While most agree that the Broncos will improve as a unit with Peyton Manning at quarterback and show growth in the defense and wide receiver corps, not many are predicting the Broncos to trot to New Orleans.
In reality, however, the Broncos are not an outrageous Super Bowl pick. Yes, they do play a very tough schedule, yet they play in a very winnable division in the league's more winnable conference.
The New England Patriots and the Houston Texans are certainly the most complete teams, yet the Baltimore Ravens, who many "experts" have picked to be Super Bowl attendees are notorious playoff busts and have lost their best pass-rusher in Terrell Suggs.
Should Denver play smart and cohesively, they could very well be Super Bowl bound. (My pick is the Chicago Bears over the Broncos, for the record.)