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The Denver Broncos can sharpen their passing attack heading into the playoffs

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Our Question of the Week from Marshall Faulk asks us which tool needs sharpening in the Broncos' football toolbox. No one would have believed our answer a month ago.

It's hard to believe, right?

The Denver Broncos, led by All World Quarterback Peyton Manning, need to focus, hone their skills, and sharpen their passing attack as they head into the playoffs.

Look, there's nothing wrong with running the football. In fact, everything about running the football is great. The Broncos have C.J. Andersonwho has burst onto the scene with back-to-back 160-plus-yard rushing performances, taking all the pressure off Manning and Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and company. He's averaging 5.7 yards per carry in that span and 5.5 ypc on the year. If he keeps up near that pace, he could finish with 1,000 rushing yards this season despite only starting seven games.

But this is still a passing league, and mistakes on any portion of the field can be the difference between playing in the Super Bowl and watching it from home.

Balance is key, and so the passing game needs to get back on track. In the month of November, Manning threw six interceptions and had a passer rating of 95.1. Compare that to his October - two interceptions and a 127.4 rating - and it's clear that the passing offense needs to sharpen and be the weapon we all know it can be. That two-pronged attack could make the difference as the Broncos look for an edge against any opponent in the playoffs.

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