Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/23/13
Forget about Peyton Manning's neck and right arm. Both held up just fine last year. The question now is about his broad shoulders. As in, can he carry the weighty expectations of the Rocky Mountain region that will be satisfied with nothing less than a Super Bowl title? It's especially important with defensive leader Von Miller facing the possibility of a monthlong NFL drug suspension to start the season. The Broncos roared into the playoffs riding an 11-game winning streak and touting the AFC's best record at 13-3 only to see Rahim Moore flail at Joe Flacco's rainbow pass to Jacoby Jones for the game-tying 70-yard touchdown in the final minute of regulation, the defining moment of their double-overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Front office boss John Elway went all-in, adding Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez and Montee Ball to Manning's stockpile in another offseason spending spree that also saw All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady sign the biggest deal for an offensive lineman in team ...
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