The pundits agree: ‘Watch out!’ for Denver

Broncos are ranked fourth in The Associated Press’ weekly NFL rankings

Von Miller’s pass-rushing presence at linebacker is giving quarterbacks such as Philip Rivers nightmares, if they’re sleeping at all. “Von Miller is keeping opposing quarterbacks awake at night,” The Sporting News’ Clifton Brown said. Enlarge photo

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Von Miller’s pass-rushing presence at linebacker is giving quarterbacks such as Philip Rivers nightmares, if they’re sleeping at all. “Von Miller is keeping opposing quarterbacks awake at night,” The Sporting News’ Clifton Brown said.

NEW YORK – Comments on the Denver Broncos by the AP Pro32 panel (employer, ranking in parentheses):

Denver Broncos (4)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 7): Five straight wins with 30 points or more.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 3): Von Miller is keeping opposing quarterbacks awake at night.

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 3): Manning and the Broncos have a very favorable schedule the rest of the way. Watch out!

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 6): Three more TDs for Peyton Manning and three more sacks for Von Miller add up to a convincing win over San Diego. Looks like Denver will cruise to the divisional title and perhaps even a trip to New Orleans in February.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 5): The Broncos have won five games in a row, the longest current winning streak in the AFC. That matches the five-game winning streak by the Packers in the NFC.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 6): Broncos may be most complete team in the AFC, even without Willis McGahee. Remember, Peyton Manning took the Colts to a Super Bowl with the 32nd-ranked running game.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 6): It’s all over in the AFC West as Peyton Manning forges a new beginning.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 4): The Bronco machine led by Peyton Manning is looking good, and the defensive effort with pass rushers and the return of DJ Williams makes them tough.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 4): The Broncos are better every week in all three phases. With MVP candidates on both sides of the ball in Peyton Manning and Von Miller, watch out!

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 2): The Broncos have all but won the AFC West, but Denver must hope losing running back Willis McGahee (leg) doesn’t disrupt the team’s offensive rhythm.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 4): This team has scored 30 or more in five straight games and might be the hottest team in football. Are they peaking too soon?

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