As one of the NFL’s most dominant teams this season, the Broncos are a clear favorite to win the Super Bowl.
In fact, many oddsmakers have them as the number one pick to go all the way.
That’s not surprising given the presence of all-world quarterback Peyton Manning, who played most of his remarkable career with the Indianapolis Colts before moving on to the Broncos. His presence alone gives your team a chance to take a run at a championship, but the Colts aren’t a one trick pony, pun intended.
With a 9-1 record, the Broncos would be running away with the AFC West if not for the equally remarkable Kansas City Chiefs. But the Broncos are all but guaranteed a spot in the playoffs and whether they earn home field advantage or not, they’re a team that nobody is going to want to face in the post season.
Odds To Win Championship: 3/1
Key #1: The usual from Peyton Manning
When people discuss the very best quarterbacks in the NFL, they’re bound to mention the name Peyton Manning. He stands alongside Tom Brady as the best quarterback of his generation, and has proven it in both the regular season and in the Super Bowl. The Broncos have not been back to the big game since they won it in 1998, and they are looking to Manning to help change that.
With a proven track record of winning, the Broncos knew exactly what they were getting when they brought in Manning as a free agent in 2012. He was solid for the team in his first season, though they were stunned by the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the playoffs.
This year Manning hopes to take his new team all the way, and there’s no reason to believe he can’t do it. He’s putting up his usual great numbers on offense, and making the Broncos tough to beat in every game.
Key #2: Fiery offense
With Manning at the line of scrimmage, you’re essentially guaranteed a powerful offence, but the Broncos have provided him with plenty of offensive options.
With running back Knowshon Moreno absolutely burning up the field with 600 yards, Manning could theoretically just keep dishing to him and watch the points pile up. But he’s got other options, like Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, who are also racking up big yardage.
The Broncos are an offensive machine that’ll set any defensive line back on its heels, and they have done so all season long.
Key #3:Handle the pressure
When you’re the team everyone is chasing, you’ve got a target on your back. The Broncos are favorites for a reason, but they won’t be sneaking up on anybody and every team wants to make a name for themselves by knocking them out.
Manning’s championship experience should help calm nerves in the Broncos dressing room when the going gets tough.
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