December 23, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates with wide receiver Eric Decker (back) after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have flourished with Peyton Manning under center, combining for 179 catches, 2,498 yards and 23 touchdowns this season.
They're two of the biggest reasons the Broncos (13-3) haven't lost in three months and will take an 11-game winning streak into their AFC divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens (11-6) on Saturday.
Having Manning around can do wonders for young receivers, but only if they work hard and stay healthy, the two ingredients that allowed this pair of third-year pros to put aside a history of injuries and have bust-out seasons.
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