No one knows the notion of a closing window of opportunity better than current Denver Bronco’s GM John Elway, who 15 years ago was coming to the end of a Hall of Fame career without a Super Bowl win. Fate would smile on Elway who won two rings in his last seasons in the NFL.
What remains to be seen is whether Elway can find lightning in a bottle to get Peyton Manning another ring. Last season the team (13-3) posted amazing numbers but ultimately was embarrassed by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
Looking to this season, the Broncos face nine playoff teams with an overall schedule featuring opponents boasting a .570 winning percentage last year (the second hardest in the league). Furthermore, the Bronocs will be playing two different sets of back-to-back road games (one of which is back-to-back-back).
In addition to Von Miller returning from injury, Denver bolstered its defense with first round pick CB Brandon Roby. The Broncos also grabbed WR Cody Latimer as a possible replacement for Eric Decker, who recently departed via free agency for the New York Jet.
Oddsmakers have Denver posted solidly at 11 for o/u wins. Considering the AFC West remains somewhat weak, it’s hard not to imagine Manning once again wrecking the league. Depending on how you fall on the 11 wins, shop around for the best payout (-140 over to -125 under).