The Denver Broncos are 4-0, have scored at least 37 points in each of their games and have won all of them by at least 16 points. On top of that, they’ve been without Von Miller and Champ Bailey, but they have a weapon that many are beginning to deem an unfair advantage, even for an NFL team. It’s a 37-year-old quarterback who’s on pace to throw for over 6,000 yards and 64 touchdowns this year. So after a quarter of the season, that leads to the question: can Peyton Manning and the Broncos go undefeated this year?
Manning’s Indianapolis Colts should have gone undefeated in 2009, but they sat their starters in the final two games of the season after starting 14-0. The Kansas City Chiefs are also 4-0 in 2013, but Denver could have the AFC West locked up by Week 15 and be in a similar situation this year. But if Manning is needed to complete all 16 games to ensure a top playoff seed, who on their regular-season schedule can stop the Broncos?
At this point, the Colts and Chiefs are really the only two teams on Denver’s schedule that stand a chance at upsetting Manning’s well-oiled machine. But Andrew Luck is likely to attend a free clinic when his predecessor comes to town and Kansas City is likely to come back down to earth when the Chiefs visit Denver, so be ready to see the second 16-0 team in NFL history and this one won’t choke in the Super Bowl.