DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos makes a 71 yard reception for a touchdown as free safety Ryan Mundy #29 and strong safety Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers pursue in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 31-19. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos has had two pretty huge touchdown receptions: the one in overtime to beat the Steelers a year ago, and Peyton Manning's 400th touchdown pass. Which one did he like the best?
Demaryius Thomas had turned out to be quite the playmaker for the Denver Broncos. A season ago it was an 80-yard touchdown reception on the first play over overtime to lift the Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was the longest overtime touchdown in NHL playoff history, while simultaneously pushing back the actual usage of the NFL's new overtime rules. Then there's Week 1 of this season, when Thomas hauled in a catch-and-run that took him 71 yards for Peyton Manning's 400th touchdown pass.
Both were obviously awesome plays, but which one means more to Thomas? Sports Radio Interviews transcribed an interview with Thomas from 102.3 The Ticket in Denver in which he addresses the question.
"That's tough. I'm going to have to go with the overtime play. [Host: Why? Because it meant more?] End of the game. First play of overtime. First time going to the playoffs in the NFL. I think I am going to have to go with that one. Also you gotta go up against catching Peyton Manning's 400th touchdown pass, so it's tough, but I think I am going to go with the end of the game one."
Thomas also noted that Manning kept the ball from that 400th touchdown pass (it would be pretty inconsiderate of him to try and keep the other ball, considering he wasn't with the Broncos last season). Thomas also speaks to how good it is to play with a quarterback like Peyton Manning, and breaks down what happened on the 71-yard touchdown reception, so definitely check out the full interview.