Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons Why They Will Win the AFC West

Jackson DworakContributor IIINovember 12, 2011

Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons Why They Will Win the AFC West

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    Right now, the AFC West is wide open. It is any team's division to win. There has been poor play from each team so far, and there needs to be a squad to step up big time.

    Well, that team is the Denver Broncos.

    Why the Broncos? After all, they do have the worst record in the division.

    I'll give you five reasons why.

Inconsistency of Division Rivals

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    The AFC West is becoming thought of by many as the worst division in all of football. That is due in big part to the fact that there are no consistent teams.

    The San Diego Chargers started out looking like the best team in the division, and one of the best in the league. The Oakland Raiders appeared to be not far behind. Then they started to tank.

    Now the Broncos are playing like the most talented team in the AFC West, and if they can stay consistent, unlike the other teams in their division, they could pull off a playoff spot.

Young Players Stepping Up

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    As the season has progressed, there have been many young players on Denver's roster who have stepped up and shown themselves to be some of the best players on the team.

    Eric Decker is having one of the better seasons out of any wide receiver in the league, already hauling in six touchdowns.

    Another receiver, Eddie Royal, has been stepping up, getting pretty decent amounts of receiving yards, and also having one 85-yard punt return for a touchdown.

    First-round pick Von Miller has already recorded 6.5 sacks, which is pretty rare to see from rookie outside linebackers, or any 4-3 outside linebacker for that matter.

Great Running Game

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    Who would've ever thought that Willis McGahee would break out like he has? He is part of the reason that Denver is fifth in the league in rushing.

    If the Broncos can keep up the consistency in the run game, they will be hard to stop.

    Their success in the run game can also be contributed in big part to Tim Tebow (keep reading..).

They Are Flying Under the Radar

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    One of the reasons why the Denver Broncos will win the division is because of the simple fact that nobody expects them to.

    Teams will play the Broncos throughout the remaining weeks thinking it will be an easy victory. However, Denver is so much more talented than other teams give them credit for.

    They will beat teams that they weren't supposed to, and leave their opponents thinking, "what the heck just happened?"

Tim Tebow

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    Everyone questioned the Broncos when they selected Tebow in the first round of the draft a few years back. They all said he wasn't an NFL quarterback.

    Well, no, Tebow isn't your prototypical professional QB, but that's what makes him so special. He's an X factor, a game changer. He's one of those players that is hard to game-plan against.

    He's still raw, but he has the chance to be a very, very good quarterback some day, and right now, has a great chance of leading Denver to the playoffs.