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07:59 AM ET 11.12 | From Demaryius Thomas to Peyton Manning on offense to Wesley Woodyard and Von Miller on defense to Trindon Holliday and Britton Colquitt on special teams, the Broncos found many ways to beat the Panthers Sunday, much to Cam Newton's chagrin. Between the seven sacks and two interceptions suffered by Newton, he had to watch so many Denver players do the Superman diss that it was worse than being struck in an endless loop of "Gangnam Style" with PSY riding roughshod in the quarterback's worst nightmare. "We're playing football. It's not ballet," said Newton, shaking off the pain of being made to look extremely mortal. On a four-game winning streak, the Broncos are beginning to believe they are all Superman. They can do anything.

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November 12, 2012  08:24 AM ET

I'm a Bronco fan, but I don't think I'm going to get too revved up by beating the Panthers. The Broncos came up under .500 when they opened the season against some of the best teams in the NFL, and both Houston and New England (both of whom have beaten them this year), will be there in the post season.

That said, Sunday was a pretty great day.

November 12, 2012  08:31 AM ET

If they get home field for the playoffs... Beware!

November 12, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If they get home field for the playoffs... Beware!

That said - I think the AFC goes through Houston right now.

November 12, 2012  08:44 AM ET

I was very skeptical of the whole Denver-Peyton hype, but I have to admit they are looking pretty good. It doesn't hurt that they play in the AFC West. Manning made a very shrewd decision in going there.

November 12, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That said - I think the AFC goes through Houston right now.

+10

November 12, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

+10

I'll see your +10 and raise you +10

November 12, 2012  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If they get home field for the playoffs... Beware!

One of the booth people brought that up yesterday. Actually, Denver might be better off playing on the road late in the season. Right now, the altitude gives the Broncos an edge, but Peyton Manning has always played better in a dome than on the frozen tundra with the wind and snow in his face.

November 12, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That said - I think the AFC goes through Houston right now.

I agree. I think that game they played against Green Bay was a bit of an aberration. Based on the level of play we're seeing, I think Houston could handle any team in the NFC right now.

November 12, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I agree. I think that game they played against Green Bay was a bit of an aberration. Based on the level of play we're seeing, I think Houston could handle any team in the NFC right now.

They can do it in a variety of ways.

That was an impressive win for them against your side last night.

November 12, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I agree. I think that game they played against Green Bay was a bit of an aberration. Based on the level of play we're seeing, I think Houston could handle any team in the NFC right now.

DA BEARS!!

November 12, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Oh to dream of having a good qb like Manning on our team.....right Buffalo? Minnesota? SD? The list could go on....Jets...Eagles.....
I bet the Niners are wishing they would've pursued Manning a little harder.

November 12, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

DA BEARS!!

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!

November 12, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They can do it in a variety of ways. That was an impressive win for them against your side last night.

The Texans seem have to have all the offensive and defensive components to make a run deep into the post season, if not take it all.

November 12, 2012  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They can do it in a variety of ways. That was an impressive win for them against your side last night.

No one can turn the ball over four times and expect to win. For me, the writing was on the wall when the Texans forced turnovers on the Bears first two possessions. I'm a bit of a pessimist that way.

November 12, 2012  10:22 AM ET

That was some nasty looking weather.

November 12, 2012  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

No one can turn the ball over four times and expect to win. For me, the writing was on the wall when the Texans forced turnovers on the Bears first two possessions. I'm a bit of a pessimist that way.

Most of us are...

November 12, 2012  11:58 AM ET

Defense looks vastly improved this year over last season. Playing with the lead allows the pass rush to shine. The result is the entire D looks better.

 
November 12, 2012  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

One of the booth people brought that up yesterday. Actually, Denver might be better off playing on the road late in the season. Right now, the altitude gives the Broncos an edge, but Peyton Manning has always played better in a dome than on the frozen tundra with the wind and snow in his face.

I wonder how much of his difficulty with outdoor venues comes from the abrupt transition from a dome? Maybe playing home games outside will better prepare him for the playoffs.

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