There isn't a hotter team in the NFL than the Denver Broncos, and Peyton Manning has everything to do with their success.
Sure, Von Miller and the defense have developed into one of the better units in the league, but it's Manning's ability to marshal the troops like a war general that has this team rolling.
Manning's constant demand for perfection from himself and his teammates has transformed the Broncos into Super Bowl contenders, and right now, I wouldn't bet against him.
Manning's stats are top-notch, too. He's passed for 3,812 yards with 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Only Drew Brees has more touchdown passes than Manning this season, and he's been playing catch-up for most of the year.
Manning will likely finish the year with both the MVP trophy and the Comeback Player of the Year award. What he's done this season after four neck surgeries kept him out all of 2011 is nothing short of a miracle.
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