Where Broncos stand heading into Week 17

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Analysis by Christopher Hansen

(Bleacher Report) — The Denver Broncos are headed into the playoffs as the favorites to win the Super Bowl. That’s really not surprising, considering this team won a playoff game last season with Tim Tebow at quarterback and replaced him with Peyton Manning.

Manning has the Broncos sitting at 12-3 and they are still improving. The Broncos have improved just about every week in one area or another and enter the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in football.

It’s hard to imagine that a team as good as the Broncos could still be getting better, but the stats prove it. When Manning says it can take years in some cases (per The Denver Post), he’s not being untruthful. The passing game is holding steady, but the Broncos are still improving in other areas.

The Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Kickoff is at 2:25 p.m. MST.

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