The Denver Broncos will enter the 2014 season with high expectations.
After being thumped by the Seattle Seahawks, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII, there will be tons of motivation brewing in Mile High from now until the end of the year.
The Broncos were so humbled by the loss in the Super Bowl that the team is now using '35' as motivation during voluntary offseason conditioning workouts.
If the Broncos hope to avenge their Super Bowl loss, however, their big-name players will have to continue to excel at a high level during the 2014 season.
The Broncos made a number of major signings during the offseason, bulking up a defense that was dominated by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
In that same game, the offensive unit that had broken just about every major single-season record laid a big dud, as quarterback Peyton Manning and his receiving unit struggled to establish any sort of chemistry on their way to scoring eight points the entire game.
These aforementioned big-name players will have to continue to excel on the field throughout 2014 if the Broncos wish to get back to the ultimate stage of playing for the Lombardi Trophy.
How will these players perform during the 2014 season, and just what type of stat lines should we expect?