Broncos win their fourth straight blowout

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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.

101 responses to “Broncos win their fourth straight blowout

  1. there isn’t any team that’s even close to sniffing the Broncos right now. every team that didn’t at least try to sign Manning as a free agent should be kicking themselves.

  2. How does reality taste Philly fans? This is why Week 1 was meaningless! You don’t win Superbowls in September but since you guys have never won ONE you wouldn’t know LOL. The Redskins as usual, the pride of the division. Only team who’s going to win today. If it weren’t for the Burgundy and Gold, the NFC East would be a disgrace! #GodBlesstheRedskins

  3. A little projection: 1 touchdown pass per quarter average, extrapolated over a season = 64. Maybe we should encourage Peyton to stay in for fourth quarters so he can reach triple digits.
    [No, I wouldn’t put any money on that happening, but speculating is part of being a fan].

  4. bad luck strikes at some point, so it’ll catch up with the Broncos and result in a loss or two. Other than that, though, the Broncos are almost unstoppable. the NFL right now looks like the Denver Broncos… then everybody else.

  5. elwaysagenius says:
    Sep 29, 2013 7:28 PM
    The first powerhouse NFL team since Denver in ’98
    —————————————————-

    You got the words in your sentence mixed up.

    The first powerhouse NFL team in Denver since ’98.

    Fixed it for you.

  6. Lets put all the “Seattle or Denver?” questions to rest. There’s only one team in the NFL that is elite.

  7. I’m beginning to think this Chip Kelly experiment is going to go about as well as the Steve Spurrier experiment.

  8. elwaysagenius says: Sep 29, 2013 7:28 PM

    The first powerhouse NFL team since Denver in ’98
    =================================================

    you are forgetting the 2007 Patriots .. went undefeated all the way up to the SB .. now _that_ was a powerhouse

  9. The Broncos will undoubtedly go 16-0 and then Manning will undoubtedly choke in the playoffs. It’s the way of life.

  10. So, when should we expect to read the first Chip Kelly to USC story? Next week? Next month? Whenever you guys are finished with Greg Schiano and Josh Freeman? If there is a candidate for someone to pull a Saban, it’s Chip Kelly all day long. He might not lose the locker room, but he’s running these guys into the ground and opposing teams are making him pay for it.

    Maybe next time Rick Reilly should wait until after week one to write how Kelly is changing the game, because he’s being exposed each and every week. He’ll always have a place in college football.

  11. Gotta admit, Denver is somethin’ else. They are so damn good that anything short of WINNING the Superbowl will be a massive failure though. This is very 2007 Patriots-ish. That’s a ton of pressure. Will be interesting to see how they play come Jan

  12. bboysho: yes they did, the Raiduhs points in garbage time making it look closer than it was do not make it a close game.

  13. Here’s some new names for that poster and his “Chip Kelly and his world domination tour”.
    1. “Opposing team will pad their stats” tour.
    2. “Where is the mercy rule” tour.

  14. I like people complaining about Denver’s schedule like they somehow put it together, the NFL puts all schedules together. The Broncos aren’t to blame for how bad their opponents might be, however they are to blame for adding 4 more losses to their opponents collective record.

  15. .

    A team can only play the schedule as issued by the NFL, however it should be noted that the Broncos have played Baltimore, Oakland and Philadelphia at home while their only road game was vs the winless Giants.

    I’d like to see some big road victories before anointing them as the best team in the league.

    .

  16. Thewizard: except if you realize that the offence hasn’t been that good in first halfs this year and the D will be getting it’s top 2 players back in a couple of weeks you’d know that this team is nowhere near peaking yet.

  17. I love how everyone is jumping on Chip Kelly and his “gimmick offense”, when it’s the steaming pile of crap defense that Andy Reid left behind that’s sabotaging them.

    It’s hard to stick to the offensive game plan when your defense is the worst in the league and can’t ever get off the field.

    It’s going to take a couple of years to clean up the garbage that Andy Reid left behind on defense. Andy never had a good defense once Jim Johnson died. If not for JJ, Andy would have never lasted 6 yrs in Philly, let alone 14.

