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Early season questions ran rampant about the Denver Broncos after they opened with a 2-3 record. However, after five straight wins, the Broncos look like an elite team with an almost unstoppable roll of momentum.
Peyton Manning is an MVP candidate, and the offense has scored at least 30 points in seven different games this season. Long, methodical drives and quick-strike plays are commonplace for a Denver offense that relies heavily on Manning's ingenuity and accuracy.
Losing Willis McGahee for six-to-eight weeks will harm an already struggling rushing game, but Manning is good enough to succeed without offensive balance.
The defense has been impressive as well, with Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil combining for 21 sacks through 10 games.
Buy or Sell?
Buy: The Broncos are not a perfect team, but counting Manning out of a Super Bowl race is an ill-advised notion. This offense is clicking at the right time and displaying the type of chemistry not usually associated with a team in transition.
The defensive unit is impressive, with a total of 35 sacks, 12 interceptions and 14 forced fumbles. What must also be noted is that, like the Bears, Denver's three losses came against elite opponents. The difference, though, is that the Broncos were still settling in during the early part of their schedule.
If the Broncos struggle against the Ravens in Week 15, then there is serious cause for concern.