Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/12/12
The Denver Broncos are playing at a high level, one big reason is the rejuvenation and comeback of All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning.Coach John Fox has molded cohesiveness and unity as the Broncos have cemented themselves squarely in the conversation for elite teams in the AFC.On Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, the Broncos wanted to give a little something back to their leader in command - in the form of a victory against Coach Fox's former team who fired him after nine seasons.The result was a 36-14 pasting by the Broncos over the Panthers, that provided another measuring stick of how good Denver can be.The Hero of the Game is awarded to the Denver Broncos defense, who made life miserable for the Panthers and in particular Carolina quarterback Cam Newton all game long. The Denver Broncos' defense pressured Newton all afternoon, and collected seven sacks to go with numerous knockdowns and continued harassment throughout the game.Denver's defense combines a solid def...
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