(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Demaryius Thomas sure has a knack for dashing into history.
Eight months after scoring the longest overtime touchdown in NFL playoff annals, the Denver Broncos' big receiver burned the Pittsburgh Steelers again by hauling in Peyton Manning's 400th touchdown toss.
In January, it was an 80-yard grab from Tim Tebow on a crossing pattern that secured Denver's first playoff win in six seasons. On Sunday night, he turned a ''smoke screen'' designed to beat the blitz and gain about 10 yards into a 71-yard score.
With that, Manning joined Brett Favre and Dan Marino in the exclusive 400-TD club.
At 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Thomas is the biggest target Manning has had in his 15 seasons as a pro, but it was his speed that took Manning aback.
''We weren't thinking an 80-yard touchdown. Maybe a 9-yard gain is kind of what I was thinking,'' Manning said. ''So, it ...