Anyone who’s picking the Denver Broncos to make the Super Bowl this season isn’t exactly going out on a limb. Denver is the class of the AFC, no doubt about it. But what about perfection? Are the 2014 Broncos good enough to give the 1972 Miami Dolphins a run for their money?
Future Hall-of-Famer and current CBS analyst Tony Gonzalez thinks so.
Check out what the best tight end in NFL history told Newsday on the Broncos’ chances of running the table this season:
“Right now, Denver has a team built just like the New England Patriots back when they went undefeated. In looking at Denver in the preseason and Peyton Manning’s command of that offense, he’ll pick up right where he left off last year. And defensively, they went out like good organizations do and addressed their weaknesses…I think it’s going to be a Denver-Seattle rematch in the Super Bowl. And I would go with Denver this time. Giving Peyton two shots at it, to go against the same team, I’ll take Peyton.”
While Gonzalez’s prediction is somewhat bold, as there’s obviously only been one undefeated team in the history of the NFL, it’s not really that crazy. Denver has a legitimate shot at going undefeated with its high-octane offense and seriously upgraded defense.
But if there’s one thing you can point to as to why the Broncos won’t run the gauntlet, it’s their schedule. Denver technically has the second toughest schedule in the league this season, facing teams with an average 2013 win percentage of .570.