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Trindon Holliday could be the most perfect football player in NFL history

Jay Busbee
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Trindon Holliday is three wins away from being the answer to one of the great trivia questions in NFL history: the only player ever to go undefeated in a 19-game season.

Holliday, a Broncos kick return specialist, is the beneficiary of fortunate circumstance: he played his first five games for the Houston Texans, who went 5-0 over that span. But Houston waived Holliday; Denver then picked him up, and proceeded to go 11-0 to close out the season.

[Related: Champ Bailey nostalgic after Broncos wrap up No. 1 seed]

Talk about your lucky charms, huh? Even if Holliday only scored one touchdown all season, you can't argue with the numbers.

Denver now has to win only three games for Holliday to go 19-0 over a season, something that no team, not even the 1972 Dolphins, has ever accomplished. Those Dolphins were 17-0, playing in an era of 14-game seasons. (Funny how they never mention that when they break out the champagne every time the last undefeated team of each season loses.) The New England Patriots went undefeated in the regular season and won two games in the playoffs before the New York Giants and Manning-to-Tyree derailed them in the Super Bowl.

[Hat tip: The Phinsider.]

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