The Denver Broncos traded wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams right before the trading deadline in the middle of October. If Lloyd caught 30 passes for the Rams, the Denver Broncos' compensation would rise from a sixth-round pick in 2012 to a fifth-round selection. He needed just four catches to reach the 30-mark with the Rams. He got it done in the fourth quarter:
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford takes several steps back before he lofts the ball to Lloyd, who beats Michael Adams and effortlessly glides into the end zone to catch the ball.
The Broncos moved Lloyd since he was less involved in the game plan once the Broncos turned to Tim Tebow. He also was looking for a big contract once he became a free agent in the offseason. The Broncos weren't going to give out a contract like that to a wide receiver who had a breakthrough in 2010 and turned 30 over the summer.