1. Denver Broncos (8-3) - Denver's lead in the AFC West has now stretched to four games with five to play. Peyton Manning 's passer rating of 104.8 is third among all QB's.
But here's the best part for Broncos fans: Peyton is finally paired with the defense that fans in Indy had always wished for. Denver is No. 1 on our Defensive Hog Index, a key measure of Super Bowl potential. They are No. 2 against the run, No. 3 pressuring the passer, and No. 4 on third-down. Teams that dominate the DHI typically reach the Super Bowl.