Hi everyone. This is my first post on here so be gentle.
Today, I heard Denver compared to the Patriots for the umpteenth time. It got me thinking about what team I would compare the Broncos to and I came to the conclusion that so far the 2009 Denver Broncos remind me of the 2008 Carolina Panthers. Carolina was coming off of a 7-9 season and we are coming off of an 8-8. Like the Panthers Denver has a strong duo in Buckhalter and Moreno at running back, a superstar pass rusher in Doom, a mean defense, and an average quarterback. Not to mention their Quarterbacks coach is now our offensive coordinator. Carolina went 12-4 and had a bye round going into the playoffs. Sure they lost to Arizona but the difference is Jake Delhomme turned the ball over 6 times where as Orton is one of three quarterbacks to not throw an interception this season. I think we would all be happy with a 12-4 record for Denver this season.
Is this a fair comparison?