Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning can add the story of the secret naked bootleg to his long list of "I-can’t-believe-he-just-did-that" moments. Manning, of course, fooled everyone when he faked a handoff and ran left towards the pylon untouched for a touchdown.

However, what we didn’t know is that until after the game was that Manning didn’t call the play in the huddle. His teammates had no idea he was keeping the ball, according to ESPN.com.

“If you do it every five years, it’s a good tendency-breaker,’’ Manning said. “So I didn’t tell anybody else. See, the only way to run a naked bootleg is if you don’t tell anyone else, because everyone else runs the play and runs full speed.”

Manning ended up having a field day against the Cowboys, as the Broncos escaped with a 51-48 victory to improve to 5-0 on the season.

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