The Denver Broncos ripped through the AFC in 2013, posting a 13-3 record and representing their conference in the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning had a blowout season, setting NFL records in several categories along with helping the Broncos score the most points in NFL history. The Broncos still lost the Super Bowl. It’s hard to say that all those accomplishments don’t mean anything but when you lose the Super Bowl 43-8, it’s hard to get over the disappointment.
The 2014 Denver Broncos schedule isn’t going to be a problem. The Broncos will finish with double digit wins and win the AFC West. The post-season is where Denver must prove themselves. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some games on the Broncos 214 schedule that should give us some idea of whether the Broncos have addressed their weaknesses.
Broncos vs Colts – Sept 7th. – The home opener in Mile High against an up and coming Indianapolis Colts should be a good start. Manning’s old team, the blossoming Andrew Luck, a new season.
Broncos at Seahawks – Sep. 21. -The Super Bowl replayed. The Broncos will be looking for revenge against the defending Super Bowl champions who ripped them a new one.
Broncos vs 49ers – Oct 19th – Some say the 49ers will have lost a step in 2014. Nevertheless, Denver must prove that they can handle another brutally physical defense with one of their own.
Broncos at Patriots –Nov 2nd- Who can resist a Manning vs Brady game?
Broncos at Chargers –Dec 14th- Say what you want but the San Diego Chargers are learning how to handle the Broncos. San Diego could influence the post-season seedings with a win at their place.
The Broncos 2014 schedule offers some challenges but nothing an excellent Denver team can’t handle. The issue will be clinching home field. If the Broncos get the top seed, Arizona could be a foregone conclusion.
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