Best team in football?
Breer: Brownie points
Only now, at the cusp of a new year, has its identity become clear.
The team tied for the best record in the league, just shut out the defending Super Bowl champions. Right?
So it's gotta be Denver, no? Peyton Manning is playing like it's 2006. Difference is, he's got a better defense than 2006. Actually, he's got a better defense than he ever had. The Broncos have a mere nine-game winning streak, the latest of which came on the road, at an erstwhile bastion for a formerly fashionable pick.
You know about the defense. Safeties who hit like linebackers. Linebackers who hit like superheroes. Lineman who hit like ... well, OK.
They're better than they were last year. Last month. Last week.
Maybe he is.