10 Reasons Why Denver Broncos Fans Should Be Excited For The 2014 Season

10 Reasons Denver Broncos Fans Should Be Excited For 2014

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There are many reasons Denver Broncos fans should be excited for the 2014 season. The Broncos ended the 2013 season on a sour note when they fell to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. However, they enter 2014 stronger than ever with a strong offseason and the return of Peyton Manning. Here are 10 reasons Broncos fans should be excited for 2014.

10. How The Broncos Rebound From Super Bowl XLVIII

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10. How The Broncos Rebound From Super Bowl XLVIII

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One of the more interesting story lines surrounding the Broncos entering 2014 is concerning how the Broncos rebound from their Super Bowl XLVIII loss. It's not just that the Broncos lost on the game's biggest stage, it's the fact that they were bludgeoned in a 43-8 massacre of a game. It was the third-biggest loss in Super Bowl history. The question is, how will the Broncos rebound this season?

9. How The Broncos Replace Eric Decker And Knowshon Moreno

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9. How The Broncos Replace Eric Decker And Knowshon Moreno

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The Broncos became the first team in NFL history to score over 600 points in a single season. A large reason for that was due to the contributions of No. 2 receiver Eric Decker and starting running back Knowshon Moreno. The issue is, now both of those are gone, and will be replaced by free agent Emmanuel Sanders and second-year RB Montee Ball in the starting lineup.

8. Bradley Roby's Impact

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8. Bradley Roby's Impact

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Bradley Roby was selected with the No. 31 overall pick by the Broncos in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Broncos have issues in the defensive backfield with Champ Bailey being released and Chris Harris recovering from a torn ACL. Roby will either serve as the No. 2 or nickel corner in his rookie season. How Roby performs in his rookie season will go a long way toward determining Denver's success in 2014.

7. The Return Of Von Miller And Ryan Clady

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7. The Return Of Von Miller And Ryan Clady

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What's lost in the Seahawks' dominating win over the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII is the fact that the Broncos were missing their best offensive lineman and their best defensive player. Ryan Clady practically missed the entire season due to a Lisfranc injury and Von Miller missed the entire postseason with an ACL injury. Both players will be ready for the season opener in September.

6. The Return Of The NFL's Best Offense

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6. The Return Of The NFL's Best Offense

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The Broncos shattered many offensive records in 2013. They return most of the same cast in 2014 in Peyton Manning, Montee Ball, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Julius Thomas. It will be worth watching to see if the 2014 offense can match the 2013 offense in terms of offensive firepower.

5. NFC West Schedule

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5. NFC West Schedule

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The Broncos will face the NFL's toughest division in 2014. No, I'm not talking about the AFC West. Denver will get their chance at revenge for Super Bowl XLVIII when they visit Seattle to face the Seahawks in Week 3. The Broncos will also face what is considered the NFC's second-best team in the San Francisco 49ers when the Niners visit Denver in Week 7.

4. Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady

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4. Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady

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Yes, 2014 also means yet another chapter in the Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady saga. Not that that is a bad thing. When the Broncos visit the Patriots in Week 9, it'll mark the 16th time Manning and Brady have met in a game. Brady got the best of Manning in the regular season, while Manning got the best of Brady in the AFC Championship Game during the 2013 season.

3. Peyton Manning Winning His Sixth MVP Award

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3. Peyton Manning Winning His Sixth MVP Award

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Manning completed his record-breaking 2013 season by winning his fifth MVP award. No other player in NFL history has won more than three MVP awards. Although Manning is 38-years-old and entering his 16th season in the league, there are no signs that the veteran quarterback is slowing down. Which means he could very well win his sixth MVP award in 2014.

2. Free Agent Additions

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2. Free Agent Additions

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The Broncos had the most eventful free agent signing period of any NFL team when they signed veterans DeMarcus Ware, Emmanuel Sanders, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. All four players are top veterans at their positions. Due to the signings of the aforementioned four players, the Broncos have become Super Bowl favorites in the media's eyes.

1. The Quest For A Lombardi Trophy

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1. The Quest For A Lombardi Trophy

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There will be no bigger reason to look forward to the Broncos' 2014 season other than their quest for the Lombardi Trophy. The Broncos entered as favorites in Super Bowl XLVIII, and instead, left the game embarrassed. No one knows how much longer Manning will continue to play. It will only be considered a successful season if Denver hoists the Lombardi Trophy.


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