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View Poll Results: How many games will the Denver Broncos win in the 2012 season?
15 or 16 6 5.41%
13 or 14 2 1.80%
11 or 12 52 46.85%
9 or 10 40 36.04%
7 or 8 9 8.11%
5 or 6 0 0%
3 or 4 1 0.90%
2 or fewer 1 0.90%
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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might as well have a poll...let's see who the believers (homers?), realists, and doubters really are.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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I feel great about this year, even with a tough schedule. 11-12
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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put me in the realist/doubter category.

no matter what happens with Manning, i think the schedule is just too tough, we're lacking depth, and still have alot of questions about this team. 2012 is a warm-up for 2013. i expect 2013 to be Manning's/Elway's/Fox's first serious run toward a SB.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
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About 10. We are probably a little better than that, but the tough schedule will depress the win total a little bit.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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I think this is a solid football team. I think we max out at 10 or 11 wins. The schedule and lack of depth in certain areas is the only reason I wouldn't predict more.

New England, New Orleans, Baltimore, Atlanta and Houston are all pretty tough games, IMHO. Not to mention the Steelers opening day. I think that we will do pretty good in our division, but still expect a loss or two.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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The defense won 8 games without a QB last year. This year we win 11+
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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My prediction of 11 or 12 is based on the assumption that Manning is healthy for all 16 games. I think that the Broncos, even outside of Manning, is a better team this year than it was last year, and as we all know, we had a very limited passing game last year and still won 8 games and the Division.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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I said nine early I feel more confident now in 10 wins, lucky me it is the same on the multiple choice.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:00 PM   #9
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I can see Ramblin Bronco is not on board the Broncos' Bandwagon
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #10
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Said 6 after the draft have upped it to 7-8.

Still not sure of DL stopping the Running game or putting pressure on Qb without blitzing.

Not sure that Manning will have his skill players and OL tuned in till mid year..

While they looked good in the preseason it was only PRESEASON.

There will not be a team we play tht will be looking past us and not getting sky high to play PM.

Unlike last year when everyone w as looking past DEN and the joke our Offense was..
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #11
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #12
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A healthy PFM guarantees 12 wins. An 85% PFM guarantees 10 imo. Add a couple more due to defensive wins.. we are looking at 12 wins at least.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #13
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People putting too much stock in this "tough schedule" logic... its a fallacy...

Too much change over each year in a team vs expectations.... every year a handful of teams we thought would be good sucks and vice versa...

If denver is as good as i think and hope.... 11 or 12 wins is within reason...
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #14
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I say 10-6. 11-5 if things go well. 9-7 if they do not.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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I say 10-6. 11-5 if things go well. 9-7 if they do not.
Pretty spot on with my range. 9-11 wins. Given how tough our schedule is, I'll take 8-8 if it means we make the playoffs again
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #17
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I aimed low...of course we win more than 4 games.

That way I will never be disappointed.
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People putting too much stock in this "tough schedule" logic... its a fallacy...

Too much change over each year in a team vs expectations.... every year a handful of teams we thought would be good sucks and vice versa...

If denver is as good as i think and hope.... 11 or 12 wins is within reason...
So PIT, ATL, HOU, Ne, SAN, NOL, BAL are suddenly going to fold up this coming year?


How many teams over the past few years have looked past DEN on their schedule the past few years. Which means they even as professionals did not get excited about playing them. Comply known as trap games..

Hell DEN has routinely had a couple of them each year the last decade.

And now this year we have Manning anyone really think anyone will not be ready to play us now vs ORTON and Tebow.

How about rethinking those comments.

Sure some teams go down but then some teams get better such as we beat CIN last year with them having a rookie QB do you think they have improved or gotten worse..

Not being logical about those things leads to disappointment down the road..
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I could see Houston, Pitt, and Baltimore slipping some this year. Especially Baltimore, their defense won't be anywhere near as good as at has been. Losing Suggs and Jarrett Johnson will be huge.
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7 or 8. depth all over the roster is a real concern. defense still looks marginal up the middle. and schedule...ugh.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #21
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might as well have a poll...let's see who the believers (homers?), realists, and doubters really are.
Why would you have us discuss this? No matter what the FO does or say, it doesn't make a damn a difference what we can do. Why discuss it?

See what I did here JohnGalt? For others, see his posts about discussing why we are talking about better QBs than Hanie.



BTW, I would have voted 10 or 11 wins but only 9 or 10 was an option. Outside chance on that 11th win is closer than having only 9 wins.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #22
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So PIT, ATL, HOU, Ne, SAN, NOL, BAL are suddenly going to fold up this coming year?

in a word, yes... not saying they all will, but history says some of those teams will underperform...

huge turnover every year in playoff teams... thats a fact...

Pit had oline issues and injury concerns...

Baltimore is old on defense in key spots and lost Suggs, and i Flacco is inconsistent...

by "SAN" are you referring to san diego?... they have massive oline issues, Rivers still looks terrible, and they have unimpressive personnel at WR and on defense...

Hou had one big year, I'm not convinced they are ready for big time yet... lets see this year...

Atl i doubt even makes the playoffs this year... they are tough at home and have explosive offense but defensively they are vunerable and Ryan is inconsistent...

the Saints on paper look strong but obviously the turmoil and suspensionstheyve dealt with this offseason could serve as a distraction...


i'm not saying all the teams you listed will underperform, but history shows they could... nothing is set in stone so i wouldnt just assume those teams mentioned are guaranteed powerhouses...
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About 10. We are probably a little better than that, but the tough schedule will depress the win total a little bit.

This seems the most probable to me. If the schedule were a little easier, the sky might be the limit, but I expect the week-upon-week pounding of top defenses to take a toll on the final record.
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So PIT, ATL, HOU, Ne, SAN, NOL, BAL are suddenly going to fold up this coming year?


How many teams over the past few years have looked past DEN on their schedule the past few years. Which means they even as professionals did not get excited about playing them. Comply known as trap games..

Hell DEN has routinely had a couple of them each year the last decade.

And now this year we have Manning anyone really think anyone will not be ready to play us now vs ORTON and Tebow.

How about rethinking those comments.

Sure some teams go down but then some teams get better such as we beat CIN last year with them having a rookie QB do you think they have improved or gotten worse..

Not being logical about those things leads to disappointment down the road..
We played the 2nd most difficult schedule in the league last year; only the Super Bowl Champions played a more difficult schedule.

You can spout all the specious rationale that you want, but there's no basis for it. To say the Denver was a "trap" game for teams is laughable "logic".
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