The Denver Broncos benefited from a favorable schedule in 2013 just like the rest of their division. They proved they could beat the best teams in the league, but they didn't have to do so with any type of regularity.
In 2014, the schedule is not nearly as favorable. The Broncos will have to play a first-place schedule again and the NFC West. The Broncos only play five teams in 2014 that didn't have a winning record last season.
The obvious goal for the Broncos is to win a Super Bowl with anything less being a disappointment. By season's end, the Broncos will definitely be battle tested.
General manager John Elway has restocked the Broncos with talent, so they should be ready for the gauntlet that is the NFL season. Elway hopes his work this offseason will bring another Lombardi Trophy to Denver next winter.