks scooped up the blocked kick from Simmons, and sprinted over 80 yards down the sideline to give the Broncos a 25-23 lead and, ultimately, victory.

The Broncos recovered the onside kick after an extensive scoring review, and kneeled safely to victory.