Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates with quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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This may finally be the year where Peyton Manning makes the Super Bowl once again. The defense clearly is not what it once was in 2012, but the offense has been setting records all year. They have the ability to win any shootout they get into, although shootouts may not be a good thing for Peyton Manning in the playoffs.
The pieces are all there, and the Broncos may finally take hold of this opportunity. The weird thing is, the Broncos are 4-3 against playoff teams, which doesn’t really bode well for them since they’re all in the AFC.
The only AFC playoff team they have not played is the Bengals, and they did not lose to the Chiefs; but have lost to every other AFC playoff team. The Broncos will go as far as Manning takes them.