10 Things the Denver Broncos Must Do to Win the Super Bowl

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10 Things the Denver Broncos Must Do to Win the Super Bowl
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The Denver Broncos have a 9-2 record, and they are considered one of the top Super Bowl contenders in the league. The road to the Super Bowl could go through the Mile High City if the Broncos take care of business over the last month of the season.

We've seen the Broncos score points on a record pace this season. Peyton Manning is likely to put up career-best numbers this year if he continues on this blistering pace.

The ground game has been featuring a resurgent Knowshon Moreno in 2013. So long as Moreno can stay healthy, he could finish with the first 1,000-yard rushing season of his career.

The passing game has arguably the best trio of wide receivers in the league today. Wes Welker has been a fantastic addition this year. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are both still putting up solid numbers in this high-powered passing attack.

Julius Thomas has been healthy for most of the season, and he's finally playing up to his enormous potential. The third-year tight end is one of the most difficult players to cover because of his size/speed combination.

The Broncos offensive line has played well most of the season, despite the loss of All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady in Week 2.

The run defense has been one of the best in the league in 2013. They have a swarming unit with players in the front seven who can all fly to the football.

The Broncos secondary has been torched at times this year. Champ Bailey has missed most of the season, but he's almost ready to return to the football field as we enter Week 13.

Their special teams are strong at kicker and punter. Matt Prater is almost automatic, and he's only missed one field goal this year. Britton Colquitt has a strong leg and can pin opponents deep when the team needs to play the field-position game.

Trindon Holliday is a mixed bag as a return man. He can score anytime he touches the ball, but ball security problems make him dangerous for both teams.

The Broncos have a Super Bowl window so long as Peyton Manning is their quarterback. Let's take a look at what they must do in order to secure the Lombardi Trophy this season. 

 

All quotes and injury/practice observations obtained firsthand. Record/statistical information provided via email from the Denver Broncos.

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