  18. wearethesteelers says: Sep 29, 2013 7:36 PM

    The Broncos will undoubtedly go 16-0 and then Manning will undoubtedly choke in the playoffs. It’s the way of life.
    =====================================
    Tom Brady has done nothing but choke in the playoffs since 2005. Not sure why he gets a pass from the media.

  19. pipedreamer79 says:
    Sep 29, 2013 7:32 PM
    The Broncos are still one massive blindside hit on Manning away from having this entire dream-come-true turning into a nightmare.

    ————————————————

    he’s been repeatedly popped pretty good to no effect and the non medically aware naysayers are over stating how fragile he is….

    end of day: everyone was saying he was probably going to retire

    then: they were saying that his throwing motion would never come back

    then: they were saying he was just plain washed up

    then: they were saying he would go down the first hit he took

    now: they are saying that the first ‘blindside hit’ will end his career

    reality is this: he’s having arguably the best season of his career with a 134.7 rating OVER 3 GAMES while hes showing good durability

    every last team in the NFL would rather have him right now than anyone else…. including Brees (ranked 15th) and Brady (24th)

  20. Broncos are one of the best teams, but for what it is worth, the current combined record of teams they dominated so far is 4-12.

  21. The Broncos are alone at the top, one might even use a cheesey pun and say “a mile high”. The Pats, Chiefs, Dolphins and Seahawks are not even close. I wonder if the Saints will even have a chance. If all else fails, maybe the Alabama Crimson Tide can play them. So much for parity in the League. The best Team in the league gets the leagues easiest schedule. Not their fault. Much respect, but you Denver fans have to know everyone else is praying against you.

  22. Eagle loser fans, just so you know the 52 points scored in this one wasn’t Chip Kelly’s college scheme that no one can figure out how to defend.

    It was scored by the Broncos while Chip’s little college junk was shut out in the 2nd half.

    Face it reality stinks and so do you Eagles.

  23. Ok slow down people…I’m a broncos fan and excited to but let’s not forget The 2007 New England Team that had Wes Welker, And Randy Moss who is a HOF reciever, that was a powerhouse team as well…As excited as I am I also am worried that the Bronco’s may end up getting the top seed in AFC WHICH MAY NOT BE A GOOD THING….Peyton Manning is not a good cold weather quarterback and all of us here in Denver knows how it gets here in the winter…If you look at his stats in the cold they are putrid and that worries me…Not trying to be a downer but it’s the reality…This is a timing offense and when they face teams that jam the receivers off the line in the cold it could spell real trouble…As I recall The Pats ran through the league in ’07 as well and didn’t win the Superbowl…

  24. randomguy9999 says:Sep 29, 2013 7:48 PM

    pipedreamer79 says:
    Sep 29, 2013 7:32 PM
    The Broncos are still one massive blindside hit on Manning away from having this entire dream-come-true turning into a nightmare.

    ————————————————

    he’s been repeatedly popped pretty good to no effect and the non medically aware naysayers are over stating how fragile he is….

    end of day: everyone was saying he was probably going to retire

    then: they were saying that his throwing motion would never come back

    then: they were saying he was just plain washed up

    then: they were saying he would go down the first hit he took

    now: they are saying that the first ‘blindside hit’ will end his career

    reality is this: he’s having arguably the best season of his career with a 134.7 rating OVER 3 GAMES while hes showing good durability

    every last team in the NFL would rather have him right now than anyone else…. including Brees (ranked 15th) and Brady (24th)

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    Post of the year!

  25. elwaysagenius says: Sep 29, 2013 7:28 PM

    The first powerhouse NFL team since Denver in ’98
    ————————————————-
    LOL the Broncos weren’t even the best team in ’98. The 15-1 Vikings were.

  26. Denver looks scary. I would caution people crowning them in September tho with this…

    Peyton has 8 one & dones in his playoff career. Gotta see this in January.

  27. logicalvoices. you beat a raiders team with their backup qb. You haven’t even played the broncos chiefs or chargers yet. you are a joke. I hope you live in Virginia so I can put you in your place

  28. If I were a Broncos fan, I’d be worried that they aren’t learning how to close out close games. Look what happened to the 2007 Pats as soon as they weren’t blowing their opponent out.

