The elephant in the room alongside Denver’s record-setting offense

Super Bowl Profile: Broncos Wide Receivers

As productive as the Broncos’ receivers have been this year, their one caveat has been drops. Manning saw 43 of his passes dropped in the regular season, third-most among quarterbacks. This wide receiver trio accounted for 27 of them, more than eight other teams had all year. With a Drop Rate of over 11% for the third time in four seasons, Welker has been most responsible…The drops have continued into the playoffs as Welker dropped two more in the divisional round against the Chargers while Thomas let another get by against New England.

We've covered this time and again this season - unforced errors are this offense's Achilles' heel. And when we're talking about the postseason, issues like these can become fatal flaws.

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