Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/8/13
I’ve finally come to terms with how quickly the season ended for the Denver Broncos, although it ended in a rather unexpected way. The team had finally started to gel behind quarterback Peyton Manning during the second half of their week six-game in San Diego where the Chargers were dominating on both sides of the ball.  The Broncos came out in the second half as a team possessed and put up 35 points to shock their AFC rivals, and went into the bye week brimming with confidence. They didn’t lose again the regular season, finishing with 10 straight wins and the top overall playoff seed in the AFC. Against Baltimore at home, the Broncos had done enough to win their game until the inexplicable late touchdown that allowed the Ravens to tie the score, and then gutted through a lengthy overtime until the Ravens won the game on a late field goal. Considering the core of this team won 13 games, there’s plenty of talent ready to make another Super Bowl run, but teams that sit back complacent...
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