  29. Not taking anything away from the Broncos, since they look as dominating through four games as the 2007 Patriots did (winning games of 38-14, 38-14, 38-7 and 34-13), but they haven’t really played anyone yet. The Ravens, Giants, Raiders and Eagles all don’t have an intimidating defense, nor do any of them have the personnel that can stand it’s ground against the Broncos offense.

    It will be interesting to see how the Chiefs fare against the Broncos, as they are well-coached and have some true playmakers on defense (such as Tamba Hali and Eric Berry). Additionally, the Texans will certainly give the Broncos a run for their money in Week 16.

    Lastly, how many times in recent memory has the league’s best (or one of the best) regular season teams lost in the first round of the playoffs? The 2010 Falcons, 2010 Patriots, 2011 Packers and 2012 Broncos are just a few examples.

    So, while the Broncos look unstoppable at this moment, it won’t mean anything if they fail to win it all (just like the 2007 Patriots).

  30. aaronfraudgers says:
    Sep 29, 2013 7:57 PM

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    LOL the Broncos weren’t even the best team in ’98. The 15-1 Vikings were.
    ——————————–

    Denver Started ’98 14-0. Their win margin was better than the Vikings, and they destroyed the team in the superbowl that beat the Vikes in the playoffs. Real solid post guy. Judging by your name though I can tell you’re a Vikings fan so basically, your opinion has zero credibility. Yes – the best team doesn’t always win the Superbowl, such as the 2007 Pats. But Denver was destroying teams in 98 and they were the defending superbowl champion. To suggest they weren’t is pretty silly

  31. 1-Chip must’ve felt like he was on the losing team of a college game-He got schooled.

    2-Missing Tebow Broncos fans? (Crickets)

    3-Andy Reid is smiling right now.

  32. Not to get too far ahead of things, but Broncos vs. Seachickens in Superbowl would be a first contest in the Big One for two clubs who used to be in the same division.

    That would be a cool game.

  33. 1 massive hit to Manning & it could be all over huh? You can say that about any team with a good QB genius. Brock osweiler, Ryan mallet, or any other backup ain’t taking their teams nowhere. Double negatives all day son!

  34. Not sure why he gets a pass from the media.

    Cause Brady wasn’t playing defense when the Giants made spectacular plays to win those two Super Bowls.

  35. Who in Eagles management thought that a switch to a 3-4 and 2 bargain free agent CBs were going to make a difference?

    This is worse than last year!!!

  36. (illogical)voices….your team is on year 3 of their coaching staff….they are going nowhere. Whoever wins the NFC east at 9-7 or 8-8 will be immediately eliminated. No, the Eagles aren’t great but the team was left in complete disarray. One more draft and they will be competitive. Shanahan, on the other hand, stands a good chance of getting fired, having ruined the career of the guy they traded the future for.

  37. If I were a Broncos fan, I’d be worried that they aren’t learning how to close out close games.
    —————————————————-
    How are the Broncos supposed to learn to close games when the team is constantly beating the living snot out of the opponent.

  38. I really wish you idiots who no notta about football would get of off chip he is one of the best football minds to ever come along. The eagles were not expected to win this year or next year. If you really think you can take a 4-12 team switch coaches but not change players and expect them to win you clearly do not know football. Chips system is a gradual fix that will take a few drafts and some free agents. 4 games doesn’t build a winning team it takes a few years. So get off chip until you have a clue

  39. The eagles needs to release every player on that defense tonight, This was not just the case of them going up against manning and company, They have been this bad from the beginning of the season .

    I think they would be better serve in replacing those players with TRAFFIC CONES, At least i can see the traffic cones actually tripping the opponents up and forcing a couple of punts.

  40. Fast coming to think Chip Kelly is the new Pro Football Spurrier.

    Memo to Chip: Pat Haden’s on the line…

  41. LOL @ all the Denver trolls. Yea, your team is good, no question. Let’s see how this is working in January when it’s cold and you aren’t facing the Raiders or the eventual 4-12 Eagles.

