The Broncos can beat the other teams in their division, particularly if they shore up their run defense at DT. The question they should be asking is, Can they beat the other top contenders in the AFC? Right now, I’d say probably not. They really need to get better in coverage in the middle of their defense to beat the Patriots. They need to get better against the run to beat the Texans, and they need to be more physical overall to beat the Ravens. They could also stand to find one or two more threatening offensive ballcarriers.
Generally, I’d rank their needs like this:
1. DT, both inside pass rush and run support
2. Inside coverage players
3. Threatening space players/return men
4. Developmental CB, OL, and LB depth