Some day, some team will play a competitive game against the Broncos. But it hasn’t happened yet, and it certainly didn’t happen today in Denver, with the Eagles in town.
Peyton Manning was a ridiculous 28-for-34 for 327 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions, and he didn’t even play in the fourth quarter, as the Broncos cruised to an easy win.
The way the Broncos are playing right now, it’s almost unfair. The offense is virtually unstoppable. The defense hits hard, makes life miserable for opposing quarterbacks and isn’t even at full strength yet without the injured Champ Bailey and the suspended Von Miller. And the special teams has Trindon Holliday, who in addition to being the NFL’s shortest player may be the NFL’s fastest player. Holliday scored his second return touchdown of the season when he ran a kickoff back 105 yards in the second quarter.
The Eagles didn’t look good at all, and they looked especially bad once the Broncos made some defensive adjustments to keep up with Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense. At 1-3 the Eagles obviously have a lot of work to do, but the reality is that every team looks bad against the Broncos, who have blown out all four of their opponents this season.
There’s still a lot of football to be played, but for the first month of the season we can safely say this: The best quarterback in the NFL and the best team in the NFL are located in Denver.