The Denver Broncos special teams unit has been the difference maker at key moments through their first ten games of the 2016 season. The biggest play came in their last game, but there were definitely others worthy of this top 5.
5. Jack Del Rio fails to ice Brandon McManus
What Jack Del Rio failed to understand is that Brandon McManus already has ice in his veins, so icing him will only make him cooler. This kick to get the Broncos closer at the end of the first half came after he made the first kick just after the Oakland Raiders used a timeout.
4. Graham Gano does not have ice in his veins
Gary Kubiak, on the other hand, felt a timeout to ice Graham Gano would be a good idea and a good idea it was as Gano just missed his second try after making the first field goal that didn’t count. Good job, Kubes!
3. Riley Dixon makes Britton Colquitt a distant memory
With the Broncos offense failing to get a first down inside their own ten in a one score game, Riley Dixon was asked to put the Broncos defense in position to stop Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. He did his part with this 68-yard monster of a kick when it mattered the most.
2. Justin Simmons makes incredible leap to save the game
With an assist from Jared Crick, Justin Simmons leaped over the New Orleans Saints long snapper to block an extra point that would have put the Saints up a point with a minute to go in the game.
It would be number one here, but the block was then returned an incredible 85-yards for a two-point conversion. So...
1. Will Parks takes the blocked kick 85 yards for unbelievable win
Will Parks didn’t step out of bounds, but he came damn close to it. To run a blocked extra point back 85 yards is pretty rare, but to do it to win the game is once-in-a-decade kind of finish.
So what do you think, Broncos Country? Did we get it right?