The Denver Broncos continue their reign as one of the unconquered football teams in the NFL this regular season. With a healthy and intensely aggressive quarterback, the Denver Broncos have been serving defeat to every NFL team that comes in their way - with the Minnesota Vikings as the latest victim of the Peyton Manning squad's relentless drive to finally reach the Super Bowl and unseat the New England Patriots.
Apart from the Denver Broncos, five other football teams stand undefeated this current NFL regular season, namely, the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers. Should the Football Power Index of ESPN be believed, then the Denver Broncos is anticipated to have a 90.5 percent chance of actually winning the playoffs. Meanwhile, the chances of the Denver Broncos is snagging the AFC West title are at 83.4 percent.
"The [Denver] Broncos are a title contender based on the speed and power of their defense," noted Jeff Legwold of ESPN. The sports commentator went on to point out, "After Sunday's games, they are No. 1 in total defense, No. 1 in sacks, No. 1 in pass defense, No. 1 in third-down defense, No. 2 in points allowed and No. 7 in run defense. The Broncos also have shown at least some early signs of shaking loose on offense; if they can find a way to do that, they will be on the short list of championship hopefuls."
Notably, the key football star in the Denver Broncos roster throughout this NFL season is quarterback Peyton Manning. While rumors of retirement continue to hound the Denver Broncos star, it remains to be seen whether the age of Peyton Manning will actually play as a factor in his football performance. At this point though, the NFL veteran is still regarded as the best quarterback in the league - with some even claiming that New England Patriots star Tom Brady is no match for Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning.
The same sentiment is echoed by Ian O'Connor of ESPN who shared, "Even at a time when he's better described as super unselfish rather than just plain super, Manning might be the one and only player in the AFC who can prevent the New England Patriots from making their seventh trip to the big game in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era."
While the New England Patriots quarterback still has a number of years before he retires from the game, Peyton Manning has proven time and again that he can overcome odds that may hinder his physical performance with the Denver Broncos. With such resilience, fans and followers of the Denver Broncos are confident that the Super Bowl trophy might have a new home once this NFL season ends.