I'm not sure I'm as ready as others to forgive Pat his New England drift. The reality is that the Broncos are winning the Broncos way - exceptional QB play with versatile WRs, flexible TE's that also act like slot receivers and a solid running game, and a undersized but fast defense. Pat got lured by thinking that the Broncos had to become the patriots.
Darth Hoody tried to remake the Broncos as the Patriots - and not what the Patriots had been, but what they will be. Elway went back to what they have been. That is the reason for success.