Denver Broncos: 5 Players We’ll be Watching in Baltimore

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Is Demaryius Thomas in a slump?

Thomas is second on the team in receptions with 11.  Emmanuel Sanders leads with 14.  There’s a huge disparity in yards, with Sanders at 231 and Thomas at just 81.  Both Broncos wideouts have a touchdown on the season.

Thomas’ 11 catches are on 21 targets, while Sanders’ 14 come from 15 targets.

Thomas has throughout his career had a habit of dropping passes.  Against the Raiders, Thomas had a drop on the final drive that could have proven catastrophic.  The thing is, it didn’t and Denver won the game.

In the Seattle game, DT caught the above pictured pass from Keenum pinned against the out-of-bounds line.  It was a masterful display of body control and ability.  It shouldn’t be forgotten in the overall rating of Thomas and his season.

Thomas has given Denver some huge moments entering his ninth NFL season.  He remains Denver’s featured receiver and managed 950 yard on 83 catches in last year’s dismal season.

We may just be jumping the gun a bit on DT’s demise.

Again we mention the absence of Jimmy Smith in the Ravens defensive backfield as a possible factor for Thomas to break out in Sunday’s game.  Sanders will demand special attention as will Phillip Lindsay.

Demaryius’ days as a Broncos hero are not over, he is still a top threat and a top receiver and there’s every confidence we’ll see that again.  Refer to the touchdown against Seattle for evidence.