Are the Denver Broncos still a superbowl contender even without The sack master Von Miller who is suspended for 6 games and their plague of injuries?

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    Aug 21, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    I As a Denver Broncos fan you never want to see your Best defensive player out of a regular season game that being said football isnt just about one person its a team effort. With peyton manning we have a pretty solid QB with a good recieving core Demarus,Welker,Decker we can do some dangerous things in the arial attack area however I have concerns about RBS and the OL can they stay healthy and make sure manning is safe? with a guard as a center. My concerns are mainly with the Defense though we beefed up our DL with terrance knighton but with wolf out at DE for now who will replace him? and champ bailey out with a foot injuy as well the secondary will need some help.As who will start at Middle linebacker Nate Iriving or Stewart bradley?? But dont forget the biggest loss is of Rookie Defensive player of the year and sack leader Von miller whos presence is a game changer how will the Broncos adapt?? Put Shaun phillps as a pass rusher will Ayers step up? I think its too soon to know how we will do in the regular season we got whooped on in preseason against the hawks 10 to 40 and we had 5 starters get hurt.

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    Aug 21, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    The Broncs are putting up loads of points with that superb WR trio, so Von will be missed on defense but it won't doom their playoff chances one bit.

    I assume Shaun Phillips is an adequate stopgap on the edge, if not him then at least Robert Ayers. Champ Bailey and the secondary is more of a worry for Denver, IMO, than the front seven.

    They've got the Raiders, Eagles, and Jags in those first six games, so 4-2 should be no problemo. Only shame is they don't get more division games in that stretch, the rest of the AFC West is just yuck.

    After Elvis Dumervil's Faxgate, the front-office arrests, and the preseason injuries (Dan Koppen et al.) I'm sure the Broncos simply want to get on with it and kick this season off for real.

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    Aug 21, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
    Yes, they are in a very weak division. They have the best QB in division, best running backs, recievers and best defense. If Baltimore wouldnt have gotten so hot last year, Denver could have won the superbowl. I would put them as the favorites in the AFC
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    Aug 21, 2013 4:53 PM GMT
    Miller was good but def not the "master" of sacs. If you got Peyton then you got a chance but right now the Broncod look like their heading to a disappointing regular season.

    Ps Welker won't be like he was in NE. He won't be Peyton's "go to guy" and I think he's slowing down
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    Aug 21, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    just means they'll be the 2nd,3rd, or 4th seed instead of the 1st or 2nd seed. Doesn't really matter.
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    Aug 22, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    Overall I think we will do well were still favored to be in the playoffs alittle worry about key starters hoping our secondary doesnt get burned like it did against baltimore I think we will win the first 3 games Im still iffy about the OL holding up if ryan clady returns I think we will be looking good I think ronnie hillman will do good as a back. We have great leader and passer as our QB and good recieving core Defense will be interesting to see how we mix it up following Millers absence unfornatly I think this is champ baileys final year love the guy but hes at that age. Im excited and worried what the regular season will bring hopefully no more serious injuries in preseason
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    Sep 02, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    I wouldn't worry about it. Miller will be back after 6 games, and as long as Peyton stays healthy they are a lock to win that division. KC will be improved but San Diego won't be any good, and Oakland should be awful. Win the division, get homefield advantage again, and this time maybe they take advantage of it. Broncos are looking at 11-5 or 12-4 with their schedule. I think they are AFC favorites to start the season.
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    Sep 03, 2013 5:58 AM GMT
    I see a good season so far for the broncos as long as peyton stays healthy the OL blocks well we got a good recieving core and were good like you said and that the Defense can generate some pass rush with shaun phillips helping on downs and we got good depth in the secondary and we learn how to tackle on special teams Very suprised we cut lance ball aparently he was too expensive um hes better then ronnie hillman he can hold onto the ball should be interesting