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Friday, October 4, 2013

Will the Broncos Go Undefeated?

Will the Denver Broncos go undefeated this year? Will they become only the second team (the 1972 Miami Dolphins being the first) to complete an entire season undefeated and untied, including the playoffs and the championship game (i.e., the Super Bowl)? Although very few things are written in stone (ask Moses), as long as Peyton Manning stays healthy and with a little luck, there's a pretty good chance the Broncos will. Why? Because Peyton Manning is that good.

We learned just how good he is a couple of years ago when he missed the entire 2011 season due to an injury, and his team at the time (the Indianapolis Colts) fell from a 10-6 record in 2010 to a 2-14 record in 2011 (a year in which they lost their first 13 games). He's better than his brother, Eli, although Peyton's detractors might point to the fact that Eli has two Super Bowl rings and Peyton only has one, but all that goes to show that winning a championship requires a strong supporting cast and a little luck. Winning championships is definitely a sign of greatness, but it is only one. I mean, does anyone really believe that Trent Dilfer was a better quarterback Fran Tarkenton? But I digress.  My sense is that this year luck (and talent) are on Peyton's side. And as long as he and the Broncos aren't playing the Niners in the Super Bowl, I'll be rooting for them to do it.

P.S. The Broncos almost made a liar out of me in under a week. I suspect that they're defensive secondary is going to back to the drawing board after Tony Romo put up over 500 passing yards against them.

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