    Seattle vs Denver. Book it.

  42. wearethesteelers says: Sep 29, 2013 7:36 PM

    The Broncos will undoubtedly go 16-0 and then Manning will undoubtedly choke in the playoffs. It’s the way of life.
    ====================================15-1. He always chokes in Foxboro too.

  43. The Broncos have not won a Super Bowl without cheating. That is a fact they have admitted. Pat Bowlen will do whatever it takes to win, but it usually takes a couple years for the NFL to catch him. Dirty owner, dirty team. Fact.

  44. Manning is always impressive in the regular season. But in the playoffs he doesn’t seem the same. They could go 16 and 0 and a lot of people won’t see them as the best

  45. We haven’t played anyone yet? The CHIEFS are a test? They’re our SONS…. No one in the league has the COMPLETE squad we do… we can only lose to ourselves? If there was such a team that presented a challenge Id be inclined to agree..
    That team doesn’t exist…

  46. The Broncos ARE the first powerhouse NFL team since 1998.

    The 2007 Patriots had Spygate and therefore they should not be acknowledged with such prestige.

  47. waynefontes says:
    Sep 29, 2013 7:34 PM
    elwaysagenius says:
    Sep 29, 2013 7:28 PM
    The first powerhouse NFL team since Denver in ’98
    —————————————————-

    You got the words in your sentence mixed up.

    The first powerhouse NFL team in Denver since ’98.

    Fixed it for you.
    ————–

    2005-2006 Denver Broncos.

  48. So nice to know that Peyton Manning will remove the stench of Spygate from the TD passing record and bring honor and integrity back to that achievement.

  49. Brady = Trent Dilfer wannabe who is nothing without Spygate

    Manning = First ballot HOFer and arguably the greatest of all time.

  50. Peyton’s gonna choke when the playoffs come around and Elway would’ve always been remembered as a choker if TD didn’t come along. Book it! By the way Vick blows,put the kid in.

  51. Sorry Chip Kelly fanboys!
    You don’t get to blame Andy Reid for that horrid defense.
    It wasn’t him who stupidly switched it to a 3-4.
    Or added a bunch of scrubs and declared them good because they were “big.”
    That was all Chip Kelly.

  52. Plus, here is a concept for you Chipper fanboys:
    Time of Possesion.
    How is the defense supposed to stop anyone when they are on the field most of the game? They get tired.
    T.o.p. Matters!

  53. It’s through this team it’s like the 07 patriots, the only difference is this Bronco’s team has a Way better defence than the patriots did back then and that’s without Bailey and Von Miller by the end of the year this team it’s going to be unstapobable and the only team that can actually challenge the Broncos at the it’s Seattle

  54. I keep hearing people saying denver hasn’t played anyone fact denver has played the last two year superbowl champs and destroyed them they have blown out every team team they have faced an if you count last season regular season games denver won 14 straight games then if you look at season playoffs they lost the superbowl champs in double overtime an not one other team even came that close to beating baltimore last year so yes I believe denver the best team in this season

  55. While it’s true the Broncos have a comparatively easy schedule, GOOD teams win the games they’re supposed to win. The Broncos haven’t just beaten these four teams so far, they’ve DOMINATED them (except in garbage time).

    Add to this the fact that the more this offense plays together, the better it seems to get.

    We all watched with interest as Denver spent the off-season making good personnel moves and gathering like storm clouds on the horizon. Well gang, the storm is upon us now and it’s only just begun…

  56. jrebar88 says:
    Sep 29, 2013 9:32 PM
    waynefontes says:
    Sep 29, 2013 7:34 PM
    elwaysagenius says:
    Sep 29, 2013 7:28 PM
    The first powerhouse NFL team since Denver in ’98
    —————————————————-

    You got the words in your sentence mixed up.

    The first powerhouse NFL team in Denver since ’98.

    Fixed it for you.
    ————–

    2005-2006 Denver Broncos.

    ————————————————

    The team that lost by 17 at home in a conference championship game? That’s a powerhouse?

    Nice try, but you failed.

