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Derby's sensational one-handed catch helps push Broncos to victory

October 1, 2017 Updated: October 1, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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Denver Broncos tight end A.J. Derby (83) catches a pass before scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of a game on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

DENVER – A.J. Derby made a supremely difficult catch look easy.

In the first quarter of the Broncos 16-10 victory over the Raiders, quarterback Trevor Siemian lofted a pass to Derby on the west sideline. The pass looked overthrown, just out of Derby’s reach.

But Derby reached high into the air with his right hand, seized the ball with that one hand, stayed in-bounds and trotted into the end zone.

“That was a pretty good catch,” Siemian said of the 29-yard TD catch that was much more than pretty good.

After the game, Derby said he had yet to watch a catch that much of The Front Range had seen.

“I haven’t seen it,” he said, “so I’m just ready to go watch it and try to get better for the next time we play.”

The next time might be different. The Raiders might send more defenders his way.

On Sunday, Raiders defenders concentrated on Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, which allowed Derby to find open spaces. He finished with four catches for 75 yards on a day when Thomas and Sanders combined for only 38 yards.

 It was the best day of Derby’s career.

“It felt great,” he said. “I felt like I’ve been running good routes all year and now I’m just trying to keep making plays.”

 

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