In the loser section of news today we lead off with a fun start-of-the-season kind of article from Sports Illustrated. They have neat graphics showing all of their analyst's predictions on who's going to the playoffs, winning the Super Bowl, etc. 12 fantastic analysts from SI weighed in on who's the real deal in the dance for 2016.
Shout out to Christ Burke who actually thinks Denver is going to likely win the AFC West.
4 other analysts picked us to get the 6th seed and lose in the wild card round to the likes of KC, Indy, NE, and Houston (HOUSTON!?)
The other 7 analysts don't see this team making the playoffs.
I honestly hope this shade never stops (and likely this will be the one prayer granted to me in this life) because I KNOW this team is hearing the doubt. And I also know the defense feeds off of it. Keep up with the disrespect people. Players like Chris Harris, Jr., T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib, Derek Wolfe, and Brandon Marshall seem to be year in and year out absolutely fueled by this kind of talk.
You can see it in their eyes when the media questions get asked to them...there's a slight twinkle in their eyes that seems to say, "When the hell are you people going to figure it out?"
Tonight we get to see our first glimpse of if this 2016 Denver Bronco team is for real. Will they make people stand up and take notice? Or are they a team on the rebuild after a post-Super Bowl regression?
2015 World Class NFL Champion News
Broncos agree to terms with WR Emmanuel Sanders on a contract extension
The two-time 1,000-yard receiver agreed with the team on a contract that will keep him with the Broncos through the 2019 season.
Rookie Diaries: Life after college
The Broncos' two rookie safeties check in for the first time in a new series that will chronicle their adjustment to the NFL.
Broncos vs. Panthers: Von Miller, Denver D eye title defense | SI.com
With a shaky quarterback situation, the odds of Denver defending their Super Bowl title are long. But don't tell the Broncos.
2015 NFL Flop News
NFL predictions: 2016 playoff picks, award winners | SI.com
Which teams will face off in Super Bowl LI? Who will emerge as the NFL’s MVP this season? SI.com’s NFL writers and editors take their best guess.
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Carson Palmer says Tom Brady got what he deserved with his suspension - CBSSports.com
Tom Brady is facing the 'consequences' of his actions
Sore loser or Superman? It's time for the real Cam Newton to stand up - CBSSports.com
After a humbling Super Bowl defeat, the most important chapter in Newton's life starts now
J.J. Watt thought his career might be over after painful offseason surgery - CBSSports.com
Watt thought he was going to have to quit football
Why sitting Jared Goff is smart for a Rams coach, GM seeking new deals - CBSSports.com
Also, why the 49ers got it right on Kap and why the Eagles aren't done dealing
NFC scouting reports: Most overrated, underrated players | SI.com
A rival scout gives his frank takes on the NFC players being overlooked or overhyped entering the 2016 season.
NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league for Week 1, including Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who's dealing with an ankle issue.
As the NFL sets off on the path to Super Bowl LI, Judy Battista spotlights 51 things to track in 2016 -- including what the play of Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian says about John Elway.
The Chargers could be without No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa for Week 1. The No. 3 overall pick sat out his second consecutive practice this week making it seem unlikely he'll suit up Sunday.
Jimmy Garoppolo is far from establishing himself as a bona fide NFL starter, but Cardinals coach Bruce Arians sees similarities between the Patriots quarterback and Cowboys star Tony Romo.
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with quarterback Drew Brees on a contract extension with $44.25 fully guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.