Originally Posted by sirhcyennek81
1998 Broncos went 2-2 to end that season. Lost to the NYG and the Dolphins, and had close wins vs Seattle and KC. After 13 straight wins, that team looked like it was vulnerable at the wrong time.
Until Denver crushed Miami in the divisional round, stomped the NYJ in the Conference Championship and beat the Falcons like a red headed step child in the SB.
That team was the defending Super Bowl champions, and had long ago established themselves as the best team in the NFL. Losing after going 13-0 took the wind out of their sails a bit, but the other games were moot. They were the best team in football, and the 2nd best team would have to play their best game of the year to beat Denver.
This year's team hasn't proven anything yet. Say whatever you want, but the fact is, they lost to the top 3 teams they faced this year, so it is hardly the same as 1998.
Much in the way as Houston, this team still has a lot to prove. They haven't accomplished anything yet, and I'm not just talking about this year.