NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Denver Broncos by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
DENVER BRONCOS (4)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 5) - Peyton Manning wins another division title, just a different division.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 3) - Peyton Manning's first season as a Bronco is going just fine.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 4)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 3) - A top 3 defense and a QB who's having an MVP-type season - not a bad combination.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 4) - Broncos clinch the division behind the second-most popular quarterback in team history, the one brought in by the most popular. Congratulations to Peyton Manning and John Elway. Well earned.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 3) - The two most balanced teams in the NFL are the Texans and Broncos. They are the only teams that rank in the top 10 in both offense and defense.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 3) - They can run. They can play defense. They have Peyton Manning. And they can't lose. Yeah, I'd say the Broncos are complete.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 4) - Peyton Manning: As good as he ever was, maybe as good as there's ever been.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 4) - They may be the most complete team if Knowshon Moreno can keep getting better as a runner. The pass rush is a problem for any team in the NFL.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 4) - The Broncos lost to the three teams I have in front of them right now, but are a much better team now and I would like their chances versus all of them.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 3) - Yeah, that Peyton Manning signing worked out all right. The Broncos have already clinched the AFC West.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 2) - As if having Peyton Manning doesn't give them enough of an offensive advantage, now they have Mitch Unrein, too.