This is another in the series of sponsored posts that will go up on a weekly basis. The assignment was to pick one play in the game that was powerful, or had a powerful effect on the outcome, and give a breakdown on it. Concentrate on the Bronco player who was the catalyst for the play.
Well that isn't such an easy task when the Denver Broncos lose. It's hard to admit that there was even one play that had a powerful effect on the game. But there was a player that powered through to score and showed his teammates that never-say-die attitude. That player is Wide Receiver Eric Decker.
The play I'm talking about came in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. With the score 45-3 in Detroit's favor, the Broncos had begun their drive at their own 20 yard line. From the shotgun exclusively, the Broncos started with a pair of running plays and then a couple 6-yard passes to Eddie Royal. after a 13-yard completion to Eric Decker, Lance Ball took off for 15 yards down to the Lions 14. That gave Denver a 1st Down at the 8:26 mark.
The very next play, Decker lined up in the slot on the right side of the line. At the snap, he takes one step forward, then comes back two yards to catch the screen pass from Tim Tebow as Chris Clark and Chris Kuper pull block. Julius Thomas is also out blocking. After the catch, Eric heads up field, hurdling Lions Cornerback Eric Wright (who was injured on the play) in the process. Decker then made a clockwise spin move at the 12-yard line and then powered past Lions Strong Safety John Wendling into the End Zone for the touchdown.