On the cusp of the 2016 NFL season, our analysts provide their predictions, including the winners of individual awards, playoff teams for each conference and Championship Sunday/Super Bowl forecasts.
Brian Billick: Chiefs. The Broncos might have the best defense in the NFL, but that's not enough anymore. You have to combine it with a dominant running game that just doesn't exist in Denver. On the contrary, Kansas City might have the deepest backfield in the NFL, and the Chiefs will lean on the three-headed monster of Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware.
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Gil Brandt: Broncos. This is the most wild card team I've ever seen. The defense, which dominated in 2015, should be strong again, but second-year pro Trevor Siemian is a major variable at quarterback. He's very smart, and I think his decision-making will be good, but aside from his average NFL arm, there's so much we don't know about him.