The Denver Broncos will not walk over their opponents in the AFC West this season because the team that Peyton Manning is playing for in 2012 is very similar to the Colts team that was the worst in the league last year.
When they signed prized free agent quarterback Peyton Manning, it seemed like everyone in the nation crowned the Denver Broncos as the new team to beat in the AFC.
Manning will certainly make the Denver passing game one of the league's best with his presence alone, but Denver is a flawed team that started out last season 1-4.
Outside of Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, the defense is aging. The offensive weapons aren't much to speak of either, and Denver will have a tough time battling San Diego and Kansas City for the division title.