Nfl Offensive Juggernaut Research Paper

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The NFL’s Offensive Juggernaut: The 2013 Denver Broncos
Walk into almost any sports bar in the world and you will hear countless debates among sports enthusiasts, as to which team is the best and why. For many countries around the world they are probably talking about their respective soccer teams. Here in America, most likely they would be talking about football. Which according to the Harris Poll is the most popular sport in America with 35% of fans calling it their favorite sport (Rovell). Most of the time this is going to be the home team associated with the bar, or occasionally the team of an individual who moved there later in life. No matter how poorly their team may be playing or what the statistical evidence may say to the contrary,
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This is often times one of the most overlooked statistics however, its value cannot be overstated. Achieving a first down does two very critical things for a team; it allows the team an additional chance to put points on the board and it also allows for the offense to help to take away additional time from the other team’s offense. The comparisons will be used to show where they ranked amongst all teams that year as well as how they compared with the best offenses of the Super Bowl era. The 2013 Denver Broncos boasted a league best total of 435 first downs (Montgomery). Among the historic offenses of the Super Bowl era they are ranked second only behind the 1984 Miami Dolphins who had a total of 502 first downs …show more content…
As NFL analyst Elliot Harrison stated, “the object of pro football is simple: Score more points than your opponent” (Harrison). We will be evaluating total offensive points by examining three different categories: passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns and field goals? The comparisons will be used to show where they ranked amongst all teams that year as well as how they compared with the best offenses of the Super Bowl era. The 2013 Broncos broke many all-time scoring categories. Peyton Manning through for a record breaking 55 touchdown passes (Statistics). “The Broncos ' Four Horsemen - WRs Demaryius Thomas (14), Eric Decker (11), Wes Welker (10), and TE Julius Thomas (12) - all finished with at least 10 touchdowns in 2013, while RB Knowshon Moreno added 13 of his own to break this NFL record - by two players (previous record was three)” (Montgomery). The running back committee scored a total of 16 rushing touchdowns and was ranked as the seventh best rushing touchdown team of the season (Statistics). Matt Prater kicked a total of 25 field goals, in addition he also went 75 for 75 in extra point attempts; setting records for number of extra point attempts, number of extra points made, and most extra points attempted without a miss

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