Last season, all eyes were on the AFC West in the second half of the year. The man that brought all of that attention was traded to New York, but his replacement may bring even more attention. How far will he get them though?
1. Denver Broncos, Predicted Record: 11-5
I’m not huge on the Denver Broncos, and I don’t think they’re a legitimate Super Bowl contender. They are the best team in this division though, and the play of Peyton Manning in the preseason has to be something to be happy about. Still, I can’t get over the Manning injury and I have a hard time seeing him play every game this year. Another guy I don’t see lasting the whole year is Willis McGahee. In the Broncos run heavy offense last year, McGahee had 1,200 yards and 4 TD’s. McGahee has played 8 years though, and his production went down significantly as he got used more in the second half of the season. The hype out of Broncos camp though has been the play of WR’s Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker with Peyton Manning at QB. I think Decker is in for a big year, so don’t be surprised if he’s a Pro Bowler.