The 2012 Denver Broncos might be a Super Bowl contender.
The AFC is wide open and the Broncos do have the talent to possibly make a run in the postseason. They have shown that they can compete against the top teams in the NFL.
The Broncos first six opponents boast a combined record of 24-14. That's a winning percentage of .631. That is some pretty good competition. The second half of the schedule will get significantly easier at least in terms of win/loss percentage.
Yet there are some obstacles that can keep this team from Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans this February.
Here are five of the biggest obstacles that stand in the way of the Denver Broncos playing for a championship.