Yes you read the headline correctly.
And no, I'm not talking about him playing safety.
The Broncos defense was a tough group to figure in 2011. The played admirably at times, holding seven opponents to fewer than 20 points. Yet they also were soundly beaten by the top quarterbacks in the league, allowing 49 points to Aaron Rodgers, 41 points to Tom Brady and 32 points to Christian Ponder.
As I said, the Broncos defense was a tough group to figure.
The Denver defense finished the season ranked 20th overall. They allowed over 24 points a game and forced just 18 total turnovers.
So what does this have to do with Peyton Manning?
Here is how Peyton Manning positively affects the Denver Broncos defense.