A Formidable Finish

Denver Broncos Terrell Davis (30) during a game his 1998 season with the the Denver Broncos.
Denver Broncos Terrell Davis (30) during a game his 1998 season with the the Denver Broncos. Terrell Davis played for 7 years all with the Broncos and was a 3-time Pro Bowler.

The Broncos close the regular season with a 14-2 record, best in franchise history, by virtue of a 28-21 win over Seattle. It marks the third consecutive season in which the club went undefeated at home as it joins just three other teams in NFL history to accomplish the feat and becomes the first to do so since the 16-game schedule was instituted in 1978.

In the game, Terrell Davis rushes for 178 yards to finish with 2,008 for the season and 6,413 for his career, overtaking Floyd Little (6,323) as the club’s all-time leading rusher. He becomes just the fourth player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, joining Eric Dickerson (2,105 in 1984), Barry Sanders (2,053 in 1997) and O.J. Simpson (2,003 in 1973), and also sets Broncos single-season records for rushing attempts (392), rushing touchdowns (21), touchdowns (23), points scored (138), total yards from scrimmage (2,225) and 100-yard games (11). Davis is named NFL Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press and is a unanimous All-NFL selection along with tight end Shannon Sharpe. The Broncos set franchise single-season records for rushing touchdowns (26), passing touchdowns (32), total touchdowns (62), points scored (501), first downs (347), rushing yards (2,468), total yards (6,092), highest average gain per play (5.9), PATs made (58) and attempted (59) and punting average (46.2)