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In the AFC, the Broncos and Patriots appear to be the top two teams. Denver had a top four offense and defense in 2012, and the team made noticeable improvements to bolster the defensive line, the wide receiving corps, the secondary and the offensive line during the offseason. Denver also has Peyton Manning, while the Patriots have Tom Brady as their signal-caller. New England hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the 2004 season, but with a defense that forces turnovers and Brady manning the offense, they will contend.
While Matt Ryan’s Falcons and Aaron Rodgers’ Packers will be in the mix, and while Joe Flacco’s Ravens are coming off of a Super Bowl triumph, I expect the 49ers, Broncos, Seahawks and Patriots to be the last four teams standing. Denver is as hungry as ever following a heartbreaking postseason exit in 2012, and with Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker and Tavarres King catching passes from one of the best quarterbacks of all-time, it’s reasonable to expect Denver to be in the AFC Championship
The Broncos won 11 consecutive games by at least eight points to conclude the 2012 regular season, and Manning finished the season with a 3.44 touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio. With the addition of Louis Vasquez, who allowed just two sacks in 2012, and other small moves, Denver will be even better. The Broncos definitely could have represented the AFC in Super Bowl XLVII, and they will have a great chance in 2013 as well.