Key Injuries Of Denver Broncos' Players Proves They Are Fallible

By williambontrager
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I have probably had all I can stand listening to sportscasters drool, pant and whine about Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos!

Sure, they are good, but people are whispering about them like they are going to solve the problems in Syria, or silence The Jersey Shore cast from uttering their opinions on the brain-numbing networks.

Both things would be equally as miraculous.

But this is the NFL, and a team can beat any other team on any given Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles are such horrible underdogs this week that it would almost be dumb not to call on them to upset the orange and blue media-proclaimed football gods.

Well, just like ancient Greek mythologies, the Broncos are fallible. They sport the best run defense in the league, but they are susceptible in the secondary.

Champ Bailey, who got beat consistently by the Baltimore Ravens‘ receivers in the playoffs, is out. In his place is the Delaware valley flop of last season, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He will face the speedster, DeSean Jackson, who will prove that he is still one of the most dangerous receivers in the league.

They are also weakened on the offensive line. All-Pro Ryan Clady is damaged goods and is nursing a Linsfranc injury (sounds like a French soup), which has sent him home for the season.

They brought in the former-Eagle Winston Justice to help out at the tackle position. Eagles fans, do you remember him? No, I don’t either.

Trent Cole will either hunt him or Chris Clark on Sunday afternoon at Mile High Stadium. Either way, it will be a mismatch that favors the birds.

So, despite what ESPN and its affiliates are claiming, the Broncos are not unbeatable. That was just two examples of the weaknesses of the team. I didn’t even mention Manning’s sore neck, and the little time he had to pamper it after defeating the Oakland Raiders. Yeah, he has been whining about that too.

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