Originally Posted by The1ApplePie
The Broncos have a HOF QB that tossed for 7 TDs, against a better than average defense.
As far as the running game goes, its the 2013 NFL. Its probably less important than the kicking game at this point.
Think folks are living on the past too much and not realizing the current times. That defense is nothing but average. It was that last year. Many seem to forget all the talk about how washed up that defense was last year and no longer able to carry a team. So how in the world is it going to be better than last year with so many changes in the first week of the season?
Statistically that defense was 17th in the league last year which is below average. If you even go by PFF they had them #22 in overall defense. So yeah, that defense is not above average. Could end up that way if they begin to gel and work together but acting as if that was not a rather piss poor defense is a stretch.
Now that's not to take anything away from Peyton because he definitely played an amazing game and killed it for one of my fantasy teams (thanks Peyton!) but at the same time let's not act like that was one amazing defensive unit. This isn't the Ravens D from the past.