For Those of You Who Think Denver Has No Chance: This One Is For You

Seth MeltonCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 27:   Wesley Woodyard #59 congratulates Elvis Dumervil #92 of the Denver Broncos after Dumervil sacked JaMarcus Russell of the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 27, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

I am a bartender, so I get to watch ESPN all day at work and follow NFL Primetime, Live, and the whole nine yards. I see everything about all the teams.

All day I watch only to watch analyst give Denver zero credit. I understand they all made assumptions of how terrible we would be. I understand the tougher part of our schedule is coming up. Facts are facts though ladies and gentlemen and I am here to give you some.

Before I get to the facts, though, I read the Raiders articles. Raiders fans, just shut your mouth until you beat us again. Please just shut your mouth. You have a terrible QB and we dominated you in every aspect of the game.

The Baltimore Ravens are number one in power rankings, while Denver sits at 13: The only 3-0 team out of the top ten. Denver has won their games 62-16, so +46 in our favor against teams with a combined record of 3-6. Baltimore has won their games 103-53 so +50 in their favor against teams with a combined record of 2-7. Seems a little odd to me.

Have we played two weak teams?


Wait though, weren't we suppose to be one of those weak teams? A team that Cleveland, Oakland, and the Bengals could beat. The Bengals didn't have things go their way, but lucky plays happen, just ask David Tyree.

Cincinnati scored 23 with 273 yards on the defending Super Bowl champs. We allowed 307 yards, but only seven points.

Broncos held Cleveland to six points and only allowed 200 yards. Minnesota gave up 17 and 268 yards.

Broncos held Oakland to a measly 137 yards and gave up three points. Chargers gave up 366 yards and 20 points.

We have the number one defense in the league. No one would have predicted that regardless of the teams we played before the season started. I'm tired of all analyst using our schedule as a scapegoat for their wrong predictions.

Just something to read and think about for a moment before you count Denver out.

Looking at our schedule coming up, it looked a lot scarier before the season than it does now. Cowboys without Felix, Patriots without Mayo, and Chargers with out Jamal Williams and maybe LT all look beatable to me. I'm not guaranteeing a win by any means, but they are games we can win.

Followed by that, we have the Ravens who look outstanding, but things may change by then. Steelers look beatable as well to me. Redskins we should beat if they keep at this pace.

With all the being said that still leaves two games against Kansas City and one more against Oakland in Denver.

I'm not saying were going 10-6 but we could and we very well may win the division. No we are not world beaters, but we do win.

"Denver rookie head coach Josh McDaniels doesn't have a grasp on how to build a team," said John Clayton, April 23rd, 2009.

I just want people like this to go back and say 'maybe I was wrong.' I'm not asking to pick us for the Super Bowl; just give us respect where we have earned it.

Denver fans, I leave you with this comment from recently signed veteran Vonnie Holliday.

“But when I was talking to some coaches on this staff, guys who were much older and much more experienced than Coach McDaniels, they said, ‘Don’t listen.’ They said some good things were happening here. They said Coach McDaniels was special ... it didn’t take me long to realize they were right. There’s something about Josh McDaniels.”

Keep strong Bronco faithful as we shoot for 4-0.