  57. Not at all ready to crown them kings after what happened last year but, Manning (The Sheriff) was nowhere near done and is flat out unstoppable with his weapons. The D is swarming to the ball for the first time in a LONG time. Speed kills and the Kentucky 2 dogs will hunt!

  58. You haters are something else, really? So the broncos beat terrible teams, so did the chiefs, so did the pats, so did the hawks. Did it ever occur to you that Peyton manning makes any team better? Did it occur to you that denver is a better team? It’s funny because when we had tebow, there was non of this talk of denver having an easy schedule, maybe it’s manning who makes it look easy. I’m sorry but the broncos can’t play the pats, hawks, saints or other good teams every week, they play their divisional foes twice and 8 other teams that formulate per league process. Go ahead, keep bringing up the cold weather, keep bringing up the manning playoff record that he so called did himself, while you’re living in wishy land, broncos is playing dominate football right now and now is what we control. I don’t give a damn about November, December, January or February, my focus is my team traveling to Dallas for an October 6 showdown, I will only talk about what’s happening now because we don’t know squat about the future.

  59. Oh one more thing, I told you eagles fans that you don’t piss off manning without paying the consequences. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m implying about the spoof video bashing Peyton manning. Whoever did it, you know better, very classless and your feagles fell flat out out the mile high sky

  60. In 2007 every talking head in America spent the entire season publicly trying to figure out a way to stop the Patriots offense. Will we see the same thing this year with Denver? Or will we just have to listen to all the repetitive adulation we’re getting now? Obviously Tom Jackson and Mark Schlereth and Tony Dungy won’t be participating in figuring that out, but what about the rest of them? Maybe they can earn their paychecks rather than join the knob slobbering festival going on right now….

  61. All your Broncos fanboys….don’t let the thin air get to you.
    The Broncos are looking god; but they had an almost cupcake schedule (not their fault though that their opponents suck).
    We get to see if they are the real deal in November when they take on the Chargers, Chiefs and Patriots in succession.

  62. Broncos offense is freakishly good. I’ve never seen anything this dominant – even better than the ’07 Pats. We are watching history – maybe the best team ever.

  63. Brees vs Manning Super Bowl 2.0.

    Book it.

    Two redemption stories -Peyton’s neck/career and Sean Payton/Saints D with bountygate redemption. The media would go nuts.

    P.S. The Saints have a decent D this year. Remember how that worked out last time? Not so good for Manning (Super Bowl) or Brady ( MNF blowout).

  64. Elway had better physical skills that Manning but Manning has the best football mind of any quarterback, ever. What isn’t fair is that Manning understands what the defense is going to do better than the people playing defense.

    The Broncos may not go undefeated or even win the Stupor Bowl, but it is a treat to watch someone who is that good at what he does. It’s like watching Jordan or Babe Ruth. All football fans should enjoy it while they can.

  65. As a lifelong Broncomaniac, I’m not worried about winning it all this season – the chances of that are fairly slim regardless of the performances during the first month of the season. I’m just enjoying the show while it lasts because we all know that these types of performance have a very limited shelf-life. The test will come when things start to go wrong, at the moment it’s all too easy.

  66. Also; could someone out there explain why the Broncos stir up so much vitriol ? Some teams are historically easy to dislike, I can’t understand Denver are one of them ?

  67. “We haven’t played anyone yet? The CHIEFS are a test? They’re our SONS”

    who the heck is we?

    and I wouldn’t write off that KC defense, and Alex Smith, Andy Reid and an improving KC offense. are they as flashy or impressive? nah. but can they beat the broncos in the playoffs after playing them TWICE this season? yes. Denver better hope KC doesn’t win a playoff game, as KC is likely going to fall to Denver, but if you play a team twice in the regular season, ANYTHING can happen when that third game comes around

    andy reid is 18-1 off a bye or a thurs night, KC plays Denver first off a bye.

    but hey, they are your* son’s? mm k

  68. This team has not even peaked yet, the offence should actually left points on the field and the def will get back champ and miller. They can still get even better.

  69. Oh My God, this is terrible. This is clearly “running up the score”. When will PFT acknowledge that Denver has been running up the score, just like the Patriots have done all too often?

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