C.J. Anderson had a brief, yet invaluable career with the Denver Broncos. It was a run that really burst onto the scene in Week 12 of the 2014 with the Broncos down big at home against the Miami Dolphins. His 27 carry, 167 yard performance would be the catalyst that would lift the Broncos to victory.
Down two scores early in this game, Anderson broke free past midfield to set Peyton Manning up near the red zone. That drive would result in a touchdown to cut the lead to four.
Later in the game, down two scores again, the Broncos were reeling on lost momentum. That led to the decision to go for it on fourth and two. Anderson took the hand-off and galloped through the hole for another huge gain that didn’t end until he was just outside the red zone.
That drive would result in another touchdown pass from Manning to Demaryius Thomas to bring Denver back to within four points of the Dolphins early in the fourth quarter. A two-point conversion to Emmanuel Sanders made it a field goal game.
With momentum shifting, it would fittingly be Anderson who would put the Dolphins in the rearview mirror for the first time in this game.
Now with the lead, there was no way Manning and the Broncos were going to lose that game. T.J. Ward would intercept Ryan Tannehill on the very next drive to set the Broncos up for an easy goal line situation. They would score a touchdown to go up 39-28 with three minutes to go.
While the Dolphins did score once more with just over a minute to go in the game, it was C.J. Anderson who would seal the victory on a 26-yard run up the gut to secure the win.
In his career in Denver, the Broncos were 14-1 when he topped 85 yards in a game.